Melisa Tien is a New York-based playwright focused on formally groundbreaking, socially relevant, emotionally engaging work. She is a member of New Dramatists and a NYFA Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting. She has been a MacDowell Colony fellow and a Women’s Project Lab member playwright. She was a Leah Ryan Prize finalist, a Jerome New York Fellowship finalist, a Princess Grace Award finalist, and a Weissberger Award nominee.