House of Tales

assembly call · Ages 10+ · United States of America

Winner – Hollywood Fringe 2018 Scholarship

An ensemble of young artists from UCLA, USC and CalArts revive the old tales in a Chinese fantasy short stories collection (《聊斋志异》) with their modern bodies. Just like the author of the book in 1730, this tribe of artists is trapped in a chain of exams which leaves no space for free expression. Thus, creating art becomes a form of rebellion. They construct the house of tales, inviting audiences to come into the magical space between fantasy and reality, homeland and strange land.

Inspired By Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio(Liaozhai Zhiyi)聊斋志异
Written and Directed by Changting Lu with Ensemble of Chinese Artists in LA
Featured by Yanyao Yaoyao Qi, Mingming Wang, Tiger Yip, Huanzhang Zhang, Kelly Liangxing Zhu, Tianyi Zhu

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR & DRAMATURG: Xiaoyue Zhang
PRODUCTION/COSTUME DESIGNER: Nan Zhou
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Peiyu Lai
SOUND DESIGNER: Yvonne
GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Jingzhi Liu
PRODUCER: Effy Yizhou Yang, Rui Xu
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Effy Yizhou Yang
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER: Xingzi Chen
ASSISTANT PRODUCTION/COSTUME DESIGNER: Larissa Lingxi Zou

June 02, 8:30PM

June 09, 9:00PM

June 17, 8:00PM

June 23, 4:30PM

@The Complex Hollywood, The Dorie Theatre
6476 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

production team

changting lu *

writer & director

nan zhou *

costume designer

rui xu *

producer

xiaoyue zhang *

assistant director & dramaturg

peiyu lai *

lighting designer

xingzi chen *

stage manager

lingxi zou *

assistant costume designer

* Fringe Veteran