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China, at the heart of the 20th Century, became a nation transformed beyond recognition. Through the eyes of one fiercely courageous family, Wild Swans takes us on a journey from the early days of Communist hope and struggle, through the chaos and confusion of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, to the birth of a superpower. An astonishing human story, Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China has sold more than 13 million copies in 36 languages. This first ever stage version brings together author Jung Chang with playwright Alexandra Wood, director Sacha Wares, designer Miriam Buether and Beijing video artist Wang Gongxin.

2012 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award recipient
An A.R.T./ Young Vic/ Actors Touring Company co-production.

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Notable dates

Recommended for ages 12+

Run Time: 90 minutes with no intermission.

ASL perfomances:

Sunday, February 26 at 2:00 PM
Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 PM

Audio-described performances:

Wednesday, February 29 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 3 at 2:00 PM

Discussions

To accompany Wild Swans, the A.R.T. has organized a discussion series in collaboration with the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. For more information about the series, please click here.

The upcoming dates are:

Wednesday, March 7, following the 2:00 p.m. performance. Discussion with the cast of Wild Swans.

Saturday, March 10, following the 2:00 p.m. performance. Discussion with the cast of Wild Swans.

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Credits

Creative team

Written by

Jung Chang

Written by

Jung Chang

Jung Chang was born in Sichuan Province, China in 1952. During the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976) she worked as a peasant, a barefoot doctor, a steelworker and an electrician before becoming an English-language student. In 1978 she moved to Britain and in 1982 became the first person from the People’s Republic of China to earn a PhD from a British university. Wild Swans and her other best-selling book, Mao: The Unknown Story (with Jon Halliday), have been translated into more than 40 languages.

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Adapted by

Alexandra Wood

Adapted by

Alexandra Wood

Alexandra’s play, The Eleventh Capital, was produced by the Royal Court as part of their Young Writers’ Festival in 2007, for which she won the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright. She was one of the writers to contribute to Decade, directed by Rupert Goold, which explored the legacy of 9/11 ten years on. Other plays include: The Andes (a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award); Thirty Two Years Is Nothing and Expecting, BAC; Unbroken, Gate Theatre; Miles To Go, Latitude Festival; The Lion’s Mouth, Rough Cuts at the Royal Court; and the radio play Twelve Years, BBC 4.

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Directed by

Sacha Wares

Directed by

Sacha Wares

Sacha is an Associate Director of both the Royal Court and Young Vic Theatres in London. Her recent work includes Roy Williams’ Sucker Punch, debbie tucker green’s random, and Mike Bartlett’s My Child (all at Royal Court). Other work includes debbie tucker green’s generations (Young Vic) and trade (Royal Shakespeare Company), Michel Houllebecq’s Platform (ICA), Caryl Churchill’s A Number at Theatre Project Tokyo. She was also co-director of Guantanamo: “Honor Bound to Defend Freedom” at the Tricycle Theatre in 2004, which transferred to London’s West End and New York.

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Scenic Design

Miriam Buether

Scenic Design

Miriam Buether

Theater: King Lear, Public Theater; Decade, St Katherine’s Dock, Headlong; Earthquakes in London (2011 Olivier Award nomination, 2010 Evening Standard Award), National Theatre; Sucker Punch (2010 Evening Standard Award), Get Santa, Relocated, My Child, The Wonderful World of Dissocia (2004/5 Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland), Way to Heaven, Cock, Royal Court Theatre; Judgement Day (2009 Evening Standard Award nomination), When the Rain Stops Falling, Almeida Theatre; Everybody Loves a Winner, Manchester International Festival; Government Inspector, In the Red and Brown Water (2008 Evening Standard Award Nomination), The Good Soul of Szechuan, generations, The Bee, Red Demon, Young Vic; Six Characters in Search of an Author, Chichester, WE, Sidney; The Bacchae, Realism, National Theatre of Scotland, EIF; Honor Bound to Defend Freedom, Tricycle Theatre, WE, New York and San Francisco; Red Demon, The Bee, written/directed Hideki Noda, Japan; Long Time Dead, pool (no water), Theatre Royal Plymouth; Trade, RSC at Soho Theatre. Dance: Body of Poetry, Komische Oper Berlin; Hartstocht, Introdans, Neatherland; Possibly Six, Tenderhooks, Canadian National Ballet; Opera: Anna Nicole, ROH; Trittico/Suor Angelica, ROH; Turandot, ENO; The Sacrifice, WNO. Additional awards: 2008 Hospital Club Creative Award for Theatre; Overall winner of The Linbury Prize for Stage Design in 1999. Born in Germany, Miriam trained in theatre design at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, London and in costume design at the Akademie für Kostüm Design, Hamburg.

