We’re thrilled to announce that Christopher Chen is the recipient of the 2012 Rella Lossy Playwrights Award for the upcoming production of The Hundred Flowers Project!
“The meta theater embedded in the script [The Hundred Flowers Project] showed a fresh and challenging voice. This script broke the fourth and fifth wall of the theater formally, but it was also in the end a moving, beautiful play with great characters. I think this is where theater can be the most potent, taking the theater moment and flipping it to reveal truths about our lives, catching the audience off guard and allowing them to see the world differently,” remarked Mark Russell, the Director of the Under the Radar Festival at The Public Theatre in New York and the juror for 2012 Rella Lossy Playwrights Award.
This award honors the memory of the late Rella Lossy, a lifelong lover and champion of the American theatre and playwriting. She published several plays, served as the theatre editor of Bay Area Review, and was a founding member of the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle. She was also an actress, poet, and supporter of the arts in Bay Area. This competitive award is given annually in perpetuity from an endowment created by Dr. Frank Lossy, Rella’s devoted husband. The Rella Lossy Playwrights Award is by nomination only.
The Hundred Flowers Project world premiere will be presented by Crowded Fire Theater and Playwrights Foundation October 25 – November 17. The award, administered by the San Francisco Foundation, will be presented to Chris following the performance on Saturday, October 27th at a special reception. Tickets are on sale now!