Lloyd Suh was one of the founding members of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab. He would go on to be co-director of the Lab with Qui Ngyuen, the two of them presiding over the expansion of the Lab’s membership to nearly double its original size.
Ma-Yi Theater produced Lloyd’s play “The Children of Vonderly,” in 1998. It was his first professional production in New York City. Other productions soon followed: “American Hwangap,” co-produced with The Play Company, “Jesus in India,” and “The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go!” in partnership with the Children’s Theater Company in Minneapolis.
“The Chinese Lady,” was commissioned by Ma-Yi Theater, and co-produced with Barrington Stage Company. It opened in the Berkshires this summer, receiving rave reviews from local critics.
“I’ve gotten to know Lloyd’s writing over the years, and this play is unlike any he’s written before,” says Ma-Yi Theater’s Artistic Director Ralph B. Peña of “The Chinese Lady.” “This is a deeply felt and beautifully imagined telling of the life of a 14-year old Chinese girl, arriving in America in 1834, to be put on display as she performed her ethnicity. It says a lot about who we are as country.”
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AND GET INTO MOCA FREE
FREE admission to the museum during the entire month of November with your ticket stub The Chinese Lady plays in repertory with “Sesar” by Orlando Pabotoy and tickets are now available for both performances at Theatre Row: