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Between a Wok and a Hot Pot ()

Produced by

Cahoots Theatre Company

Playwright: Amanda Lin
Director: Esther Jun


The Theatre Centre – BMO Incubator Space


January 28th, 2023 – February 12th, 2023


While preparing a traditional hot pot onstage, Amanda reminisces for her audience about when it wasn’t so cool to be Asian, and delves into the complicated topic of cultural identity and appropriation through food and art. As pressure builds and the show comes crashing down around her, Amanda must come face to face with the question: What does it mean to be authentic, and does it even matter? (


Amanda Lin Mandy
Kenzie Tsang Production Assistant

Creative Team

Amanda Lin Playwright
Esther Jun Director
Elyne Quan Dramaturge
Echo Zhou Set Designer
Echo Zhou Lighting Designer
Olivia Wheeler Sound Designer
Sarah Yuen Costume Designer
Emily Jung Projection Designer


Wei Qing Tan Stage Manager
Reva Lokhande Assistant Stage Manager
Shawn Henry Production Manager
Sarah Yuen Head of Properties
Lisa Alves Producer
Samantha Vu Associate Producer
Julia Howman Projection Design Mentor
Gabriel Townsend Technical Director
JD Darawi Captions Operator
Dhanish Kumar Chinniah Production Assistant