Categories
Theatre

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
Web Gallery
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


Categories
Film

“The Voice”

Genny Lim: The Voice by David Moragne premiered on October 2002 at the 13th Annual Black Filmworks in Oakland.

David Moragne, producer/director of Centre City Digital’s mini-documentary on Author, Playwright, Librettist, Performance Artist, Educator and Poet Genny Lim. This piece weaves through several performances and an interview, where Genny traces the origins of her voice. Documentary / Beta SP / 26 minutes

The Black Filmmakers’ Hall of Fame was founded in 1974 in Oakland, California to promote black filmmaking and celebrate the contributions of black creatives to American film. 1990 marked the start of Black Filmworks (last held 2003), a film festival designed to showcase the winning submissions to the annual film competition.