Rehana Lew Mirza
Rehana Lew Mirza’s recent full-length plays include: Soldier X (2015 Kilroy selection; 2015 Ma-Yi Theater production; 2012 NYSCA Commission with the Lark); Lonely Leela (2014 LPAC production; readings: Magic Theatre, HERE, New Georges, 2G); Barriers (productions with Desipina and Asian American Theater Company); Particles of Pakistan (E.S.T. Sloan Commission) and if it's sad i don't want to see it (readings: Queens Theater in the Park, 2G). Awards include: a 2013 NNPN commission via InterAct Theater, 2013 Tofte Lake Emerging Artist residency, 2009/2010 Indo-American Arts Council playwright residency with The Lark, NBC Short Film Festival Audience Award, John Golden Award, and a LMCC artist grant. She is a current member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab (co-director from 2011-2013) and the Primary Stages Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group. MFA: Columbia University; BFA: NYU Tisch.
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Ralph Peña, Producing Artistic Director of Ma-Yi Theater Company in New York City and playwrights-in-residence Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew discuss their participation in the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s National Playwright Residency Program .
Playwright Rehana Lew Mirza argues that those who defend producing The Mikado using yellowface on the basis of its “historical significance” are supporting centuries of imperialism and oppression.