Meet the Artists
Christopher Chen (Playwright) PLAYS: The Headlands (wp: LCT3), Passage (wp: Wilma Theater; NY: Soho Rep), Caught (NYT Critics' Pick, wp: InterAct Theatre, NY: The Play Company), The Late Wedding (wp: Crowded Fire) and The Podcaster (Audible audio play). HONORS: OBIE Award for Playwriting, USA Fellow, Steinberg Award (co-winner), Lanford Wilson Award (co-winner), Sundance Institute/Time Warner Foundation Fellowship, Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, Ollie Award. COMMISSIONS: Playwrights Horizons, Portland Center Stage, overall deal at Amazon TV.
Lee Sunday Evans (Director) is an Obie Award-winning Director + Choreographer and the Artistic Director of Waterwell.
Her recent productions include: Dance Nation by Clare Barron (Playwrights Horizons), Intractable Woman by Stefano Massini and Caught by Christopher Chen (The Play Company), The Things That Were There by David Greenspan (The Bushwick Starr), [Porto] by Kate Benson (WP Theater/Bushwick Starr), HOME by Geoff Sobelle and Farmhouse/Whorehouse by Suzanne Bocanegra (BAM Next Wave Festival), Miller, Mississippi by Boo Killebrew (Dallas Theater Center), The Winter’s Tale (The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit), Bull in a China Shop by Bryna Turner (LCT3), Macbeth (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival), Wellesley Girl by Brendan Pelsue (Humana Festival), D Deb Debbie Deborah by Jerry Lieblich (Clubbed Thumb), A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes by Kate Benson (New Georges/WP Theater). Additionally, she creates collaboratively devised work with CollaborationTown; their next production The Riddle of the Trilobites will premiere in Flint, Michigan in 2019. Her work has been presented/developed at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Sundance Theater Lab, BAX, CATCH, LMCC, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, and Juilliard among others. She received the 2017 SDC Breakout Award, and the 2016 Susan Stroman Directing Award from The Vineyard Theater.
Louis Ozawa Changchien (Actor) last appeared Off Broadway in the world premiere of The Tutors (Second Stage Theater). Other New York credits include Warrior Class (Second Stage), Year Zero (Second Stage), The Dumbwaiter (National Asian American Theatre Company), Crane Story (Playwrights Realm). Regional credits include Eurydice (Williamstown) and Hamlet (Trinity Rep). Changchien has appeared in the films Predators, The Bourne Legacy, Fair Game, Gigantic, The Sisterhood of Night, Someone Else, and Pretty To Think So. He will appear this summer in the Legendary Pictures action thriller Spectral. Mr. Changchien’s television credits include The Man in The High Castle, Agents of SHIELD, The Mysteries of Laura, Matador, True Blood, Hawaii Five-O, Law and Order, Blue Bloods, Deadbeat, Lights Out and The Miraculous Year. Changchien earned his MFA in acting from Brown University. He is an ensemble member of Partial Comfort Productions and The Actors Center Workshop.
Leslie Fray (Actor) is a recent graduate of the MFA acting program at NYU Tisch. Among her credits at NYU are Uncle Vanya (Marina), Vanya, Sonya, Masha, and Spike (Masha), A Bright Room Called Day (Agnes) and The Merchant of Venice (Portia). Leslie recently appeared as Estelle in The Rose Tattoo at Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Murphy Guyer (Actor) most recently appeared on Broadway in “The King & I”. Broadway credits: “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”, “Glengarry Glen Ross”, “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”, “South Pacific”, and “The Caine Mutiny Court Martial”. Film credits: “Wonderstruck”, “Wetlands”, “GoodFriday”, and “Feast of the Goat”. Television credits: “House of Cards” “Billions”, “Mildred Pierce” “Person of Interest”, “Elementary”, “Sopranos”, and “Rubicon”. As a playwright his plays include “A Russian Romance, “World of Mirth”, and “The Infinite Regress of Human Vanity”.
