Christmas in Hanoi

publicity still from EastWestPlayers.org

publicity still from EastWestPlayers.org

Christmas in Hanoi is a full-length play that follows a Mixed family’s return to Vietnam after the death of their matriarch. Winnie and Lou (played in the debut performance by Elizabeth Liang and Joseph Daugherty), are the children of an Irish Catholic father (Michael Krawic) and a strong-willed Vietnamese mother (Elyse Dinh). Winnie must overcome her deepest fears in order to finally bury her mother and move forward with her life.

Playwright Eddie Borey won the East West Players Face of the Future Playwriting Competition with his script for Christmas in Hanoi. The debut performance was directed by Jeff Liu, and the premiere was presented in association with  Multiracial Americans of Southern California and Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association

Here’s a link with more info: Christmas in Hanoi at East West Players


The Box Marked Black

from www.damariswebb.com

from www.damariswebb.com

In The Box Marked Black, playwright and actor Damaris Webb explores her and her family’s adventures and experiences living in Tennessee, the Mid-West and Botswana, to name a few of the places they’ve traveled. Our favorite quote from this article previewing the debut performance in the Portlander: …If we take the time to listen to each other’s stories, that’s going to do more toward everyone understanding and relaxing and accepting each other than having a diversity week.

Damaris Webb’s website: www.damariswebb.com/