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Performance of "Ching Chong Chinaman" with director and cast Q&A

Yale Club of Silicon Valley and AAAYA NorCal chapter invite you to this special performance by playwright Lauren Yee (ES '07)

"Ching Chong Chinaman"
A play by Lauren Yee ES '07
Co-hosted by
Yale Club of Silicon Valley and AAAYA NorCal chapter
Date: Saturday February 2, 2013
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Place: City Lights Theater
529 S. Second Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Cost: $29.95 Adults, $24.95 Seniors (65+), $16.95 for students and educators
You are cordially invited to a special event organized by Michele Lew JE '92.
Please join Yale alumni and friends for a Q&A session (with director and cast) after the performance ends (10:00 PM).
"Ching Ching Chinaman"
by Lauren Yee
The Wongs are as American as apple pie. Desdemona wants to go to Princeton, but could use more help with her calculus. Her brother Upton wants to be a 'World of Warcraft' champion but needs more free time to train. Upton solves both their probelms by bringing in an indentured servant from China, but they soon discover that "Ching Chong" has an American dream of his own!
Lauren Yee is a playwright born and raised in San Francisco. She received her bachelor’s degree from Yale University, and her MFA in playwriting from UCSD. Lauren has been a Dramatists Guild fellow, a MacDowell Colony fellow, and a member of the Public Theater Emerging Writers Group. She has been a finalist for the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, the Heideman Award, the Jerome Fellowship, the PEN USA Literary Award for Drama, the PONY Fellowship, and the Wasserstein Prize. Other honors include writing fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society, the Byrdcliffe Artist Colony, the Edward F. Albee Foundation, the El Gouna Writers’ Residency, the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers, and the New York Mills Cultural Center. She has also received funding from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Theatre Bay Area, and UCSD’s Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies (IICAS), as well as an award from PlayGround’s New Play Production Fund.
Her full-length play Ching Chong Chinaman was a finalist for the 2008 Princess Grace Award and the winner of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival’s 2010 Paula Vogel Award and Kumu Kahua Theatre’s 2007 Pacific Rim Prize. Named one of the top 10 plays of the year by the East Bay Express and City Pages, the play has been produced at Artists at Play, Impact Theatre, Mu Performing Arts, the New York International Fringe Festival, Pan Asian Rep, and SIS Productions. In 2007 it won the Yale Playwright's Festival. The play has been published by Samuel French.

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