New China Festival: Staged Readings of Plays from the Chinese Speaking World / by R. Sheth


Curated by David Henry Hwang
Lead Director: Helen Young

Staged Reading Series:


August 4 - 19, 2018


Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building

Staged readings of three plays translated from Chinese to English that highlight the work of contemporary playwrights from the Chinese speaking world. Stylistically and aesthetically diverse, the featured plays examine a Chinese society rife with tensions between tradition and accelerating change, consumerism and communism, and authoritarianism and personal freedom. New China Festival will also include a panel discussion about the state of theatre in the Chinese speaking world and the insights American audiences can gain from Chinese plays.

Featured Plays and Playwrights