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Avon Theatre
August 3 – October 26 |
Opens August 23
Modern

SALESMAN IN CHINA


By Leanna Brodie and Jovanni Sy

Suggested by the Memoirs of  Arthur Miller and Ying Ruocheng

Chinese Translations by Fang Zhang

Directed by Jovanni Sy

World Première


“MY HEAD FEELS LIKE A BRIDGE THAT ALL OF BEIJING HAS BEEN WALKING OVER.”  

In 1983, playwright Arthur Miller made history by travelling to China to direct a production of his classic play Death of a Salesman. Working with the Beijing People’s Art Theatre, Miller and his collaborators struggled to bridge the gap between languages, cultures and national identities for an audience long shut off from the West. Enjoying its world première at Stratford’s Avon Theatre, Salesman in China retells this daring act of cultural cross-pollination on stage.


“I know the feeling of living between worlds and serving as a bridge between cultures.”
—Director Jovanni Sy

Please note: This play is presented in English and Mandarin with surtitles


閱讀繁體中文 | Read in Traditional Chinese

阅读简体中文 | Read in Simplified Chinese



Production support is generously provided by Marilyn Gropp, Martie & Bob Sachs, Esther Sarick, and Sylvia Soyka.

CAST & CREATIVE

CAST

    Portrait of Tom McCamus
    Tom McCamus
    Arthur Miller
    2024: Judge Brack in Hedda Gabler and Arthur Miller in Salesman in China. 17th season. Stratford: Tom has spent 16 seasons with the Festival appearing in roles ranging from Richard III and King John to King Arthur and Captain Hook. Elsewhere: He has spent 10 years with the Shaw Festival and performed in many theatres in Toronto and across Canada, most recently as King Lear in Soulpepper's productions of King Lear and Queen Goneril and Bob in The Company Theatre's Things I Know to be True. Film/TV: Tom is fortunate to have been a part of the Canadian film and television industry for many years, appearing in such films as The Sweet Hereafter, Long Day's Journey Into Night and Room. Et cetera: Tom lives on a farm in Warkworth with his wife, Chick Reid, and their dogs.
    Portrait of Adrian Pang 彭耀順
    Adrian Pang 彭耀順
    Ying Ruocheng
    2024: Ying Ruocheng in Salesman in China. Stratford debut. Elsewhere (selected UK/Singapore): title roles in Hamlet; Macbeth; Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream; Dromio of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors; Feste in Twelfth Night. Co-Artistic Director of Pangdemonium Theatre Company, with whom Adrian has performed in (selected): Late Company; The Pillowman; Dealer's Choice; Frozen; Tribes; Chinglish; The Effect; Fun HomePeter & the Starcatcher; People, Places & Things; Into the Woods; The Full Monty. Film/TV (selected):Spy Game; Blackhat; Forever Fever; Everybody Loves Sunshine; Peggy Su!; Bait; The Blue Mansion; Unlucky Plaza; Black Society. Awards: Straits Times Life Theatre Best Actor Award - The Dresser; Much Ado About Nothing; Rabbit Hole; The LKY Musical; The Son. Online: www.pangdemonium.com. Et cetera: The productions Adrian is most proud of are his sons, Zack and Xander.
    Portrait of Jo Chim 詹翠珊
    Jo Chim 詹翠珊
    Wu Shiliang
    2024: Wu Shiliang in Salesman in China. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Annette in The God of Carnage (Theatre du Pif Hong Kong), Fumiko in Hana's Suitcase (Young People's Theatre), Celia in As You Like It (Canadian Stage), Poa Poa in China Doll (Nightwood Theatre), Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra (Brown University). Film/TV (selected): Mean Girls, New York Minute, Take The Lead, Murdoch Mysteries, RegenesisBlue Murder. Training: Brown University. Other: Writer and Director of One Small Visit, an award-winning short film and contender for Live Action Short in the 95th Academy Awards. Online: @jochimfierce. Et cetera: Love and gratitude to my family who gives me incredible freedom to follow my dreams and to my kindreds who see me through thick and thin. For the memory of my mother, Miranda.
    Portrait of Phoebe Hu 胡馨勻
    Phoebe Hu 胡馨勻
    Zhu Lin

    (she/her)