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Costume Design

Tom Rand

Costume Design

Tom Rand

Costume credits: West End: The Philadelphia Story; Boston Marriage, Donmar Warehouse; Medea; Twelve Angry Men; Ashes to Ashes - world premiere; The Hothouse; What The Butler Saw; Three Tall Women; A Letter of Resignation; Taking Sides; Burn This; and Holiday. Regional: Quartermaine’s Terms, Tour. Set and Costume credits: Off Broadway: Beau Brummell and Cooking For Kings, The Ideas Foundry/59E59. West End: The Birthday Party; Relative Values; A Kind of Alaska, The Lover, The Collection, Donmar Warehouse. Regional: An Ideal Husband, Moonstone, The Importance of Being Ernest, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. Over thirty feature film costume credits including: The Count of Monte Cristo; Un Pont Entre Deux Rives, directed by Gerard Depardieu; A Business Affair; The Power of One; Young Toscanini, directed by Franco Zeffirelli; Eleni, directed by Peter Yates; The Pirates of Penzance; The Shooting Party; The French Lieutenant’s Woman (nominated for a BAFTA and Oscar), directed by Karel Reisz and The Duellists (nominated for a BAFTA), directed by Ridley Scott. First Prize at the Bandiero D’Argento Festival in Italy for contribution to the art of costume design.

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Lighting Design

D M Wood

Lighting Design

D M Wood

A.R.T.: Romance, Romeo and Juliet. Recent credits: Werther, Minnesota Opera; Die Liebe Der Danae, Bard Summerscape; Il Trittico, Anna Nicole (world premiere Co-Design), Royal Opera House. Ms. Wood has also designed productions for Virginia Opera, Long Beach Opera, Opéra de Montréal, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Colorado, Houston Grand Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Opern-Haus Graz (Austria), and the Savonlinna Opera (Finland). Her work in theatre includes designs for Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF), Primary Stages - NYC, NYSF - The Public Theater, Children’s Theatre Company (Minneapolis), Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Baltimore Centerstage, Trinity Repertory Company, and Philadelphia Theatre Company.

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Sound Design

Gareth Fry

Sound Design

Gareth Fry

A.R.T.: Barber Shop ChroniclesWild Swans. Recent US Theater: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; The Encounter (with Pete Malkin); Shun-kin, The Noise of Time, Complicité; Black Watch, Let The Right One In, National Theatre of Scotland. Gareth’s work includes over twenty productions at the National Theatre, over twenty at the Royal Court and countless more, including the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games. Awards include two Tony Awards, two Drama Desk Awards, and an IRNE award, as well as three Olivier Awards, an Evening Standard Award, and two Helpmann Awards.

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Video Design

Wang GongXin

Movement Direction

Leon Baugh

Movement Direction

Leon Baugh

Dancer: In Your Rooms, Uprising, Political Mother, Hofesh Shechter; Lullaby, Park, Jasmin Vardimo; Masurca Fogo (Walrus), Pina Bausch. Leon has also worked with with Stan Wont Dance and Frantic Assembly. Choreographer: Sucker Punch (2010 Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography), Royal Court Theatre. He is also a sports injury therapist and training Osteopath.

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Projection Design

Tim Reid

Projection Design

Tim Reid

Tim has designed video effects and playback systems for shows that range from experimental small-scale works to full-scale opera, ballet and theater productions. He has designed video for Vox Motus, National Theatre of Scotland, The Royal Ballet, The Edinburgh International Festival, DV8 Physical Theatre, Wee Stories, David Leddy, Dogstar, Theatre By The Lake, The Arches, Random Accomplice, Dancebase and TAG. He has worked as Head of Video for the National Theatre of Scotland and toured internationally as a video technician with DV8 Physical Theatre. More information and images of his work can be found at www.timreid.info.

