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Video: King of the Yees: Chinatown

Learn more about the history of Chinese immigrants to California and the inspiration for Lauren Yee's new play King of the Yees. See this new play in development at New Stages starting November 1. Reserve tickets now at GoodmanTheatre.org/NewStages.…

Video: Objects in the Mirror: Liberian Refugees

Learn more about the experience of Liberian refugees and the inspiration for Charles Smith's new play "Objects in the Mirror," which is based on the true story of refugee Shedrick Yarkpai. See this new play in development for FREE at "New Stages" beginning October 28! Reserve tickets now at GoodmanTheatre.org/NewStages.…

Video: Mother Road: People in Flight

"[Route] 66 is the path of a people in flight, refugees from the dust and shrinking land." - John Steibeck Learn about Octavio Solis' new play Mother Road (aka the famous Route 66) inspired by The Grapes of Wrath in the first mini-documentary celebrating New Stages…

Developmental Production: King of the Yees

KING OF THE YEES By Lauren Yee Directed by Joshua Brody November 1 – November 15 Visit any Chinatown in America and you will likely find a small sign posted over an inconspicuous door with this family name character: 余 The Yee Fung Toy (the Yee Family Association) originated in 1886 when Yee clansmen immigrated to…

Developmental Production: Mother Road

MOTHER ROAD By Octavio Solis Directed by Juliette Carillo October 28 – November 14 Originally commissioned by the National Steinbeck Center, playwright Octavio Solis’ latest work, Mother Road, is inspired by John Steinbeck’s depression-era masterpiece The Grapes of Wrath. Steinbeck’s novel depicts the Joad family’s journey from Oklahoma to California in search of work after…

Developmental Production: Objects in the Mirror

OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles Smith Directed by Chuck Smith Dates: October 30 - November 15 In 2009, playwright Charles Smith traveled to Adelaide, Australia, to see a production of his play Free Man of Color, which originally premiered at Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theater and earned Smith the 2004 Jeff Award for Best New…

Staged Readings

LADY IN DENMARK By Dael Orlandersmith Directed by Chay Yew Sunday, November 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the Owen Theatre In this one-woman show, Obie Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith presents the life of Helene, a Danish American woman, who in the wake of her husband’s death, finds solace in the music…

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