Fast Company

Fast Company

By Carla Ching

Directed by Bart DeLorenzo

Originally produced at South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA.

October 6, 2013 through October 27, 2013

(Pictured: Nelson Lee, Jackie Chung, Emily Kuroda and Lawrence Kao. Photo by Debora Robinson/SCR.)

About the Premiere Production 

Mable Kwan is the best grifter who ever lived. And this tough cookie raised her kids to be just like her. Son Francis is the top roper around and H, the number one fixer. When daughter Blue surprises them all by putting together the score of the decade, will the entire family get in on the action or will one of them walk away with it all? Fast, funny, dark and dangerous—this skewed look at family and ambition keeps us guessing about who’s on top and who’s getting conned.

Artistic Statement

Fast Company is a fun and fresh contemporary play. Our audience had an opportunity not only to see this before any other audience sees it, but also to help shape it through their response. Fundamentally we want to make good theatre with new plays and tell a story to our audience that gives them a chance to participate in the creation of something.

-Marc Masterson, Artistic Director

Grant Statement

Through the generosity of the Edgerton Foundation, each playwright and creative team will enjoy one extra week of rehearsal at SCR to refine the details of the production in advance of its world premiere. This additional collaboration time during the final phase of development will help these exceptional new plays reach their full potential.


Funded in part by The Ensemble Studio theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project.

Director: Bart DeLorenzo

Set Design: Keith Mitchell

Lighting Design: Tom Ontiveros

Sound Design: Jason Thompson

Costume Design: Ann Closs-Farley

Dramaturg: Kelly L. Miller

Comper/Sound Design: John Ballinger

Projections Designer: Jason Thompson

Stage Manager: Jenny Butler

Cast: Jackie Chung, Lawrence Kao, Emily Kuroda, and Nelson Lee

Subsequent Productions

Ensemble Studio Theatre

New York, NY, March 12 - April 6, 2014


Theater Review (NYC): Fast Company by Carla Ching

Blogcritics, April 2, 2014