    2024: Zhu Lin in Salesman in China. Stratford debut. Elsewhere (selected): Woking Phoenix (Theater Passe Muraille); Orphan Song (Tarragon Theatre); Alice in Wonderland (Bad Hats Theatre); Mary Poppins, Cabaret (Grand Theatre); Beauty and the Beast (YPT); Comfort (Red Snow Collective). Film/TV: Wedding Season (Netflix), Tallboyz (CBC), Spin (Disney). Voiceover: Assassin's Creed: Mirage. Training: Randolph College for the Performing Arts, Sheridan College, National Taiwan University (B.A. in Foreign Languages & Literatures). Awards: Triple Threat Award - Randolph College. Online: thosewhowandertw.com/phoebehu, @phoebe.h.hu. Et cetera: Grateful for my agent Stephanie, and love to K, the furry kids, my sister Charissa & my chosen family in Canada. 

    Portrait of Derek Kwan 關顯揚
    Derek Kwan 關顯揚
    Cao Yu, Ying Qianli, Mo, Street Busker

    (he/him)

    2024: Appears in Romeo and Juliet and Salesman in China. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Zhang Lin in Chimerica (Duceppe); Jay in Frog Song (Here For Now/Stratford Symphony); Old Man and the River (WeeFestival); Antonio in The Tempest (Citadel); Narrator/Mysterious Man in Into the Woods, Louis in Pal Joey, Beadle in Sweeney Todd (TIFT); Mr. Beaver in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Theatre New Brunswick); Mr. Shi and His Lover (Tarragon/NAC); Boy in Blood Weddings (Modern Times/Aluna Theatre). Audiobooks: Batshit Seven by Sheung-King, The Book of Rain by Thomas Wharton. Recordings: Future's Market (Rodger/Njo); Chinatown (Thien/Ho); The Cave (Highway/Millard); Mr. Shi and His Lover (Wong/Njo); The Lesson of Da Ji (Chan/Ho). Awards: Toronto Theatre Critics Award - Best Supporting Actor in a Musical. Online: www.derekkwan.net, @kwanzoku. Et cetera: Derek is Artistic Director of Common Boots Theatre and is also a therapeutic clown.

    Portrait of Sarah Orenstein
    Sarah Orenstein
    Inge Morath
    2024: Inge Morath in Salesman in China. Eighth season. Stratford: Zaira Marvuglia (Grand Magic); Countess of Northumberland (Richard II); Wolsey (Wolf Hall); Daya (Nathan the Wise); Norah (Birds of a Kind); Queen Elizabeth (Shakespeare in Love); Matilda (Zastrozzi). Elsewhere: Indecent, Normal Heart, Stuff Happens (Mirvish /Studio 180); The Message, Scorched, Mrs. Klein, The Collected Works of Billy…, Hope Slide, The Retreat (Tarragon); Glass Menagerie (Grand); Virgin Trial (ATP); The Millionairess, Blithe Spirit, Heartbreak House, Councillor at Law (Shaw Festival, 13 seasons); My Name is Asher Lev (HGJT/Studio 180). Film/TV: Station Eleven, Albatross, Orphan Black, Working Moms, Fugitive Pieces, Less Than Kosher. Assistant Directing: Oslo, King Charles the III (Mirvish/Studio 180). Awards: Best actress - Dora (Patience); Capital Critics (A Doll's House); Austin Int. Film Fest (Albatross); 2018 RBC Emerging Director. Sarah commits herself to new play development and mentorship of young performers.
    Portrait of Agnes Tong 唐若馨
    Agnes Tong 唐若馨
    Liu Jun, Qiu

    (she/her)

    2024: Mrs. Darling in Wendy and Peter Pan and Liu Jun, Qiu in Salesman in China. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Sarah in The Birds and The Bees, Beckett/Jasmine/Lenore in carried away on the crest of a wave, Connie in The Great Leap, Phyllis in The Shoplifters, Jess in King Charles III, Amanda in 4000 Miles (Arts Club Theatre); Janet in Kim's Convenience (Chemainus Theatre). Film/TV:A Million Little Things (ABC), Superman & Lois (CW), The Good Doctor (ABC), Charmed (CW), Under Wraps (Disney), The Romeo Section (CBC). Upcoming: recurring role in Ellen (new series), 1000xResist (video game). Training: Studio 58. Online: @aggyT. Etc: Agnes is a breathworker and her offerings can be found at www.healingbreathworks.com. Much love to her husband Brahm, her agents Josh and Candace, her director and friend Jovanni Sy for all the magic that has unfolded thus far.

