Fear and Wonder
Written by Jason Tseng
Directed by Jer Adrianne Lelliott
Featuring Hao Feng, Jonathan Blake Flemings, and Teri Gamble
May 17, 2020 on Zoom
Jabez and Ryan, two boys of color, meet at a predominantly white Christian camp in the sweltering summer of 2003. Their friendship quickly grows into a budding romance that they try to keep alive after returning home. Their feelings for each other are complicated by their parents, their faith, and the hazards of landline phones. The play explores queerness, evangelical Christianity, the experience of people of color in the Church, teenage angst, and otherness.
Jason Tseng (Playwright) is a queer, non-binary Chinese-American playwright based in New York City, originally hailing from the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Their plays have been presented and developed by Flux Theatre Ensemble, Judson Arts, Mission to dit(Mars), Theatre COTE, Inkubator Arts and Second Generation. They are a Creative Partner of Flux Theatre Ensemble, a member of The Civilians’s 2019/2020 R&D Group, and a member of Mission to dit(Mars)’s Propulsion Lab, a group of Queens-based playwrights. Jason’s full-length plays include Rizing (World Premier, Flux Theatre Ensemble), Like Father, Same Same, Ghost Money, Fear and Wonder, and The Other Side.