A presentation of Carolina Đỗ & Annie Jin Wang’s Untitled Seagull Project, the piece they’ve developed over the last year as a part of the 2022-2023 Writer Director Lab.
Using Chekhov’s The Seagull as a point of departure, Carolina and Annie are generating a theatrical investigation/love letter to their families, ancestors, selves, and fellow Asian American community members who have had to sublimate their identities in the pursuit of being understood.
Carolina Đỗ (she/her) is an actor, playwright, producer and proud daughter of Vietnamese freedom fighters and refugees. Broadway: Linda Vista, Grand Horizons. New York credits include Is It Supposed To Last? (PlayCo), The Refugees (Adjusted Realists), Stacey In The States, 410[Gone] (Yangtze Rep), The 24 Hour Plays. Regional credits include the world premiere of Dinner and Cake (Everyman Theatre). TV: The Blacklist, Law and Order: SVU, Blue Bloods, FBI: Most Wanted. Film: Children of the Dust, Ma’s Kitchen, CRAM (Austin Film Fest), AVIVA (SXSW). Playwriting: 2022-2023 Orchard Project Greenhouse Lab Artist, JACK 2021 Residency. Her play buried ruins was a 2023 O’Neill Semifinalist, 2022 Princess Grace Semi-Finalist, 2022 Bushwick Starr Finalist, and 2020 BricLab Finalist. She was also a 2023 finalist for the Leah Ryan Fund. She is co-founder and producing artistic leader of The Sống Collective. Community Engagement Manager at PlayCo. She was a founding member of Asians4Abolition.
Photo Credit: Sub/Urban Photography
Annie Jin Wang
Annie Jin Wang (she/her) is a first-generation Chinese American dramaturg and writer based in Brooklyn. She is currently supporting new projects in development at Beth Morrison Projects, the O’Neill National Musical Theatre Conference, Yangtze Rep, PAC NYC, and the Playwrights Center. Recent credits include the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group, The Civilians, Fault Line Theatre, The Brick, Theater Mu, Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company, and the Croatian National Theatre. Her writing has been developed at Target Margin Theater and Fresh Ground Pepper. Annie is the Associate Director for Programming at PlayCo and the Artistic Associate at Theater Mu. MFA: Columbia University; BA: Wellesley College.
Thanks to the following friends for supporting the Writer Director Lab: Lawrence Sutton & Rick Titone and The Jerome Foundation.