    Portrait of George Chiang 江重仁
    George Chiang 江重仁
    Zhu Xu

    2024: Zhu Xu in Salesman in China. Second season. Stratford: Clown in Othello, appeared in Twelfth Night. Elsewhere: Kralahome in The King and I (Huron Country Playhouse); Serpent Kills (Crow's Theatre); Urban Donnelleys (Theatre Passe Muraille); The Taming of the Shrew (Skylight Theatre). Film/TV: The Unrestricted War, Mary Kills People, Mayday, Dark Matter, McKenna Shoots for the Stars, The Bridge, Cracked, Eloise at the Plaza, Plague City, The Tracker, Hawk's Vengeance. Musicals: Golden Lotus (Librettist/Composer). Albums: Golden Lotus: Sounds From The Musical(Deluxe Edition). Books: The Longest Shot: How Larry Kwong Changed the Face of Hockey, The Railroad Adventures of Chen Sing. Awards: Golden Lotus: Best Original Work (Hecklers Awards/Hong Kong); Best Picture (World Independent Cinema Awards, Film Fest International Paris); Best Musical Film & Best Original Score (numerous). Online: georgechiang.org, goldenlotusthemusical.com, @chiang_george, @goldenlotusthemusical.

    Portrait of Harriet Chung 鍾浩賢
    Harriet Chung 鍾浩賢
    Movement Director, Auntie Zhao, Hui Li, Chinese Opera Performer
    2024: Movement Director and Auntie Zhao, Hui Li, Chinese Opera Performer in Salesman in China. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Titular role in Golden Lotus (Y-Theatre/Hong Kong); Eliza in The King and I (Gateway Theatre/Theatre Aquarius/Huron Country Playhouse); Sillabub/Victoria/Tantomile in Cats (Stella Produktions/Germany); Ballet Chorus in The Phantom of the Opera (Livent/Toronto); Ensemble in Iron Road (Tapestry New Opera). Film/TV: Titular role in Golden Lotus, Dancing Through the Shadow, M. Butterfly. Choreography: The King and I (Gateway Theatre). Albums: A World Away, Hold Me Tight (2025). Awards: Best Actress for Golden Lotus (Film Fest International Paris, Barcelona International Film Festival, Dreamz Catcher International Film Festival); Best Artist of the Future (World Class Film Awards). Best Music Video and Best Song (numerous awards). Online: harrietchung.com, @harrietperforming, hcpa.ca, @hcpaperforming. Et cetera: Harriet dedicates this performance to her supportive family and students.
    Portrait of Howard Dai 戴中豪
    Howard Dai 戴中豪
    Ding, Policeman

    (he/him)

    2024: Gregory in Romeo and Juliet and Ding, Policeman in Salesman in China. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Swing in Forgiveness (Arts Club and Theatre Calgary); Banger in The Five Vengeances (Affair of Honor); Passenger Seat (Library Performance Co.); New Societies (Re:Current Theatre); Collider (Single Thread Theatre). Assistant Directing: Forgiveness; East Van Panto 2023 (Theatre Replacement). Training: BFA in Theatre Performance (SFU). Online: www.howarddai.com; @howardai. Et cetera: 2022 digital-artist-in-residence with PuSh Festival and Royal Court Theatre with his play 菠蘿麵包Pineapple Bun; Associate Artist with rice & beans theatre. His performances and creations have existed in theatre, films, public spaces, Zoom screens, Google Sheets, automated phone calls, interactive websites and virtual reality. Much love to mom and every mentor/teacher/friend that's been in his life. Proud to be Taiwanese.

    Portrait of Justin Eddy
    Justin Eddy
    Chinese Opera Performer, Theatre Patron
    2024: Michael in Wendy and Peter Pan and Chinese Opera Performer, Theatre Patron in Salesman in China. Second season. Stratford: Richard II, Grand Magic, Love's Labour's Lost. Elsewhere: Gilbert Blythe in Anne of Green Gables - The Musical, Tell Tale Harbour (The Charlottetown Festival); Cinderella, Elf the Musical, Hello, Dolly!, Les Misérables: School Edition, Evita, A Christmas Carol, Home for the Holidays (Grand Theatre); The Great Cosmic Crisis (Theatre Direct); 365 Days/365 Plays, Everybody, The Most Offending Soul Alive, Bonus Points If You Have Air Conditioning (National Theatre School). Training: National Theatre School of Canada. Online: www.justineddy.ca, @jstneddy. Et cetera: Justin dedicates this season to his family; blood and chosen.
    Portrait of Tai Wei Foo 符岱微
    Tai Wei Foo 符岱微
    Chinese Opera Performer, Theatre Patron

