MOTHERLAND: Iris Played by Isabel Chen 陳韻如

Motherland cast: Isabel Chen as Iris!

《Motherland 祖國》是一個關於三代華裔對「家」有不同理解的雙語話劇。劇中,大學生 Iris 由 Isabel Chen 陳韻如 飾演。Iris 出生於美國俄勒岡州波特蘭,家中獨女,萬千寵愛在一身。大學時候搬到三藩市,那裡華人眾多,環境讓她改變了對華人和中國文化的想法。當她計劃到中國當交換生的時候,才發現原來她一直都被瞞騙。

Isabel Chen is a Taiwanese American NYC-based actor, director, and podcast host of acting asian. She is passionate about storytelling the dimensionality of the AAPI experience and she is currently working on her directorial debut film, Mei-Wan. She hopes to continue to be involved in representational storytelling like Motherland, and in the spaces she is in. IG: @isabel724chen

Directors Amy Pan and Danelle Cummings at ReNew York said:
We’re so grateful to have Isabel on board! It’s been a joy to work with someone so friendly, fun, and talented. She does an amazing job bringing out Iris’s quiet humor and unexpected strength. We can’t wait for you to see her onscreen!

Motherland Synopsis: A Chinese-American family videochats across literal and metaphorical distances. College freshman Iris’ plans to study abroad in China stir up cultural clashes between her assimilated mother and her grandmother. Meanwhile, her father’s secret struggles threaten if she will be able to go at all.

Motherland will be presented as part of WTFringe 2021 in the Women’s Theatre Festival. Virtual performances to take place on July 16, 17, and 24. Pay what you can! https://tinyurl.com/wtf21tix

《Motherland 祖國》被選為美國婦女戲劇節中的劇目,七月 16 / 17 / 24日 網上放映,中英字幕,免費收看,隨緣樂助。訂購鏈接 https://tinyurl.com/wtf21tix

(Credit: All images and English copy are provided by Danelle Cummings and Amy Pan at ReNew York.)

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