Birds and the Curiosity

Drama · how bang! club · Ages 3+ · China

family friendly world premiere

What would you do if you time traveled to your childhood and met your younger self?

— A bittersweet and brutally honest coming-of-age story of a 9-year-old Chinese girl, her future self, and many birds!

★“This is so magical and vulnerable and original and THEATRICAL!… It’s rare for me to read a script that’s both this experimental and this full of joy and hope.” — Jeremy Gable

★“This story really hit home for me.” — Aurora McClennan

★"Meeting your inner child with all their pain, sorry and joy." — MaryKate Glenn


Becoming WHO U ARE by returning to WHO U WERE

Not your regular coming-of-age story, Birds and the Curiosity creates a magical meet-up between two selves at different points in time: 9-year-old Zhigeng and adult Zhigeng.

By depicting an adult’s re-tackling of formative memories from her early childhood, the story reflects on a child’s experience of joy, heartache, friendship, humiliation, loss, creative agency, family and talking hamsters.

The script originally written in Chinese, and set in China, blends the unvarnished nature of childhood, the harsh reality of adult life, and the dream-like quality of memories by integrating dance, puppetry, and shadow play into the theatrical experience. The audience enters a kid’s imaginative, time-collapsing world.


Hudson Theatres Mainstage
6539 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90038
Valet Parking



June 9, 8:30 pm 

June 16, 8:30 pm

June 23, 8:30 pm


June 10, 5:30 pm

June 17 2:00 pm

June 24, 8:30 pm


June11, 2 pm

June 18, 10:30 am *AAPI Kids Morning!

June 25, 2pm


Tickets are $28, Students with ID $22

*We’re excited to announce our AAPI Kids Morning! On the morning of 18th, any Asian American and Pacific Islander children and teens can bring their parent(s)/guardian(s) to see the show for FREE!!

*AAPI Kids Morning:所有AAPI(亚裔及太平洋岛民)小朋友及青少年,可在6月18日早上10:30免费观看《鸟与好奇号》!每位小朋友可携带两位家庭成员。【勾选6月18日观看,选择“AAPI Kids Morning”。我们会收取5美元的定金并在演出当天退还。】

We have a beautiful ensemble of nine cast members who are diverse in a multiplicity of ways: race, gender, ethnicity, body type, and in-n-our orders. They are excited to meet with you at the Hudson Theaters Mainstage!








Production Team

jingyi n/a *

projection designer

olivia xing *


gefei liu *


* Fringe Veteran