    (she/her)

    2024: Chinese Opera Performer, Theatre Patron in Salesman in China. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Xiao Ling in The Blue Dragon (Robert Lepage/Ex Machina, world tour); Solange in Bonnes Bonnes (Theatre aux Écuries); How we lost control of our faces (studio Jean-Valcourt); Ici (Theatre de La Bordée). Training: L'École de danse de Québec. Online: Instagram: @charo_foo. Et cetera: Tai Wei is an actress, dancer and choreographer. She intertwines Chinese classical dance and Butoh to develop her own choreographic language. She is multilingual in English, Mandarin, French and Spanish. This season, she is thrilled to be part of the Stratford family!

    Portrait of 郝邦宇 Steven Hao
    郝邦宇 Steven Hao
    Li Shilong

    (he/him)

    2024: Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet and Li Shilong in Salesman in China. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Canadian Stage); Pirithous/Wooer in The Two Noble Kinsmen (Shakespeare Bash'd); Scott The Rat Man/Mr.Rumpelstiltskin in Storybook Search (Bad Hats Theatre); Cockroach in Cockroach (Tarragon Theatre); Duke of Burgundy/Gentleman in King Lear (Shakespeare Bash'd); Dionysus/Zeus in Trojan Girls & Outhouse of Atreus (Outside the March/Factory Theatre). Director: A Perfect Bowl of Pho (Kick & Push Festival/Toronto Fringe Festival); Death to Prometheans (Studio 180); Ordinary Days (Shifting Ground Collective). Training: Toronto Metropolitan University, RBC Emerging Artist Program with Musical Stage Company. Awards: Toronto Workshop Productions (George Luscombe Award); Harold Awards (House of Daniel MacIvor); RBC Emerging Director's Prize (Studio 180). Online: @steven_haoby. Et cetera: Steven is approachable, he rarely bites, please say hi!

    Portrait of Kim Horsman
    Kim Horsman
    Understudy
    2024: Bertha in Hedda Gabler and understudy in Salesman in China. 12th season. Originally from Deep Cove, Vancouver, Kim trained and lived in London, England for several years where she performed in fringe theatre, the King's Head Theatre and Chesterfield Civic Theatre. Kim then appeared in theatres across Canada and as a leading company member at the Stratford Festival. With over 80 productions and counting, Kim has enjoyed a varied career on stage, television and film, playing roles as diverse as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet to Morla the Ancient Turtle in The Neverending Story; from Constance in Madwoman of Chaillot to Mrs. Which in A Wrinkle in Time. Et cetera: Kim lives in Stratford, visits the ocean in Deep Cove often, and is so grateful for her loving friends, family, partner Ian, their late son Spencer, daughter Georgina, and grandson Aiden.

     

    Portrait of Ziye Hu
    Ziye Hu
    Guan

    (he/him)

    2024: Guan in Salesman in China and Understudy in Romeo and Juliet. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Yun in Eastbound (Musical Theatre Factory, New York). Film/TV:Lido TV (CBC Gem). Training: Tisch School of the Arts - New York University. Online: @ziyehu. Et cetera: We are not strangers. For third culture kids everywhere.

    Portrait of Nestor Lozano Jr.
    Nestor Lozano Jr.
    Chinese Opera Performer

    (he/she/they)

    2024: Tink in Wendy and Peter Pan and appears in Salesman in China. Second season. Stratford: Angel Dumott Schunard in Rent and Mrs. Whatsit in A Wrinkle in Time. Elsewhere: The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz: The Panto (Drayton Entertainment); Miss Understanding in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Stage West Calgary); Derrick in Peter Pan: The Panto (Neptune Theatre); Papa Ogre/Bear in Shrek The Musical (Globe Theatre). Training: Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance, Sheridan College; Wexford Performing Arts. Online: @nestorlozanojr. Et cetera: Love to family, friends, 10 Talent and the Festival. Nestor dedicates this season to all the little fairies - may all your dreams come true with faith, trust and a little bit of pixie dust. 

