fu-GEN is a charitable theatre company dedicated to the development of professional Asian Canadian theatre artists through the production of new and established works.
Charitable Registration Number: 87467 0300 RR0001
To produce works of Asian North American playwrights, and foster new works by emerging playwrights.
To explore and address issues of Asian North American’s societal roles, responsibilities and identity in the past, present and future through our artistic endeavors.
To build a stronger, intercultural Canadian community by breaking down stereotypes through education and development of a strong cultural artistic base.
We serve the Asian Canadian theatre artist
We are dedicated to exploring the underlying Asian Canadian story
We believe in diversity of practice: using non-traditional space, time, methodology & philosophy
We are evolving with our artists
accomplishments in brief
The longest running professional Asian Canadian theatre company in Canada
Received 19 Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations
Produced the first-ever International Conference & Festival on Asian Canadian Theatre, GENesis, in 2010
Ongoing residency and development programs, which have supported over 70 emerging creators in 15 years.
Produced the 49, a list of plays by women of colour that can be produced tomorrow.
Regularly advocates for and supports the work of artists of colour in all disciplines
Artistic Director David Yee is a playwright and actor, born and raised in Toronto. A Governor General's Award laureate for English Drama, his work has been produced internationally and at home.
Deborah Lim, Administrator
Sissi Zhao, Queen’s University Intern
Wayne Burns, Studio Coordinator
Jenna Rodgers, Artistic Associate
Andrew Cheng, Associate Dramaturg
Philip Nozuka, Artist-in-Residence
board of directors
Yvette Lam, Chair
Matthew White, Secretary
Derrick Chua, Treasurer
ADVISORY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
David Henry Hwang