Zhang Boils the Ocean (Premiere 1994)

Based on a Yuan Dynasty (12th Century) dramatic text, Zhang Boils the Ocean recounts the romance between a young scholar and the daughter of the Dragon King. The production was a response to the conflicts and cultural identity issues afflicting young American-born Chinese young people. Originally premiered at Henry Street Settlement’s Harry De Jur Playhouse in 1993, this production featured puppets, masks and shadows designed by Stephen Kaplin and original music by Yukio Tsuji.

Zhang Boils the Ocean debuted in 1994 and has since been performed at venues including Harry De Jur Playhouse (NYC) and Taipei Theater (NYC).

Production Credits:
Directors, Writers: Kuang-Yu Fong, Stephen Kaplin

Performers: Richard Chang, Meryl Newbern, Ava Chin, Robert Lin, Emmy Pai, Kuang-Yu Fong, Stephen Kaplin

Music: Yukio Tsuji, David Simon