    Portrait of Gordon S. Miller
    Gordon S. Miller
    Anthony Calderon

    Birmingham Conservatory, 2002

    2024: Tesman in Hedda Gabler and Anthony Calderon in Salesman in China. 15th season. Stratford (selected): Calogero Di Spelta (Grand Magic), Don Armado (Love's Labour's Lost), Iago (Othello), Dr. Caius (The Merry Wives of Windsor), James Tyrone Jr. (Long Day's Journey Into Night), God the Son (Paradise Lost), Pentheus (Bakkhai), Laurent (Tartuffe), Biondello (The Taming of the Shrew), Scrub (The Beaux' Stratagem), Andrei (Three Sisters), Apollodorus (Caesar and Cleopatra), Roderigo (Othello), Flaminius (Timon of Athens). Elsewhere: A&R Angels (Crow's Theatre); Pride and Prejudice, Robin Hood (Globe Theatre); A Doll's House (Montgomery/TNB). Film/TV: Fargo, Suits, Republic of Doyle, Murdoch Mysteries, The Ron James Show, Warehouse 13, Lost Girl. Training: National Theatre School of Canada; Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Awards: Tyrone Guthrie Award (2003, 2007, 2018), John Hirsch Award (2004) and the Richard Monette Travel Grant (2009).

    Portrait of Nick Fangzheng Wang 王方正
    Nick Fangzheng Wang 王方正
    Assistant Director, Understudy

    (he/him)

    2024: Assistant Director and understudy in Salesman in China. Stratford debut. Directing (Elsewhere): They Must Have Smoked (Calgary Fringe); The Bystander Game, The Storm: Festival (Kingston Baby Grand Theatre); The Bus Stop, The Zoo Story (UCalgary School of Creative and Performing Arts); Rhinoceros in Love (Queen's University Isabel Bader Centre). Program: 2021-22 CanStage RBC Emerging Artist, 2022-23 Lunchbox Theatre Associate Artist. Training: MFA in Theatre Directing (University of Calgary), BAH in Drama (Queen's University). Online: fangzhengwang.net, Instagram: @nickw_096. Et cetera: An interlingual worker, director, actor and playwright. Researcher focusing on contemporary Chinese theatre.

    Portrait of Angus Yam 任孝聰
    Angus Yam 任孝聰
    Mi Tiezeng, Red Guard

    (he/him)

    2024: Mi Tiezeng, Red Guard in Salesman in China and appears in Romeo and Juliet. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Greg in Peace Country (rice & beans theatre); Gilbert Blythe in Anne of Green Gables (Gateway Theatre); Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet (Bard on the Beach); Brad Majors in The Rocky Horror Show (Studio 58); Chorus in East Van Panto: Alice in Wonderland (Theatre Replacement). TV: Appears in Lucky Hank (AMC). Training: Langara College, Studio 58. Online: @anguzyam. Et cetera: Angus is a Hong Konger-Canadian artist based in Vancouver, BC, on the unceded traditional Indigenous territories. Shout-out to Mamei, hater sister, and friends. Glory to God.

    Portrait of Harmony Yen 任釋然
    Harmony Yen 任釋然
    Shen Huihui, Red Guard

    (she/her)

    2024: Slightly in Wendy and Peter Pan and Miss Shen, Red Guard in Salesman in China. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Discounted Hot Pot Centre (Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre); Cerulean Blue, Theatre: the Play (Studio 58). Assistant Directing: Everybody (Studio 58). Film/TV: Alaska Daily, Girl in Room 13. Training: Studio 58, Canada's National Voice Intensive (2017 and 2019). Awards: Sydney Risk Acting Award 2021. Et cetera: Harmony is a recent recipient of a BC Arts Council grant and is currently developing her play 雞Chicken. Harmony would like to dedicate her Stratford debut to her parents, 10/10 friends, Jimmy Hong, her team (Sean and Jason), her mentors (Kathryn Shaw, David Hudgins, Brad Gibson and Kerry Sandomirsky), and most importantly, her heavenly father.

