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
2022 elizabeth george commission @ SCR
NHP 2022 conference finalist / 2022 O'...
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
2022 elizabeth george commission @ SCR
NHP 2022 conference finalist / 2022 O'Neill finalist / 2023 Weissberger New Play Award nominee

Plays

  • BAD CHINESE DAUGHTER
    assimilation fucking sucks. so does being a teenage girl. add both together, and you're playing life on hard mode.

    if there's anything universal about chinese-american women, it's that they're not the type to back down from a fight. welcome to the world of BAD CHINESE DAUGHTER, a sweeping epic based on every time any chinese girl's 婆婆 has yelled at her for her poor life...
    assimilation fucking sucks. so does being a teenage girl. add both together, and you're playing life on hard mode.

    if there's anything universal about chinese-american women, it's that they're not the type to back down from a fight. welcome to the world of BAD CHINESE DAUGHTER, a sweeping epic based on every time any chinese girl's 婆婆 has yelled at her for her poor life choices. follow three generations of Wang women as they navigate life, loss, and love in america all while trying to salvage the gifts of their past.

    with each new daughter deciding the future of the next in their hands, BAD CHINESE DAUGHTER investigates how we are (happily and unhappily) tethered to those who came before us, and how we are (luckily and unluckily) empowered, enraged, and entrapped by tradition. most of all, our story asks:

    what does it mean to be good?
  • LASTHUNTER
    When NASA interns Reggie Nielson and Elisa Yang discover that the godfather of modern American rocketry was a former Nazi, the unlikely pair decide to take matters into their own hands in the only way they know how: time travel back to 1969 and kill the motherfucker. A multiverse revenge tale, LASTHUNTER investigates the embedded history of fascism in the United States, the fragility of American exceptionalism...
    When NASA interns Reggie Nielson and Elisa Yang discover that the godfather of modern American rocketry was a former Nazi, the unlikely pair decide to take matters into their own hands in the only way they know how: time travel back to 1969 and kill the motherfucker. A multiverse revenge tale, LASTHUNTER investigates the embedded history of fascism in the United States, the fragility of American exceptionalism, and the malleability of morality when living within the bounds of a capitalist system.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • HAUS VVIVES
    an adaptation of the greatest conflict of all time.
  • 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
  • mixed kings only
    daria, a mixed girl, tries to buy a pair of jeans. the only catch? she has dumptruck thighs without a dumptruck ass. wasian tragedy ensues.