Plays for Adults

If there is a common thread in York’s projects, it is that they are full of uncommon characters: children, 1960s housewives, black financial consultants, Native American activists. Very few of York’s characters seem to have anything to do with the playwright herself...and her attention to those differences gives her work a frankly political spin. — American Theater

Y York has been writing plays since the early 1980s.

Rain. Some Fish. No Elephants.
Rain. Some Fish. No Elephants, Potomac Theatre Project, Washington, DC
Y’s playwriting has been recognized with
2004 Hawai`i Award for Literature
1997 Berilla Kerr Award
New Dramatists’ 1992 Joe Calloway Award
Y's work has been supported by grants from TCG/Pew Charitable Trust AT&T Onstage
King County Arts Commission (Washington)
Seattle Arts Commission,
Artists Trust (Washington)
FramedFramed at Smashbox Productions, Honolulu
LA is burning
...and L.A. is Burning at Main Street Theatre, Houston
Y’s plays have been featured at
Provincetown Playhouse New Works Festival
Kennedy Center New Visions/New Voices
ASK Theatre Projects
San Jose Rep’s New America Plays Festival
New Harmony Project
Arena Stage’s PlayQuest
Sundance Playwrights Lab
Mark Taper Forum’s New Works Festival.
Y York is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and an alumna member of New Dramatists.

Bleachers in the Sun at Smashbox Productions, Honolulu

Anthologies published by Broadway Play Publishing.
Y York Anthology volume 1
Y York anthology v 2