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Overview


JASON TSENG

Playwright, Comic artist, Illustrator, Game designer, Writer

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Overview


JASON TSENG

Playwright, Comic artist, Illustrator, Game designer, Writer

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Hi, I'm Jason! I make plays, comics, illustrations, and games-- mostly about people of color and queer folks

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Plays


PLAYS

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Plays


PLAYS

Full-Length

RIZING

a zombie thriller with a sci-Fi Twist

Rizing is set many years after the zombie apocalypse in Shelter, the last living city on Earth. Infected family members, friends, and lovers have been rehabilitated thanks to a daily regimen of drugs and therapy, but the uninfected that have brought them back do not trust them. Now the drugs are starting to wear off, and Shelter’s two-tiered society is poised on the verge of all-out war. Characters on both sides must choose between rebuilding the world as it was and creating a new one by force.

13 Characters, all Open Gender/Open Ethnicity

Development History: Readings - Flux Theatre Ensemble Little Pond Retreat (Summer 2015), Judson Memorial Church Bailout Theater w/ Flux Theatre Ensemble (January 2016); Full Production - Flux Theatre Ensemble @ Access Theatre (May 2016)

 

Apotheosis

a pan-mythic gender epic

Danny, a young drag queen, stumbles upon an ancient struggle for power between the gender gods. Sophie, Danny's best friend, secures the aid of Danny's waning divine patron, Lily, the God of Drag Queens and Gender Misfits, and they set out on an epic quest of identity, power, love, and sacrifice.

3 W, 3M, 1?

Development History: Readings - Flux Theatre Ensemble "Have Another" Reading series (February 2014)

 

AirBnB

a Queer Asian Romantic Comedy

work in progress

Kelvin and Victor's lives are turned upside down when Victor's mother, June, makes an unannounced visit. Victor isn't out yet, so they rent an apartment on AirBnB from Tristan in order to stage it as Victor's apartment. Familial tensions flare as flames, new and old, threaten Kelvin and Victor's relationship. Meanwhile, June grapples with her own secrets.

2W, 3M


Short Plays

 

A Gang of Witnesses

10 Minute play 

Pictured L to R: Jane Lincoln Taylor, Chester Poon, Emily Hartford, Nicole Betancourt, Chinaza Uche; photo credit: Isaiah Tanenbaum

A theatrical account of the true story of "Rafael," a young Latino man in New York City, who was racially profiled, arrested, and falsely accused of a crime he did not commit. Told through a choral ensemble of his advocates, Rafael's story exposes the deeply broken immigration system and the immoral law enforcement-deportation industrial complex.

5 actors, Open Gender/Open Ethnicity

Created for Flux Theatre Ensemble's Breathe Free  

 

The Ballad of Dwayne the Dweeb

10 minute play

Everyone knows a Dwayne the Dweeb, heck you might have been him in high school. Set in a quasi-mythic high school setting, Dwayne speaks to the enthusiastic Other in all of us as he learns to stand up for himself, as well as discovers new parts of his identity.

1 M

Created for Flux Theatre Ensemble's Extra Credit monologue series

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Comics


COMICS

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Comics


COMICS

Out of the Ice

Story by Holli Mintzer
Art by Jason Tseng

This queer science fiction retelling of Sleeping Beauty has all the trappings of a futuristic fairytale with cryogenics, lab-grown human children with alien surrogate parents, and of course, true love's kiss.


Find Your Light

Story and Art by Jason Tseng

Terry and Tommy Sun are identical twins. They're also superheroes-- part of a family super team known as The Light Brigade, lead by their light-power-wielding parents, UltraViolet and InfraRed. But Terry's been keeping a secret, and the anxiety is messing with their powers. And things take an unexpected turn when Terry tries to fix it by seeking out the aid of the mysterious Mirrorman.

This story appeared in GeeksOut's comic anthology, Power.

 
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Illustrations


ILLUSTRATIONS

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Illustrations


ILLUSTRATIONS

I create illustrations for a number of clients, mostly in the indie gaming world. You can find my work in Sub Rosa Magazine (an Ars Magica fanzine), Nonprofit Quarterly, in my monthly column on The Clyde Fitch Report, and on my tumblr and deviantart accounts. Commissions are taken at request. If you are interested, contact me.