This is Not A True Story
by Preston Choi
a part of the forum’s NEW WORKS program
Writer: Preston Choi
Director: Sharon Shao
Dramaturg: Ryan Takemiya
Cast: Alyssa So, Natalia Duong, Nikki Meñez,
Brennan Pickman-Thoon & Ciera Eis
September 29 at 7pm
3140 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley
the heroine of Madame Butterfly completes her tragic suicide, only to wake up trapped in a never ending loop of her story
Then Miss Saigon is born thrusting another heroine into the deadly cycle, until a mysterious office woman throws the world out of balance. This Is Not A True Story unravels the history of Orientalist art, theatre and the danger of fiction becoming reality.
Preston Choi is a Chicago based playwright/actor from Atlanta, whose work focuses on Asian-American history, the mixed race experience and social science fiction. “This Is Not A True Story” was featured at Confest 2018, and was a finalist for the 2019 Bay Area Playwrights Festival.
His plays have been developed/produced with Silk Road Rising, A Squared Theatre, Artists at Play, CAATA, Victory Gardens, The Passage Theatre, G45 Productions, Asian American Theatre Artists of Boston, Chicago Scratch, Our Perspectives, Wave Productions, and Vertigo Productions. His play “A Great Migration” received the 2017 Agnes Nixon Award and was a finalist for Playwright's Realm's Scratchpad Series. He was the recipient of an Undergraduate Research Grant from Northwestern University for research into plastic surgery, aesthetic beauty and reality television. He graduated from Northwestern University in 2018 with a BS in Theatre which feels appropriate.
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