Lucy Wang

Lucy Wang

Lucy Wang writes, teaches and occasionally performs. Her plays have been performed all over, and are available at Original Works Publishing, JAC Publishing, Amazon, and YouthPLAYS. Wang has also written two short films (one of which she directed), and sold a pilot to Disney. Her awards include Best New Political Social Play from the Katherine and Lee Chilcote Foundation, the James Thurber Fellowship, CAPE’s New...
Lucy Wang writes, teaches and occasionally performs. Her plays have been performed all over, and are available at Original Works Publishing, JAC Publishing, Amazon, and YouthPLAYS. Wang has also written two short films (one of which she directed), and sold a pilot to Disney. Her awards include Best New Political Social Play from the Katherine and Lee Chilcote Foundation, the James Thurber Fellowship, CAPE’s New Writers TV Award, James Irvine Foundation Honorary Fellow, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Honorary Fellow, Annenberg Community Beach House Writer in Residence, as well as awards from the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays and the Berrilla Kerr Foundation. She mentors, freelances for various periodicals and serves on the faculty of E-script.ws.

Plays

  • FINAL APPROVAL
    A brother and sister struggle to compose the perfect obituary for their mother.
  • MONOLOGUE: MY SUPERPOWER
    Stan Lee, a 12-14 year old Asian-American boy, has learned how to protect himself and his dreams against a tide of expectations and pre-conceived notions. All he had to do was to find his own superpower. Published by Applause Books, One on One, Playing with a Purpose, Monologues for Kids Ages 7-15.
  • MONOLOGUE: PRETTY FOR AN ASIAN GIRL
    Mabel, a 13-14 year old Asian-American girl, feels lucky she gets paid to tutor the most popular, best looking boy in high school until he pays her a compliment. This monologue is published in One on One, Playing with a Purpose, Monologues for kids ages 7-14, Applause Books; Audition Monologues for Young Women #2, Meriwether Publishing; JAC Publishing.
  • MONOLOGUE: PERSON OF INTEREST
    One of the three winners for Write A Monologue for me.

    My monologue was inspired by my effort to sell my 2003 Porsche Boxster, which I named the "Silver Menace." A trainer from my gym said he might know a buyer. I showed the trainer my car, and he was impressed by its great condition and very low mileage. He seemed genuinely taken with the car, so I said, "Maybe you want to buy...
    One of the three winners for Write A Monologue for me.

    My monologue was inspired by my effort to sell my 2003 Porsche Boxster, which I named the "Silver Menace." A trainer from my gym said he might know a buyer. I showed the trainer my car, and he was impressed by its great condition and very low mileage. He seemed genuinely taken with the car, so I said, "Maybe you want to buy it. How about taking a spin in my Boxster S?" The trainer, who is African-American, immediately responded. "Are you kidding? Have you seen GET OUT? If we go riding in this car together, the police will arrest me for kidnapping you. If I take your car out myself, the police will arrest me for grand theft auto. I can't buy your Porsche, I'm black!" He had me in stitches because it was hilarious, and often the best comedy reflects uncomfortable elements of truth.

    https://nycp.blogspot.com/2017/10/nycplaywrights-write-monologue-for-me.html
  • Snow Job
    When Suzanne Somers demands equal pay for equal work, her boss Marty informs her the network would like to send her to Antarctica to report on climate change. Taylor Swift flies in from the future to give advice.
  • Oral Herstory
    Dexter can never get a good night’s sleep and recalls a story his mother used to tell him which might explain why he’s cursed.
  • We Can Be Heroes
    Europe's most famous transgender, Romy Haag, explains how she stood up for love, freedom and David Bowie during the Berlin Wall years.
  • A Jerry Brown Christmas
    Frosty the Snowman is melting because of climate change. The Grinch has nothing to steal and give back to teach the true meaning of Christmas because 99% of the population has nothing. The Little Pig That Had None joins forces with Frosty and The Grinch to ask California Governor Jerry Brown to cancel Christmas in an effort to get the country to notice climate change is real. Why Jerry Brown? California...
    Frosty the Snowman is melting because of climate change. The Grinch has nothing to steal and give back to teach the true meaning of Christmas because 99% of the population has nothing. The Little Pig That Had None joins forces with Frosty and The Grinch to ask California Governor Jerry Brown to cancel Christmas in an effort to get the country to notice climate change is real. Why Jerry Brown? California governor Jerry Brown has never been afraid to lead the way.
  • It Ain't Easy Being Chinesey
    All her life, Lucy Wang has been told one billion Asians are counting on her to represent, to be a model minority, so they might one day become Asian Americans too. That’s a lot of pressure, and a lot of laughs. Come laugh for long time.
  • One Breast, One Nut: A Love Story
    When Sandy discovers she has a lump in her breast, she fears she is more likely to lose a breast than fall in love. Therefore, cancer forces Sandy to conquer her fears and take action. A comedy. Published by One Act Play Depot.

