Sandra Tsing Loh

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Plays by Sandra Tsing Loh

audio Aliens in America

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

Contemporary satirist Sandra Tsing Loh spins a darkly comic, autobiographical tale of growing up middle class Chinese-German in Southern California. This witty monologue is for sons and daughters everywhere who feel that their parents must have been beamed to earth from another planet.

An L.A. Theatre Works solo performance featuring Sandra Tsing Loh.

Featuring: Sandra Tsing Loh

The Madwoman in the Volvo

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

In ancient times, tribal women went alone to caves during menopause. Today, the 50 million menopausal women in America turn to cheery self-help books. As for Loh and her female friends, they are determined not to go quietly into their sixth decade, but instead opt for a desert festival of debauchery and half-nude stoners.

Based on her acclaimed memoir of the same title that Booklist calls “hilarious, comforting and enlightening” and was one of the New York Times’s 100 Notable Books of 2014, Loh’s play is a hilarious, provocative, often moving consideration of what it is to be a woman in a society that values and reveres youth.

The Madwoman in the Volvo received its world premiere on 3 January 2016 at South Coast Repertory, California, and subsequently opened at the Pasadena Playhouse and Berkeley Repertory Theatre later that year.

Sandra Tsing Loh is the author of the The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones, selected as one of the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014. Her previous book, Mother on Fire, was inspired by her solo show about Los Angeles public education. During that time, she was named one of the 50 most influential comedians by Variety. Her other solo shows include Aliens in America and Bad Sex With Bud Kemp (both off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre), Sugar Plum Fairy (Geffen Playhouse, Seattle Repertory) and I Worry (The Kennedy Center, Actor's Theatre of Louisville). Her short story, My Father's Chinese Wives, won a Pushcart Prize in 1996, and is also featured in the Norton Anthology of Modern Literature. Loh's previous books include A Year in Van Nuys, Aliens in America, Depth Takes a Holiday, and a novel, If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home By Now, which was named by the Los Angeles Times as one of the 100 best fiction books of 1998. A Pushcart Prize-winner, MacDowell Fellow and three-time National Magazine Award nominee, she is a contributing editor for The Atlantic Monthly and adjunct professor of Visual Art and Science Communication at the University of California, Irvine.