Audible, the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, is pleased to announce full casting for the world premiere of Good Enemy, a new play written by Audible Theater Emerging Playwright Yilong Liu and directed by Obie Award winner Chay Yew. Performances of the limited five-week-only engagement begin Tuesday, October 25 with an official opening on Sunday, November 6 at the Minetta Lane Theatre, Audible’s creative home for live performances in New York.
Ron Domingo (The American Pilot, “As the World Turns”), Tim Liu (“Nepotism”), Geena Quintos (Soft Power, Emojiland), Alec Silver (Temping), Ryan Spahn (Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow), and Jeena Yi (Network, Somebody’s Daughter) join the previously announced Obie Award winner Francis Jue to complete Good Enemy’s cast.
Kate Navin, Head of Audible Theater, said: “We're thrilled to support Yilong Liu's New York City theater debut by pairing it with the largest cast we've had at Minetta Lane Theater to date. As Audible Theater continues to grow, our commitment to new and emerging voices remains at the heart of what we do. Good Enemy is a glowing example of this kind of exceptional and deeply personal storytelling."
A father learns that closing the door to his past means shutting his daughter out in Good Enemy, Yilong Liu’s haunting and hopeful new play. When Howard (Francis Jue) makes a surprise cross-country trip to visit his college-age, Tik Tok-loving daughter, he’s forced to confront the realities of their relationship and the rift between them—a rift caused by Howard’s refusal to face memories of his life as a young man in China. In a smart, thrilling story that deftly weaves two generations and two continents amidst sweeping social changes, Good Enemy explores the power of human connections…affirming that no one lives an “ordinary” life, no matter how hard they might try.
Good Enemy features scenic design by Junghyun Georgia Lee, costume design by Mel Ng, lighting design by Reza Behjat, sound design by Mikhail Fiksel and fight/intimacy direction by Dave Anzuelo/Unkle Dave’s Fight-House. Casting by X Casting Victor Vazquez, CSA. Merrick AB Williams is the production stage manager. Technical supervision is by Hudson Theatrical Associates with general management by Baseline Theatrical's Andy Jones and Jonathan Whitton.
Good Enemy will also be released as an Audible Original, extending its reach to millions of Audible listeners around the world.
YILONG LIU (Playwright) is a Lambda Literary Award-winning playwright based in New York. He is a 2022-2023 playwright in The Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at The Juilliard School, a Core Writer at Playwrights’ Center, and has developed work with Ojai Playwrights Conference, EST/Youngblood, Kennedy Center, Space on Ryder Farm, among others. Plays include The Book of Mountains and Seas (Lambda Literary Award for Drama, Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award), June is The First Fall (Yangtze Rep, Kennedy Center's Paula Vogel Playwriting Award), Joker (Po’okela Award, Kumu Kahua Theatre), PrEP Play, or Blue Parachute (NCTC), and Good Enemy (Audible). Yilong grew up in China and received his MFA from University of Hawai‘i.
CHAY YEW (Director). His New York credits include the Public Theater (Oedipus el Rey, Durango, Ameriville, Low), Playwrights Horizons (A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick), New York Theatre Workshop (The Architecture of Loss, Rattlestick (Draw the Circle), Playwrights Realm (My Mañana Comes), Ensemble Studio Theatre (Where Did We Sit on the Bus?), National Asian American Theatre Company (The House of Bernarda Alba) and Ma Yi Theatre Company (Last of the Suns). His regional production credits include Humana Festival, Mark Taper Forum, Goodman Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, South Coast Rep, Berkeley Rep, Long Wharf, Huntington Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Theatre, Denver Theater Center, Kennedy Center, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Seattle Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, Playmakers Rep, Boise Contemporary Theatre, Cornerstone Theatre Company, Round House Theatre, Geva Theater Center, Northlight Theatre, East West Players, Empty Space, Curious Theatre, Theatre at Boston Court, Pillsbury Theatre, Gala Hispanic Theatre, Mosaic Theatre, Singapore Repertory Theatre, amongst others. His opera credits include the world premieres of Osvaldo Golijov's and David Henry Hwang’s Ainadamar (co-production with Tanglewood Music Center, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Los Angeles Philharmonic) and Rob Zuidam’s Rage D’Amors (Tanglewood). He is a recipient of the OBIE Award and a DramaLogue for Direction. An alumnus of New Dramatists, he is the artistic director of Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago.
RON DOMINGO (Xiong) has been a professional actor in New York City for the last thirty years. Special thanks to Chay and Yilong.
FRANCIS JUE (Howard). Broadway: Pacific Overtures, Thoroughly Modern Millie, M. Butterfly. Recent Off-Broadway: Twilight: Los Angeles 1992, Soft Power (Outer Critics Circle Award), Cambodian Rock Band (Lucille Lortel Award), Wild Goose Dreams (Obie Award). Regional: The Language Archive (Bay Area Critics Circle Award), King of the Yees (Bay Area Critics Circle Award), Tiger Style!. TV/Film: “Madam Secretary,” “Hightown,” “Law & Order: SVU,” Joyful Noise, and upcoming White Noise and Our Son.
TIM LIU (Hao) was born and raised in New Jersey. Recent Theatre: American Conservatory Theatre, B Street Theatre, Pan Asian Rep, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Pearl Theatre Company. Recent TV and film credits: “New Amsterdam” (NBC), “The Endgame” (NBC), Pam and Tommy (HULU), A Father’s Son, and upcoming Knock at the Cabin.
GEENA QUINTOS (Momo) was recently seen in Hartford Stage’s production of Kiss My Aztec! written by John Leguizamo and as Tong in Geva Theatre’s production of Vietgone. Other credits include Broadway/tour: Miss Saigon, A Chorus Line. Off-Broadway: Soft Power (Public Theater), Emojiland (Duke on 42nd St), Here Lies Love (Seattle Rep), Undesirables (Kennedy Center), Interstate (NYSAF), Diamond Alice (Fiasco Theater).
ALEC SILVER he/him (Dave). Off-Broadway: Temping (Dutch Kills Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival); A Winter People (NYTW); Regional: Nightwatch (Goodman Theatre, O’Neill Center); The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); The Crystal Spider (Haven Theatre); Wolf Play, End of Message, Office Hour (Victory Gardens Theater). Instagram: @alec.silver | Alecsilver.com
RYAN SPAHN he/him (White Boyfriend). Original New York casts of Jane Anger, Lessons in Survival, Mr. Toole, How To Load A Musket, Moscowx6, Daniel’s Husband, Still at Risk, Exit Strategy, Gloria. Regional: Williamstown, Goodman, Shakespeare Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville. TV: “Chicago P.D.,” “Modern Love,” “The Bite.” Film: September 17th, He's Way More Famous Than You (co-writer). Training: Juilliard.
JEENA YI she/her (Jiahua) is a Korean American actor born in LA and now based in NYC. Recent credits: Network (Broadway), Judgment Day (Park Avenue Armory), Somebody’s Daughter (2nd Stage), Today is My Birthday (Yale Rep), “The Resident” (FOX), “Modern Love” (Amazon), “Only Murders in the Building” (HULU). Upcoming: Nyad (Netflix).