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The Chinese Lady ()

Produced by

Crow’s Theatre and fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company and Studio 180 Theatre

Playwright: Lloyd Suh
Director: Marjorie Chan


Streetcar Crowsnest – The Scotiabank Community Studio


May 2-4, 2023


May 2nd, 2023 – May 21st, 2023


Afong Moy is 14 years old when she is brought to the United States from Guangzhou Province in 1834. Purportedly the first Chinese woman to set foot on U.S. soil, she has been put on display for the American public as “The Chinese Lady.”

As the decades wear on, her celebrated sideshow comes to define and challenge her very sense of identity. Alternatingly dark, poetic, and whimsical, the play is a searing portrait of Western culture seen through the eyes of a young Chinese woman. (


Rosie Simon Afong Moy
John Ng Atung

Creative Team

Lloyd Suh Playwright
Marjorie Chan Director
Echo Zhou 周芷會 Set Designer
Kimberly Purtell Lighting Designer
Jung-Hye Kim Costume Designer
Gloria Mok Sound Designer
Gloria Mok Composer
郝邦宇Steven Hao Assistant Director


Kai-Yueh Chen Stage Manager
Charissa Wilcox Production Manager
Charissa Wilcox Technical Director
David Hoekstra Head of Properties
Katie Saunoris Publicist


LJ Savage Production Manager
Ryan Borshuk Technical Director
Jay Hines House Technician