Seayoung Yim

Seayoung Yim Playwright

Seayoung (SHEE young) Yim is a playwright based in Seattle. Her first full-length play Do It For Umma premiered at Annex Theatre in 2016 to sold-out audiences, winning both the People’s Choice Award for Outstanding New Play at the Gregory Awards and Seattle’s Gypsy Rose Lee Award for Excellence in Local Playwriting. In August, she co-produced a second production with director Sara Porkalob and Theatre Off Jackson with community support. Her newest play, A Quality Education, was developed for Theatre Battery’s Battery Powered Reading series. She has also worked with Live Girls! Theater, 14/48 Projects, and Seattle Fringe Festival. She has studied with playwright Stephanie Timm, and is a member of an Asian American playwriting collective, SIS Writers Group. She thanks her dear friend Nicole Stoddard for giving her inspiration and invaluable expertise in cooking for her first play for Seattle Public Theater, Frites on My Mind.

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