By: Katie LuDirected By: Cat RamirezFrom the Playwright: Pandemic is a politically charged piece that explores racism, both externalized and internalized, through the eyes of two starkly different generationsthe 1930s and modern day 2020. It portrays how racism exists today in subtlest ways that are easily missed but also in violent, hateful ways like that of a hundred years ago. It also sheds important light on the Chinese Exclusion Act, an often overlooked part of our history that is not taught in schools, and draws a parallel between those acts and the rise of anti-Asian-American sentiment with the COVID-19 crisis. However, in such a bleak story, I see my play as a sense of hope. The younger generations are turning over the world and sparking change.
Ages: 13+ with Mature Language