Lauren Yee
Lauren Yee

2019 Finalist

Cambodian Rock Band

Synopsis: This epic play/rock concert thrusts us into the life of a young woman trying to piece together her family history thirty years after her father fled Cambodia. Featuring actor/musicians who perform a mix of contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies live, playwright Lauren Yee brings to vivid life the Cambodian rock scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s, a movement cut short by the Khmer Rouge’s brutal attempt to erase the music (and musicians) once and for all. This story is about survivors, the resilient bond of family, and the enduring power of music.

Cast Breakdown:  4M, 2W

Set/Costume Requirements: present day and ’70s costumes, simple set

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Agent:  Di Glazer

Play Service: Samuel French

Bio: Lauren Yee’s Cambodian Rock Band, with music by Dengue Fever, premiered at South Coast Rep and is currently running at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, followed by La Jolla Playhouse and Victory Gardens. Her play The Great Leap has been produced at the Denver Center, Seattle Repertory, Atlantic Theatre, and the Guthrie, with future productions at Arts Club and InterAct Theatre. Also upcoming: The Song of Summer at Trinity Rep. Honors include the Horton Foote Prize, Kesselring Prize, Primus Prize, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton, and the #1 and #2 plays on the 2017 Kilroys List. She’s a member of New Dramatists, Ma-Yi Writers’ Lab member, and Playwrights Realm alumni playwright. She has written for Mixtape (Netflix). Current commissions include Geffen Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Lincoln Center/LCT3, Portland Center Stage, Second Stage, South Coast Rep, and Trinity Rep. BA: Yale. MFA: UCSD.