Watch: Milwaukee Rep’s OUR HOME TO YOUR HOME Series Featuring Lauren Yee’s Monologue “3A” Performed by Tina Chilip

While the stages remain dark during the COVID-19 global pandemic, Milwaukee Rep is rallying its creative resources to bring the world-class theater audiences have come to know and love directly into homes. Over the next few weeks, Milwaukee Rep will bring theater from Our Home to Your Home in several unique ways.

In the latest installment, Tina Chilip performs Lauren Yee’s original monologue 3A in their Our Home to Your Home series during the COVID-19 Crisis. May Adrales directs.

Tina Chilip

Tina Chilip: Off-Broadway: Fiasco Theatre’s Twelfth Night (Classic Stage Company), Golden Child (Signature Theatre), House Rules (Ma-Yi), A Dream Play (NAATCO). Selected regional credits: Song of Summer (Trinity Rep), All The Roads Home (Cincinnati Playhouse), Curious Incident… (Actors Theatre of Louisville), after all the terrible things I do (Huntington Theatre), Tokyo Fish Story (Old Globe), Chinglish (Portland Center Stage), Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide… (Berkeley Rep), M. Butterfly (Guthrie). TV: Netflix’s “Marvel” Series, “Elementary,” “Deception,” “Madam Secretary,” “Royal Pains,” “Mysteries of Laura.” Training: MFA, Brown/Trinity Rep. Member of The Actors Center.

Lauren Yee. Photo by Lia Chang

Lauren Yee is a playwright born and raised in San Francisco currently living in New York City. Her Cambodian Rock Band, with music by Dengue Fever and others, premiered at South Coast Rep, with subsequent productions at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, Victory Gardens, City Theatre, Merrimack Rep, Signature Theatre, Portland Center Stage, and Jungle Theatre. Her play The Great Leap has been produced at Denver Center, Seattle Rep, Atlantic Theatre, Guthrie Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, Arts Club, InterAct Theatre, and Steppenwolf, with future productions at Long Wharf, Cygnet Theatre, and Asolo Rep/Miami New Drama. Her other work includes King of the Yees, Ching Chong Chinaman, The Hatmaker’s Wife, Hookman, In a Word, Samsara, The Song of Summer, and The Tiger Among Us.

Lauren is the winner of the Doris Duke Artist Award, the Steinberg Playwright Award, the Horton Foote Prize, the Kesselring Prize, the ATCA/Steinberg Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters literature award, and the Francesca Primus Prize. Lauren is a Residency 5 playwright at Signature Theatre, New Dramatists member (class of 2025), Ma-Yi Writers’ Lab member, former Princeton University Hodder fellow, and Playwrights Realm alumni playwright. Current commissions include Geffen Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, Second Stage, South Coast Rep. She has a BA from Yale and a MFA from University of California San Diego.

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.

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