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Catherine Yu

THE SUN EXPERIMENT

Three eras revolve around each other based on Wittgenstein’s experiment with the rotation of the sun until in the end, they are spinning into the cosmos around a gender-­‐bending re-imagining of TWELFTH NIGHT.

Catherine Yu‘s plays include Le JetéStargaze, The Sun Experiment (FringeNYC 2014 Award for Excellence in Playwriting; Time Out New York’s Top Ten Music and Nightlife Events of The Week, published by IndieTheaterNow), and The Day Is Long To End. Her short plays have been commissioned by the 52nd Street Project, UglyRhino, and Culture Project. Her short play “A Sand Romance” was a 2016 Heidman finalist. She has been a NYTW Emerging Artist of Color and Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab writer, a 2016 NYSCA/NYFA Playwright Fellow, and a MacDowell Colony Fellow. She has been a writer’s assistant to an Oscar-nominated filmmakers and a GED tutor for prison inmates. BA: Stanford University. MFA: NYU.