我的名字是张欣恩 (Gimme chance leh)

Playwright Kris Vanessa Teo hard at work
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我的名字是张欣恩 (Gimme chance leh)
by Kris Vanessa Teo

Born in Canada and raised in Singapore, local playwright Kris Vanessa Teo explores her for identity and search for belonging in her new Canadian play ‘我的名字是张欣恩 (Gimme chance leh)’. Using Mandarin, English and Singlish, she navigates the two wildly different cultures she was brought up in, to come face to face with the stereotypes that have been placed upon her. Using heartfelt storytelling, humour and a touch of sass, Kris tackles beauty standards, the fear of “foreigness” and her own complicity within the power structures she feels stifled within. 

Workshop showcase – September 28th @ 2:00pm in the Motel Theatre

Production dates – March 25 – April 5, 2020 in the Motel Theatre

Accessibility and Trip Planning
Please do not hesitate to call the Arts Commons box office with any questions or concerns regarding ticketing or accessibility: 403-294-9494.

To make planning your trip a bit easier, the most convenient parking can be found in the Arts Commons Parkade or across the street in the City Hall Parkade (attached by a +15 with an elevator). Arts Commons is also easily accessible by Calgary Transit (the C-Train is a block away) and the Centre City Cycle Track Network (there are bike racks out front of each entrance on 8th Ave SE).

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