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Gein Wong is an interdisciplinary director, playwright, spoken word poet, composer and video artist. Her works focus on obvious things like gender, class and race....as well as things a little less obvious, like gender, class and race. Gein creates large scale performance experiences that empower and elicit empathy.  She conceived and directed Say Their Names, Remember, a 500 person performance art piece which will opened the Ai Weiwei exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as co-creating The Forgetful City, a site specific interactive video installation that reopened the RC Harris Water Filtration Plant in Toronto - an art-deco castle closed to the public post 9/11.  The event, which drew over 10,000 people, incorporated people’s memories of and history of Toronto. Her interdisciplinary play Hiding Words (for you) premiered at Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre in September 2012. She is currently developing The Whisper Garden, which opened the USA National Performance Network Annual Showcase in 2012, was presented at Harbourfront Centre HATCH 2013 and is now in resdiency at Hub 14 in Toronto.  She is a 2012-13 Canadian Stage RBC BASH Director in Residence, a 2013 Harbourfront Centre HATCH Resident Artist, a two-time Philadelphia Asian Arts Initiative Resident Artist, a 2013-14 Hub 14 Resident Artist and is collaborating on a New York HERE Arts Center Residency. She was shortlisted for the Ontario KM Hunter Award in Theatre (2010) and Literature (2013) and was the inaugural resident artist at fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre. She is published in the Playwrights Canada Press Anthology Refractions Solo and is a featured artist in Diaspora Dialogues’ 5th Anniversary Commemorative Book. Gein is a New York Kundiman Poetry fellow and is featured on the Dig Your Roots Canadian Spoken Word CD. She has released two CDs Thousand Mile Voice and Burning Money for You which are a warm blend of East Asian acoustic instruments and electronic brushed beats. She is classically trained in piano, french horn and has trained with the erhu (Chinese violin) virtuoso Shao Lin. Gein is the Artistic Director of Eventual Ashes, the Asian Arts Freedom School, a co-curator of Strange Sisters at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (with Kim Crosby) and a co-owner of the world’s oldest LGBT bookstore, the Glad Day Bookshop. 



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