Kai Yueh Chen Stage Manager

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STAGE MANAGER

Written by DANIEL MACLVOR / Directed by NINA LEE AQUINO

Produced by Factory Theatre

Copenhagen

STAGE MANAGER

Written by MICHAEL FRAYN / Directed by JILLIAN KEILEY

Produced by National Arts Centre of Canada

The Particulars

STAGE MANAGER

Written and directed by MATTHEW MACKENZIE

Presented by The Theatre Centre


2019

The Marriage of Figaro

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

Score by WOLFGANG MOZART / Libretto by LORENZO DA PONTE

Conducted by ALEXANDER SHELLEY / Directed by ALLISON GRANT

Produced by National Arts Centre of Canada Orchestra

The Madness Of The Square

STAGE MANAGER

Written by MARJORIE CHAN / Directed by JASMINE CHEN

Produced by Cahoots Theatre Toronto. Part of LIFT OFF! Festival.

The Effeminates: A Queer Tale of Bloody Vengeance

STAGE MANAGER

Written by RAF ANTONIO / Directed by INDRIT KASAPI/ Choreography by SEBASTIAO D-S (aka Twysted)

Produced by Cahoots Theatre Toronto. Part of LIFT OFF! Festival.

Billy & The Dreamerz (WORKSHOP)

STAGE MANAGER

New Musical Written and Directed by NEIL COOMBS

Produced by Caged Angel Films / Dreamerz Productions


2018

Public Welfare Ambassador of Alternative Service

STAGE MANAGER (24th/December/2017 - 8th/January/2019)

Served his mandatory military service in Taiwan, with the Department of Public Welfare Ambassador of Alternative Service of the Ministry of the Interior.

Stage managed and produced 50+ unique shows.

Including:

  • Award Ceremonies for the President, Mayors, Heads of different governmental departments.

  • Anti-Drugs Campaigns at junior and high schools.

  • Musicals at special needs schools and elderly homes throughout the country.


2017

The Colony of Unrequited Dreams

STAGE MANAGER

Based on the novel by WAYNE JOHNSTON / Adapted by ROBERT CHAFE / Score by PATRICK BOYLE

Directed by JILLIAN KEILEY

Produced by Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland

Presented by Arts and Culture Centres at Stephenville, Corner Brook, Labrador West, Goose Bay Lawrence O'Brien Arts Centre, Grand Falls Windsor, Gander and St John's. 

The Mother Tounge Project

STAGE MANAGER

Written by JASMINE CHEN and EN-LAI MAH / Directed by MARJORIE CHAN

Produced by Cahoots Theatre, part of LIFT OFF! Scarborough

Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play With Music

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

Written by ALON NASHMAN / Score by ALES BREZINA / Directed by PAMELA HOWARD (OBE)

Produced by TheaTurtle in collaboration with Toronto Luminato Festival

Presented at the 2017 Taipei World Stage Design Festival

The Colony of Unrequited Dreams

STAGE MANAGER

Based on the novel by WAYNE JOHNSTON / Adapted by ROBERT CHAFE / Score by PATRICK BOYLE

Directed by JILLIAN KEILEY

Produced by Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland

Presented by National Arts Centre of Canada, The Grand Theatre and Neptune Theatre


2016

Century Song

STAGE MANAGER

Written by NEEMA BICKERSTETH / Directed by ROSS MANSON

Produced by Volcano Theatre

Matilda the musical

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER / REHEARSAL STAGE MANAGER

Written by DENNIS KELLY & TIM MINCHIN / Directed by MATTHEW WARCHUS

Produced by Royal Shakespeare Company & Dodgers, Presented by Mirvish Productions

MY CO-MATES AND BROTHERS IN EXILE

STAGE MANAGER

Created and Directed by EVA BARRIE, based on Shakespeare texts

Produced by Shakespeare in the Ruff, Presented by Arts in the Parks - Toronto Arts Foundation

Salt-Water Moon

STAGE MANAGER

Written by DAVID FRENCH / Directed by RAVI JAIN

Produced by Factory Theatre


2015

ParaPan am Games Opening & Closing Ceremonies

STAGE MANAGER

Artistic Director: PETER DOWING / Directed by PAUL BECKER & MELISSA WILLIAMS

Produced by BaAM Productions and Five Currents, with City Of Toronto

Pan Am Games Closing Ceremony

STAGE MANAGER

Artistic Director: PETER DOWING / Directed by PAUL BECKER & JEFF DIMITRIOU

Produced by BaAM Productions and Five Currents, with City Of Toronto

Emily's Piano

STAGE MANAGER

Book by CHARLOTTE GINGRAS / Adapted and Directed by MARK CASSIDY

Produced by Young People's Theatre

John & Waleed

STAGE MANAGER

Music by JOHN MILLARD & WALEED ABDULHAMID / Created and Directed by MAJORIE CHAN

Produced by Cahoots Theatre Company & the Music Gallery

The Colony of Unrequited Dreams (2015)

