PAPER ANGELS

1915. During the Chinese Exclusion Act, an elderly Chinese railroad worker attempts to bring his wife to America after decades of separation. A multimedia retelling of the seminal play by Genny Lim.

  • San Francisco Fringe Festival, 2010 - Winner, Best Site Specific Production
  • Workshop production at University Settlement, 2009

Read about my inspirations for the video design of the play


PAPER ANGELS not only featured video and movement, but also an obscure form of Chinese speech song accompanied by bamboo clappers. See the kuaiban rehearsal to the right.

Kuiban instructor - Mr. Zhao

Lum - Hansel Tan (who managed to learn kuaiban with two lessons!)

Read more about the use of kuaiban in PAPER ANGELS.