May 18, 2006
Playwright, Student at Yale University
Lauren is a rising playwright and director whose work has been performed across the U.S. and Europe, including San Francisco’s Asian American Theater Company, New York’s SALAAM Theater, and Boston’s Asian American Theatre Collaborative. She has authored over a dozen plays and is a past winner of the California Young Playwrights Festival, Florida Teen Playwright Festival, and the New South Young Playwrights Festival, among other honors.
Most recently she founded and is the Executive Director of San Francisco Young Playwrights Foundation, which runs a citywide student playwright program, and is Founder and Executive Director of Youth for Asian Theater. Lauren has won the Yale Dwight Hall Management Fellowship and in 2004 was awarded the Asian American Association of Yale Alumni Fellowship. Laura will graduate from Yale University in May 2007 with a B.A. in English and Theater Studies.