THE CHINESE LADY

The Chinese Lady

Written by Lloyd Suh
Directed by Aileen Wen McGroddy

Mar 22- Apr 10, 2022

Upon arrival as the first Chinese woman on U.S. soil, Afong Moy has been put on display for the American public as "The Chinese Lady." She believes herself an ambassador to life in her native China however, to her visitors, she becomes their entertainment. As these dual truths become irreconcilable, Afong must reckon with herself and the history of her new home with startling discoveries. Lloyd Suh’s poetic and subversively comedic tale offers a unique portrait of the United States, giving voice to our country's hidden history.

1 hour and 30 minutes performed without an intermission
Recommended for ages 14+

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The Chinese Lady is presented with support from:

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Don Spector &

Stacia Zabusky

COVID-19 Safety at the Theatre

2021-2022 shows will be held indoors, at The Kitchen Theatre at 417 West State Street. To ensure the safety of our guests, patrons and ushers will be required to show either proof of vaccination or a negative test result (taken within 72 hours of the performance start time) at their time of entry into the theatre. Masks are required to be worn properly at all times. Acceptable proof of vaccination includes FDA-authorized vaccination card with matching photo ID, or the NYS Excelsior Pass - for more details, please visit: https://epass.ny.gov. If you have received a booster, upgrade your proof of vaccination to an Excelsior Plus Pass (https://epass.ny.gov/identity)!

Cast

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Christina Liang

Afong Moy

Christina is excited to be working on The Chinese Lady with the Kitchen Theatre Company! She is an actress and writer based in New York. Her theater credits include "Pride and Prejudice" (Triad Stage),"Three Musketeers 1941" (Project Y Theatre), "Quack" (Alley Theatre), "Issei, He Say" (NJ Rep), "A Christmas Carol" (ACT), "Ah, Wilderness" (ACT), "Love and Information" (ACT). She has also made appearances on FBI: Most Wanted (CBS) and Grand Theft Auto Online (Rockstar). MFA in acting from A.C.T. and BA in Individualized Studies from N.Y.U.

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Roger Yeh

Atung

Christina is excited to be working on The Chinese Lady with the Kitchen Theatre Company! She is an actress and writer based in New York. Her theater credits include "Pride and Prejudice" (Triad Stage),"Three Musketeers 1941" (Project Y Theatre), "Quack" (Alley Theatre), "Issei, He Say" (NJ Rep), "A Christmas Carol" (ACT), "Ah, Wilderness" (ACT), "Love and Information" (ACT). She has also made appearances on FBI: Most Wanted (CBS) and Grand Theft Auto Online (Rockstar). MFA in acting from A.C.T. and BA in Individualized Studies from N.Y.U.

 

Creative Team

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Lloyd Suh

Playwright

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Aileen Wen McGroddy

Director

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Yeaji Kim

Scenic Design

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Amanda Gladu

Costume Design

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Madeleine Reid

Lighting Design

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Julian Crocamo

Sound Design

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Anna Cunningham

Production Stage Manager

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Brendan Komala

Technical Director

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Stiller Zusman

Scenic Charge

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Helen Kuhar

Assistant Stage Manager

 

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