Christina R Chan

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Christina R Chan (Sally)

When Christina walks in Boston, she only listens for any on-coming cars while ignoring do-not walk signals as she crosses the street.

Christina was born on the island of Hong Kong (way, way back when it was British ruled) and then transported as a toddler to not-as–sunny Boston. She has been scorned by her father, King Lear and egged her husband, Macbeth to kill a king. Her softer side comes out when playing mahjong with her besties in their Joy Luck Club.

Christina writes musings on those who have left their Asian countries of birth to live on the big, big island called America. Though she is not as gifted in math as her parents would have liked, Christina is curious about the cost of living the American dream when one is not of a certain skin tone. She has co-corralled local playwrights to muse with her in their Asian American Playwright Collective. Christina is eternally grateful to The Boston Foundation, TC2 Theater, Company One Theater and Pao Arts Center for making it possible for her to truly play around in Boston.

She is tickled thrilled to be in plays by two playwrights whom Christina greatly admires…please imagine a humble genuflect here to Rosanna Y Alfaro and Kirsten Greenidge. Warm vaccinated hugs to Michelle Aguillon, Kai Chao and Shani Farrell for being wonderful collaborators during the recordings. And a great big heart to the Lyric Stage Theater for being superhosts: Matt Chapuran, Courtney O’Connor, Katie O’Connor and Aja Jackson.