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Comfort ()

Produced by

Red Snow Collective

Playwright: Diana Tso
Director: William Yong


Aki Studio


November 26th, 2016 – December 10th, 2016


Comfort is a love story about two teenagers in Nanjing, China, who find joy and friendship in their shared passion for opera, which later become precious in their survival through the war and imprisonment in a comfort house in Shanghai.

Over 200,000 girls and women across Asia were forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II and were referred to as comfort women. Comfort explores the meaning of comfort in war time, celebrates the resilience of women and is a declaration of the power of art to heal and find change. (


Vania Chan Opera Singer / Old Window
Phoebe Hu Mother / Zhang Mei Ling
Jen Hum Aihua / Nabi Kim
Vicki Kim Li Dan Feng
Oliver Koomsatira Cormorant / Moon / Soldier
Timothy Ng Father / Officer
Jeff Yung Zhou Ping Yang

Creative Team

Diana Tso Playwright
William Yong Director
Constantine Caravassilis Music Composer
William Yong Movement
William Yong Music Director
Rebecca Picherack Lighting Designer
Erika Chong Costume Designer
William Yong Scenic Designer


Patty Chan Erhu (Chinese Violin)
Cathy Nosaty Piano / Accordian
Brandon Miguel Valdivia Percussion


Elizabeth McDermott Stage Manager
A.J. Morra Production Manager
James Kendal Set Carpenter
Mattea Kennedy Scenic Painter
Darren Bryant Videographer
Dahlia Katz Photographer
Elysha Poirier Poster Design
Louis Au Photographer (Development Workshops)
Vince Ha Photographer (Development Workshops)
Phoebe Hu Mandarin Language Coach