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Well-Tempered Clavier, by MFA playwright Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin


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Performed in the A200 and part of the 2018 At First Sight Festival of New Plays.

"Well-Tempered Clavier", is a new play by MFA playwright Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin. Join a Chinese-American family as they move through milestone weddings and one funeral, expanding and contracting, loving, fighting, falling apart, and coming back together again. At the heart of the play, Elaine, the family’s powerful matriarch, maintains the traditions she grew up with while raising a very American family. A bold, funny, and moving play.

As a dramatist, Kaela is deeply interested in focusing our attention on stories not often told. Her characters are not onstage in service of a white or male narrative but to establish and explore their own narratives as they intersect with a mercifully intercultural world.