2013 Emerging Artists Luncheon

Emerging Artists Luncheon

Join Vineyard Theatre’s artists and supporters at an intimate celebration of our artistic development and education programs!  At this special event held at the historic National Arts Club, we will present the 2013 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award to Christopher Chen, honor a local public high school student who has rocked our education program, and celebrate our incredible community of artists and supporters and exciting upcoming season. A fun, heartfelt and delicious annual event that directly supports our mission to create meaningful creative opportunities for artists and students.

About Christopher Chen:

chris-chen-headshotMr. Chen’s THE HUNDRED FLOWERS PROJECT — a kaleidoscopic play-within-a-play about Mao Tse-Tung and social media — was presented last year by San Francisco’s Crowded Fire, receiving the Will Glickman Award and Rella Lossy Playwrights Award, and was short-listed for the James Tait Black Award. Mr. Chen’s other plays include INTO THE NUMBERS, THE WINDOW AGE and AULIS: AN ACT OF NIHILISM IN ONE LONG ACT. His work has been produced and developed by American Conservatory Theatre, Central Works Theatre Ensemble, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Beijing Fringe Festival, The Lark Play Development Center, hotINK Festival, Theatre Mu, Silk Road Theatre Project, Fluid Motion, and Asian American Theater Company. Mr. Chen is a Resident Playwright at the Playwrights Foundation, a member of the Magic Theatre Artist’s Lab and Just Theater New Play Lab, and is co-director of the Asian American Theater Company New Works Incubator Program. He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley, and holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting from S.F. State.

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