About the Book
Ga Ting, which means “family” in Cantonese, is a powerful and emotionally charged story about an immigrant Chinese couple trying to come to terms with the suicide of their son, Kevin. When they invite Kevin’s Caucasian boyfriend for dinner after the funeral, the evening devolves into a fiery cultural and generational clash.
Minh Ly’s poignant play explores one family’s struggle to accept their son as he was, not as they wished him to be.
About the Author
Minh Ly is a Canadian actor/writer based out of Toronto, ON. He trained at Studio 58, an acting conservatory in Vancouver, BC. Since graduating from his alma mater, Minh has worked extensively in film/TV and theatre. As a playwright, Minh has presented his solo show, White, Another F#$king Identity Piece! at BC Buds, a new works festival at the Firehall Theatre in Vancouver.
Ga Ting is his first professionally produced full-length play. It premiered in 2014, co-produced by frank Theatre in VACT in Richmond, BC. In 2016 it had a second mounting produced by frank Theatre, and presented by The Cultch in Vancouver, BC; both productions garnered sold-out houses.
Minh is a huge proponent for inclusivity in our industry. He hopes with more artists in marginalized communities having the opportunity to tell relevant stories that can connect with a broader audience, our theatre community across the country will better reflect the society we all live in.