WHAT IS THE STRONG & WRONG PLAY FESTIVAL?
Strong & Wrong is a works-in-progress play festival that features four short scenes in a single night from Asian-American theater artists.
- Four scenes from five to fifteen minutes long. Each scene is followed by ten minutes of audience Q&A.
- Each scene is rehearsed and off-book, but with the expectation that it's a work-in-progress and not "perfect."
- Material will vary from original work to classical to contemporary American. Plays dealing with Asian-American themes will be given preference.
- Every scene will feature at least one Asian-American playwright, director, or actor.
WHAT IS YOUR MISSION?Strong & Wrong's mission is to provide a chance for Asian-American theater artists to practice, develop, and improve their craft in front of a live audience.
WHAT ARE THE DETAILS OF YOUR NEXT SHOW?
December 16, 2019 from 7:30 - 9:30pm
65 S. 11th Street Brooklyn, NY 11249 (a 1,700 square foot living room theater with seating for 50 guests)
WHO ARE THE FOUNDERS?
Eric Wu, Artistic Director
Born in Los Angeles, Eric expresses himself with theater to unite cultures with universal messages. His credits include You're Gonna Be Famous (Will Detlefsen) at Atlantic Acting School, Lady from the Sea (Jamie Horton) at Dartmouth College. He is a graduate of Atlantic Acting School, and Dartmouth College (with a major in psychology). He's also the founder and Creative Director of Public Space, a vaporwave streetwear brand.
Yuchen Xia, Managing Director
Born and raised in Beijing, China, Yuchen believes in the power of storytelling in encouraging society to self-examination. She hopes to support and work for arts and artists that bridge Chinese with the rest of the world at this struggling time. Recent producing credit includes Babes in the Woods by Emily Wiest (Playwright Festival at Signature Theatre), Return to Fall by Zizi Majid, The Cherry Orchard, directed by Rakesh Palisetty. Upcoming production: Loneliness by Gregory Nanni and a new play by Zizi Majid. Work(ed) at RCI Theatricals, MTC, Columbia Artists, Broadway&Beyond, National Centre for the Performing Arts of China. BA Wuhan University '18, MFA Theatre Management & Producing, Columbia University '21.