The Chinese Lady

October 22 - November 19
By Lloyd Suh
Directed by Nana Dakin
The Chinese Lady portrait picture


baltimore Premiere

Be transported on a poetic journey of discovery and enlightenment by Lloyd Suh’s critically acclaimed play, The Chinese Lady. Inspired by the true story of Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman to step foot in America in 1834, this play follows her to New York, where she is destined to become a living curiosity in a museum. As she becomes well-known as a commodified oddity, she struggles to maintain her sense of self and her connection to her heritage. This powerful, moving, and often humorous tribute to a woman who spent her life trying to bridge the gap between East and West serves as a reminder of the ongoing struggle for understanding across cultural divides.


Everyman Company Everyman Resident Company
Tuyết Thị Phạm
Tuyết Thị Phạm Afong Moy
David Lee Huynh
David Lee Huynh Atung

Artistic + Creative Team

Meghan Raham
Scenic Design
Deb Sivigny
Costume Design
Emma Deane
Lighting Design
Tosin Olufolabi
Sound Design + Original Music
Lewis Shaw
Fights + Intimacy
Denise O'Brien
Wig Design
Kate Kilbane
Stage Manager
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