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Tiger Style!

by Mike Lew • Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel

Albert and Jennifer Chen were at the pinnacle of academic achievement. But now they suck at adult life. Albert's just been passed up for promotion and Jennifer's been dumped by her loser boyfriend. So they do what any reasonable egghead brother and sister would do and go on an Asian Freedom Tour! From California to Shenzen, Tiger Style! examines the successes and failures of tiger parenting from the point of view of a playwright who's actually been through it. 

Mike Lew is the author of Teenage Dick (The Public Theater/NYSF, Playwrights Foundation, and Ma-Yi Theater Company workshops), Bike America (Ma-Yi Theater Company and Alliance Theatre productions; The Juilliard School, The Lark Center for New Play Development, The Kennedy Center, and Playwrights Foundation workshops), and microcrisis (Ma-Yi Theater Company, InterAct Theatre Company, and Next Act productions). Tiger Style! has also received readings at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Center Theatre Group, The Juilliard School, and InterAct Theatre Company. His plays are published by Sam French and Playscripts. He is a Dramatists Guild Council member and Tony Award voter, co-director of Ma-Yi Writers Lab, and recipient of the Lanford Wilson Award, Helen Merrill Award, Kendeda and AracaWorks Graduate Playwriting Awards, Heideman Award, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. He has held residencies with The Lark Center for New Play Development and Ensemble Studio Theatre. He received his training from The Juilliard School and Yale. mikelew.com.

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