Jenny (Craig)

by April Wen

A Senior Project in Film & Media Studies for April Wen

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Jenny (Craig) is a 1-hour play that explores the effect of video surveillance on the racial imagination. The story takes place in 2010s New York City, where Jenny, a biracial black teenager, dates Craig, her white classmate from an African-American history class at their specialized high school. As Jenny and Craig delve into their relationship, Jenny creates a Chinese-American alter-ego named Bibbe to reflect on the ways in which she is being watched––at home, in her bedroom, on the street, and in her mind, where Craig's love is put under increasing pressure.

The original play is supported by the 2017 DMCA Interdisciplinary Arts Award.
Contact the Show
at isabel.benares@yale.edu
Performances
March 2 at 8:00pm
March 3 at 8:00pm
March 4 at 2:00pm
March 4 at 8:00pm
@ The Underground Crescent Theater
Reservations
Show no longer running
Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist. Please see the full policy here.
Production Staff
DirectorGregory Ng
ProducerIsabel Benares
Stage ManagerClaire Sheen
Technical DirectorAnna Wane
Lighting DesignerRayer Ma
Sound DesignerDominic Coles
Set DesignerVance Dekker-Vargas
Costume DesignerVanessa Liu
Sound EngineerBen Fischer
Graphic DesignerChristian Martin
DramaturgLuna Beller-Tadiar
DramaturgShirley Paxton Fofang
DramaturgYuni Chang
WriterApril Wen
Associate DirectorElaine Wang
Assistant DirectorTiffany Fomby
Assistant Lighting DesignerKarina Xie

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