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Paper Angels (2010)

Projection of the Chinese Exclusion Act, PAPER ANGELS workshop 2009. Photo by Damian Wampler.

Director Victoria Linchong’s multimedia retelling of the seminal play, Paper Angels, by Genny Lim. Performed in Portsmouth Square on September 15-17, 2010.

San Francisco Fringe Festival, 2010 – Winner, Best Site Specific Production

Workshop production at University Settlement, 2009

PAPER ANGELS takes place on Angel Island in 1915, and follows a group of Chinese who are detained on Angel Island because of the Chinese Exclusion Act. To create the world of the play, we’ll be projecting archival images not only of Angel Island, but also of anti-Chinese magazine covers, posters and advertisements that were prevalent in late 1800s and early 1900s. The play begins with photographs of the Chinese coming across the ocean and the Chinese Exclusion Act itself. 

Victoria Linchong on her 2010 production of Paper Angels
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Paper Angels, Portsmouth Square, May 2010, directed by Victoria Linchong
Paper Angels, Portsmouth Square, May 2010, directed by Victoria Linchong
Paper Angels, Portsmouth Square, May 2010, directed by Victoria Linchong
Paper Angels, Portsmouth Square, May 2010, directed by Victoria Linchong
Paper Angels, Portsmouth Square, May 2010, directed by Victoria Linchong
Paper Angels, Portsmouth Square, May 2010, directed by Victoria Linchong
Playwright Genny Lim joins the cast in a bow.
L-R: Kerry Huang and Doan Ly.
L-R: Jojo Gonzalez and Wai Ching Ho.
L-R: Kerry Huang & Doan Ly.

Promotional images for PAPER ANGELS. 

Photos by Damian Wampler. Styling by Victoria Linchong. Props by Sinotique. http://www.victorialinchong.com/paper-angels


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