Performing Arts-You for me for you (Aug 15-26)

August 15-26 Wednesday to Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 3:00 pm /
TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street, NYC)

A workshop presentation of a new play by Mia Chung  Directed by Yury Urnov

With humor and a surprising light touch, You for Me for You tells the story of two North Korean sisters who make a bargain with a smuggler to flee to the United States. When one of the sisters is denied passage to make the treacherous transpacific crossing, the other races across time and space to save her.


Mia Chung is a member of New Dramatists, a member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, a Playwrights Realm fellow, a RISCA playwriting fellow, a TCG Global Connections grantee, and a member of the inaugural Civilians’ R&D Group. Her work has been developed by the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, the Brandeis Theatre Company, Doorway Arts Ensemble, the Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, Inkwell, the Kennedy Center’s Page to Stage Festival, the Magic Theatre, Mu Performing Arts, and Southern Rep.


Yury Urnov, born in Moscow in 1976 is a theater director and translator. Yury directed a number of productions of contemporary Russian plays abroad, as well as contemporary American and European plays in Russia. Urnov has also taught classes in different countries around the world – the USA, Germany, Italy, Uganda, and Faroe Islands. Yury is involved in a long term partnership with such international organizations as the Centre for International Theatre Development, Baltimore, MD, and British Council.


Ma-Yi Theater is was founded to develop new plays that explore and affect Asian-American experiences, and challenges the perceptions of what culturally specific theater should be by producing forward-thinking plays by today’s emerging playwrights. Ma-Yi strives to address the cultural and artistic needs of the Asian American communities and artists in the tri-state area. Although most initiatives are basically Asian American, Ma-Yi forges ties with groups from other cultural backgrounds and experiences. The company believes that theater can play an important part in breaking down barriers and increasing the understanding and appreciation of the cultural and ethnic diversity of our contemporary society.

All Tickets $18. For more information about You for Me for You, please contact Ma-Yi Theater at (212) 971-4862 or


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