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My family and many other immigrant families faced this story during the pandemic—my late grandfather’s death in China (when we couldn’t fly back) led to my father nursing a bloody nose. In this short musical dramedy, I hope to find connection through ancestral history, the feeling of entrapment each character (including the ghosts) face, and hope through breath and sound. While we cannot reach some of our loved ones any more, perhaps, when wading through these treacherous and painful pasts, we can one day stumble upon the present’s gifts to us in music.

Present stage of this work: Nearly final version

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