CREATIVE

    Leanna Brodie 白仁耐
    Co-Playwright

    2024: Co-playwright of Salesman in China. Second season. Stratford: Translator, Rébecca Déraspe's I Am William. Plays: The Vic (Cahoots/Passe Muraille); Schoolhouse, The Book of Esther (Blyth Festival); For Home and Country (4th Line).Translations: Rébecca Déraspe's You Are Happy (GCTC); Fanny Britt's Benevolence (Ruby Slippers/Pacific Theatre); David Paquet's Wildfire (Upstream Theater), The Shoe (Cherry Artspace); Catherine Léger's I Lost My Husband! (Ruby Slippers/Gateway); Hélène Ducharme's Baobab (Théâtre Motus); Mohsen El Gharbi's Omi Mouna (Infinithéâtre/Impact Festival); Anaïs Pellin's Clementine (Kleine Compagnie/Carousel Theatre). Awards: Dora Mavor Moore Award (David Paquet's Wildfire); Tom Hendry Award (Paquet's The Weight of Ants); Opera Factory New Works Competition (NZ), Flourish Award (UK) for Ulla's Odyssey (composer: Anthony Young). Et cetera: Alumna, Universities of Guelph and Calgary. Former Assistant Professor (Playwriting), UBC. Online: www.leannabrodie.com

    Jovanni Sy 施崇梵
    Director, Co-Playwright

    2024: Director of Salesman in China. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Directing: Murder on the Orient Express (Vertigo Theatre); Stitch (Native Earth);《食盡天下》(rice & beans theatre); God of Carnage, Antigone, Blackbird (Theatre du Pif 進劇場); The Orchard (After Chekhov) (Arts Club Theatre). Playwriting: Nine Dragons (Vertigo Theatre/Gateway Theatre), A Taste of Empire (Cahoots Theatre), The Five Vengeances (Affair of Honor). Acting: Mr Miyagi in pre-Broadway tryout of The Karate Kid, the Musical (Stages St. Louis); Prison Dancer (Citadel Theatre/National Arts Centre); Forgiveness (Theatre Calgary); Noises Off (Arts Club Theatre). Awards: Playwriting: Jessie Richardson Award - Nine Dragons; PGC Comedy Award - The Tao of the World; Playwrights Guild Drama Award - Kowloon Bay. Et cetera: Former Artistic Director of Gateway Theatre (Richmond, BC) and Cahoots Theatre (Toronto).

    Joanna Yu 余頌恩
    Set Designer

    (she/her)

    2024: Set designer of Salesman in China. 11th season. Stratford: Les Belles-Soeurs, 1939 (set); The Breathing Hole (costumes); Comedy of Errors, The Aeneid (set and costumes). Elsewhere: Joanna is an award-winning set and costume designer whose recent credits include: Three Sisters (set, Soulpepper); Snow in Midsummer (costumes, Shaw Festival); Prison Dancer, the Musical (set, Citadel, NAC); The Queen in Me (set and costumes, COC, NAC); among men (set and costumes, Factory); 'da Kink in My Hair (set, Soulpepper/TO Live); Forgiveness (costumes, Arts Club/Theatre Calgary); How to Fail as a Popstar (set and costumes, Canadian Stage). Awards: Dora Award, the Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award, and the Pauline McGibbon Award. Online: joannayudesign.com. Et cetera: Joanna is a member of ADC659 and sits on the Board of Directors. She dedicates this show to her parents; for everything 多謝.

    Ming Wong 黄慧明
    Costume Designer
    2024: Costume designer of Salesman in China. Third season. Stratford: Rent, Hamlet-911. Elsewhere: Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812, The Master Plan, Red VelvetUncle Vanya, The Wedding Party (Crow's Theatre); Once (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Peter's Final Flight (Ross Petty Productions); Alice in Wonderland (Bad Hats Theatre); The Inheritance, Public Enemy, Is God Is (Canadian Stage); De Profundis, Three SistersThe Guide to Being Fabulous, Sizwe Banzi is Dead, (Soulpepper); Just to Get Married, Trouble in Mind (Shaw Festival); Things I Know to be True (Company Theatre/Mirvish); Hansel & Gretel (Canadian Opera Company); The Color Purple (Citadel Theatre/RMTC); Life After (Musical Stage). Digital: Alice in Winterland (Ross Petty Productions); New Monuments (Luminato/Canadian Stage); Identity, Savitri (Against the Grain). Upcoming: Candida (Shaw Festival). Awards: 2021 Virginia & Myrtle Cooper Award laureate, 2022/2023 Dora Award winner. Online: mingwongdesign.com.
    Sophie Tang 汤语菲
    Lighting Designer

