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THE CHINESE LADY

Theater in Los Angeles
Date(s): 09/05/2019 to 09/29/2019
Day(s): Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Time(s): September 5 - 29, 2019; with the official press opening on Saturday, September 7 at 8:00 p.m. Preview performances are on Thursday, September 5 at 8:00 p.m. and Friday, September 6 at 8:00 p.m.
Address: 544 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, 90036
Phone: (323) 673-0544
Cost: $15 - $34

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September 5 - 29, 2019

Greenway Arts Alliance
Co-Production with Artists at Play
Los Angeles Premiere
THE CHINESE LADY
By Lloyd Suh
Directed by Rebecca Wear
Featuring Amy She and Trieu Tran, with Hao Feng and Stephanie Wong

Inspired by the true story of America’s first female Chinese immigrant, The Chinese Lady is a dark, poetic, yet whimsical portrait of America through the eyes of a young Chinese woman. Afong Moy (Shu) is 14 years old when she’s brought to the United States from Canton in 1834. Allegedly the first Chinese woman to set foot on U.S. soil, she has been bought and put on display for the American public as “The Chinese Lady.” For the next half a century, she performs for curious museum-goers, showing them how she eats, what she wears, and the highlight of the event: how she walks with bound feet. As the decades wear on, her celebrated sideshow comes to define and challenge her very sense of identity. The Chinese Lady blurs the line between the observed and the observer, and gives us new eyes on the history of American entitlement and immigration.

THE CHINESE LADY creative team also includes: Set and Property Design by Austin Kottkamp; Costume Design by Hyun Soon Kim; Lighting Design by Wesley Charles Chew; and Sound Design by Jesse Mandapat.

Since its 1997 inception, the Greenway Arts Alliance has united communities through the arts, education and social enterprise. Through Greenway Court Theatre’s professional theatre productions, Greenway Institute for the Arts’ education programs and the Melrose Trading Post’s weekly art-based open market, Greenway Arts Alliance builds a vibrant artistic community in the heart of Los Angeles. GAA has modeled an innovative partnership with the Fairfax High School campus to leverage community resources to connect the professional artistic and public education communities around a commitment to learning and creation in the arts. Greenway Arts Alliance was Co-Founded by artists-activists Whitney Weston and Pierson Blaetz, both of whom serve as Co-Artistic Directors for the organization.

Artists at Play is a collective of Asian American creative professionals who curate quality theatre in Los Angeles. Their artistic programming tells the stories of communities underrepresented in media and entertainment, with a focus on the Asian American experience. Through Artists at Play's mainstage productions, new play development and other events, they advocate for and collaborate with diverse communities of artists. Founded in 2011, Artists at Play's productions have achieved box office success and critical acclaim including “Critics’ Choice” by numerous news outlets, and earned Ovation Recommendations and a GLAAD Media Award nomination. Artists at Play has developed artistic partnerships with Center Theatre Group, the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, East West Players, The Latino Theater Company and The Comedy Comedy Festival. They have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, KPCC, Angry Asian Man, Hyphen Magazine and @This Stage Magazine, among others. Artists at Play is a member of the Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists.

For more information, call (323) 673-0544 or email boxoffice@greenwayartsalliance.org.



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