Art by Shaina Lu

Nüwa in Fairyland

The World Premiere Production of Nüwa in Fairyland

Presented by CHUANG Stage, a Launchpad Resident
Written by Brandon Zang | Directed by Carla Mirabal Rodríguez

After getting cast as Puck in his high school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Benji dives deep into method acting to prepare for his role. In the enchanted forest of foggy adolescence, he runs into a stranger: the Chinese creator goddess Nüwa (女娲). Does she hold the key to his birthplace as a transracial adoptee? Or will Benji never escape Fairyland? Conceived by Chinese Canadian playwright Brandon Zang, Nüwa in Fairyland fuses Shakespeare’s charm with Chinese folklore into a coming-of-age tale.

Location: BCA Black Box Theatre

Duration: 100 minutes without intermission

Tickets: Ticket are Pay-As-You-Are, Starting at $0! (Suggested Price: $25)

NOTE: The play and the performance of Nüwa in Fairyland is aesthetically bilingual in Mandarin Chinese and English; English translation surtitles will be projected during Mandarin Chinese dialogues.

Community Events Schedule

  • Friday, 5/24, 8pm — Queer AAPI Night with MAP for Health (Performance by Anju)
  • Saturday, 5/25, 2pm — Coffee & Bake Goods Pop-Up with Panethenic Pourovers
  • Saturday, 5/25, 8pm — Chinese Adoptee Night with China’s Children International
  • Thursday, 5/30, 7pm — Post-Show Conversation with Cast and Creative Team
  • Friday, 5/31, 8pm — Tea & Sweets Pop-Up with Panethenic Pourovers
  • Saturday, 6/1, 4pm — Special Scribble Sesh: Community Write Out in Fairyland (Separate RSVP Required)
Week 1
  • Thursday, May 23 at 7pm
  • Friday, May 24 at 8pm (SOLD OUT)
  • Saturday, May 25 at 2pm
  • Saturday, May 25 at 8pm
  • Sunday, May 26 at 2pm
Week 2
  • Wednesday, May 29 at 7pm
  • Thursday, May 30 at 7pm
  • Friday, May 31 at 8pm
  • Saturday, June 1 at 2pm
  • Saturday, June 1 at 8pm


BENJI — Trevyn Wong

MARYANNE — Jen Lewis

MR. BAILEY — Matt Goldstein

DAMIAN — Henry Dolgoff

NUWA — Bowen Huang

BENJI/DAMIAN (U/S) — Phoenix Yuan

Creative Team

Playwright — Brandon Zang

Director — Carla Mirabal Rodríguez

Assistant Director — Kaye Hu

Dramaturg — Regine Vital

Movement Director — Fernadina Chan

Production Stage Manager — Winnie Chiang

Asst. Stage Manager (Rehearsal) —  Emma J. Hunt

Asst. Stage Manager (Performance) — Kiera Turner

Production Manager — Becca Cottrell

Assistant Production Manager — Molly Bercutt

Scenic & Carpentry Lead — Devan McCulloch

Sound Designer — Anna Drummond

Prop Designer — Addie Pates

Scenic Designer — Qingan Zhang

Costume Designer — Sandra Zhihan Jia

Lighting Designer — Ashley Yung