Catherine Yu is a writer of plays and librettos. Her plays include Le Jeté, The Day is Long to End, The Things You Tell Yourself and The Sun Experiment. She has been a 2016 NYSCA/NYFA fellow, a MacDowell Colony Fellow, a Soho Rep W/D Lab writer and a New York Theatre Workshop Emerging Artist of Color. Her short plays have been commissioned by 52nd Street Project, Two Headed Rep and Planned Parenthood among others. Her one-act “A Sand Romance” was a 2016 Heidman Award finalist. Her arts writing has been published by Hyperallergic. She has served as a grants panelist for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Brooklyn Arts Council. As an educator, she has been a volunteer GED tutor for prison inmates, an ESL tutor in China and is currently a tutor to elementary school children. In her spare time, she volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House and script reads for regional theaters. BA: Stanford University. MFA: New York University.
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