SAN FRANCISCO: Crowded Fire Theater has announced its 2017 season, which will feature two plays.
First up will be Your For Me For You by Mia Chung (March 9-April 1, 2017). The play is about two Korean sisters who attempt to defect from North Korea. M. Graham Smith will direct.
Next will be the world premiere of A Tale of Autumn by Christopher Chen (Sept. 14-Oct 7, 2017). The commissioned play will deal with corporate personhood and modern capitalism.
The theatre also announced a new group of resident artists, including Chen, who was named Crowded Fire’s first playwright-in-residence. He has a long history with Crowded Fire; the theatre has premiered two of his plays. The new resident artists are director M. Graham Smith, actor and choreographer Nican Robinson, and dramaturg Julie McCormick.
Founded in 1997, Crowded Fire Theater focuses on presenting new plays from diverse voices.