May Lee Yang
May Lee-Yang is a Minnesota-based Hmong American writer, performance artist, and teacher. Her work often uses pop culture and humor to interrogate gender, sex, and race. Her theater-based works include The Korean Drama Addict’s Guide to Losing Your Virginity, Confessions of a Lazy Hmong Woman, Ten Reasons Why I’d Be a Bad Porn Star and has been produced through Theater Mu, Illusion Theater, Intermedia Arts, Out North Theater (Anchorage, AK), and The National Asian American Theater Festival (L.A.).
She has received support from The Playwright Center McKnight Fellowship, the Jerome Foundation, the National Performance Network, the Bush Foundation, the MN State Arts Board, and the Loft Literary Center. She is a founding member of F.A.W.K. (Funny Asian Women Kollective), a group that uses comedy to combat the invisibility and dehumanization of Asian women. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of MN – Twin Cities.
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