Yellow Rabbit (Soulpepper/Silk Bath 2018) enjoyed a sold-out run at The Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Photo Credit: Cesar Ghisilieri

"YELLOW RABBIT's ability to establish a cruel world, fueled by racism from external and internalized sources, is better than some full-length feature films" BroadwayWorld

"Chilling, timely, relevant"Mooney On Theatre

"Provocative, darkly funny ... heartbreaking"life with more cowbell

   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  continued its development within the Cahoots Theatre Hot House Program. It received a community showing at the  LIFT OFF! Festival 2017  at the Scarborough Civic Centre. It will enjoy two readings at the Gateway Theatre in February 2019 and is on-track for production in 2020.

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 continued its development within the Cahoots Theatre Hot House Program. It received a community showing at the LIFT OFF! Festival 2017 at the Scarborough Civic Centre. It will enjoy two readings at the Gateway Theatre in February 2019 and is on-track for production in 2020.

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BITE HARD: The Justin Chin Project is currently being developed at b current performing arts. 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