Mon, 03 October, 2022 — Sat, 08 October, 2022
Directed by Philip Howard
Deliveries pile up in a semi in Wishaw, as Janet panic-buys for her daughter’s sixteenth. She wants to get everything right.
Five thousand miles away, Hui Ting works relentless factory shifts to keep her daughter off the assembly line.
But when Janet discovers a secret note – hidden in a bauble – the two women are bound together beyond typo-laden novelty mugs. Made in China looks into the West’s material reliance on the East and the heart-warming parallels between two women a world apart.
Presented in association with The Traverse Theatre.
The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh | w/c 10th October 2022
ALICE CLARK is one of the BBC Scottish Voices for 2022 and her first short film ‘Seeds’ is in post-production. In 2021 her screenplay ‘The Munitionettes’ was selected for The Writers Lab UK&I, a script development program part-funded by Screen Scotland and Cate Blanchett’s Dirty Films. She has written picture books, animation, and interactive media for clients such as Discovery. Alice previously worked in drama facilitation in Newcastle and then China where she lived for twelve years before moving to Scotland with her family.
PHILIP HOWARD is a director and dramaturg. A former Artistic Director of the Traverse Theatre, he is now a director of Pearlfisher. For Òran Mór: Fuenteovejuna, The Dacha, King John and (with NTS) Damascus–Aleppo. Recent dramaturgy commissions include Richard (Stellar Quines); Dialogues from Babel (Durham University | Edinburgh International Book Festival); Ghost Light (NTS); Elysium Street (New Sparta Films).