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November 30 - December 2$18 – $22
Brick Aux presents
Written & Performed by Rachel Lin
November 30-December 2, 2023
at Brick Aux – 628 Metropolitan Ave
In 2011, an estranged father, “John,” reaches out to a long lost daughter for the first time… on Facebook. When he begins writing her letters, she begins a journey of reckoning with a previously unknown past.
Creator & Performer: Rachel Lin
Director: Nana Dakin
Producer: Kelly Letourneau
Scenic Consultant: Cate McCrea
Projection Designer: Cinthia Chen
Lighting Designer: Jonathan Cottle
Sound Designer: Caroline Eng
Stage Manager: Juni Li
DEAR JOHN is the story of what it means to be a father or daughter, our expectations on one another, and the ways we fall short. Spanning three continents and four decades, DEAR JOHN weaves together excerpts from John’s letters, a recorded interview with a woman who left a changing China in the 80s, and stories of growing up undocumented in New York City.
Performed in English and Cantonese with subtitles
Poster Art Credit: Rich Soto
This production is made possible by Brooklyn Arts Council. This show has been developed with IRT Theater, All For One Theater, and Town Stages. Previously developed with Lindsey Hope Pearlman. Special thanks to: Elizabeth May, Ingrid Larson, Erica Huang, Chris Luner, Sarah Shin, Emily Miller, May Lin, Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li, the Museum of Chinese in America, and Asian American Arts Alliance.
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