Issei, He Say World Premiere at New Jersey Rep

Cast photoOn April 21, 2018, Issei, He Say (or the Myth of the First) will have its world premiere at the New Jersey Repertory Company.

Issei, He Say is loosely based on Chloé’s grandparents’ story of moving to Canada in the late 1960s from Hong Kong. With post-World War II tensions still high, the Chinese family move in next door to a Japanese Canadian man who was interned in Canada during the war. The play is told from the perspective of the family’s daughter, Lucy Chu, who is twelve when the family meet Mr. Yamamoto, the Japanese neighbour. Isolated from her all-white neighbours and schoolmates, Lucy finds a friend in Mr. Yamamoto, much to her father’s chagrin.

The play will be directed by Lisa James and features Stan Egi, Kathleen Kwan, Christina Liang, and Fenton Li.

New Jersey Rep is run by SuzAnne (Artistic Director) and Gabor (Executive Producer) Barabas. Located in Long Branch, New Jersey, the theater’s primary mission is to develop and produce new plays and to make a lasting contribution to the American stage.

New Jersey Rep’s literary manager Joel Stone first discovered the play at The Kennedy Center’s NNPN MFA Workshop and Reading series.

See the press release here.

Issei, He Say (Or the Myth of the First) runs April 19 through May 20, 2018. Previews are Thursday and Friday, April 19, and 20 at 8:00 PM, and Saturday, April 21 at 3:00 PM. Opening night with reception is Saturday, April 21 at 8:00 PM.

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays 8:00 PM: Saturdays 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM; Sundays 2:00 PM through May 20, 2018.

Tickets are $46 (opening night with reception, $60; premium seating + $5). Annual subscriptions are $225 per person. PHONE: 732-229-3166 or online at

Reading: Model Minority in LA

On October 7th at 12pm, Moving Arts’ First Look Reading Series presents:


by Chloé Hung
directed by Chuma Gault
starring Devere Rogers, Julian Yuen, Arvin Lee, Anne Yatco, Mia Danelle
The reading will take place at the Bootleg Theater (2220 Beverly Blvd) in Los Angeles.
Tickets can be reserved here.
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Chloé receives RBC Emerging Playwrights Award

On June 21st, 2017, Chloé Hung was announced as the recipient of the RBC Emerging Playwrights Award from Tarragon Theatre at the Tarragon Gala. “The 2017/18 RBC Emerging Playwright Prize, [is] one of Canada’s most prestigious prizes for new artists supported by the RBC FoundationIMG_6542

Chloé joins five other playwrights-in-residence announced for the 2017/2018 season.

Chloé receives this award following her participation in Tarragon’s Playwrights Unit where she developed the play Three Women of Swatow. Chloé will use this residency to continue her work on Three Women of Swatow.

To read more about the award and the other playwrights-in-residence click here. 

THREE WOMEN OF SWATOW reading in Toronto

On May 23 – 27th, the Tarragon Playwrights Unit of 2016/17 culminated in staged public readings for each of the five playwrights.

Chloé’s Three Women of Swatow received its public reading on May 25th, 2017 at 8pm. It was directed by Esther Jun and featured the wildly talented cast of Marjorie Chan, Brenda Kamino, and April Leung.

Synopsis: When Mother accidentally kills her husband, three generations of women must come together to solve a bloody situation. This darkly comedic play takes a look at the legacy of abuse, the power of family, and how to prevent the resurrection of a headless chicken.

The Unit was overseen by Andrea Romaldi with our first session overseen by Andrea Donaldson.

For more information:

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Chloé joins MADlab

In January, Chloé was one of four playwrights selected to participate in Moving ArtsMADlab. This years is the fourth year of MADlab. The four playwrights will each collaborate with a dramaturg to write a new play. Chloé will be working on a new work called Model Minority. MADlab is run by Terence Anthony.


Chloé is excited to join fellow playwrights, Nayna Agrawal, Makeda Declet, and Jennie Webb in MADlab.  For more information, click here.

Chloé’s in a play in LA – THE ONE WITH FRIENDS

towf_poster4Friday, October 7 at 8pm and Sunday, October 9 at 2pm, Chloé can be seen in THE ONE WITH FRIENDS by Joseph Mango and directed by Ashley Griggs (both 2014 alums of NYU Tisch School of the Arts’s MFA in Dramatic Writing).

The play is part of UCLA Health Service’s initiative for mental health awareness week.

THE ONE WITH FRIENDS tells the story of an aspiring writer and a struggling actor, both dealing with different forms of depression, who meet and bond over a mutual love of the TV show Friends. Chloé plays a “Model-slash-actress” addicted to her mobile device but desperate to make a connection. 

Friday, October 7 at 8pm
Sunday, October 9 at 2pm
Tickets are FREE
UCLA Tamkin Auditorium
(in the UCLA hospital)
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

For more information and ticket information please see:

Read about the play on the Huffington Post in an article about the conception of the play.

A GLIMPSE OF SUN & CRADLE both make the Austin Film Festival’s second round

Two Chloé Hung scripts made it to the second round in their respective categories of the Austin Film Festival’s writing competitions.

While neither advanced to the semi-finalist round, the second round represents the top 15% of their respective categories. This year the Austin Film Festival received 9,100 individual scripts.

A GLIMPSE OF SUN is a second rounder in the “screenplay – drama” category.

CRADLE is a second rounder in the “Teleplay – AMC One-Hour Pilot” category.

Read more about the second rounders and the semi-finalists here.