Collaborator with Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Jun 16th 2018 to Jun 22nd 2018
  • FROM : USA

Eugenie Chan is artistic director of Eugenie Chan Theater Projects (ECTP), dedicated to telling the untold stories of Chinese in the American West. Her award-winning plays have been produced across the country, including at Centenary Stage, Cutting Ball Theater, Houston Grand Opera, Northwest Asian American Theatre, Perishable, the Public Theater, San Francisco Mime Troupe, and Thick Description, among others. Her screenplays have screened at the Asians on Film, Berlin, Big Apple, Cinestory, Dis-Orient, Mill Valley, San Diego Asian, and Toronto Independent Film Festivals. 

Eugenie is playwright emerita at Cutting Ball Theater, a New Dramatists and Playwrights Foundation resident alumna, founding member of 6NewPlays theater collective, and teaches at the University of San Francisco's Performing Arts & Social Justice Department.

ECTP’s production of Madame Ho, inspired by Eugenie’s great grandmother’s life as an immigrant, single mother, and brothel madam in Barbary Coast Chinatown, premiered last October in San Francisco at the Exit Theater and at Cameron House, a social service agency originally founded in 1874 to rescue Chinese women sold into sexual slavery.