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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  • Playwright-Parents, Part One
    Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew document their first year as parents and Playwrights-in-Residence at Ma-Yi.

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  • Playwright Residency: Why Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew? Why Ma-Yi Theater Company?
    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 .
  • History Is Not Just For The British
    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.