2020 Obies Shine Bright Spotlight on Asian American Theatre Artists

2020 Obies Awards

2020 Obies Span Playwrighting to Acting to Advocacy

The 2020 Obies, given for excellence in Off Broadway Theatre, recognized a slew of Asian American theatre artists for work on stage, on the page and behind the scenes, with notable achievements in artistry and advocacy.

The winners include:

Haruna Lee, for the Conception and Writing of Suicide Forest (Ma-Yi Theater Company, Bushwick Starr)

Joe Ngo, Cambodian Rock Band (Signature Theatre)

Yu-Hsuan Chen, Set Design, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord (WP Theater, Second Stage, by special arrangement with Benjamin Simpson and Joseph Longthorne)


AAPAC (Asian American Performers Action Coalition) for advocacy in the field of equity, diversity, and inclusion


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