Discipline: Theatre – playwriting, Theatre – musical theatre, Literature – poetry

Kit Yan

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting, Theatre – musical theatre, Literature – poetry
Region: Long Island City, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2019

Kit Yan is a Yellow American New York-based artist, born in Enping, China, and raised in the Kingdom of Hawaii. They are a 2018-19 Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellow, 2019 Lincoln Center Writer in residence, a 2019-2020 Musical Theater Factory Makers Fellow, a 2019-2020 Playwright's Center New Voices Fellow, and a 2019 MacDowell Fellow.

Their work has been produced by the American Repertory Theater, the Smithsonian, Musical Theater Factory, the New York Musical Festival, Diversionary Theater, and Dixon Place. They have been a resident with the Civilians, Mitten Lab, 5th Avenue Theater, the Village Theater, a WP/Public theater translab fellow and founder.

Their musical, written with Melissa Li, INTERSTATE won five awards at the 2018 New York Musical Festival, including for Best Lyrics. Kit’s show Queer Heartache has won five awards at the Chicago and SF Fringe Festivals and their second musical written with Melissa Li, Miss Step is under first draft commission at 5th Avenue Theater and was their current MacDowell project. They also completed a new draft of INTERSTATE at MacDowell.



Kit Yan worked in the Kirby studio.

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