In September, my play concept “Intertwined” was accepted as a commission for The Vagrancy’s 2018-2019 Playwrights’ Group which will lead to a staged performance in May 2019 during The Blossoming new play development series. All of the plays have been inspired by the theme of “true crime,” and my piece explores anti-miscegenation laws and how they particularly impacted Chinese people living in the United States.
On Saturday, April 7, 2018,HBMG Foundation hosting a live reading and audio recording of my drama “Plastic Nest” that had previously been developed at their National Winter Playwrights Retreat. Although I had been developing this piece for three years, this reading allowed me to hear something that hadn’t come across before and now I’m rewriting the first act to strengthen the male lead.
In addition to getting acquainted with the beautiful mountain town of Creede, CO, I managed to make new discovers about my script, had the opportunity to skate on a frozen pond, and enjoyed hearing the work of the other artists participating in this program. After attending my first writer’s retreat, I’m now craving more. Thank you so much to Ann, Manuel, and Paula for hosting this incredible experience.
I’m excited to announce that my short play “Grounding” will be featured in Ensemble Studio Theatre LA‘s LA Fest on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8pm at Atwater Village Theater (3269 Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039).
This play is an excerpted short from my full length play “Sweet, Sweet Revolution” which received a staged reading at Masquers Playhouse in Richmond, CA.
The piece will be directed by Heather Robinson and performed by Carin Chea and Kim Chueh.
I’m delighted to report that the 31 Plays in 31 Days Project that I co-founded with Rachel Bublitz and that I’m running this year with Topher Cusumano continues to be a success, helping writers all over the world push themselves to generate 31 new plays in the month of August.
To date, we have received well over 700 scripts for this month alone!
We’re about to wrap up for this year, but we’ll be back in August 2018, so save the month.
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