Yun Theatre derives its name from the Chinese word 'yun,' which translates to 'cloud' ☁️ in English. In classical Chinese, 'yun' also signifies 'speak.' This name symbolizes our commitment to creating theater that speaks boldly and remains relevant. Like clouds connecting distant points in the sky, we aim to build bridges between cultures, fostering dialogue and understanding. The choice of 'cloud' also reflects our journey, starting amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, where most of our interactions occurred 'on the cloud.' We aspire to speak not by assimilation, but by delving deep within ourselves to offer a unique perspective. Yun Theatre is a platform for amplifying immigrant voices, humanizing individuals in a complex world, and celebrating creativity through theater.
Yun Theatre is a bicultural, experimental theatre company that challenges traditional norms and confronts social and political issues affecting marginalized communities. Our productions reflect the intersection of Chinese and American ideologies and aim to spark dialogue and contribute to positive change and social justice.
Our first work, Monologues of n Women, is a new work devised from the experiences of Chinese women in modern-day society. Over 6 months, we gathered Chinese creatives from London, New York, Portland, Columbus, and Seattle, collected interviews from over 40 women, and pieced together all our voices to create a memorable, sold-out show. After the show, Christie, Yuelan and Harvey founded Yun Theatre to keep making theatre in the pacific northwest.