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Kit Yan

Kit Yan is a Yellow American New York based artist, born in Enping, China, and raised in the Kingdom of Hawaii. Kit is a 2021 Kleban Prize recipient for Libretto, a 2021 Sundance IDP Fellow and grantee, a Vivace Award recipient for big ideas in musical theater, a former Musical Theater Factory Makers Fellow, Playwright’s Center fellow, Company One/Pao Arts Fellow, Lincoln Center Writer in residence, Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellow and MacDowell Fellow. Kit’s works include INTERSTATE, which won "Best Lyrics" at the 2018 New York Musical Theater Festival, and MISS STEP which received a first draft commission from 5th Avenue theater. Kit’s forthcoming commissions include work with Playwrights Horizons Soundstage, OSF, Keen Company, and San Diego Repertory Theater. Their work has been produced by the American Repertory Theater, the Smithsonian, NAMT, Musical Theater Factory, the New York Musical Festival, Mixed Blood, and Diversionary Theater.