The company will then pivot to an exciting world premiere by Lauren Yee. Yee’s new play The Song of Summer was commissioned by Trinity Rep and written for the company’s resident actors. Yee was the winner of the National Arts Club’s 2017 Kesselring Prize and was awarded the 2018-19 Hodder Fellow at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts. In addition, she was a finalist for the 2018 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama and the 2018 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Her play introduces us to a pop icon who abandons his concert tour to return to his hometown where he will make discoveries that change his career and life.