The Two Kids that Blow Shit Up
Written by Carla Ching
Directed by Snehal Desai
Dramaturg: Marie-Reine Velez
Featuring Julia Cho and Raymond Lee
April 4, 2015 at Lounge Theatre
Diana and Max meet at 10 years old, the day their parents start fucking. In the ensuing 18 years, their parents break up, get back together, marry and divorce. And they see each other through it all, trying not to make the same mistakes their parents did. A play about trying not to fall in love with your best friend so you end up hating them.
Carla Ching (Playwright) An L.A. native, Carla stumbled upon pan-Asian performance collective Peeling at the Asian American Writers Workshop and wrote/performed with them for three years, which she still considers her first theater training. Her plays include Fast Company (EST/Sloan commission; South Coast Repertory Theater, dir. Bart DeLorenzo, asst. dir. Artists at Play’s Peter J. Kuo; Ensemble Studio Theatre, dir. Robert Ross Parker; Pork Filled Productions, dir. Amy Poisson; winner of Edgerton New American Play Award; winner of Seattle Times’ Footlights Award for Top Play on a Smaller Stage), TBA (2g, dir. Denyse Owens), The Sugar House at the Edge of the Wilderness (Ma-Yi Theater Company, dir. Daniella Topol), Dirty, Big Blind/Little Blind, and The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up. She’s an alumna of The Women’s Project Lab 2008-2010, the 2010/11 Lark Play Development Center Playwright’s Workshop and the Lark’s 2011/12 Meeting of the Minds, the 2013/14 CTG Writers’ Workshop and the Ma-Yi Writers Lab. BA, Vassar College. MFA, New School for Drama. Former Artistic Director of Asian American Theater Company, 2g. She is currently working on a Time Warner Foundation sponsored Crossroads commission for South Coast Repertory entitled Nomad Motel. Proud member of New Dramatists and The Kilroys. Carla wrote on Season Two of USA’s “Graceland.”