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Past Production

Songs Of The Dragons Flying To Heaven

By Young Jean Lee
Directed by Marissa Wolf+
Mar 24–Apr 16
Venue: The Thick House

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A satirical piece by the scathingly funny, award-winning Young Jean Lee, Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven takes the audience on a shockingly direct and unflinching dissection of race. Obliterating conventions of Asian stereotypes through its violent and explosive theatricality Songs follows four Korean women on a wild journey—sometimes hilarious, other times squirm-inducing. New York Magazine calls Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven “the strongest indication that the avant-garde isn’t dead, and has never been funnier,” while Time Out New York hails Lee as “one of the best experimental playwrights in America.”

A co-production with Asian American Theater Company

Featuring: Cindy Im, Mimu Tsujimura, Lily Tung Crystal*, Katie Chan, Alexis Papedo, Josh Schell

Scenic Design: Emily Greene

Assistant Scenic Design: Alexandra Friedman

Choreography: Dohee Lee

Fight Direction: Carla Pantoja

Light Design: Stephanie Buchner

Costume Design: Keiko Carreiro

Sound Design: Alan Chang

Dramaturgy: Mina Morita & Rachel Viola

Production Manager: Jason Nall+

Stage Manager: Stephanie Alyson Shaw

Assistant Stage Manager: Frances Reyes-Bolinger


“bracingly funny…always provocative equal-opportunity offender.” Rob Hurwitt, SF Chronicle

“a wild, satirical ride…defies expectations in every way possible” Jean Schiffman, The Examiner

“theatrical explosion that stuns as much as it delights and discombobulates.” Chand Jones, TheaterDogs