    2024: Lighting designer of Salesman in China. Third season. Stratford: Set and lighting designer of The Rez Sisters. Elsewhere: Lighting design for The Apple Cart (Shaw Festival); Legend of Georgia Mcbride, 12 Dates of Christmas, The Orchard (Arts Club Theatre); Midsummer Night's Dream, The Pearl Fisher (Vancouver Opera); Undeveloped Sound (Electric Company Theatre); Choir Boy (Canadian Stage and Arts Club); Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, Harlem Duet (Bard on the Beach); East Van Panto (Theatre Replacement); 9 to 5 (Citadel Theatre). Training: BFA Simon Fraser University, MFA University of British Columbia. Awards: Jessie Richardson Theatre Award: we the same (Ruby Slipper Theatre), Titus Bouffonius (Rumble Theatre); Jessie Richardson Theatre Award nomination: Kuroko (Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre), Chicken Girl (Rice and Beans Theatre), The Orchard (Arts Club Theatre). Online: Sophieyufeitang.com.

    Alessandro Juliani
    Composer, Sound Designer
    2024: Composer and sound designer of Salesman in China. Second season. Alessandro (AJ) currently makes a living as an actor, singer, composer and sound designer. He has been working at these disciplines off and on for the last three decades. He has most recently provided sound and music to: Assembly Hall, Revisor, Betroffenheit (Kidd Pivot/Electric Company); Prince Caspian, On the Razzle, Middletown, Lady from the Sea, and Trifles (Shaw Festival/Crow's Theatre); To Kill a Mockingbird (Stratford Festival); The Great Leap, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, Saint Joan, (Arts Club); Coriolanus, Timon of Athens, The Tempest, (Bard on the Beach); King Lear (NAC). Film scoring credits include: Donkeyhead (Netflix); Big Trees (NFB); Wait for Rain (Motion 58). He makes his home in Vancouver with his partner and collaborator, Meg Roe, and their three children.
    Chimerik 似不像
    Co-Projection Designers
    Caroline MacCaull and Sammy Chien 
    2024: Co-projection designers of Salesman in China. Stratford debut. Sammy and Caroline co-run Chimerik 似不像, a multi-award-winning interdisciplinary nonprofit organization consisting of artists from underrepresented groups (people of colour, LGBTQ2S+, Immigrants, women in technology, linguistic/language minorities, neurodiverse people, youth and next generation) from various age groups, backgrounds, levels of experience, and disciplines (film/video, new media, VJ, VR, projection and lighting design, experimental music, sound art, visual arts and contemporary dance/theatre performance). Chimerik 似不像 specializes in the audiovisual new media software Isadora and has collaborated on over 500 multi-disciplinary projects which have been exhibited internationally such as World Design Expo, Digital Arts Festival of Taipei, Lacking Sound Festival, New Form Festival, ISEA (International Symposium of Electronic Arts), Digital Carnival Festival, Taiwan Best Design 100, Tokyo Performing Arts Meeting (TPAM), PUSH International Performing Arts Festival and Vancouver New Music Festival. Dance/theatre companies they have worked with include: Arts Club, Gateway Theatre, Stratford Festival, the Frank Theatre, Aeriosa, Beijing Modern Dance Company, Wen Wei Dance, Dancers of Damelahamid and Raven Spirit Dance. Chimerik 似不像 has worked with influential corporations such as NIKE, Microsoft, BenQ and Google in live visuals/projection design and interactive video installations, in addition to actively empowering underrepresented communities. Awards: Chrystal Dance Prize 2023; the Changemaker Award of BC Museums Association 2022; Jessie Richardson Awards 2019, 2020 and 2021/2022.
    Harriet Chung 鍾浩賢
    Movement Director, Auntie Zhao, Hui Li
    2024: Movement Director and Auntie Zhao, Hui Li, Chinese Opera Performer in Salesman in China. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Titular role in Golden Lotus (Y-Theatre/Hong Kong); Eliza in The King and I (Gateway Theatre/Theatre Aquarius/Huron Country Playhouse); Sillabub/Victoria/Tantomile in Cats (Stella Produktions/Germany); Ballet Chorus in The Phantom of the Opera (Livent/Toronto); Ensemble in Iron Road (Tapestry New Opera). Film/TV: Titular role in Golden Lotus, Dancing Through the Shadow, M. Butterfly. Choreography: The King and I (Gateway Theatre). Albums: A World Away, Hold Me Tight (2025). Awards: Best Actress for Golden Lotus (Film Fest International Paris, Barcelona International Film Festival, Dreamz Catcher International Film Festival); Best Artist of the Future (World Class Film Awards). Best Music Video and Best Song (numerous awards). Online: harrietchung.com, @harrietperforming, hcpa.ca, @hcpaperforming. Et cetera: Harriet dedicates this performance to her supportive family and students.
    Nick Fangzheng Wang 王方正
    Assistant Director, Understudy

