Parity Plays: HOOKMAN, by Lauren Yee

Posted by MB - December 1, 2015

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Parity Plays Reading Series continues with a reading of a new play by Lauren Yee, HOOKMAN.  The reading will be directed by Lee Sunday Evans. Join us for our last reading in 2015 to hear this young, witty, and terrifying new play.  To find out more about PARITY PLAYS and the mission of our 2015 reading series CLICK here.


by Lauren Yee

Directed by Lee Sunday Evans

Freshman year at college is hard when your roommate is weird, you’re feeling homesick, and a hook-handed serial killer is slashing girls’ throats. But if Lexi can discover what really happened to her high school best friend on that car ride to the movies, everything will be okay. In this existential slasher comedy, Lexi and her friends learn what it means to grow up – and it’s not pretty.

Sunday, December 6th at 7:15pm

ART/NY Bruce Mitchell Room

520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor

Featuring Emma Ramos, Emma Galvin, Stephanie Hsu, Olivia Oguma, Annie Dow, and Forrest Malloy





Lauren Yee‘s plays include Ching Chong Chinaman (Pan Asian, Mu Performing Arts, SIS Productions, Impact Theatre), Crevice (Impact), The Hatmaker’s Wife (Playwrights Realm, The Hub, Moxie Theatre, AlterTheater, PlayPenn), Hookman (Encore Theatre, Company One), in a word (SF Playhouse, Cleveland Public Theatre, upcoming at Mo’olelo, Strawdog, The Hub), King of the Yees (Goodman Theatre – New Stages), Samsara (Victory Gardens, Chance Theatre, O’Neill Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Festival)and The Tiger Among Us (MAP Fund, Mu).

Her work has also been developed at Lincoln Center/LCT3, The Public Theatre, Second Stage, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Center Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Kitchen Dog, the Magic Theatre, and others. Former Dramatists Guild fellow, MacDowell Colony fellow, Public Theater Emerging Writers Group member, Women’s Project Lab playwright, Second Stage Shank playwright-in-residence, and Playwrights Realm Page One resident playwright.

Her play Samsara has been a nominee for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the L. Arnold Weissberger Award. Her play The Hatmaker’s Wife was an Outer Critics Circle nominee for the John Gassner Award for best play by a new American playwright.

She is currently a member of the Ma-Yi Writers’ Lab and a Playwrights’ Center Core Writer. Lauren is also under commission from the Denver Center, Goodman Theatre, Lincoln Center/LCT3, Mixed Blood, Portland Center Stage, and South Coast Rep. BA: Yale. MFA: UCSD.



Lee Sunday Evans Photo (credit Andrew Kluger)


Lee Sunday Evans is a director + choreographer. Credits include: D Deb Debbie Deborah by Jerry Lieblich (Clubbed Thumb), A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks… by Kate Benson (OBIE Award – New Georges/Women’s Project), The Play About My Dad by Boo Killebrew (59E59), God’s Ear by Jenny Schwartz (Juilliard), All Girls by Anna Greenfield, The Deepest Play Ever by Geoffrey Decas, The Momentum and Family Play (1979 to Present) by CollaborationTown, The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht with original music by Nicholas C. Williams. Her work has been presented/developed at: Clubbed Thumb, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Sundance Theater Lab, BAX, CATCH, LMCC, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, The New Ohio, Dixon Place, Emerging America Festival/Huntington Theater, Juilliard, New Victory, Coatesville VA Medical Center. Lee is currently developing projects with Matthew Paul Olmos, Kate Benson, Boo Killebrew and Andy Bragen among others. As the resident director for CollaborationTown, Lee is currently developing a new musical as part of New Victory’s LabWorks, and is under commission from LCT3. Lee recently joined the Graduate faculty at Sarah Lawrence College; she has also taught for the Waterwell Drama Program at PPAS in NYC, The Vineyard Theater, Boston University, and with the International Theater & Literacy Program in Tanzania and Rwanda. Time Warner Fellow of the 2014-2016 Lab at Women’s Project Theater, New Georges Affiliated Artist, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab. Upcoming: Miller, Mississippi by Boo Killebrew (Alley), Wellesley Girl by Brendan Pelsue (Humana), The Rug Dealer by Riti Sachdeva (Women’s Project).

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