Book & Lyrics by Christine Toy Johnson
Music & Lyrics by Jason Ma
A young girl named Xue Lan takes an unexpected journey to womanhood.
Guided by the beloved spirits of departed family, the desires of her heart,
and a goddess or two, she finds her purpose and true destiny.
Broken Ground is currently in development and was commissioned by Village Theater
(Robb Hunt, Executive Producer; Jerry Dixon, Artistic Director; Brandon Ivie, Associate Artistic Director).
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The Goddess of Compassion, sung here by Ali Ewoldt, comforts Xue Lan.
We filmed this excerpt from the show for New York Theatre Barn's New Works
Series in November. ( Our first sharing of the material since we completed the
The Dragon King of the Eastern Sea, sung by Jonny Lee Jr., shares his view of the world with the young Princess Nu Wa before unveiling his true self. Also filmed for New York Theatre Barn.
The entire live-streamed episode of the New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series on 11/18, including the performances above and discussion with Christine and Jason.
The Kennedy Center gathered a diverse group of artists from across the country for their "Winter Traditions" series. Stories of my immigrant family's holiday traditions, followed by an excerpt from "Broken Ground" was our contribution to this programming, highlighting an inclusive array of American artists.