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