I took in this fluidness around me and decided to create art that reflected it. I began imagining art that not only existed to disappear, but art that never existed in the tangible world at all. I know what you are thinking. But stop and think of the possibilities.

In this irreverent new genre-bending piece, theatre makers Christopher Chen and Lee Sunday Evans apply their playful imaginations to the work of a Chinese dissident artist. Their hybrid work invites you to navigate a labyrinthine trail between truth and perception, authority and authenticity, illusionary art and real jeopardy.

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Reviews of Caught

A New York Times Critic’s Pick

“Christopher Chen’s intricately constructed, unrelentingly destabilizing puzzle of a play … [is] directed with exquisite precision by Lee Sunday Evans, and slyly designed every step of the way.”
The New York Times

“Clearly, Christopher Chen’s comedy-drama… is having its own insidious effect on me, days after I saw it. The whole thing was pretty great.”
Huffington Post

“…a smart, self-assured meditation on the politics of truth, in art and in life.”
The Village VOICE

“…the physical production (typically for the Play Company) is beautifully realized…The execution couldn’t be better: Evans and her team clearly found the Inception-esque challenge of the text exciting.”
Time Out

Photos by Carol Rosegg

New York Premiere
AUG 17 – SEP 24, 2016

Written by Christopher Chen
Directed by Lee Sunday Evans

Louis Ozawa Changchien
Leslie Fray
Murphy Guyer
Jennifer Lim

Set Design:
Arnulfo Maldonado
Costume Design:
Junghyun Georgia Lee
Lighting Design:
Barbara Samuels
Sound Design:
Jeremy S. Bloom
Art Installation Concept:
Miao Jiaxin
Production Stage Manager:
Megan Schwarz Dickert


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