Christina Mei Chen

ACTOR. SINGER. PLAYWRIGHT. TRAVELLER.

PLAYS

HOUSE PARTY

HOUSE PARTY is currently in development for a Fall 2019 reading.

HOUSE PARTY is currently in development for a Fall 2019 reading.

FULL LENGTH

CAST: 5F, 4M (late teens - early 20s)

SYNOPSIS: It’s the Fall of Senior year at the Academy of International and Diplomatic Excellence of Beijing (AIDEB). Specifically, Halloweekend. A group of friends throw their first house party ever “to practice” before heading to college in America. All they've ever known are bars and clubs. Halfway through the night, shit hits the fan and secrets are revealed. One secret in particular rocks the group.

Note: The cast of HOUSE PARTY should reflect the diverse population of international schools in Beijing, China. This cast should redefine what it means to look Asian, act Asian, and BE Asian.

A FINE LINE

A FINE LINE had its New York CIty Off-Off-Broadway debut in 2018 at Manhattan Repertory Theatre.

A FINE LINE had its New York CIty Off-Off-Broadway debut in 2018 at Manhattan Repertory Theatre.

ONE ACT

CAST: 2F, 1M (early 20s)

SYNOPSIS: It’s Blair’s 21st birthday, and her roommates Warwick and Jamie promised to celebrate with her with a chill night of Thai food and wine in their college apartment. Before they can even cut the cake, the conversation goes south and Blair walks a fine line trying to express her concerns about Jamie’s boyfriend. The night ends abruptly, causing their whole world to shift. Warwick and Blair try to cope with the aftermath, wondering if they should have crossed the line sooner.

Note: The cast of A FINE LINE is open to actors of ALL ethnicities.

WAITING FOR SUNSET

WAITING FOR SUNSET has had two developmental readings and its currently in pre-production to become a short film!

WAITING FOR SUNSET has had two developmental readings and its currently in pre-production to become a short film!

ONE ACT

CAST: 1F, 1M (early 20s)

SYNOPSIS: It’s summer on the western coast of Iceland, and Calvin and May are one year into their new relationship after being “just friends” for five years. While trying to escape the political climate back home in the US by road tripping around the island, Trump signs the third version of his Muslim ban. Marriage is proposed, pregnancy tests are taken, and the future of their relationship is put into question - not necessarily in that order.

Note: The role of Calvin is to be played by a person of color. The role of May is open to actors of all ethnicity.

TERMINAL D

Eric Fernandez (Todd) and Helena Barth (Riley) in the 2016 premiere of TERMINAL D, directed by Christina Mei Chen.

Eric Fernandez (Todd) and Helena Barth (Riley) in the 2016 premiere of TERMINAL D, directed by Christina Mei Chen.

ONE ACT

CAST: 1F, 1M (early teens)

SYNOPSIS: Riley and Todd meet in Terminal D, the deserted area of the airport in their town. Todd is convinced his dad will pick him up soon, but Riley’s not convinced. It is unclear how either of them got there and if they will manage to leave.

Note: The cast of TERMINAL D is open to actors of ALL ethnicities.