AAR-RSAT-CaughtWeaving an intricate exploration of art, social justice and cultural appropriation, Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre presents the Australian premiere of Caught by Obie Award winning playwright, Christopher Chen, this August.

An art gallery hosts a retrospective of a legendary Chinese dissident who has been imprisoned in a state detention centre for two years. The artist, recently profiled in the New Yorker, shares details of a terrifying ordeal that almost defies belief.

Caught is an irreverent and exhilarating examination of power and our relationship to the truth. Directed by acclaimed theatre-maker, Jean Tong (Hungry Ghosts), Caught features Jing-Xuan Chan (Incognito), Jessica Clarke (Iphigenia in Splott), Louis Le (God in the Sky) and David Whiteley (Ulster American). Set and costume design by Silvia Shao, lighting design by Lisa Mibus, sound design by Edwin Cheah, and composition by James Gales.

Christopher Chen is an international award-winning playwright whose full-length works have been produced and developed across the United States and abroad. His plays include Communion, The Headlands, Mutt, Passage, You Mean To Do Me Harm, The Hundred Flowers Project, The Late Wedding and Caught.

Honours include the 2015-2016 Sundance Institute/Time Warner Foundation Fellowship for theater; the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, through which he was the 2013-2014 playwright-in-residence at The Vineyard; the Barrymore Award; the Glickman Award.

Current commissions include American Conservatory Theatre, Aurora Theatre Company, Crowded Fire, LCT3, Manhattan Theatre Club, San Francisco Playhouse and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Chris is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and holds an M.F.A. in playwriting from S.F. State.

“An intricately constructed, unrelentingly destabilising puzzle of a play about the anatomy of truth and the provocative power of illusion!” – NY Times

Red Stitch Theatre, Rear 2 Chapel Street, St Kilda East
Season: 20 August – 11 September 2022
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Image: Red Stitch presents Caught – photo by Robert Blackburn & Work Art Life Studios