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Music Direction

Joanna Zenghui Qiu

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Music Direction

Joanna Zenghui Qiu

Principal musician for Mei Lanfang Beijing Opera Company and London Jing Kun Opera Association. Performed inconcerts at the Royal Opera House, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, and WOMEX & WOMAD world music festivals. Music director/performer in stage productions including Golden Dragon, ATC; Why the Lion Danced, Yellow Earth; Slippery Mountain, Not So Loud; contributor to Monkey: Journey to the West. Graduate of Tianjin Opera School and the China National Beijing Opera College. Plays thirteen different instruments.

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Puppet Design

Michael Fowkes

Associate Director

Ramin Gray

US Casting

Zoe Rotter

US Casting

Zoe Rotter

Casting Director credits include: Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England, Two River Theater Company; Breakfast At Tiffany’s (co-cast with Ilene Starger); upcoming remount of Einstein on the Beach; and BEARCITY. She is also casting her second season of Selected Shorts at Symphony Space. She has worked on films such as X-Men: First Class, Cold Souls, Kickass, Notorious, Music Lyrics, Night at the Museum, and School of Rock.

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UK Casting

Julia Horan CDG

UK Casting

Julia Horan CDG

Theater: Absent Friends, Harold Pinter Theatre; Backbeat, Duke of York’s; South Downs/The Browning Version, Chichester Festival Theatre; After Miss Julie, Government Inspector, My Dad’s A Birdman, Joe Turner’s Come And Gone, Glass Menagerie, Annie Get Your Gun, In The Red & Brown Water, The Good Soul Of Szechuan, Young Vic; Wastwater, The Heretic, Get Santa, Kin, Red Bud, Tribes, Wanderlust, Spur Of The Moment, Sucker Punch, Ingredient X, Royal Court; Clybourne Park, Royal Court/Wyndhams; The Golden Dragon, Actors Touring Company; The Knot Of The Heart; Through A Glass Darkly; Measure For Measure; When The Rain Stops Falling; In A Dark Dark House; A Chain Play; The Homecoming, Almeida; Death Of A Salesman and The Hounding Of David Oluwale, Bedroom Farce, The Grouch, WYP; Six Characters In Search Of An Author, Headlong/Tour; The House Of Special Purpose, Chichester/Neal St; Arcadia, Duke of Yorks; Horse Marines, Plymouth; Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats Of Loneliness, Headlong; Harvest, Tour; Drowning On Dry Land, Salisbury Playhouse; Six Characters In Search Of An Author, Chichester and West End; Nocturne, Almeida and Edinburgh. Opera: Lost Highway, ENO/Young Vic; Gaddafi - A Living Myth, ENO.

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Hair & Wig Design

Campbell Young Associates

Hair & Wig Design

Campbell Young Associates

Broadway: Ghost the Musical, Private Lives, Spider-Man, La Bête, Mary Stuart, Rock ’n’ Roll. Touring USA: Les Misérables. For the Young Vic: Hamlet, Government Inspector, Annie Get Your Gun, The Good Soul of Szechuan, Vernon God Little, Six Characters Looking for an Author. London: Sweeney Todd, Ghost, Betrayal, Million Dollar Quartet, The Children’s Hour, La Bête, Love Never Dies, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Priscilla, Oliver, Billy Elliot, An Inspector Calls. Opera: Prima Donna, NYC and MIF; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, WNO; Der Freischütz, Baden-Baden; Tristan und Isolde, La Scala; From the House of the Dead, Vienna Festival.

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Sound Associate

Dominic Bilkey

Sound Associate

Dominic Bilkey

Sound Design credits include: Dr Marigold and Mr Chops, Masterclass, Bath Theatre Royal; Twelfth Night, See How They Run, Dancing At Lughnasa, Original Theatre; Pandora, Standing on the Shoulder of Giants; After Troy, Lifeblood Theatre; Journey’s End, Icarus/Original Theatre; In The Solitude of Cotton Fields, Young Vic; The Space Between My Head and My Body, Gin in the Tea; The Only Girl in the World, Fractured Venus; The Railway Children, Sevenoaks Playhouse; Wagstaffe the Wind-up Boy, Rapunzel, Kneehigh Theatre; Souterrain, Cornwall, WildWorks. Associate Credits include: The Government Inspector, Young Vic; The Hound of The Baskervilles, Ian Fricker; Voyage Round My Father, Donmar Warehouse.

