Alex Lin

Alex Lin

chinese-american playwright from bergen county, nj
ex-stem kid

in an ideal world, i would be quentin tarantino

nyu tisch bfa
19/20 actors theatre of louisville ptc
writer's groups: the coop's CLUSTERF**K, page break @ soho playhouse, mu tang clan w/ theater mu

Plays

  • BAD CHINESE DAUGHTER
    5,000 years of civilization. mahjong. family.

    based on every time any chinese girl's 婆婆 has yelled at her for her poor life choices, bad chinese daughter follows three generations of wang women in america as they navigate life, loss, and love all while trying to salvage the gifts of the past. in preserving their legacy in a space that was never meant to welcome them, bad chinese daughter...
    5,000 years of civilization. mahjong. family.

    based on every time any chinese girl's 婆婆 has yelled at her for her poor life choices, bad chinese daughter follows three generations of wang women in america as they navigate life, loss, and love all while trying to salvage the gifts of the past. in preserving their legacy in a space that was never meant to welcome them, bad chinese daughter asks:

    what does it mean to be good?
  • beth
    overachiever teens fight for their lives (literally) over one thing and one thing only: the intel international science and engineering fair's $75,000 grand prize.

    a decidedly 21st century asian-american macbeth adaptation.
  • 39 Revolutions
    four radical left college students travel to moscow, russia for spring break to resurrect vladimir lenin and rig the 2016 election.
  • SPARK: The Peer Leadership Program That Will Get Your Kid Into Harvard/Yale/Princeton/Columbia, Cure Cancer, Stop California Forest Fires, End The Race War, and Enact World Peace. (or) PRIYANKA THARAKAN MUST DIE
    priyanka tharakan is bennerson college prep's regina george. kaashvi seemangal has never even been to a birthday party. when leaked peer reviews in their after-school leadership program create a power vacuum in the school's social food chain, only the most cunning and capable will survive as each student vies for a bigger seat at the table.

    an unapologetically vicious julius caesar adaptation.
  • FINAL CONTACT
    astronaut penny leung is tasked with the expedition of a lifetime: decommission the iss after 30 years of service. that would all be hunky-dory, if it weren't for the fact that she hasn't heard from mission control in over three weeks. she's starting to wonder why she wanted this job in the first place. the great thing about space is that no one can hear you have an all-consuming nihilistic crisis full of existential dread.
  • HELEN MIRREN TAKES A DAY OFF
    helen mirren has a day off. helen mirren needs to work on her monologue. helen mirren's brother needs way too much attention. helen mirren gets a call from frenemy judi dench with ex-husband kenneth branagh on the same line. helen mirren's dog is dying.

    can she handle it? of course she can. she's helen mirren.

    produced as part of the 19/20 solo mio series at actors theatre of louisville
  • HAUS VVIVES
    an adaptation of the greatest conflict of all time.
  • THE JOY LUCK CLUB IS A F*CKING FARCE AND HERE'S WHY
    there’s an ancient chinese saying: white people love trauma porn.

    welcome to the new joy luck club, where three generations of asian-american women dive into a rageful investigation of how marginalized voices fight to maintain ownership of their own stories.