Jennifer Lim (Actor) BWAY: Chinglish (Theater World Award, IASNY Trophy for Excellence & Drama Desk Nom). NYC: Fefu & Her Friends (TFANA), Usual Girls (Roundabout), Caught (PlayCo), Tumacho (Clubbed Thumb), The World of Extreme Happiness (MTC), The Urban Retreat (Public), The Most Deserving (Women’s Project), Golden Child (Signature), and YJLee’s Songs of The Dragons Flying to Heaven (HERE Arts). INT’L: Troilus & Cressida (Wooster Group/RSC, London & Stratford-Upon-Avon), This Isn’t Romance (Soho Theatre, London), Songs of the Dragons European tour, The Medea (Turkey) and a Chinese production of Hamlet (Shanghai Experimental Theatre Festival & Grotowski Int’l Theatre Festival, Wroclaw). TV/FILM: Jessica Jones, Instinct, High Maintenance, Hell on Wheels, POI, Elementary, Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Royal Pains, Law & Order (all three), The Savages, The Stand-In, and the upcoming film Naked Singularity. MFA: Yale
Arnulfo Maldonado (Set Designer) Tony Nominee for Best Scenic Design of a Musical - A Strange Loop. Broadway: A Strange Loop; Topdog/Underdog; Trouble In Mind. Off-Broadway: Atlantic, The New Group, MCC, MTC), Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, Signature. Regional: Alley Theatre, Berkeley Rep, CTG, Guthrie, Steppenwolf, Woolly Mammoth, among others. International Tour: The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir. 2020 Obie Sustained Excellence in Set Design, Lucille Lortel Award, Princess Grace Fabergé Theater Award, Henry Hewes Design Award nominee. IG: arnulfo.maldonado.design
Junghyun Georgia Lee (Costume Designer) is a Korean born NYC based designer. She designed for Audible Theatre, the Atlantic Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Ma-Yi, Public, Soho Rep, The Play Co., Alley Theatre, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, Indiana Repertory Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Alliance and Syracuse Stage. She was nominated for Outstanding Set Design for Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord. MFA, Yale School of Drama. junghyungeorgialeedesign.com
Jeremy S. Bloom (Sound Designer) is an Emmy-nominated sound designer who focuses on creating original soundscapes for film/TV, podcasts, and immersive exhibits. He is on staff at WNYC’s Radiolab. Other select projects include The Statue of Liberty Museum, Hot White Heist, Nancy, Armageddon Time, Listening to Kenny G, Fyre, Hail Satan?, and more.
Peter J. Kuo is a director, producer, writer, and educator focused on raising the visibility of marginalized communities. He is the director of the conservatory at A.C.T. Kuo is an alum of Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Directing Corps, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s FAIR Program, and Directors Lab West. He was named one of Theatre Communications Group’s Rising Leaders of Color. Directing highlights include the internationally viewed Zoom production of Madhuri Shekar’s In Love and Warcraft, Lauren Yee’s in a word and Ching Chong Chinaman, Christopher Chen’s Mutt, and Adam Gwon’s Ordinary Days, He received his MFA at The New School of Drama in New York.
In this irreverent new genre-bending piece, theatre makers Christopher Chen and Lee Sunday Evans apply their playful imaginations to the work of a Chinese dissident artist. Their hybrid work invites you to navigate a labyrinthine trail between truth and perception, authority and authenticity, illusionary art and real jeopardy.
“Christopher Chen’s intricately constructed, unrelentingly destabilizing puzzle of a play … [is] directed with exquisite precision by Lee Sunday Evans, and slyly designed every step of the way.”
–The New York Times
“Clearly, Christopher Chen’s comedy-drama… is having its own insidious effect on me, days after I saw it. The whole thing was pretty great.”
“…a smart, self-assured meditation on the politics of truth, in art and in life.”
–The Village VOICE
“…the physical production (typically for the Play Company) is beautifully realized…The execution couldn’t be better: Evans and her team clearly found the Inception-esque challenge of the text exciting.”
Lee Sunday Evans
Louis Ozawa Changchien Leslie Fray Murphy Guyer Jennifer Lim
Junghyun Georgia Lee
Jeremy S. Bloom
Production Stage Management
Megan Schwartz Dickert
Art Installation Concept
Summer Shares at La MaMa 66 East 4th St. New York, NY