We are thrilled to welcome Christopher Chen into the CDWG family with a reading of his whip-smart new play You Mean To Do Me Harm on Wednesday, February 11 at 4PM in Durham Studio Theater.

You Mean To Do Me Harm Flyer

Christopher is already on campus for TDPS’ mainstage production of his play Aulis (dir. Mina Morita) and we were very lucky to partner with him on this other project at the same time.

Christopher Chen. Photo by Abie Hadjitarkhani.

Christopher Chen. Photo by Abie Hadjitarkhani.

Christopher is an international award-winning playwright whose full-length works have been produced and developed across the United States and abroad, including at the American Conservatory Theater, Asian American Theater Company, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Beijing Fringe, Central Works, Crowded Fire, Cutting Ball Theater, Edinburgh Fringe, Fluid Motion, hotINK Festival, InterAct Theatre, Just Theatre, Lark Play Development Center, Magic Theatre, Playwrights Foundation, Silk Road Rising, Sundance Theatre Lab and Theatre Mu.

Chris is the recipient of the 2013 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award and was playwright in residence at The Vineyard Theatre for the 13/14 season. Other honors include: For The Hundred Flowers Project the 2012 Glickman Award, the 2012 Rella Lossy Playwriting Award, shortlisted for the 2013 James Tait Black Award, and a nomination for the Steinberg Award; for Into the Numbers 2nd Place in the Belarus Free Theater International Competition of Modern Dramaturgy and a Ford Foundation Emerging Writer of Color Grant; finalist for the PONY and Jerome Fellowships.

Chris’s plays peddle in the socio-political, the psychological, the absurd and the structurally kaleidoscopic. A Bay Area native, Chris is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting from S.F. State.

You Mean To Do Me Harm will be directed by Joshua Williams and read by students of the New Play Practicum. Takeo Rivera will join Christopher onstage for a Q&A after the reading.


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