Silverman Will Direct Hwang's Chinglish at the Lark

News   Silverman Will Direct Hwang's Chinglish at the Lark
Chinglish, the new play from Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang, will receive a reading at the Lark Play Development Center June 10-11.
Leigh Silverman
Leigh Silverman Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The Lark's Studio Retreat program and the Public Theater co-present the reading that will be directed by Obie Award-winning director Leigh Silverman (Well, Coraline, From Up Here). The production will be presented in English and Mandarin with projected translations.

Casting for the reading will be announced shortly.

According to the Lark, "A non-Chinese American businessman, seeking to make a deal in a provincial Chinese capital, falls into an extra-marital affair with a female Chinese official, with neither able to effectively communicate in the other's language."

Hwang earned the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award for his Broadway debut with M. Butterfly. His additional Broadway credits include the books for the musicals Aida, Tarzan and the 2002 revival of Flower Drum Song. Hwang has collaborated with composer Philip Glass on the operas 1000 Airplanes on the Roof, The Voyage and The Sound of a Voice. His plays include Yellow Face and Golden Child. He is currently at work on the new musical Bruce Lee: Journey to the West, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek, directed by Bartlett Sher; and Pretty Dead Girl, with songs by Ann Marie Milazzo, directed by Silverman.

For further information visit LarkTheatre.


Founded in 1994, the Lark is a laboratory for new voices and new ideas, the Lark Play Development Center provides American and international playwrights with indispensable resources to develop their work, nurturing artists at all stages in their careers, and inviting them to freely express themselves in a supportive and rigorous environment. By reaching across international boundaries, the Lark seeks out and embraces new and diverse perspectives from writers in all corners of the world.

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