Cherry Lou Sy
Cherry Lou Sy, a Chinese-Filipino immigrant from the Philippines, came to Brooklyn, New York when she was thirteen. She studied at NYU’s Gallatin School (BA) and recently at Brooklyn College (MA English Lit) where she is currently an Adjunct Lecturer in the English Department. She has previously worked with Ping Chong in the Undesirable Elements series. Her play Girl was selected for the 2016 Experiments 16: New Century Female Dramatists Reading at NYC’s La Mama Galleria. Her essay on Roberto Bolaῆo’s 2666 and Ciudad Juarez was recently published in Latino Rebels’ Rebeldes Anthology.
NewCritcriticism & analysis
Cherry Lou Sy looks at the one-woman show Mary Speaks written and performed by Angela Polite, about using Mary, the mother of Jesus, as a vehicle to explore black grief.
Cherry Lou Sy shares her experience seeing the Neo-Futurists’ The Great American Drama , which examines perceptions of the American dream and success in theatre.
Cherry Lou Sy reflects on Lukumi Arts’ immersive production of La Sirene: Rutas de Azucar ( The Siren: Sugar Routes ), which explores the black history of Cuba through José Antonio Aponte’s book of paintings.
Blognews, trends, insights
Cherry Lou Sy reports on the first day of 2016 NOW AFRICA Playwrights Festival, which included a panel discussion and performances addressing connection across the African Diaspora.
Playwright Cherry Lou Sy discusses Vineyard Theatre’s production of Indecent, reflecting on the culture of fear and the queer artists who have influenced her.