The Hundred Flowers Project

Winner of the 2012 Rella Lossy Award
Directed by Desdemona Chiang
October 25 – November 17, 2012
www.crowdedfire.org

It’s a politically charged election year in the U.S. and a collective of “Generation D” Asian American actors are collaborating on a new play about one of the most defining socio political phenomena of the 20th Century: Mao Tse Tung and the birth of modern China. In an effort to connect the power of today’s media to the propaganda employed throughout China’s Cultural Revolution, they expertly exploit 21st Century multimedia tools of the masses. As The Hundred Flowers Project becomes a world-wide high-tech spectacle, events from the actors’ real lives mysteriously infiltrate the story. And when the play spins out of control, this earnest troupe of players unexpectedly finds itself in dangerous territory. Just who—or what—has taken over their narrative?