In a quest for a “good death,” a dying Caucasian-American Buddhist in Boulder, Colorado enlists her reluctant mixed-Filipino family in micromanaging her impending funeral rites. DYING IN BOULDER is a comic but moving exploration of American cultural confusion around aging and dying – and our inability to control either.
Photo Credit: Matt Nager
Jan Leslie Harding, Fenton Li, Bernadette Quigley, Michael Rabe, and Mallory Ann Wu
Costumes by Raven Ong
Set Design by Yu-Hsuan Chen
Sound Design by Fabian Obispo
Lighting Design by Jen Hill
Stage Manager: Frank Hartley
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Linda Faigao-Hall (Playwright) Productions: The Female Heart (Diverse City Theater Company & Ensemble Studio Theater), Theater Row, NYC; The A – Word (DCT, Theater Row, NYC), Woman From the Other Side of the World, (Ma-Yi Theater, NYC), East West Players Inc. Los Angeles, CA; Asian-American Repertory Theater, San Diego, CA; InterAct Theater, Sacramento, CA); God, Sex and Blue Water (Living Image Arts, Theater Row, NYC); Sparrow (LIA, Theater Row, NYC), State Without Grace, (Pan Asian Repertory Theater, NYC; Asian-American Theater Company, San Francisco, CA); Publications/Anthologies: The Female Heart and other Plays by Linda Faigao-Hall, No Passport Press, New York, NY; The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2008, Smith & Krause; The Savage Stage – The Best Plays of Ma-Yi, New York, NY.
Ian Morgan (Director) is Associate Artistic Director of The New Group. In addition to overseeing the company’s mainstage season, he created and runs the NewGroup/NewWorks play development program and education programs for all ages, including the Scene 1 program for teens. He has developed many plays for the company, produced and directed in The New Group (Naked) Second Stage series, and directed the Drama Desk Award-nominated premiere of The Accomplices. Also as a director, he has mounted new work in New York at 59E59, Soho Playhouse, Stella Adler Studios, Abrons Art Center, HERE, and Theatre Row, where he premiered Linda Faigao-Hall’s play Sparrow. He has workshopped new plays at places such as the O’Neill Theatre Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Cape Cod Theatre Project, Barrow Group, Jewish Play Project, and the Magic Theatre. Playwrights he’s collaborated with include Ghazi Albuliwi, Christina Masciotti, Brett Neveu, Scott Organ, Mishael Shulman and Zohar Tirosh-Polk, and international writers like Jelena Kajgo and Matei Visniec.
Photo Flash: DYING IN BOULDER Opens At La MaMa
“Lanford Wilson’s celebrated humanistic style and spirit are wonderfully evoked by playwright Linda Faigao-Hall in her moving family drama”
Linda Faigao-Hall who mixes the morbid with the humorous in her latest work