A young actress from China brands herself as an orphan and human rights victim to enter the mainstream theater in America, while her parents smuggle one million dollar cash from Shanghai to buy her an apartment in Manhattan.
A DEAL is a dark comedy that follows a Chinese family's home buying journey in New York in winter 2015, a time of increased real estate property ownership by overseas Chinese and a sharp decline in the value of the Yuan against the US dollar.
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Production and Development History
Urban Stages Theater, NYC 2017
The Next Big Thing Reading Series, Urban Stages Theater, NYC 2017
Unfiltered Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC 2017
Bloodworks Reading Series, Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC 2016
Staged reading, National Central University, Taiwan 2017
Staged reading, Taiwan Opera Art Center, Taiwan 2017
Workshops, Shanghai Dramatic Art Center 2016, Guangzhou Dramatic Art Center 2016
Created as part of Ibsen International's New Text - New Stage program 2015