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Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 Street


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May 05 2024


8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)


New Plays Festival: The Queen of the Living Room

by Mijuan Ye

Saturday, May 4 @ 8 pm
Sunday, May 5 @ 3:30 pm
Sunday, May 5 @ 8 pm

On the day of May’s daughter’s 1st birthday, May’s old friends Ran and Zhuzi come over for what was supposed to be a party. Gathered in the living room, May announces that she is going to have vaginal reconstruction surgery and the group slowly descends into discourse and chaos as each woman reveals secrets that they have been hiding from each other for many years.

About the Playwright

Mijuan Ye is a painter and bilingual playwright from China, a winner of national awards in playwriting and advertising design. Her plays have been produced and performed at Shanghai Theater Academy and Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, selected and published in a number of books and magazines. Her art/printmaking has been collected and shown by the Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts Gallery and Shaanxi Art Museum. She is a current playwriting MFA candidate at Columbia University. Under the guidance and mentorship of David Henry Hwang, Lynn Nottage, and Charles Mee, her plays have been produced and are being produced by theaters and festivals in New York and China.

About the New Plays Festival
Columbia University School of the Arts presents an expanded festival of new plays written by Columbia MFA Playwriting Students. The esteemed faculty who have nurtured these students, including Tony©, Pulitzer, and Obie Award winners such as James Ijames, Rebecca Taichman, Sarah DeLappe, Steve Martin, Will Eno, Karey Kirkpatrick and David Henry Hwang invite you to experience these innovative new playwrights.

Organized by Leslie Ayvazian, Theatre.