Reading of Into the Numbers by Christopher Chen

Wed, Dec 13, 2017 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Tickets: $10/adult; $5/student & senior; Free for MOCA Members. Register here.


A dream play about Rape of Nanking author Iris Chang, Into the Numbers by Christopher Chen is a meditation on the philosophical and psychological implications of researching genocide, as well as the toll media saturation plays in the process. Co-produced by The Leviathan Lab and Museum of Chinese in America, this public reading of Into the Numbers commemorates the 80th anniversary of the The Nanking Massacre.


Into the Numbers is directed by Mo Zhou and features Judy Chen, Joseph Ngo, Matt Russell, Daniel K. Isaac, and Rebecca Street. Lighting design is by Marie Yokoyama and sound design by Matt Otto.



About the Playwright
Christopher Chen’s plays include The Hundred Flowers Project, The Late Wedding, Mutt, Caught and You Mean To Do Me Harm. Honors include The Obie Award and The Barrymore Award for Caught; The Glickman Award and Rella Lossy Award for The Hundred Flowers Project; the Lanford Wilson Award; the Sundance Institute/Time Warner Fellowship; and the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, through which he was playwright in residence at The Vineyard. Commissions include American Conservatory Theatre, The Aurora, LCT3, Manhattan Theatre Club, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Playwrights Horizons. A San Francisco native, Chris is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley, and holds an M.F.A. in playwriting from S.F. State.


Headshot credit: Sasha Arutyunova


This program is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.