Nüwa in Fairyland

Written By Brandon Zang
Directed By Elana Luo
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After getting cast as Puck in his high school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Benji does a deep dive into method acting to prepare for his role. In the enchanted forest of foggy adolescence, he runs into a stranger: the Chinese creator goddess Nüwa.

Does she hold the key to his birthplace as a transracial adoptee? Or will Benji never escape Fairyland?

Brandon Zang (he/him) is a Chinese Canadian playwright who uses worldbuilding to distance, deconstruct, and dissect the complex issues of today. His work has been developed at Lifeline Theatre, Live Arts, KCACTF, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Queen’s University, and the University of Chicago. His play Ah Wing and the Automaton Eagle is the winner of the 2023 Voaden Prize. Brandon is currently an MFA playwright at Boston University, and he holds a double BA in theater and anthropology from the University of Chicago.

Elana Luo is a Los Angeles-based director. Recent productions include the play “El Rio” by Diana Burbano and a reading of Siena Marilyn Ledger’s Say NO to One Paseo, both at Company of Angels. They also directed a reading of Hui Ji’s new play Homecoming for this year’s New Works Festival at Occidental College. Elana is Associate Artistic Director of Echo Theater Company, and a member of Towne Street Theatre. They are excited to be directing for The Road Theater Company!

“Nüwa in Fairyland”

BENJI/PUCK – Patrick Zhang*
MARYANNE/TITANIA – Carolyn Crotty*
NÜWA – Corinne Chooey
Stage Directions – Haowen Luo 罗浩闻

*Road Company Member