Fast Company

by Carla Ching
directed by Bart DeLorenzo
originally produced at South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA.
October 6, 2013 through October 27, 2013

About the Premiere Production:

(Pictured: Nelson Lee, Jackie Chung, Emily Kuroda and Lawrence Kao. Photo by Debora Robinson/SCR.)

Mable Kwan is the best grifter who ever lived. And this tough cookie raised her kids to be just like her. Son Francis is the top roper around and H, the number one fixer. When daughter Blue surprises them all by putting together the score of the decade, will the entire family get in on the action or will one of them walk away with it all? Fast, funny, dark and dangerous—this skewed look at family and ambition keeps us guessing about who’s on top and who’s getting conned.

Artistic Statement

Fast Company is a fun and fresh contemporary play. Our audience had an opportunity not only to see this before any other audience sees it, but also to help shape it through their response. Fundamentally we want to make good theatre with new plays and tell a story to our audience that gives them a chance to participate in the creation of something.

-Marc Masterson, Artistic Director

Grant Statement

Through the generosity of the Edgerton Foundation, each playwright and creative team will enjoy one extra week of rehearsal at SCR to refine the details of the production in advance of its world premiere. This additional collaboration time during the final phase of development will help these exceptional new plays reach their full potential.

Funded in part by The Ensemble Studio theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project.

Director: Bart DeLorenzo
Set Design: Keith Mitchell
Lighting Design: Tom Ontiveros
Sound Design: Jason Thompson
Costume Design: Ann Closs-Farley
Dramaturg: Kelly L. Miller
Comper/Sound Design: John Ballinger
Projections Designer: Jason Thompson
Stage Manager: Jenny Butler
Cast: Jackie Chung, Lawrence Kao, Emily Kuroda, and Nelson Lee

Subsequent Productions:

Ensemble Studio Theatre
New York, NY, March 12 - April 6, 2014


Theater Review (NYC): Fast Company by Carla Ching
Blogcritics, April 2, 2014