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MICHELLE LAW is a writer working across several mediums including fiction, non-fiction and film. She is the co-author of the comedy book Sh*t Asian Mothers Say and has had her writing anthologised in books like Best Australian Comedy Writing, Women of Letters and Destroying the Joint. Some of the places she’s written for include the Sydney Morning Herald, Frankie magazine, Daily Life and the Griffith Review. She has won an Australian Writers’ Guild AWGIE award for her screen-writing work, and her films have screened on the ABC as well as at festivals locally and abroad (St Kilda Film Festival, BAPFF, Flickerfest, LA Shorts Fest, INPUT). Some of the television shows she’s worked on include The Family Law and Slide. In 2016, she was a recipient of the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award. Previously, she was a runner up in the Qantas SOYA Written Word category. Michelle graduated with a Bachelor of Creative Industries (majoring in Creative Writing) from the Queensland University of Technology, and has also studied at The Second City in Chicago and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York. She is a prolific speaker and has presented at events such as TEDxSouthBank, Sydney Writers Festival and Vivid Festival. Find out more: michelle-law.com.

Single Asian Female
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Single Asian Female

Michelle Law
 
The Golden Phoenix, a restaurant on the Sunshine Coast. The last customers have left for the night, and Pearl can unwind. She’s the quintessential matriarch – balancing family, business, and her love of karaoke. Enter her daughters: Zoe, in the throes of online dating, and making big life decisions; while Mei, a teenager, grapples with her identity in modern Australia. Of course they see the world differently to their mother. Pearl provides the classic (hilarious) onslaught of embarrassing observations, constantly questioning her Westernised children. Tonight she reveals a secret that threatens to tear their family apart.

Skewering race and gender in contemporary society, Michelle Law’s debut play is as fierce and funny as it is vital. It’s Australian domesticity like you’ve never seen it before. 

Cast : 5F, 1M + 1 musician
Currency Press | 978-1-76062-181-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ only | PB