    (he/him)

    2024: Assistant Director and understudy in Salesman in China. Stratford debut. Directing (Elsewhere): They Must Have Smoked (Calgary Fringe); The Bystander Game, The Storm: Festival (Kingston Baby Grand Theatre); The Bus Stop, The Zoo Story (UCalgary School of Creative and Performing Arts); Rhinoceros in Love (Queen's University Isabel Bader Centre). Program: 2021-22 CanStage RBC Emerging Artist, 2022-23 Lunchbox Theatre Associate Artist. Training: MFA in Theatre Directing (University of Calgary), BAH in Drama (Queen's University). Online: fangzhengwang.net, Instagram: @nickw_096. Et cetera: An interlingual worker, director, actor and playwright. Researcher focusing on contemporary Chinese theatre.

    Jung A Im
    Assistant Set Designer

    (she/her)

    2024: Assistant set designer of La Cage aux Folles, Wendy and Peter Pan and Salesman in China. Second season. Stratford: Set designer of Shakespeare's Ni**a, costume designer of Macbeth and The Fall of the House of Atreus: A Cowboy Love Song (2023 Langham Directors' Workshop); Assistant set and costume designer of A Wrinkle in Time, assistant set designer of Frankenstein Revived. Elsewhere: Set and costume: Harabogee and Me - Shakespeare in Action (Little Avenue Memorial Park at Weston Toronto); Set: Indecent (National Theatre School of Canada); Costume: I got my life back! (National Theatre School of Canada). Training: National Theatre School of Canada, Hong-Ik University, Yon-Sei Graduate School of Human Environmental Sciences. Online: imjunga.com.

    Danielle Fagen
    Assistant Costume Designer

    (she/her)

    2024: Assistant costume designer of La Cage aux Folles and Salesman in China. Second season. Stratford: Assistant costume designer of Richard II. Danielle lived in Berlin, Germany for three years working on immersive, experimental and site-specific theatre. She has been working within the film industry as a costumer, background costume coordinator and assistant designer for films such as U.S. vs Billie Holiday, Pet Semetary: Bloodlines and Gwen Shamblin: Starving for Salvation. Danielle also works as a fibre artist and mounted a costume and photography exhibition in both Montreal and Toronto titled Unravelling, depicting mental health struggles represented in various wearable art pieces. Danielle has a BFA in Art History and Film Studies from Concordia University. Danielle has been attending the Stratford Festival annually for 19 years with her family and would like to dedicate her participation in this production to them. Online: @daniellefagendesigns, www.daniellefagen.weebly.com.

    B.C Batty
    Assistant Lighting Designer

    2024: Assistant lighting designer of La Cage aux Folles, Wendy and Peter Pan and Salesman in China. Second season. 

    Corwin Ferguson
    Assistant Projection Designer

    2024: Assistant projection designer of Salesman in China. Second season. Stratford: Projection designer of Rent. Assistant projection designer of Monty Python's Spamalot and A Wrinkle in Time. Elsewhere: Selected video and projection design credits include: Brigadoon (Shaw Festival); Homes: A Refugee Story (Grand Theatre); Steel City Gangster (Theatre Aquarius); Much Ado About Nothing (Bard on the Beach); Newsies, Nobody's Children, Hansel and Gretel, Robin Hood (Yellow Door Theatre Project); Mary PoppinsDriving Miss Daisy, Miracle on 34th St. (Saint John Theatre Company); Rinaldo (Pacific Opera Victoria); HamletJulius Caesar, Richard III (The Shakespeare Company). Training: Bachelor of Performing Arts (Capilano University); Studio 58 Acting Program. Corwin's a full member of ADC. Awards: Technical Merit Award from CITT - LeVoyage (Flip the Switch); Robert Merritt Award - Chasing Champions (Ship's Company); multiple Betty Mitchell, Jessie Richardson and Sterling award nominations. Online: www.CorwinFerguson.com

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