Eugenie Chan

Resident Playwright

2007 -- 2014

Eugenie is a 5th generation San Franciscan whose forefathers sold slippers in Chinatown, dry goods in the desert, and love in the bordellos. No wonder her plays tend to mix up language, reality, tradition, and history. Her work includes Madame Ho, Kitchen Table, 19 Wentworth, Bone to Pick, Diadem, Tontlawald, Daphne Does Dim Sum; Rancho Grande; Emil, A Chinese Play; Novell-aah!, Pilgrim, Consent, Circus, and opera libretti Courtside, Snakewoman. Theatres that have produced or developed her plays include the Public, Playwrights Horizons, Ma-Yi, Centenary Stage, Pan Asian Rep, and Perishable Theatre; on the West Coast: Cutting Ball Theater, Thick Description, Magic Theatre, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Northwest Asian American Theatre, Group Theatre, East West Players, and the Asian American Theatre Company, and the Houston Grand Opera: HGOco. Eugenie has received commissions from HGOco, the Magic/Sloan Science Initiative, Cutting Ball, and the San Francisco Foundation; awards fromMixed Blood Theater, NYU; residencies from Sundance, Hedgebrook; grants from the Lippman Family New Frontier, San Francisco Arts Commission, the SF and Wallace Foundations, TBA New Works, CA$H; and fellowships from the Berilla Kerr, Affymax, Tournesol, Film Arts, and George Lucas Educational Foundations. Her work is published in Alexander Street Press’ Asian American Drama and North American Women Writers and Lexington Books’ Embodiments of Asian/American and Pacific Islander/American Sexualities. She is a Resident Playwright at New Dramatists and playwright emerita at the Cutting Ball Theater. Eugenie has also written political satire for the San Francisco Mime Troupe and screenplays which have been finalists for Nicholl and Cinestory Fellowships. She holds a BA in Literature from Yale and an MFA from NYU.

ND Activity
  • Lippmann Family "New Frontier" Award

    Lippmann Family "New Frontier" Award

    Created as a memorial to the late John Lippmann, a much-loved and respected New Dramatists board member, the Lippmann Family "New Frontier" Award seeks to assist playwrights in opening up new frontiers of the imagination, through travel and adventure.

Playwright Buzz

April 18, 2014

Cantonese Style!

Just received Best Narrative Short at the DisOrient Film Festival.

April 4, 2014

Cantonese Style!

Cantonese Style! (Dir. Bea Soong) premieres at the DisOrient Film Festival in Eugene, Oregon, April 10 – 13, 2014. http://disorientfilm.org/2014/index.html

March 21, 2014

This Lingering Life

Eugenie Chan is thrilled to be dramaturging Chiori Miyagawa's new play, This Lingering Life, opening in June 2014 at the Theater of Yugen in San Francisco.

February 1, 2014

Bone to Pick

Will tour Poland, Lativia, Lithuania, & the Czech Republic with Cutting Ball Theater in October 2015.

February 1, 2014

Bone to Pick

Will tour Poland, Lativia, Lithuania, & the Czech Republic with Cutting Ball Theater in October 2015.

February 1, 2014

Bone to Pick

Will tour Poland, Lativia, Lithuania, & the Czech Republic with Cutting Ball Theater in October 2015.

January 23, 2013

Madame Ho Reading

Madame Ho will be read as part of the Magic Theatre's Virgin Play Series, April 1, at SF's Commonwealth Club.

February 22, 2012

Tontlawald

Check out my 1st foray with devised ensemble work. Tontlawald, inspired by an old Estonian tale about an abused girl, her bad parents, and the forest folk who help her out. February 22- March 11 at Cutting Ball Theater, San Francisco. www.cuttingball.com. See an excerpt at: http://vimeo.com/37161816

February 22, 2012

Snakewoman

Reading a slash and burn version of Opera libretto, Snakewoman, at Crowded Fire Theater's Matchbox Series, San Francisco, March 5. www.crowdedfire.org

February 22, 2012

Tontlawald

Check out my 1st foray with devised ensemble work. Tontlawald, inspired by an old Estonian tale about an abused girl, her bad parents, and the forest folk who help her out. It opens February 22, runs thru March 11 at, Cutting Ball Theater, San Francisco. www.cuttingball.com. See an excerpt at: http://vimeo.com/37161816

Contact Info

Toochis Morin
The Brant Rose Agency
6671 Sunset Blvd
Ste 1584 B
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 460-6464
trose@brantroseagency.com
eachan@earthlink.net

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