Cindy Im, Anna Ishida and Wiley Naman Strasse in "The Hundred Flowers Project" by Christopher Chen at Crowded Fire Theater. (Photo by Pak Han)

Crowded Fire Sets 2-Show 2017 Season

Next season, the San Francisco theatre will produce plays by Mia Chung and Christopher Chen.

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.

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