Eugenie Chan Theater Projects and the Chinese Historical Society of America invite you to a reading of Chan Family Picnic, a rollicking new vaudeville about the mental health impact of America’s legacy of anti-Asian legislation and sex trafficking on three generations of the playwright’s Chinese American family. Chan layers original material with actual family documents to explore the world Chan’s Grandfather and great-uncle knew-and made-one of high hopes and hard choices.
Eugenie Chan, playwright
Byron Au Yong, composer
Annie Elias, director
Jonathan Erman, music director
With Nicole Apostol Bruno*, Will Dao*, Rob Dario, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro*, Benjamin Pither*, Shauna Satnick, Erin Mei-Ling Stuart, Ogie Zulueta*, musicians Alan Yip and Jonathan Erman. Stage managed by Eteya Trinidad.
Q&A will follow the reading
Admission is free, but there is limited space. Reserve your ticket on Eventbrite.
*member AEA Equity
This reading is supported with the generous contributions from the RHE Charitable Foundation and individual donors.
Chan Family Picnic was developed with the support of New Dramatists, the Ground Floor, Arts Montalvo, the Catwalk Residency and the San Francisco Arts Commission.
This program is part of our Chinese American: Health Legacy Series, highlighting health issues that have particular impact on Asian American communities.