Chloe Hung

Chloe Hung

Chloé Hung is a Chinese-Canadian playwright currently residing in Los Angeles. A graduate of NYU Tisch’s MFA in dramatic writing program, her first play All Our Yesterdays debuted at the Toronto Fringe Festival to sold out shows and was curated in the prestigious Next Stage Theatre Festival where it received rave reviews. The Globe And Mail named Chloé “a writer to watch.” Her next play Issei, He Say (or the...
Chloé Hung is a Chinese-Canadian playwright currently residing in Los Angeles. A graduate of NYU Tisch’s MFA in dramatic writing program, her first play All Our Yesterdays debuted at the Toronto Fringe Festival to sold out shows and was curated in the prestigious Next Stage Theatre Festival where it received rave reviews. The Globe And Mail named Chloé “a writer to watch.” Her next play Issei, He Say (or the Myth of the First) was workshopped at the John F. Kennedy Center with the National New Play Network and received its world premiere production at New Jersey Repertory Company. For the New Jersey Rep production, Issei, He Say has received an Edgerton Foundation New Play award. Her play Three Women of Swatow was workshopped with Tarragon Theatre’s Playwrights Unit and received Canada’s RBC Emerging Playwrights Award. She developed Model Minority with Los Angeles-based Moving Arts Theater’s MADlab and enjoyed a workshop at the Banff Playwrights Lab. Chloé currently writes on season three of the Ava DuVernay created television series Queen Sugar (on the Oprah Winfrey Network OWN).

Plays

  • Issei, He Say (or the Myth of the First)
    As Lucy Chu reflects on her first year as an immigrant in Canada in 1969, she explores the convergence of lives when, amidst post-World War II tensions, her Chinese family moves in next door to, Mr. Yamamoto, a Japanese-Canadian man who was interned during the war. As Mr. Yamamoto gets closer to each member of the Chu family, he helps them navigate the waters of assimilation while also forcing them to deal with their own prejudices.
  • Model Minority
    A comedy in which four sheltered Chinese-American teens want to perform an original rap song for their church’s talent show but none of them know how to DJ. When an African-American student answers their flyer, they all must confront their prejudices. A play about the appropriation of African-American culture by Asian-Americans.
  • Three Women of Swatow
    When Mother accidentally kills her husband, three generations of women must come together to solve a bloody situation. This darkly comedic play takes a look at the legacy of abuse, the power of family, and how to prevent the resurrection of a headless chicken.
  • All Our Yesterdays
    When eighteen-year-old Ladi and her younger sister, Hasana, are kidnapped from their school by Boko Haram, they must work together to survive. While Hasana’s Asperger’s colours her understanding differently from her sister’s, Ladi must face her own demons including the burden of responsibility and the folly of her selfishness.