PAPER ANGELS by Genny Lim, directed by David Hsieh
PAPER ANGELS offers an intimate portrait of the immigrant experience, revealing the universal desires and haunting realities of those coming to America.
At Center House Theatre as part of the 2016 Seattle Fringe Festival
305 Harrison St, Ground Level of the Seattle Center Armory at Seattle Center
Saturdays, February 27 & March 5, 2016 both at 5pm
In order to provide more opportunities to Asian American actors, the show’s roles will be shared by two casts:
Chris Wong, Allen Go, Kevin Lin, Kathy Hsieh, Anna Saephan, Grace Ai Nguyen, Maydene Pang, Julie Hoang, Kelly Johnson, Robert Pillitteri, James Thomas Patrick, and Austin Harry
Genny Lim is a San Francisco native of Chinese immigrant parents. Lim forged her own path as a poet, singer, actress, journalist, and cultural activist for Asian Americans. Lim co-authored Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island 1910-1940. Her work on this oral history project became the inspiration for her play Paper Angels. The poetry carved onto the walls of the Angel Island Detention Center by the Chinese detainees moved Lim to learn more about her family history and connection to these immigrants. Her own father had been detained at Angel Island. Paper Angels became a personal and cultural journey for Lim, as she was able to reconcile her complex Chinese American heritage.
To 4Culture for their support of our season, the Russell Family Foundation for their support of PAPER ANGELS, The Ing Family for rehearsal space, and the Seattle Fringe Festival for this opportunity.