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Past Production

The Hundred Flowers Project

By Christopher Chen
Directed by Desdemona Chiang
Oct 25–Nov 17
World Premiere and CFT Matchbox Commission
Venue: The Thick House

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It’s a politically charged election year in the U.S. and a collective of “Generation D” Asian American actors are collaborating on a new play about one of the most defining socio-political phenomena of the 20th Century: Mao Tse Tung and the birth of modern China. In an effort to connect the power of today’s media to the propaganda employed throughout China’s Cultural Revolution, they expertly exploit 21st Century multimedia tools of the masses. As THE HUNDRED FLOWERS PROJECT becomes a world-wide high-tech spectacle, events from the actors’ real lives mysteriously infiltrate the story. And when the play spins out of control, this earnest troupe of players unexpectedly finds itself in dangerous territory. Just who—or what—has taken over their narrative?

A co-production with Playwrights Foundation.

Featuring: Will Dao, Cindy Im+, Anna Ishida, Charisse Loriaux, Wiley Naman Strasser, Ogie Zulueta*

Dramaturg: Sonia Fernandez+

Movement Coach: Rami Margron+

Fight Choreography: Carla Pantoja

Scenic Design: Maya Linke

Video Design: Wesley Cabral

Light Design: Heather Basarab

Sound Design: Brendan Aanes

Costume Design: Miyuki Bierlein+

Props Design: Chelsea Pegram

Press Agent: David Hyry

Stage Manager: Mina Sohaa Smith+

Assistant Stage Manager: Katie Forbes