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Ma-Yi Theater Company

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Founded in 1989, Ma-Yi Theater Company is an Obie Award-winning, not-for-profit 501(3)(c) organization whose primary mission is to develop new plays and performance works that essay Asian American experiences. We provide a home where artists can take big creative risks and investigate new avenues of collaboration as they hone individual and collective skills. We encourage our artists to engage their communities in vigorous dialogues that push Asian American aesthetics beyond easily identifiable Orientalist markers. We challenge popular prescriptions of what culturally specific theater should be by producing challenging, forward-thinking plays written by today's emerging crop of new playwrights.


Productions (11)

Already closed Suicide Forest NYC: Midtown W
72 29 reviews

Ma-Yi presents an encore staging of "Suicide Forest," a bilingual nightmare play excavating the Japanese-American consciousness and its looming relationship with sex, suicide, and identity.

Already closed Felix Starro NYC: Midtown W
79 40 reviews

This new musical about a Filipino Faith Healer peddling hope to sick people in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District offers a story about faith, immigration, and the unique Filipino experience in America.

Already closed Fruiting Bodies NYC: Midtown W
72 29 reviews

Ma-Yi's latest production tells story of two sisters trapped in a Northern CA forest which seems to keep shape-shifting around them as they search for their father who is lost on a mushroom-hunting expedition.


Already closed The Chinese Lady NYC: Midtown W
83 41 reviews

Inspired by the true story of the first Chinese female to step foot in America, Ma-Yi's production is a tale of dark poetic whimsy and a unique portrait of the United States as seen through the eyes of a young Chinese…


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