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by DAVID ZHENG

directed by ZHAILON LEVINGSTON

 

ONE NIGHT ONLY! MON, APR 29 at 7PM!

It’s no longer a game of cops and robbers when Jeremy, a Chinese boy from the Bronx, finds himself in jail under the supervision of the facility’s newest correctional officers—his close childhood friends. From the sandbox to behind bars, this group of young adults struggle to find a better life within a system built on racism and power. A new play by DAVID ZHENG (MCC Youth Company Alum) that explores a broken system within American society and imagines what tomorrow might look like if the roles were reversed.

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$15 / NO FEES

Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater at
THE ROBERT W. WILSON 
MCC THEATER SPACE
511 W 52 ST
NY, NY 10019

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DAVID ZHENG

playwright

DAVID ZHENG

playwright

DAVID ZHENG is a first-generation Chinese American playwright and visual artist from the Bronx. He is the recipient of The Lark’s 2018 Van Lier New Voices Playwriting Fellowship, The 2017 Playwriting Observer Fellowship at Labyrinth Theater Company, and the 2017 inaugural Greenhouse Residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm. Plays include The Years That Went Wrong (“Ching Chong Maka Hiya”), KINGSBRIDGE (Semi-finalist for O’neill NPC), Boogie Down Bastards, Ghetto Baptism, Kidnapping Jane Doe, and What’s In The Tent? His work has been developed at The Public Theater, MCC Theater, The Labyrinth Theater Company, Cherry Lane Theater Company, The Lark, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. He is a member of the 2018-2019 Public Theater Emerging Writers Group, Ma-Yi Writers Lab and the Gingold Theatrical Group’s Speakers’ Corner. Zheng is also a founding member of the Middle Voice at Rattlestick.

ZHAILON LEVINGSTON

director

ZHAILON LEVINGSTON

director

Zhailon Levingston is a writer, director, performing artist, and activist. He co-founded #WORDSONWHITE, an arts and activism campaign and is an artist in resident for Columbia Law School. He recently directed”Neptune” at Dixon Place and the Brooklyn Museum, and “The Years That Went Wrong” (“Ching Chong Maka Hiya”) by David Zheng at The Lark. Other credits include “The Exonerated” at Columbia Law School and “Chariot part 2” at SoHo Rep for The Movement Theatre Company. He is the associate director “Primer for a Failed Super Power” with Tony nominee Rachel Chavkin and “Runaways” at The Public with Sam Pinkleton.  He was associate director for the Genesis plays at the 14th street Y! Most recently he directed “Mother of Pearl” at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center and “Chicken and Buiscuits” at Queens Theatre.

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