Jason Purdy & Yan Li: Writer Pals
Photo credit: Kate Purdy
A psychological horror musical about doing greatest evil in the pursuit of the greatest good.
Developed at NYU. Reading directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein (Ann), featuring Margo Seibert (Rocky).
Selections featured in 2013 Asian American Composers and Lyricists Concert at Signature Theatre, directed by Alan Muraoka
2014 - 2015 Portsmouth University Dramaturgy Project.
2015 Cap 21 Writer's Residency
THE PUZZLING DISAPPEARANCE OF YINXING VILLA
(with story and additional words by Yan Li)
An original, one-act, Chinese, ghost story employing Kuaiban and shadow play.
Commissioned by Leviathan Lab for an evening of Asian ghost stories, 2014.
Directed by BD Wong, curated by Robert Lee
ENJOY THE RIDE
Two friends escape their retirement home into elaborate travel fantasies.
Commissioned by Prospect Theatre Company for the 2014 Musical Theatre Lab.
Presented Barrington Stage Company in 2015
Presented by National Asian Artists Project 2016 Discover: New Musicals
Photo credit: Dev Bondarin; Left to right: Barry Shafrin, Anthony Willis Jr., Karl Joseph Co, Laura Beth Wells, David Perlman, Diane Phelan, Greg Horton, Victoria Huston-Elem
Exploring the 1870s fossil feud between Edward Drinker Cope and Charles Othniel Marsh. A story of cowboys and dinosaurs set in the silhouettes of ancient shadow puppets, the sounds of the frontier, and the limits of the imagination of the gigantic.
Photo Credit: Eric Bondoc