Who Are the Playwrights

Mia Chung

Alumni Playwright

2011 — 2018

Mia is a 2023 Whiting Award recipient.

Mia's play Catch as Catch Can was produced by Playwrights Horizons in Fall 2022; the world premiere was produced by Page 73 in Fall 2018.

Her monologue Ball in the Air premiered in OUT OF TIME in Winter 2022, produced by NAATCO/The Public Theater.

Her play Double Take appeared in Playwrights Horizons' inaugural issue of ALMANAC in 2021.

Her play You for Me for You had a UK premiere at the Royal Court Theatre, a Korean premiere at the National Theatre Center of Korea, a US premiere at Woolly Mammoth Theatre (DC), and multiple productions around the country. The play is published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

Awards, commissions, residencies include: Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor, Civilians’ R&D Group, Clubbed Thumb, Frederick Loewe Award in Music-Theatre, Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival, Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, JAW at Portland Center Stage, MTC/Sloan, the NEA, NYTW, Playwrights' Center/Jerome, Playwrights Horizons/Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Commission, Playwrights Realm, South Coast Rep, SPACE/Ryder Farm, Stavis Award, TCG Global Connections, and the Unicorn Theatre (London).

Her work is included in Fifty Playwrights on Their Craft (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018), The Kilroys List: 99 Monologues by Female & Trans* Playwrights, Vol 1 (Theatre Communications Group, 2016) and The Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 2013 (Smith & Kraus).

She is an alumni member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, the Huntington Theatre playwright fellows, and New Dramatists. She attended Yale (BA); the University of Dublin, Trinity College (M.Phil.); and Brown (MFA).