STAGE MANAGER

Based on the novel by WAYNE JOHNSTON / Adapted by ROBERT CHAFE / Score by PATRICK BOYLE

Directed by JILLIAN KEILEY

Produced by Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, Presented at St John's Arts and Culture Centre


2014

The Four Horsemen Project

STAGE MANAGER

Based on the poetry by RAFAEL BARRETO-RIVERA, PAUL DUTTON, STEVE McCAFFERY and bpNICHOL

Created and Directed by ROSS MANSON and KATE ALTON

Produced by Volcano Theatre, Presented by Soulpepper Theatre and The Cultch

The Mountaintop

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER (Toronto Production)

Written by KATORI HALL / Directed by PHILIP AKIN

Produced by Obsidian Theatre Company and Shaw Festival

Da Jia | 大家

STAGE MANAGER (Workshop Production)

Written by SOPHIE GEE / Directed by DAVID YEE

Produced by fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company

Lear

STAGE MANAGER

Created and Directed by PHILIP McKEE based on Shakespeare's King Lear

Produced by Philip McKee, Presented by Magnetic North Festival in partnership with the National Arts Centre

Oil and Water

STAGE MANAGER

Written by ROBERT CHAFE / Score by ANDREW CRAIG

Directed by JILLIAN KEILEY / Music Direction by WELLIE WALSH

Produced by Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, Presented by National Arts Centre of Canada, The Grand Theatre and Neptune Theatre

Stencilboy and Other Portraits

STAGE MANAGER

Written by SUSANNA FOURNIER / Directed by JONATHAN SEINEN

Produced by Paradigm Production, Presented by Next Stage Festival with Toronto Fringe


2013

Tartuffe

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

Written by MOLIERE, Adapted by ANDY JONES / Directed by JILLIAN KEILEY

Produced by National Arts Centre of Canada

A History of Summer

STAGE MANAGER

Written by ADAM MATHIAS / Music by JONATHAN MONRO / Directed by MARK BELLAMY

Produced by Musical Works in Concert - SummerWorks Festival

Lear

STAGE MANAGER

Created and Directed by PHILIP McKEE based on Shakespeare's King Lear

Produced by Philip McKee, Presented by World Stage - Harbourfront Centre

Under Wraps

STAGE MANAGER

Written by ROBERT CHAFE / Directed by JILLIAN KEILEY

Produced by Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, Presented at The Resource Centre for the Arts

Metamorphoses

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

Written by MARY ZIMMERMAN / Directed by JILLIAN KEILEY

Produced by National Arts Centre of Canada


2012

La Traviata

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

Written by GUISEPPI VERDI / Directed by PENELOPE COOKSON

Produced by Opera York

A Synonym For Love

STAGE MANAGER

Written by GEORGE F. HANDEL / New Libretto by DEBORAH PEARSON

Music Direction by ASHIQ AZIZ / Stage Direction by ROSS MANSON

Produced by Volcano Theatre and Classical Music Consort

Oil and Water (Tour)

STAGE MANAGER

Written by ROBERT CHAFE / Score by ANDREW CRAIG

Directed by JILLIAN KEILEY / Music Direction by WELLIE WALSH

Produced by Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, Presented by Arts and Culture Centres at Stephenville, Corner Brook, Labrador West, Goose Bay Lawrence O'Brien Arts Centre, Grand Falls Windsor, Gander, Marystown and St John's.  Factory Theatre at Toronto and Magnetic North Theatre Festival Vertigo Theatre, Calgary

Sia

STAGE MANAGER

Written by MATT MACKENZIE / Directed by NINA LEE AQUINO

Produced by Cahoots Theatre Company

Sanctuary Song

STAGE MANAGER

Music by ABIGAIL RICHARDSON / Libretto by MARJORIE CHAN / Directed by LINDA HILL

Produced by Theatre Direct

The Nutcracker”ing” (Dance)

STAGE MANAGER

Music by PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY / Stage Direction by DIANE THOMSON

Produced by Matty Eckler CRC


2011

NGGRFG (Would You Say the Name of This Play?)

