Play Reading Series: Three Women of Swatow
in the Workspace
Tarragon is home to one of the longest-standing and most acclaimed play development programs in Canada. Many of the plays featured in Tarragon’s annual Play Reading Series evolve into full productions as part of Tarragon’s seasons, and on to receive national exposure. The Play Reading Series runs from May 23 – 27, 2017 in Tarragon’s Workspace. Admission is free, and no reservations are taken. Readings begin at 8pm and doors open at 7:30pm. Arrive early to claim your seat!
Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 8 pm
Three Women of Swatow by Chloé Hung
When Mother accidentally kills her husband, three generations of women must come together to solve a bloody situation. This darkly comedic play takes a look at the legacy of abuse, the power of family, and how to prevent the resurrection of a headless chicken.
Featuring Brenda Kamino, Marjorie Chan
Born and raised in Toronto, Chloé Hung completed her MFA in dramatic writing at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she studied playwriting, screenwriting, and TV writing. Her play, All Our Yesterdays, debuted at the 2015 Toronto Fringe Festival to accolades and awards from NOW Magazine, MyEntertainmentWorld’s MyTheatre Award, and the festival’s Patron’s Pick. It was restaged at the 2016 Next Stage Theatre Festival, again to critical acclaim. All Our Yesterdays raised money for Save the Children and Plan Canada’s Because I Am A Girl campaign. Her play, Issei, He Say (or the Myth of the First) was workshopped with Oskar Eustis and Suzan-Lori Parks and workshopped at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for the National New Play Network’s MFA Playwrights Workshop and Reading Series in July 2016. As a screenwriter, she was a finalist two consecutive years at the Fusion Film Festival for Untapped and A Glimpse of Sun, the latter was selected for the Black List’s LA mini-lab. She is part of the Los Angeles theater Moving Arts’ MADlab where she works on her new play Model Minority. Chloé is thrilled to work on Three Women of Swatow with Tarragon’s Playwrights Unit. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Toronto.
Read the full list of Play Reading Series plays here.