Ma-Yi is the most dynamic Asian American theater company in the country today. It was founded to develop new plays that explore and affect Asian-American experiences, and challenges the perceptions of what culturally specific theater should be by producing forward-thinking plays by today's
emerging playwrights. Ma-Yi strives to address the cultural and artistic
needs of the Asian American communities and artists in the tri-state area. Although most initiatives are basically Asian American, Ma-Yi forges ties with groups from other cultural backgrounds and experiences. The company believes that theater can play an important part in breaking down barriers
and increasing the understanding and appreciation of the cultural and ethnic diversity of our contemporary society.