INSURRECTION presented four perspectives on the Jan 6, 2021 attack on the US Congress and was written by four playwrights myself, Giovanni Rodriguez, Tanya Shaffer, and Michael Gene Sullivan. The live streamed experience was directed by Giovanni Rodriguez and produced by Remote Theater, a digital theatre company that creates compelling work on issues that affect American society today. The show ran free-to-the-public from January 6 (the anniversary!) - 23, 2022.
My contribution, "Bright Orchid," is based on an interview with my mother Helen Chan about the event. I think it's really important that we hear a viewpoint from an elder (a centenarian!) and a Chinese American -- a voice we rarely hear.
"Bright Orchid" opens the play. Like my mom, it's compact but with a lot of impact because she is a woman of impact.