    There is also a version where the two main characters are gay, and this one-act was chosen to be stage-read in the 30th anniversary West Hollywood Playreading Festival 2015.
  • Miss Morgan
    Julia Morgan was the first licensed female architect in the state of CA and the first woman to enter the Ecole des Beaux Arts (and be awarded a certificate). She designed and built over 700 buildings in her 47 year career. This short play celebrates her unconventional life.
  • Big Red and Little Tiger
    When a man confronts the FBI agent who arrested him long ago, he risks losing his identity to expose the vulnerabilities of the justice system and racial profiling. This intriguing urban tale is full of twists, turns and power shifts. Finalist, Heideman Award, Actors Theatre of Louisville, KY, 2001.
  • Concerto for Organ in B-Sharp
    A hilarious, provocative comedy where contestants vie for a liver transplant on the game show, Who Wants to be an Organ Donor? Finalist for the Heideman Award, Actors Theater of Louisville, KY, 2002. Published by JAC Publishing and Promotions.
  • Bullfighting
    Annie calls upon the ghost of Hemingway for career advice. Published by JAC Publishing and Promotions
  • Teen Mogul
    Tracy's life is turned upside down when her mother walks out. Her father can't cope, her brother's too young, and they're about to lose their home. But if Steve Jobs once called the President of Hewlett-Packard while he was still in high school, why can't Tracy call her favorite mogul and ask for a job? With a little push from her English teacher, Tracy leaps for the brass ring, but...
    Tracy's life is turned upside down when her mother walks out. Her father can't cope, her brother's too young, and they're about to lose their home. But if Steve Jobs once called the President of Hewlett-Packard while he was still in high school, why can't Tracy call her favorite mogul and ask for a job? With a little push from her English teacher, Tracy leaps for the brass ring, but it's going to take some unlikely allies to help her navigate the prickly paths of success and save her family, her house and herself in this play inspired by a true story. Pubslihed by YouthPlays.
  • Bird's Nest Soup
    Chinese Parents. American children. Should Mom do a TV cooking show or be Dad's subservient wife? There's going to be a fight, and the kids are in the middle. A fun and sad play about the rites of assimilation. Published by JAC Publishing and Promotions.
  • Good Mourning, America
    Good Mourning, America focuses on the immediate aftermath of 9/11 and explores how terror, tragedy and the misappropriation of tragedy stirs a melting pot, adding plenty of spice and a wicked splash of dark comedy. Friendship, hope and American ingenuity on the rebound, with a biting vengeance. Published by Original Works Publishing. Finalist, Eugene O'Neill Conference, 2005.
  • Junk Bonds
    In a fast-paced game of liar's poker, a young Asian American woman fights her way into the clubby, high rolling world of Wall Street. Immense wealth, glamorous careers and intoxicating power are at stake in pursuit of a fat slice of American pie. Published by Original Works Publishing. Village Voice called this award-winning play "hilarious and clever." Earned Wang the moniker "Female...
    In a fast-paced game of liar's poker, a young Asian American woman fights her way into the clubby, high rolling world of Wall Street. Immense wealth, glamorous careers and intoxicating power are at stake in pursuit of a fat slice of American pie. Published by Original Works Publishing. Village Voice called this award-winning play "hilarious and clever." Earned Wang the moniker "Female David Mamet." "Simply Riveting" Wrote the Washington Square News. Winner of Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays and Best New Play Award Katharine and Lee Chilcote Foundation
  • Gray Matters
    Gray hates to lose, and his basketball team is on a losing streak. Gray reluctantly seeks advice from Isabel, AKA Miss Smarty Pants, a master of feng-shui, in hopes of changing his luck. One act comedy, published by Youthplays. http;//youthplays.com/play_details.php?play_id=290
  • My Aim is True
    This ten-minute play is a fictionalized account of the last FBI interrogation of Anna Mae Aquash before her mysterious death.
  • Not So Dumb
    In this comedic one-act, Marion Davies shares her top ten tips on how best to succeed in Hollywood and sets some facts straight. For example, few people know that Marion Davies was the richest woman in Hollywood at 40, and that she actually bailed out William Randolph Hearst. "W.R." is the supporting character in this play. If desired, this role could be played by Marion Davies.