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House of Tales

Written and Directed by Changting Lu

Inspired By Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio "Liaozhai Zhiyi (聊斋志异)"

An ensemble of young artists from UCLA, USC and CalArts revive the old tales in a Chinese fantasy short stories collection (《聊斋志异》) with their modern bodies. Just like the author of the book in 1730, this tribe of artists is trapped in a chain of exams which leaves no space for free expression. Thus, creating art becomes a form of rebellion. They construct the house of tales, inviting audiences to come into the magical space between fantasy and reality, homeland and strange land.

Hollywood Fringe 2018

The Complex Hollywood, The Dorie Theatre

6.2 - 6.23, 2018

Winner of Hollywood Fringe 2018 Scholarship


Performers: Yanyao Yaoyao Qi, Mingming Wang, Tiger Yip, Huanzhang Zhang, Kelly Liangxing Zhu, Tianyi Zhu

Director: Changting LuD
Assistant Director: Xiaoyue Zhang

Dramaturg: Xiaoyue Zhang
Production/Costume Designer: Nan Zhou

Assistant Production/Costume Designer: Larissa Lingxi Zou
Lighting Designer: Peiyu Lai
Sound Designer: Yvonne
Graphic Designer: Jingzhi Liu
Producer: Effy Yizhou Yang, Rui Xu
Production Manager: Effy Yizhou Yang
Production Stage Manager: Xingzi Chen


Photo by: Xiaoyue Zhang