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Movement Associate

Joanne Fong

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Movement Associate

Joanne Fong

Rambert Dance Company; Rosas, Belgium; Royal Exchange Theatre Company; National Theatre,London; Quarantine Theatre; National Dance Company Wales; Robin Dingeman Productions; DV8 Physical Theatre; Bock and Vincenzi; Jeremy James and Company; Mark Bruce Company; Arc Dance Company; Reflex, Holland; Ricochet. Winner of Best Female Award by the Critic’s Dance Circle for the role of Nastasya Flippovna in Elegy. Choreographer and co-director for Snag Project; Independent choreographer Welsh Independent Dance; Wales Millenium Centre; Arnolfini, Bristol; Opera production of Nabucco, Japan; National Dance Company Wales. Joanne is an Associate Choreographer for Welsh Dance Productions.

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Research and Promotion Assistant

Hong Yane Wang

Research and Promotion Assistant

Hong Yane Wang

Film: Red Cliff (Assistant to Line Producer, directed by John Woo); The Warrior and the Wolf (Interpreter, directed by Tian Zhuangzhuang); The Blue Bone (AD, directed by Cui Jian); The Monkey King (VFX Assistant, directed by Cheang Pou-soi). Hong Yane Wang was born in Beijing and now lives and works in London. She has an M.A. in Film Studies, Beijing Normal University and an M.A. Filmmaking, Goldsmiths College.

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Assistant Director

Kate Hewitt

Assistant Director

Kate Hewitt

Currently one of the Jerwood Assistant directors at the Young Vic, Artistic Associate Electra (Gate Theatre 2011 & Latitude festival 2011), Assistant Director on the following productions: Clybourne Park, Wyndhams Theatre West End 2011 and Royal Court 2010; Through a Glass Darkly, The Almeida 2010; Breathing Irregular, The Gate, 2010. Co-creator with You Need Me theatre company: How it Ended, Arcola 2009 and Edinburgh fringe; Certain Dark Things, 2010 Tabacco Factory and The Underbelly, Edinburgh; two years Lecoq physical theatre training at L.I.S.P.A, B.A. Hons in Drama and Theatre Arts, Goldsmiths University London.

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Stage Managers

Vicky Berry

The Glass Menagerie, I Am Yusuf and This is My Brother, Amazonia, You Can Se the Hills, A Respectable Wedding, The Enchanted Pig, Tobias and the Angel, THe Knight of the Burning Pestle, Sleeping Beauty, Cruel and Tender, Young Vic; The Comedy of Erros, The God of Soho, Doctor Faustus, The Bible, Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII, Love's Labours Lost, Helen, Romeo and Juliet, The Frontline, King Lear, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre; Major Barbara, Women of Troy, National Theatre.

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Stage Managers

Chris De Camillis

A.R.T: thirty productions in fifteen years at A.R.T. as Artistic Coordinator/​​Resident Stage Manager. Broadway: Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Misery, It’s Only a Play, The Glass Menagerie. Off-Broadway: Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven; The Hard Problem, Pride’s Crossing, Lincoln Center; Much Ado About Nothing, NYSF/​Delacorte; The Total Bent, Public Theater; Parable of the Sower, Public Theater Under the Radar Festival; Oliver Twist, TFNA. For Esch, Tommy, Jeremy, and Jan.

