by Silk Bath Collective
WORLD PREMIERE | A Theatre Passe Muraille and Silk Bath Collective Co-Production
Collage and poster design by Emily Jung | Pictured Gloria Mok and Family
“Experience the taste of the Woking Phoenix!”
An epic exploration of two decades of a family’s survival. Woking Phoenix tells the story of three siblings, their mother, and their restaurant as they seek to find belonging within small-town Ontario. An intergenerational Chinese love story about creating community and the food that reminds us of home.
April 12th – April 27th, 2024
Running Time: 120 minutes
Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Avenue)
$12 | $35 | $65
To be updated.
Depictions of Violence, Strong Language, Grief. Suggested age: 13 +
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SILK BATH COLLECTIVE is Bessie Cheng, Aaron Jan and Gloria Mok. Since 2016, we have produced critically acclaimed work that centres around our lived experiences as first, second and third generation Chinese-Canadians. Bessie immigrated from Urumqi, Xinjiang in 2001, Gloria’s parents immigrated from Kowloon, Hong Kong in the 1980s, and Aaron’s grandparents immigrated from Toisan, Guangdong in the 1950s.
As a collective, we seek to redefine what makes a Chinese-Canadian play through our different experiences of what it means to be “Chinese”. We are fascinated with how Chinese tradition, language, and culture are communicated through music, food, pop culture, stories, and physicality are informed by an intergenerational lens and regional differences.
Silk Bath Collective Team:
Co-creator/Co-director/Co-writer | Aaron Jan
Co-creator/Co-director/Co-writer | Bessie Cheng
Co-creator/Co-director/Co-writer | Gloria Mok
Silk Bath Collective: Bessie Cheng, Aaron Jan and Gloria Mok