A Hunger Artist (2024)


An immersive theater experience that re-imagined Kafka’s seminal short story about an artist who fasts in a cage. Set in an online streaming world, interactions between the virtual and reality were translated into various visual metaphors on stage with projection, which also transformed to reflect the hunger artist's search for his real value that he could insist on in that world.



Mari Blake – THE MANAGER

Jaren Anderson – ALEX DANIELS

Abby Wheeler – BRI ANNA

Director: Yibin Wang 

Playwright: Michael Landes 

Dramaturg: Yi-Ming Chen 

Production Stage Manager: Fouad Hassan 

Assistant Stage Manager Matthew Valunas
Projection Designer: Keer Zhao, Chenyuan Yu

Sound Designer: Liam Bellman-Sharpe 

Lighting Designer:  Kristen Paige

Props Designer Lingyi Wang

Costume Designer: Hanxiao Zhang

Scenic Designer: Qingan Zhang

Cinematographer: Tonghuan Zhao 

Producer: Michael Lee 

Company Manager: Vick Liu

AWAKE (2023)


AWAKE (2023) is an original Mandarin play with music, equipped with English captions, that delves into the themes of truth and illusion, comfort, and adventure.

The story unfolds in a post-apocalyptic setting, Siyu and Lin Jiang, survivors leading a serene life in a forest cabin, find their tranquility disrupted by a mysterious fish. This unexpected event propels Siyu on a profound journey of self-discovery.

The projection design utilized in AWAKE (2023) was generated using Stable Diffusion and MidJourney. In certain scenes, AI was combined with greenscreen character footage. For the role of the elder prophet, greenscreen footage and AIGC were combined to ensure consistency between the character and the overall aesthetics and enhance the storytelling.


Producer: Lana Zhang
Playwright/Director: Melvin Yen
Composer: Zehao Wang
Vocal Coach & Choreographer: Chenchen Li
Production Stage Manager: Lea Li
Marketing Manager: Trixie Zhang
Dramaturg: Chiaoyi Chang
Executive Producer: Nichun Shih
Scenic Designer: Yimei Zhao
Projection Designer: Chenyan Yu
Assistant Projection Designer: Keer Zhao
Costume Designer: Audrey Chou
Lighting Designer: Sherry Wu
Assistant Director: Eileen Liu
Graphic Designer: Yuyi Si
Marketing Team: Romy Yan, Grace Yi
Company: Lana Zhang, Jiaxi Zhou

Live Performance @ SILO Club (2023)


A real-time audio-reactive visual designed for Cocodrill’s live stage at SILO club in Brooklyn on New Year's Day.

Senaida 2.0 (2023)


A Metahuman was designed for musician Senaida Ng, incorporating a 3D scan, face animation, and lip sync using real video footage of Senaida Ng herself.