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Cast

Yu-Fang

Julyana Soelistyo

A.R.T: Children of Heracles directed by Peter Sellars. New York: The Glorious Ones (Armanda), Lincoln Center; On The Town, City Center; Pericles (Marina), BAM; Golden Child (Tony nomination, Drama League, Clarence Derwent Award), Broadway. Regional: Iphigenia At Aulis (Yale Repertory Theatre), Macbeth (Center Stage), Cymbeline (Intiman), Naomi's Road (SCT). More recently, Julyana played Ariel in The Tempest with Christopher Plummer at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Film: The Tempest, Earthly Possessions, Bringing Out The Dead. Julyana received her MFA from the American Conservatory Theater. She lives in New York with her husband and their children, Coco and Leon.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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De-Hong

Ka-Ling Cheung

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De-Hong

Ka-Ling Cheung

National Tour: The King and I, Theater Under the Stars. Regional: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Weston Playhouse, Portland Center Stage; Metamorphoses, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Artists Repertory Theater; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; An Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, Portland Center Stage, San Jose Repertory; A Christmas Carol, American Conservatory Theatre; Romeo and Juliet, American Conservatory Theatre - Zeum; The Tempest, L.A. Women’s Shakespeare Co.; Once on this Island, Flower Drum Song, The Western Stage; It’s a Bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman, 42nd St. Moon. New York: Othello, Twelfth Night, Leviathan Lab; The Tempest, Theater1010; 7.11 Convenience Theater, Desipina & Co. Film/Television: “Law and Order: SVU,” “One Life to Live,” China Dolls. Graduate of American Conservatory Theatre. Proud member of Leviathan Lab and Homunculus Mask Theater.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Shou-Yu

Orion Lee

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Shou-Yu

Orion Lee

U.K. credits: The Wheel (winner of Fringe First and Amnesty International Awards), National Theatre of Scotland; Enron (winner of TMA Best New Play Award), Headlong; The Peddler’s Tale, In Extremis. Appeared in multiple productions at LAMBDA, including The Prisoner’s Dilemma, Twelfth Night, The Cherry Orchard, Our Boys. Film/Television: Macbeth (title role), The Shorthouse Organization; Creeping Zero, “The Jury,” “Silent Witness.”

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Ting

Celeste Den

Regional: Laws of Sympathy, Playwrights’ Arena; The Joy Luck Club, East West Players; Othello, The Boston Court; Between Two Friends, Island, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville; The Merchant of Venice, L.A. Women’s Shakespeare. Film/Television: Larry Crowne; “The Doctor,” Warner Brothers; “Criminal Minds,” CBS. Graduate of the California Institute of the Arts.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Bolin

Jon Kit Lee

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Bolin

Jon Kit Lee

Film/ Television: Shanghai Hotel, A Crime, Romeo Must Die, The Corrupter.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Heng

Victor Chi

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Heng

Victor Chi

Regional: Angel Street, Lizard Theater; Layover in L.A., Alexandria Hotel Black Box; Making It Big, Raven Playhouse; Persimmons in Winter, MACLA San Jose; The Waiting Room, The Visit, Studio Theater, Riverside. Film/Television: Heartburn, My Name is Charlie Wong, Internal Behaviors, “Tim and Eric Awesome Show.” Graduate of the University of California, Riverside.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Zhen

Joanna Zenghui Qiu

Principal musician for Mei Lanfang Beijing Opera Company and London Jing Kun Opera Association. Performed inconcerts at the Royal Opera House, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, and WOMEX & WOMAD world music festivals. Music director/performer in stage productions including Golden Dragon, ATC; Why the Lion Danced, Yellow Earth; Slippery Mountain, Not So Loud; contributor to Monkey: Journey to the West. Graduate of Tianjin Opera School and the China National Beijing Opera College. Plays thirteen different instruments.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Huifen

Joanne Fong

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Huifen

Joanne Fong

Rambert Dance Company; Rosas, Belgium; Royal Exchange Theatre Company; National Theatre,London; Quarantine Theatre; National Dance Company Wales; Robin Dingeman Productions; DV8 Physical Theatre; Bock and Vincenzi; Jeremy James and Company; Mark Bruce Company; Arc Dance Company; Reflex, Holland; Ricochet. Winner of Best Female Award by the Critic’s Dance Circle for the role of Nastasya Flippovna in Elegy. Choreographer and co-director for Snag Project; Independent choreographer Welsh Independent Dance; Wales Millenium Centre; Arnolfini, Bristol; Opera production of Nabucco, Japan; National Dance Company Wales. Joanne is an Associate Choreographer for Welsh Dance Productions.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Dr. Wan

