Photo: Walter Kurtz
Mike Lew’s plays include Tiger Style! (Alliance, Atlanta; O’Neill and CTG workshops; Juilliard, Huntington, and InterAct readings), Teenage Dick: vaguely from Richard III (Public, Florida Studio Theatre, Lark, and Playwrights Foundation workshops), Bike America (Ma-Yi, NYC; Alliance, Atlanta; Juilliard, Lark, Kennedy Center, and Playwrights Foundation workshops); microcrisis (Ma-Yi, NYC; InterAct, Philly; Next Act, Milwaukee); Stockton (AracaWorks and EST workshops); People’s Park (Victory Gardens workshop); Tenure (24 Hour Plays on Broadway), In Paris You will Find Many Baguettes… (Humana); Roanoke (Humana); and Moustache Guys. His plays are published with Sam French and Playscripts. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council, a Tony voter, and is the recipient of the Lanford Wilson Award, Helen Merrill Award, a NYFA fellowship, the Kendeda and AracaWorks Grad Playwriting Awards, Heideman Award, Pacific/Rim Prize, and is a Sam French Festival Winner. He is co-director of Ma-Yi Writers Lab, the largest collective of Asian-American playwrights in the country, and serves on the Members' Council of Ensemble Studio Theater. He is also a former staff writer for Blue Man Group, Bon Appetit, and PBS Kids’ PEG+CAT, and an alumnus of Youngblood and TCG Young Leaders of Color. He is married to fellow playwright Rehana Lew Mirza, who he met in Ma-Yi Lab (read the story here). Training: Juilliard (2013), Yale (2003).