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Musical Theatre Factory to Present RENT A WHITE GUY


Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) will present a developmental reading of RENT A WHITE GUY, A Modern-China Fable with book, lyrics and music by Anna Grace Carter.

RENT A WHITE GUY is a quirky, imaginative, and enlightened travel-tale about Charlie (from Anytown, USA) who dreams of becoming a famous writer. But, when a magical fortune cookie leads him to get a job as an English teacher in China, he encounters a strange new world that he doesn't understand and that doesn't understand him. An international cast of characters set Charlie on an adventure of self-discovery, language barriers, and what it means to belong.

The cast includes Noah Brendemuehl (Dashan), Tyler Brunsman (Charlie), Shan Chuang (Yang Qing), Stephanie Cohen (Bridget), Juverne Divino (Wang/Zhou Xun), Michael Lapinsky (Ucky), Jorge Lopez (Jose), Yeujia Low (Meimei/Zhang), Frank Manda (Karl), Cheeyang Ng (Hu Xiao Li), Rebecca Odorisio (Earn), Jay Paranada (Chen Ge Ge), Meghann Reynolds (Mom), Ray Sheen (Boss Sun) and Mandarin Wu (Lily). Nina Zoie Lam directs, with music direction by Assaf Gleizner.

RENT A WHITE GUY was originally workshopped at the Beijing International New Short Play Festival in 2010. It was subsequently seen in a sold out run at Secret Theatre in Long Island City. In January 2015, the show participated in round 7 of Musical Theatre Factory's 4x15 series.

Anna Grace Carter is a world-traveling theatre artist with a passion for musicals. She has worked on scores of shows from Beijing to Broadway in nearly every aspect of production including writing, directing, costume/props design, performing, producing, and stage management. She's equally at home running her own international company and sweeping the stage.

RENT A WHITE GUY takes place on June 29 at 8pm at 250 West 40th Street (between 7th & 8th Ave), fourth floor. $10 advance reservations can be made online at

Musical Theatre Factory is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to helping musical theatre artists develop and present new work in a collaborative environment free from the pressures of critical or commercial success.

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