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Eugenie Chan
Playwright of "Rainbow in Your Corner"
Handful Players' 2009/2010 season

The play highlights how the children of San Francisco's Western Addition community meet the legendary John Muir and discover and learn to preserve the natural beauty of the neighborhood; the play is filled with classic jazz, soul, and gospel music and original lyrics. The play was performed at San Francisco's Yoshi's Jazz Club in May, 2010.

Eugenie is a 4th generation San Franciscan whose plays are a creative blend of language, reality, tradition, and history. Eugenie has received commissions from the Magic Theatre/Sloan Science Initiative and Cutting Ball Theatre; awards from Mixed Blood Theater and New York University; and grants and fellowships from several foundations. In the Bay Area, she has worked with the San Francisco Mime Troupe, the Magic Theatre, Thick Description, Brava! For Women in the Arts, and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. Nationally, her award-winning plays have been presented at the Public Theatre, the Northwest Asian American Theatre, PlayLabs and other prestigious theatres. Eugenie is a member of the Dramatists Guild, a resident playwright at the Playwrights Foundation, and an Associate Artist at Cutting Ball Theatre. She is a professor in the theater program at the University of San Francisco. She holds a B.A. in Literature from Yale and an M.F.A. from NYU's Dramatic Writing program.