Marjorie Chan’s known not just for her writing; she’s got a strong acting resumé, too. Here are a few of her onstage roles:
Claire in 36 Views (2007)
Playing a secretive Asian art restorer who gets mixed up with a wealthy collector, Chan proved that truth is not easy to detect, either in works of art or in relationships.
Su-Ling in China Doll (2004)
Chan played the central figure in her first full-length script – nominated for several Doras – in which a young Chinese woman discovers the power of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and rebels against the tradition of female foot binding.
Little Dove in The Seven Ravens (2002)
In a Dora-winning performance, Chan brought a fairy-tale innocence to Little Dove, who saves the lives of her seven bewitched brothers.
Lavinia in Titus Andronicus (2000)
Called upon to act wordlessly for most of the production, Chan was eloquently communicative as the mute and mutilated daughter of Shakespeare’s tragic title character.
The Prince in The Prince And The Pauper (1999)
Performing opposite Diana Tso in the cross-gender- and cross-race-cast Mark Twain story, Chan brought weight and restrained majesty to the role of the royal heir who learns first-hand how commoners live.