by RICHARD CHANG
Director: ERNEST ABUBA
Asst. Director: CHONGREN FAN
Inspired by Wong Chin Foo - the first Chinese American Citizen -
19th century activist and journalist fighting against the "Chinese Exclusion Act".
SEPT 23 at 2:00pm
Flushing Town Hall (FTH)
137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354
SEPT 21 at 6:00pm
Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
215 Centre St. New York, NY 10013
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Richard Chang (Playwright) blends genres based on solid research to tell neglected stories, reflecting his background as a journalist and performer in Asian and Western Theater, dance and opera; puppetry and improv comedy. His solo comedy, Goy Vey! Adventures of a Dim Sun in Search of his Wanton Father debuted at Pan Asian Repertory Theatre. At the Leeds (UK) International Jewish Performing Arts Festival, the Leeds Jewish Telegraph declared Goy Vey! as the "Greatest Show in Festival's History". Other works include: Ah Chew! Drama of a Diva Mama, and News to a Muse: A Farcedy of Terrors. Richard co-wrote and co-directed Chinese Theatre Works' (CTW) Climbing the Gold Mountain at Abron Arts Center. As an actor, he has also appeared in other productions by Pan Asian Rep, CTW, Goodwin Theatre (Hartford, CT), NY Fringe Festival and Midtown Theatre Festival. Screen roles include: New York, I Love You, Windhorse, Saving Face, Never Forever, Chasing America, Return to Paradise; Cantonese Style, No Menus Please, and NBC-TV series Kidnapped. Richard has received awards from the Queens Council on the Arts and Puffin Foundation, and has been an Urban Artist Initiative/New York City fellowship recipient.