THE BROKEN SHOE // 破鞋 by Vicki Zhang (Toronto)
Time & Location
About the Event
HOW TO ATTEND
At showtime, click here to enter the venue: Canadian Play Thing: THE BROKEN SHOE // 破鞋
"Doors" open 5 minutes prior to start. Capacity 100. This is a live reading and will not be recorded.
As an audience member, you will not appear on camera or audio.
ABOUT THE PLAY
A young mother has been "quarantined" indoors for month. She goes down the memory lane - her years of wrestling with the traditional womanhood near where Confucius was born. Is she getting out, or is the sinister force closing in on her?
CUICUI: Athena Kaitlin Trinh
MOM: M.J. Kang
YINGYING: Samantha Vu
LIN/DAD: Franz Robinow
TAO: Nam Nguyen
WEN: Justin Lee
STAGE DIRECTIONS: Grace Le
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Vicki Zhang’s ten-minute play The Male Root won the 8th InspiraTO Festival’s juried playwriting competition. Her play Oracle Jane was selected for production at Toronto Alumnae Theatre’s 30th New Ideas Festival and received a public staged reading at Winnipeg’s 16th FemFest. Her play How I Became a Tramp was a runner-up of 2019 Hamilton Fringe Festival New Play Contest, and one of the winners of the 2019 Toronto Ergo Pink Fest. Excerpts of her plays have also received staged readings at InspiraTO festival, Toronto’s Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT), Asper Center for Theatre and Film, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO), and University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama. She is the author of Uncalculated Risks (Canadian Scholar’s Press, 2014), which was nominated for a Myrdal Prize. She has also written essays and short fiction about the Chinese diaspora for Rookie Magazine and Theread.