The Mother Tongue Project brings generations together through language, song and martial arts. Through recorded interviews, first-generation artists connect with their parents in a surprising and thoughtful journey through their family histories. How will cultural inheritance evolve in the hands of the next generation? In 2016/2017 I created/directed The Mother Tongue Project, produced by Then They Fight Theatre, which enjoyed a sold-out run at the Black Cat Artspace. The Mother Tongue Project is continuing its development inside the Cahoots Theatre Hot House Program. It will receive a community showing as part of the LIFT OFF! Festival 2017 in Scarborough  

The Mother Tongue Project brings generations together through language, song and martial arts. Through recorded interviews, first-generation artists connect with their parents in a surprising and thoughtful journey through their family histories. How will cultural inheritance evolve in the hands of the next generation?

In 2016/2017 I created/directed The Mother Tongue Project, produced by Then They Fight Theatre, which enjoyed a sold-out run at the Black Cat Artspace. The Mother Tongue Project is continuing its development inside the Cahoots Theatre Hot House Program. It will receive a community showing as part of the LIFT OFF! Festival 2017 in Scarborough

 

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BITE HARD: The Justin Chin Project is currently being developed at b current performing arts and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre 17/18. The Bite Hard Collective were resident artists at Lemontree Creations in 2017. BITE HARD is a multilingual piano-poetry-drag-theatre smash up that subverts stereotypes, challenges expectations and examines the complex intersection of Queer and Asian identity. Using three pianos and the poetry of Justin Chin, three ferocious performers navigate the private spaces where the personal is political.

 
 
 

Production Stills from Le Ba-Ta-Clan with Opera 5. Photography by: Emily Ding

 Le Ba-Ta-Clan  | Director  | Opera 5                                                                                                                                                                                                              

 Le Ba-Ta-Clan  | Director  | Opera 5                                                                                                                                                                                                              

 
 
 

Musik Für Das Ende | Assistant Director to Chris Abraham | Crow's Theatre and Soundstreams

 
 
 
In 2015/16 I was a member of the inaugural FACTORY FOREMEN Emerging Directors Unit at Factory Theatre. Masterclasses were taught by Nina Lee Aquino, Ric Knowles, Camellia Koo and Soheil Parsa. As part of the program I assisted Peter Hinton on Bombay Black (Dora Nominations for Best Direction, Best Lighting Design, Outstanding Performance -Female). As our final project, I workshopped and directed Yolanda Bonnell's Scanner for FACTORY WIRED, Factory's annual festival of new work. 

In 2015/16 I was a member of the inaugural FACTORY FOREMEN Emerging Directors Unit at Factory Theatre. Masterclasses were taught by Nina Lee Aquino, Ric Knowles, Camellia Koo and Soheil Parsa. As part of the program I assisted Peter Hinton on Bombay Black (Dora Nominations for Best Direction, Best Lighting Design, Outstanding Performance -Female). As our final project, I workshopped and directed Yolanda Bonnell's Scanner for FACTORY WIRED, Factory's annual festival of new work. 

 

 Bombay Black  | Assistant Director to Peter Hinton | Factory Theatre                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 
 
 
                                                          

                                                          

 
 

 Tapestry Briefs: Booster Shots |

 Assistant Director to Michael Mori  | Tapestry Opera      

 
 In Pace Requiescat | Assistant Director to Aria Umezawa| Opera 5                                                                                                         

 In Pace Requiescat | Assistant Director to Aria Umezawa| Opera 5                                                                                                         

 
Remount of The Penelopiad  | Assistant Director to Kelly Thorton | Nightwood Theatre                                                                                                                                                                                           

Remount of The Penelopiad  | Assistant Director to Kelly Thorton | Nightwood Theatre                                                                                                                                                                                           

 
Canadian Premiere of Feng Yi Ting | Assistant Director to Atom Egoyan | Luminato                                                                                                                                                                                

Canadian Premiere of Feng Yi Ting | Assistant Director to Atom Egoyan | Luminato                                                                                                                                                                                

 
World Premiere Enter the Shadow | Associate Director with Lee Pham and Jon Reid | Harbourfront Centre 

World Premiere Enter the Shadow | Associate Director with Lee Pham and Jon Reid | Harbourfront Centre 

 
North American Premiere of Stockholm  | Assistant Director to Kelly Straughan | Seventh Stage Productions                                                                                                                                                                             

North American Premiere of Stockholm  | Assistant Director to Kelly Straughan | Seventh Stage Productions