Michael Lew

Playwright

Mike Lew’s plays include Teenage Dick (Public Studio, O’Neill, St. Louis Rep, Florida Studio Theater, and Playwrights Foundation workshops; Vineyard reading), Tiger Style! (Huntington, La Jolla Playhouse, and Alliance productions; O’Neill, CTG, and Juilliard workshops), microcrisis (Ma-Yi, InterAct, and Next Act productions), Stockton (AracaWorks and EST workshops), People’s Park (Victory Gardens workshop), In Paris You will Find Many Baguettes… (Humana), Roanoke (Humana), and Moustache Guys. He is co-book writer of the musical Bhangin’ It.

Highlights

He is a Tony voter, Dramatists Guild Council member, and recipient of a Mellon Foundation residency, Lark Venturous residency, NYFA fellowship, and the Lanford Wilson, Helen Merrill, Heideman, and Kendeda awards. He is co-director of Ma-Yi Writers Lab, the largest collective of Asian-American playwrights in the country. He is married to fellow playwright Rehana Lew Mirza, who he met in Ma-Yi Lab. Training: Juilliard (2013), Yale (2003).