Three Chinese American women wonder if the end of the Chinese Exclusion Act and the U.S. government’s apology for it will make it easier to breathe. (10 minutes.)
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  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    12 Mar. 2020
    Thank you, Judy Chu! And thank you Christine Toy Johnson for writing such a moving play that lets us have an experience of the hatred and racism Chinese-Americans have lived through and shows us the oppression that was (and is) fought (inside and out). Beyond that, it shows the triumph of survival. This play is complex in its structure in three times and places and characters and braids itself together to strengthen each story as a good braid does. Well done! May it have a long and well-produced life!
  • Daniel Ho:
    2 Mar. 2020
    If you want to know what it's like being an Asian in America, read this.
  • Jordan Elizabeth Henry:
    12 Feb. 2020
    A beautiful short play that explores the Chinese Exclusion Act and the lasting impact that it had in the lives of immigrants and citizens in the US. A wonderful piece to encourage voting and political engagement.

Development History

  • Commission
    365 Women a Year Playwrights Project

Production History

  • Professional
    365 Women A Year Playwriting Project