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Rehana Lew Mirza

Rehana Lew Mirza

Rehana Lew Mirza’s full-length plays include: Soldier X (Upcoming at Brooklyn College; Ma-Yi Theater; 2015 Kilroy Selection; NYSCA Commission via The Lark; Lark Studio Retreat); Lonely Leela (LaGuardia Performing Arts Center; workshops with Magic Theatre and Desipina/Ma-Yi); Barriers (Desipina; Asian American Theater Company, SF); Neighborhood Watch (NNPN/InterAct Commission, workshops at Brooklyn College and InterAct); and Hatefuck (Primary Stages Fresh Ink reading.) Rehana is the recipient of a 2016 Lilly Award (the Stacey Mindich "Go Write A Play" Commission) and is currently in a shared National Playwrights Mellon residency with her husband Mike Lew at Ma-Yi Theater. Past honors include: Rhinebeck Musical Theater Residency for Bhangin' It (with composer Sam Wilmott and co-writer Mike Lew), Tofte Lake Emerging Writers Residency, IAAC playwright residency with The Lark, a TCG Future Leader fellowship with New Georges, E.S.T. Sloan commission, Leopold Schepp fellowship, and John Golden Award. She is a member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab (having served as a co-director from 2011-2014) and was a member of the Dorothy Strelsin Primary Stages Writers Group from 2014-2016. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University and BFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts.

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