STAGE MANAGER

Written by BEREND McKENZIE / Co Directed by ALLEN MacINNIS and TANISHA TAITT

Produced by Young People's Theatre

The Particulars and In General

STAGE MANAGER

Written by MATT MacKENZIE / Directed by ALEX McCOOEYE

Produced by Pyretic Productions

Tout Comme Elle / Just Like Her

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

Written by LOUISE DUPRE / Directed by BRIGITTE HAENTJEANS

Produced by Necessary Angel Theatre Company, Presented at the Luminato Festival

Breaking Away

STAGE MANAGER

Written by The Ensemble 2011/ Directed by MARK CASSIDY

Produced by Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People now Young People's Theatre

Oil and Water

STAGE MANAGER

Written by ROBERT CHAFE / Score by ANDREW CRAIG

Directed by JILLIAN KEILEY / Music Direction by WELLIE WALSH

Produced by Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, Presented at The Resource Centre for the Arts

2010

Anne of Avonlea (Workshop)

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

Written by LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY, Directed by KEVIN SULLIVAN

Produced by Sullivan Entertaiment

A Dickens of a Christmas

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

Based on CHARLES DICKEN's A Christmas carol

Composed by ERROL GAY / Libretto and Stage Direction by MICHAEL PATRICK ALBANO

Produced by Canadian Children's Opera Company 

Blasted

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

Written by SARAH KANE / Directed by BRENDAN HEALY

Produced by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Orlando/Lunaire

STAGE MANAGER

Music by G. F. HANDEL and ARNOLD SCHOENBERG / Created and Directed by PATRICK EAKIN YOUNG

Produced by Opera Erratica

Me Happy

STAGE MANAGER

Written by MATT MacKENZIE & AMY LEE LAVOIE / Directed by ROSE PLOTEK

Produced by Pyretic Productions, Presented by SummerWorks Festival

 

I Was Barbie

STAGE MANAGER

Written by NINA ARSENAULT / Directed by BRENDAN HEALY

Produced by venusMACHINE, Presented by SummerWorks Festival

Sia

STAGE MANAGER

Written by MATT MacKENZIE / Directed by PHILIP McKEE

Produced by Pyretic Productions, Presented by Toronto Fringe Festival

Afterimage

STAGE MANAGER

Based on the short story by MICHAEL CRUMMEY / ADAPTED by ROBERT CHAFE / Score byJONATHAN MONRO

Directed by JILLIAN KEILEY / Music Direction by JONATHAN MONRO

Produced by Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, Presented at The Resource Centre for the Arts

Body & Soul

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

Written and Directed by JUDITH THOMPSON

Produced by Thompson and Fine, Presented at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, Cultural Olympiad


2006-2009

In the Solitude of Cotton Fields

STAGE MANAGER

Written by BERNARD-MARIE KOLTES / Directed by ANITA ROCHON

Produced by National Theatre School, Presented by Crow’s Theatre - Directors Show Case

Now he belongs to the ages/angels

STAGE MANAGER

Created and Directed by ANITA ROCHON

Produced by National Theatre School, Presented by Crow’s Theatre - Directors Show Case

Body & Soul

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

Written and Directed by JUDITH THOMPSON

Produced by Thompson and Fine, Presented at Tarragon Theatre

The Merchant of Venice

STAGE MANAGER

Written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE / Directed by MAGGIE EDWARDS

Produced by Clockhouse Theatre Company, UK

The Merchant of Venice

STAGE MANAGER

Written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE / Directed by MYRNA WYATT

Produced by McGill University

Playhouse Creatures

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

Written by APRIL DE ANGELIS / Directed by SEAN CARNEY

Produced by McGill University

ORRA

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

Written by JOANNA BAILLIE / Directed by SEAN CARNEY

Produced by McGill University


May/2010

Graduated from

National Theatre School of Canada

TECHNICAL PRODUCTION PROGRAM

Productions involved while attending the school.

Cabaret

STAGE MANAGER

Music by JOHN KANDER / Lyrics by FRED EBB / Book by JOE MASTEROFF / Directed by JILLIAN KEILEY

Richard III

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

Written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE / Directed by DIANE D’AQUILA

SHOUTING

LIGHTING DESIGN

Written by JEREMY TAYLOR / Directed by STEVEN McCARTHY

WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN

SOUND DESIGN

Written by THOMAS MIDDLETON / Directed by DAVID LATHAM

LILIOM

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Written by FERENC MOLNAR / Directed by BRENDAN HEALY

THE BATTERY

LIGHTING DESIGN

Written by MEGAN COLES / Directed by PHILIP McKEE

ALL MY SONS

HEAD CARPENTER

Written by ARTHUR MILLER / Directed by SARAH STANLEY

SOLO SHOW

LIGHTING AND SOUND DESIGN

Written by Collective / Directed by KELLY THORNTON

MAJOR BARBARA

RUNNING CREW

Written by GEORGE BERNARD SHAW / Directed by JIM MEZON


May/2007

Graduated from

McGill University

Bachelor of Music in Composition