The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin by Jessica Huang

The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin

The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin by Jessica Huang


May 4 – June 18, 2022

Tickets: $30 – $100

Run time: to be announced

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The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin

By Jessica Huang

Directed by Jeffrey Lo

“Kaleidoscopic and timely”  – Broadway World


During the Chinese Exclusion Act, Harry Chin, a Chinese national, entered the U.S. by buying forged documentation. Like other “Paper Sons,” Harry lived the rest of his life keeping secrets – even from his daughter. Told through the eyes of a middle-aged Chin, The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin reveals the complicated loves and regrets of this Chinese immigrant. Through dreamlike leaps of time and space and with the powerful assistance of ghosts, the story of the Chin family reveals the personal and political repercussions of making group of people “illegal.”


JESSICA HUANG Jessica Huang is a MacDowell Fellow and two-time Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellow. Her work includes The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin (History Theatre commission/world premiere; Kilroy List 2017, Minneapolis Star Tribune Best of the Week); Purple Cloud (Mu Performing Arts premiere); Zero-Infinity Flight Path and the Atlantic Theater Company commissioned one act, Of Milk and Mirrors. Jessica cofounded and co-directs Other Tiger Productions, which has a mission to pursue multidisciplinary collaborations, intentional inclusivity and a re-examination of traditional theater practices. Jessica is currently working on Transmissions in Advance of the Second Great Dying, a play about mixed-race identity politics, grief and global warming, commissioned by Mixed Blood Theatre. Jessica is a recipient of a 2016 Minnesota State Arts Board Cultural Community Partnership grant; a 2014 MRAC/McKnight Next Step grant, a 2011-12 Playwrights Center Many Voices Fellowship, and a 2017 Jerome Travel/Study grant to research family history and build international connections in China. More:

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