Ming Peiffer is a playwright/screenwriter from Columbus Ohio.
Her play USUAL GIRLS (NY Times Critic’s Pick) received it’s World Premiere Production at Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City in November 2018. The twice-extended SOLD OUT production garnered rave reviews.
Her work has been developed and/or presented by New York Theatre Workshop, Roundabout Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Ensemble Studio Theater, HERE Arts Center, The Flea, The Wild Project, New Ohio, Soho Playhouse, The Gene Frankel Theater, C.O.W., Theater for the New City, FringeNYC, Horsetrade Theater, Yangtze Repertory, among others.
Awards/fellowships include: 2017 Kilroy’s List (USUAL GIRLS), Relentless Award Honorable Mention (USUAL GIRLS), NYTW 2050 Fellowship, The Kennedy Center's Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award Recipient (i wrote on ur wall and now i regret it), The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center NPC Finalist (USUAL GIRLS), Playwright's Realm Fellowship Semi-Finalist, Princess Grace Award Semi-Finalist (i wrote on ur wall and now i regret it), Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award Finalist.
Ming was a Guest Artist at The Lincoln Center Director's Lab and a 2012-2013 Member of NPTC's Women's Work Project. She has training from both the Stella Adler School of Acting and the Shanghai Theatre Academy where she lived abroad studying Traditional Peking Opera. She studied poetry at The New School and holds a BA with Honors in both Theater Arts and Mandarin Chinese from Colgate University. MFA: Columbia University ('16).
In TV, Ming has been a staff writer on shows at Netflix and Hulu and is currently in development for an original series with Color Force and F/X. Additionally, she is adapting Weike Wang's "CHEMISTRY" into a film for Amazon and the graphic novel "The Divine" into a series for AMC.