Three Women of Swatow
Written by Chloé Hung
Directed by Rebecca Wear
Dramaturg: Annette Lee
Featuring Katherine Chou, Emily Kuroda, Janet Song
April 28, 2019 at Company of Angels
Four women extricate a friend from a bad relationship. Chaos ensues. A darkly cThree generations of women must come together to solve a bloody situation. This darkly comedic play takes a look at the legacy of abuse, the power of family, and how to prevent the resurrection of a headless chicken.
Chloé Hung (Playwright) is a Chinese-Canadian writer based in Los Angeles. A graduate of NYU Tisch’s MFA program in Dramatic Writing, Chloé’s first play, All Our Yesterdays, played in two festivals in Canada to critical acclaim. Her second play Issei, He Say (or the Myth of the First) was workshopped at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and will premiere at New Jersey Repertory Company in April 2018 and has garnered an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. Her third play Three Women of Swatow was developed with Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre company and won Chloé the RBC Emerging Playwrights Award. Her play Model Minority was workshopped with Moving Arts Company’s MADlab. Chloé currently writes on the third season of the Ava DuVernay-created TV drama “Queen Sugar.”
Rebecca Wear’s (Director) previous credits include If the Saints (Metro Baptist), Obedient Steel (HEREarts), I Run with You (Women’s Center Stage) and Ophelia (Hollywood Fringe Festival). She associate directed the world premiere of Lynn Nottage’s Sweat (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Arena Stage). She has previously assisted Jerry Ruiz, Stew, Kate Whoriskey and Lindsay Allbaugh. Rebecca has worked with Under the Radar, been an associate artist with The Orchard Project, held a Sherwood Fellowship with Center Theatre Group, and is currently pursuing a PhD through a Chancellor’s Fellowship at University of California, Santa Barbara.
Annette Lee (Dramaturg) began her artistic life as an actor in New York before returning to her native Los Angeles as a playwright. Her plays have been performed and read in Los Angeles, New York, Colorado, Portland, and Chicago. She has written for radio, mono-drama, site-specific projects and has served as a dramaturg for both USC’s School of Theater and Master of Professional Writing Program. A recipient of the Mickey Dude Fellowship for the Depiction of Ethnic Life in America and the Edna & Yushan Han Scholarship, she holds an MFA in Playwriting from UCLA, has taught writing at UCLA and East West Players. Formerly, as the Literary Manager for Los Angeles’ Playwrights’ Arena, she curated seven seasons of the New Pages Lab Reading series, a program developing new works for the stage by Los Angeles playwrights, which have been seen and heard across the country.