Eric Chan

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Dr. Wan

Eric Chan

Original Broadway companies: Flower Drum Song (Mr. Lee, Broadway revival company), Miss Saigon (Assistant Comissar), SHOGUN The Musical (Omi-san), Anything Goes (Louie), revival, Lincoln Center. New York: Take Me America (Winner Best Actor 2006, Midtown International Theatre Festival). Film/Television: New York I Love You; 3 A.M., Showtime; “Life On Mars,” ABC; “Fringe,” FOX; “Lipstick Jungle,” NBC; “As The World Turns,” CBS.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Governor Lin

Ron Nakahara

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Governor Lin

Ron Nakahara

New York: Rashomon, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre; Earth and Sky, Second Stage; The Three Sisters, Pan Asian; Romeo and Juliet, NYSF/Public Theatre; As You Like It, NYSF/Public Theatre; Danton’s Death, LaMama E.T.C.; The School for Wives, NATCO; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pan Asian. Regional: The Merchant of Venice, Hartford Stage Co.; Comedy of Errors, The Shakespeare Theatre, D.C.; The Screens, The Guthrie Theatre; Othello, Alliance Theatre Atlanta; The Empress of China, Cincinnati Playhouse; Cyrano, ACT, San Francisco; Taming of the Shrew, ACT; Diary of a Scoundrel, Hawaii Public Theatre. Film/Television: College Road Trip, I Think I Love My Wife, Sleepwalk With Me (upcoming), The 22, “The Good Wife,” “Fringe,” “3 LBS.,” “Whoopi,” “Cosby Mysteries,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order SVU,” “One Life to Live,” “As the World Turns,” “All My Children,” “Pearl, The Miniseries,” “Hawaii 5-O” (the original). Studied acting at University of Hawaii. Trained with Kristen Linklater (Voice), Kikunobu Onoe (Kabuki acting and dance), and National Treasure of Japan in Kyogen, Nomura Mansaku.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Team Leader Chi

Les J.N. Mau

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Team Leader Chi

Les J.N. Mau

New York: Tibet Does Not Exist, Theatre for Human Rights; Rashomon, The Joy Luck Club, Forbidden City Blues, Wilderness, Eat a Bowl of Tea, Empress Asian Repertory; Pacific Overtures, York Theatre Company; Dragonwings, Lincoln Center Institute; The Cherry Orchard, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Purgatory, National Asian American Theatre. Regional: The King Stag, Yale Repertory; No Foreigners Beyond This Point, Baltimore Center Stage; Dragonwings, Syracuse Stage, Children’s Theatre Company, Fulton Opera House; Legacy Codes, Hanger Theatre; Twelve Angry Men, Merrimack Repertory; Offshore, San Francisco Mime Troupe; Annie Get Your Gun, Depot Theatre; Where It Came From, O’Neill Theatre Center. Film/Television/Animation: Too Big To Fail, Au Pair III, Corn, Martin & Orloff, Face, A Bright Shining Lie, Deadline, “Gideon Oliver,” “The Onion News Network,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent, “Naked Brothers Band,” “Madigan Men,” “As the World Turns,” “Macy’s ‘Little Spirit’,” “Grand Theft Auto III,” “Grand Theft Auto IV.”

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Teacher Shu

Jennifer Lim Ai Hua

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Teacher Shu

Jennifer Lim Ai Hua

London: The Good Person of Setzuan, Royal National Theatre; Daughter of the River, Mulan Theatre Company; Pork Bellies, Theatre Centre. Other theater: Speaking to Him, Birmingham Repertory Theatre; Hecuba, Foursight Theatre. Film/Television: Piercing Brightness; Womb; Act of Grace; When Evil Calls; Hostel (Kana); Code 46; Rogue Trader; Red; Happy McGee; “Spirit Warriors,” “City,” “The League of Gentlemen,” BBC; “Waves of Courage,” “The Broadcaster,” TCS. Radio: “The Story of the Stone,” BBC World Service; “And the Rain my Drink,” “The Flower Room,” BBC Radio 4.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Er-Hong (Child)

Emme Fuzhen Ricci

Er-Hong (Child)

