Following a recent reunion in the UK of adult Hong Kong adopted people, the writer/actor Lucy Sheen was so inspired and moved she has decided to create and perform a one woman play considering what it means to be an adult who has been adopted who has crossed cultures and may feel culturally displaced. Lucy plans to use the play to explore the issues of identity, belonging and abandonment and give voice to the positive and not so positive experiences of the adopted person. It is hoped that the play will initiate debate about the wider issues of adoption from both the point of view of the adopted parents and that of the adopted child – especially if that child originates from another culture.
Lucy is an Hong Kong adopted adult with over thirty years of professional acting experience. Her first professional role was in the ground breaking British feature film PING PONG; the first to ever look at the British-Chinese community and some of the issues that it’s later generations face.
If you would like to share your experiences or find out more about what is involved please contact Lucy Sheen:
Please note that the identity of anyone willing to speak to Lucy will be kept confidential and any distinguishing or identifiable attributes in these stories will be changed or disguised to conceal people’s identities.