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PRELUDE Festival 2023


Sweatshop Melody

Nancy Ma



30 min

4:30PM EST

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, 5th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

A play with music that follows a group of immigrant women working at a Chinatown garment factory.

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Nancy Ma is a Chinese American actor, writer, and filmmaker based in New York City. She recently directed her first documentary short, 有一天你不在 One Day You Are Not Here, about intergenerational care through her relationship with her father. Her solo show about growing up in Chinatown, Home, has been performed at schools and festivals around the country. As an actor, Nancy has been seen in Memorial (Pan Asian Rep), The Joy Luck Club (Sierra Madre Playhouse), Three Little Girls Down a Well (The Public), Hacks (HBO), Barry (HBO). Nancy’s writing has been supported by The New Harmony Project, Asian American Arts Alliance, The Latino Theater Company, Fresh Ground Pepper, WhoHaHa. Nancy currently facilitates storytelling with The Moth and Young Storytellers. Her work and her life focus on finding the funny, intimate and redemptive in forgotten places.

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