Monologues of n Women is a new Chinese-American devised theatre work, comprised of eight stories that dissect the ordeals that many women have faced, such as sexual assault, unrealistic body standards, and the rigidity of societal expectations.

An ensemble of seven Chinese-American actresses portrays the devisers who helped bring the show to life, walking through their individual experiences as women who have lived in both China and the West. Together, they realize that these are, in fact, universal experiences shared amongst many women – they are not alone.

Through a combination of theatre, dance, original music, and poetry, Monologues of n Women not only explores the difficulties and hopes that women face in modern-day society, but also provides a platform for open conversation for audiences of all cultural backgrounds.

“这7个截然不同的女性,8个循序渐进的故事,就像话剧里抽象表达的女孩的秘密花园一样,抽丝剥茧,带我们一点点走进一个个独立女性的内心世界。她们有挣扎,她们有喜悦,她们有愤怒,她们有胆怯,但她们同样勇敢,坚韧,自信,璀璨。她们会有容貌和身材的焦虑,有社会角色和家庭角色的平衡,她们有对爱情的期待和惶恐,她们有对性骚扰和家庭暴力的反抗,她们对自己独立人格的思考和追求,这就是真实的当代女性的彷惶和努力啊!”

西雅图中文电台报道,记者:周文艳

“A meditation on the pressing problems faced by women who grew up in Chinese society, Monologues of n Women shines the spotlight on the suppressed. Influenced by rom-coms, social media, and patriarchal traditions, many women in China feel unable to voice their true thoughts and feelings. Furthermore, they must conform to often unattainable beauty standards.”

Radii China

“Several times, I was faced with anger, sadness, and the overwhelming sensation of relating to the characters’ struggles. The variety of emotions I felt over the course of the play varied from keen interest, deep grief, and much appreciated moments of laughter and joy, too.”

“故事虽分篇章,但当中的循序渐进实在是引人深入”

“As a woman, I feel (maybe for the first time in a long time) truly seen. Thank you.”


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