Emme Fuzhen Ricci

Theater: Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (Baby Rudolph), Taylor School; Willy Wonka (Matilda, Oompa-Loompa), Foxboro Recreational. Print: Disney’s Family Fun Magazine (February 2012, April 2011), Disney’s Family Fun KID’s Magazine (Back Cover, November/December 2011), Vantel Pearl Catalog (2011, 2009). Arts and Special Skills: Boston Ballet School (2006 - 2009), Foxboro Classical Ballet Academy (2011 - Current), Sharon Chinese School (2007 - Current), U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Member (2006 - Current), Dynasty Models & Talent, Boston, MA. Loves her family and dogs.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Niu

Nekhebet Kum Juch

Regional: The King And I, Gypsy, North Shore Music Theatre. Community: Winter on Broadway, Wakefield Repertory Theatre; Footloose, Millis Theatre Group; A Christmas Carol, Attleboro Community Theatre; The Nutcracker Suite, Terpsichore. Television/Film: I Hate You Dad. 6th grade student at Beverly’s Briscoe Middle School.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Dai

Annie Chang

New York: Decade, La Mama, Harold Clurman Festival of the Arts; The Burkinis, Abingdon Theatre; A Name Without a Game, Looking Glass Theatre; T.A.B., Manhattan Theatre Repertory; Equity Fights AIDS Shakespeare Benefit, The Connelly Theatre. Regional: The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, Camino Real Playhouse; Miss Saigon, Starlight Bowl. Film/Television: “One Life to Live,” “Girlhattan.” B.F.A. from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Stella Adler Studio.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Weimin

Oliver Biles

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Weimin

Oliver Biles

Theater: Why the Lion Danced?, Yellow Earth Theatre; Much Ado About Nothing, Three Sisters, The Man of Mode, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Pillowman, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Television: “House of Anubis,” Nickelodeon. Graduate of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Er-Hong

Katie Leung

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Er-Hong

Katie Leung

Films: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Cho Chang). Television: “Agatha Christie’s Poirot - Cat Amongst the Pigeons.”

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Community Chorus Members

Kevin Lin (Chorus Leader), Christine An, Christina Chan, LinAnn Ching, DeAnna Choi, HyoJeong Choi, Kenneth Chung, Lily Hong, Mariko Kanto, Lester Kim, Steven Lee, Michelle Merry, Roxanne Morse, Katherine Sao, Jeff Song, Yi-Jun Tan, Michael Tow, Andrew Tung, Giselle Ty, Paul Sung Ventresca, Jie Wang

Production Staff

Deputy Stage Manager

Tamara Albachari

Deputy Stage Manager

Tamara Albachari

West End: Calendar Girls. London: Sizwe Banzi Is Dead, Coram Boy, Southwark Fair, The Overwhelming, The Life of Galileo, Burn/Chatroom/Citizenship, Henry IV Part 2, National Theatre; Sucker Punch, Rhinoceros, My Child, Food Chain, Royal Court Theatre; Crave, Royal Court Theatre Bonn Germany; Comedians, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith; Aladdin, New Wimbledon Theatre; Mercy, Soho Theatre; The Browning Version, South Downs, A Month in the Country, Calendar Girls, Chichester Festival Theatre; Beautiful Thing, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Roots, Pretend You Have Big Buildings, Harvey, Rutherford & Son, Volpone, Six Degrees of Separation, The Seagull, Secret Heart, Habitat, On My Birthday, American Buffalo, Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester; Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell, Theatre Royal Bath & UK Tour; The King and I, Curve, Leicester; The English Game, Headlong Theatre/UK Tour; Romeo & Juliet, ETT/UK Tour/Hong Kong; Johnny Vegas: And Another Thing, Manchester International Festival 2011.

