Gates of Remembering

Archived Show


Produced by:
Artistic Stamp
January 03 - January 03, 2021
Run Time:
0 Hour, 0 Minute

Show Info

Beginning in January, Artistic Stamp will take you on an intimate interactive journey via handwritten correspondence. A six letter story arc customized for you will play out over the course of 4 months.

by Timothy Huang

A rare artifact sets a prodigal son homeward on a journey through contemporary Shanghai and parts unknown in search of an ancient mythical gate which may save his father's life. But will the price of saving his father be the destruction of his relationship with his sister? His oldest friend? In a story that blends the ancient with the contemporary, the legendary with the historical find out just how far one person will go to find the borders of love, family and friendship.

Target Age: For All Ages

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About the playwright

Timothy Huang is a New York based composer/lyricist/librettist. His musical American Morning (Prospect Theater, 2016 Village Theater Festival, 2015 NAMT Festival, 2012 BMI Master Class hosted by Stephen Sondheim, 2011 ASCAP Musical Theater Workshop.) Winner 2015 New American Musical Award, and 2016 Richard Rodgers Award, making its author the first and only Asian American to win the latter as a triple-threat composer/lyricist/librettist. Studio album available on all digital platforms.  Other works Peter and the Wave, Death and Lucky, The View From Here, And the Earth Moved, LINES: A Song Cycle (NYMF 05, 04, 08), A Relative Relationship (SoundBites, Best Musical), Missing Karma (City Theater of Miami, Theater Elision), and Koi Story (Sam French OOB SPF).  Proud husband to Laura and father to Haven.

Producing Company

Artistic Stamp

Artistic Stamp takes you on an intimate journey via handwritten correspondence between you and a character in one of our unique adventures. Be their confidante, react to the letters and objects they send, and play a role in deciding their fate. A six letter story arc customized for you will play out over the course of 4 months. In creating thrilling, entertaining, thought-provoking plays-by-post, we make intimate connections that expand empathy and amplify the capacity for compassion and insight. A diversity of people, experiences, and ideas is fundamental to the stories we tell. In a time when you can’t venture out, bring the adventure home.

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"The lost art of letter writing becomes theatre in your own home with ARTISTIC STAMP.” - Broadway World

“ an immersive theatre experience that connects far-flung playwrights, actors, and audiences via handwritten correspondences over the course of four months. “ - American Theatre

“ an antidote to screen fatigue” -Centre News

“If you’re Zoomed out and desperately missing an organic connection to the theater, Shelley Butler and West Hyler – a husband-and-wife duo of Broadway directors, each with more than 20 years of experience on such smash hits as Jersey Boys and Beautiful – have devised a new time-honored solution to keeping you personally involved”- DC Metro