Second Stage to Debut Chisa Hutchinson’s New Play

News   Second Stage to Debut Chisa Hutchinson’s New Play
Somebody’s Daughter will have its world premiere as part of the Uptown Series.
Chisa Hutchinson
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Second Stage Theatre will present the world premiere of Somebody’s Daughter by Chisa Hutchinson, the playwright's newest work that recently made the 2016 Kilroys List.

The production will kick off the 15th season of the Uptown Series, with performances set to begin in summer 2017 at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre. A director and casting will be announced at a later date.

In Hutchinson’s newest work, a 15-year-old Asian-American girl goes to extreme lengths to get her mother to notice her. “She’s a dream child-- except to her parents who wish she was a boy,“ state press notes. “Luckily she finds a sympathetic ear in Kate, her irreverent guidance counselor who knows all too well what it’s like to walk in Alex’s shoes. As three generations of women find their identity in question, each needs to decide who makes the rules and what happens when you break them.“

Hutchinson is the current recipient of the 2016 Tow Foundation grant for the creation, development and production of this new play through Second Stage Theatre. Her earlier plays include She Like Girls, Sex on Sunday, The Subject and Dead & Breathing.

The Kilroys List is made up of 32 new plays by female and trans playwrights. The collection also features new works by Dry Powder playwright Sarah Burgess; Ironbound playwright Martyna Majok; The Insurgents playwright Lucy Thurber; and MJ Kaufman, featured as part of Playbill Pride’s Who’s Next.

Read more about The Kilroys List here.

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