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Assistant Stage Manager

Terri K. Kohler

Assistant Stage Manager

Terri K. Kohler

A.R.T.: Oedipus, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Dispute, The Sound of a Voice. New York: Angel Reapers, The Joyce Theater; The School for Lies, CSC; In the Footprint, Brooklyn at Eye Level, The Civilians; Tell the Way, St. Ann’s Warehouse; Orange, Hat & Grace, Soho Rep; The Forest, CSC; Orpheus X, Tfana; Killers and Other Family, Rattlestick; Garden of Earthly Delights, 2 Step Productions; The Civilians Paris Commune, In Darfur, Public LAB; The Black Eyed, NYTW; Milk-n-Honey, Lightbox; When the Messenger is Hot, 59E59; Broadway Bares 2007–11, BC/EFA; Don Juan in Prague, BAM; Hell, the opera, PS 122. Regional: Angel Reapers, ADF; Quixote, Stillpoint Productions; Carmen, Madison Opera; I Just Stopped By to See the Man, God’s Man in Texas, Geffen Playhouse; Moscow: Cherry Tree Towers, The Tenderland, Offenbach!!!, Bard Summerscape; The Tales of Hoffman, New Orleans Opera. Ms. Kohler is a graduate of the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television.

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Production Supervisor

Diane Willmott

Deputy Production Supervisor

Lloyd Thomas

Assistant Production Supervisor

Mike Ager

Dialect Coach

Majella Hurley

Costume Supervisor

Fizz Jones

Chinese Costume Advisor

Dai Guijiang

Assistant Costume Supervisor

Rose Love

Assistant Set Designer

Lucy Sierra

Props Buyer (China)

Chen Fengyan

Wang Gongxin's Video Team

Zhou Chen, Zhijun, Yao Yu, Yuguang, Young Fu, Shaun Wang, Guoer Lin, Alice and Yao Wang

For The A.R.T.

Chorus Coordinator

Allegra Libonati

Chorus Coordinator

Allegra Libonati

A.R.T.: The Pirate Princess, The Light Princess, Hansel and Gretel (Director); The Snow Queen (Director/Adapter); The Donkey Show (Resident Director); The Tempest, Prometheus Bound (Associate Director), Death and the Powers: The Robots’ Opera, Best of Both Worlds (Assistant Director). OBERON: Once In Hell: Dante’s Inferno in 10 Dinner Courses; Matchmaker, Matchmaker, I’m Willing to Settle: A Musical Guide to Internet Dating. Broadway: HAIR (Assistant Director, Tony Award-winning Revival). Summer Theater of New Canaan: South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Carousel, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, H4 (an original adaptation of Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2).

 

 

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Production Intern

Kevin Lin

Props Craftsperson

Chris Fields

Costume Crafts

Eric Propp, Jeffrey Burrows

Dressers

Brian Choinski, Robin Rittenour

Wigs Runner

Emily Damron

Swing Dresser

Amber Voner

Light Board Operator

Kirk Miller

Video Operator

Matthew Houstle

Carpenters

Nathaniel Drake, Dan Lincoln, Paul Mayer, Garrett McEntee, Heather Morris, Jon Seiler, Matthew Sebastian, Bartley Stevens, Ben St. Louis

Paint Intern

Benji Boudreau

Stage Crew

Brian Melcher

Harvard Office of Career Services Art Fellow

Bryan Kauder, Jiayi Li

For the Young Vic

Props Construction Supervisor

Emma Hayward

Props Buyer

Nafeesah Butt, Ian Andlaw

Props Makers

Anna Bruder, Penny Spedding, Bella Lagnado, Natasha Piper, Ed Wirtz, Bob Weatherhead, Fiona Ryan, Nick Benjamin, Anna Tan

Puppet Makers

Jan Zalud, Julia Jeulin, Michael Fowkes

Puppet Workshop Assistants

Amber Donovan, Fiona Gourlay, Elizabether Peck

Rehearsal Carpenter

Dario Fusco

Rehearsal Crew

Jack Harding, Stuart Farnell

Stage Management Assistant

Tamykha Patterson

Production Assistant

Ben Brown

Dyeing

Nicola Killeen Textiles

Bound Feet Shoes

Lewis Jones

Trainee Directors supported by the Boris Karloff Foundation

Meline Danielewicz, Ola Ince

Wild Swans plays at the Young Vic in April 2012 as part of the World Stages London, a season of exceptional new shows celebrating the cosmopolitan diversity of London. It is a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between 8 leading London theatres and 12 UK and international co-producers, including the A.R.T. and the Young Vic.

Wild Swans is part of the Young Vic’s International Programme and is supported by Bloomberg.