Grandfather got hit.
  This is the end. The end of purity. The end of lineage. The end of a bloodline. Oolong is the death of the Chinese family.

Grandfather cannot forgive his son Robert for marrying an Italian woman and producing not a son, but a daughter. During his youth, Robert rebelled against his immigrant father by indulging in Bowie and Blondie and Rothko; he is estranged from Grandfather, a bigot who suffers abuse at the retirement facility. Robert's daughter Cecelia -- a highly intelligent and alienated teenager who shares her father's impeccable taste in music and art -- is a stranger to Grandfather. But she will repair the men's relationship even if it means subjecting Grandfather to Joy Division. And Siouxsie. And Television. Cecelia, like Oolong, is both the chasm and the bridge -- the hyphen -- between three generations: an elderly Chinese immigrant, a middle-aged Chinese-Canadian, and herself, a Chinese-Italian-Canadian girl.

Oolong is the new North American family. Oolong is the new New World.

Oolong is currently being written with support from Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, and fu-GEN Theatre Company.

MAY, 2010: Staged reading at Factory Theatre (Toronto), as part of fu-GEN Theatre Company's Potluck Festival

Ontario Arts Council Grant, 2008
Toronto Arts Council Grant, 2008