© 2020 by Sim Yan Ying "YY"


I will be performing in a reading of Garrett David Kim's play, Are You There Truman? It's Me, Just Another Guy Who Grew Up Secretly Worshipping Your Chiseled Porn Star Body Online, and Now I Think I Love You on March 16th, as part of the Barbour Playwrights Award Reading Series presented by Leviathan Lab, in collaboration with The Episcopal Actors' Guild.

More information here.


“How can you believe things without proof?”
“Must we prove things to believe them?”

I am currently working with 7 performer-collaborators to devise Where Are You?, a dance-theatre production confronting death through experiences of grief, as part of the Mabou Mines SUITE/Space 2020 Program. Spanning time, space, and cultures, Where Are You? seeks to expand our understandings of and beliefs about death. The production will take place from June 12th - 14th, 2020. Ticketing link TBD.

The first iteration of this show was presented by the Tisch Drama Stage All Department Festival, Playwrights Horizons Theater School. The production took place from May 2nd to 4th in the Tisch Abe Burrows Theatre.


“In my four years of living in New York, I’ve only ever swiped right on white men.”


Following both sold-out performances at Dixon Place & Ars Nova’s ANT Fest 2019, I LOVE WHITE MEN was presented at Caveat NYC from January 24 - 26, 2020. We are currently working on bringing the show back, so stay tuned!


I LOVE WHITE MEN is an interrogation of one Singaporean-Chinese woman’s self-destructive obsession with white men. In this semi-autobiographical stand-up drama, YY takes a bitingly honest look at white worship, postcolonial baggage, and “politically correct” culture. She tears apart her escapades with white men in New York and delves into her experiences growing up in Singapore, throwing into question how and why we are sometimes complicit in the very things we outwardly reject.


Written & Performed by Sim Yan Ying “YY”

Developed with & Directed by Renee Yeong

Developed with & Dramaturgy by Nicholas Chan


Line Producer Miranda Gohh

Multimedia Designer Cashton Tate Rehklau

Associate Multimedia Designer Nicholas Sanchez

Assistant Director Ava Novak

Stage Manager & Producing Assistant Siena Yusi

Graphic Designer & Social Media Manager Alex M. Lee

Photography by Sub/Urban Photography

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