About the Grant

$30,000 to support Port City (MAP 2016)
$6,750 to general operating support for American Conservatory Theater

About the Project

As a San Francisco native, playwright Christopher Chen is interested in opening up a dialogue with fellow San Franciscans about the city they inhabit as both tenuous place of residence and technology frontier. Chen is partnering with composer Byron Au Yong to create a musical fable, Port City, which will examine the ways in which technology has shaped our mind-frames, emotional states and physical spaces we inhabit.

The project will question the relationship between humans and technology within the context of a shifting city, as cyberspace increasingly replaces physical space as our go-to sense of landscape.

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American Conservatory Theater

Christopher Chen

Byron Au Yong



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