Motherland cast: Fanny Lawren as Wenjing!
《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 Fanny Lawren 梵影 飾演 Tiffany 的母親 Wenjing 芠菁，她和丈夫辛苦帶着一對子女移民美國，後因誤會，倆老返回中國。她一直渴望女兒多回國探望，可惜事與願違。當她知道外孫 Iris 計劃到中國當交換生時，歡喜若狂，但 Iris 臨行前，女兒家發生事故。
My profile: Besides acting on camera and on stage, Fanny Lawren also develops podcasts and emcees events in Cantonese, Mandarin and English. Fanny used to have a lifestyle show called, “Fun with Fanny” which was broadcasted nationwide in the US and in Greater China. She had also produced a TV documentary series “Routes: The Spiritual Odyssey of Chinese American Artists” which showcases the spiritual odyssey of 12 well-established Chinese American visual artists. IG: @fannylawren
Directors Amy Pan and Danelle Cummings at ReNew York said:
Thank goodness we have Fanny! She plays Wenjing in all her joys and heartbreaks, and brings so much sympathy and depth to this character. Fanny is a thoughtful actor, always several steps ahead on anything you could think of–from character relationships to costuming details! We can’t wait for you to watch Fanny in action…and find yourself unexpectedly rooting for grandma!
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.)