Conceived & Produced by Lenora Lee

Directed & Edited by Tatsu Aoki

Cinematography by Tatsu Aoki, Zhuoyun Chen, Joshua Chuck, Ben Estabrook, Eric Koziol, Heath Orchard, Joel Wanek


Choreography by Lenora Lee in collaboration with the cast.

Main cast: Juliet Ante, Kara Davis, Marina Fukushima (playing Bessie M. Lee), Sebastian Grubb, Chin-chin Hsu, Yi-Ting Hsu, Lynn Huang, Wei-Shan Lai, Yukihiko Noda (playing Lawrence S. Lee), Olivia Ting

Additional Cast Members : Tatsu Aoki, Corey Chan, Ming Quan Chang, Xenia Chiu, Mike Kilo, Derek Lang, Alson Lee, JoAnn Lee, Lenora Lee, Aimee Liu, Jean Liu, Sophia Ma, Sophia Noda, Suiso Ogawa, Zhenzhen Qi, Francis Wong, Michele Wong, Ronald Wong, Jared Young, Alicia Yu



*LIGHT soundtrack recordings by Francis Wong saxophones, flute

Tatsu Aoki bass, taiko
Jonathan Chen violin, electronics Min Xiao Fen pipa, vocals

*Opening, Arrival, Bessie’s Song, In the Classroom, Walking to the Opera, Escape, Crossing, In the Park, Grove

ESL from Reduction Live recording featuring Kioto Aoki, Tatsu Aoki, Megan Lee, Melody Takata, Ed Wilkerson


Kitchen & Wine Cellar from CD recording AIR 091 Miyumi Project Live 2015 featuring Kioto Aoki, Tatsu Aoki, Mwata Bowden, Coco Elysses, Jamie Kempkers, Avreeayl Ra, Edward Wilkerson


No Need to be Sad from CD recording AIR 089 Needs Are Met featuring Ari Brown and Francis Wong 

Touch of Sand from CD recording AIR 088 Pages featuring Kioto Aoki, Melody Takata All the above recordings are courtesy of Asian Improv Records.

Killing the Green Lion vignette music recorded for the LIGHT soundtrack, featuring Corey Chan, Mike Kilo, MaryEllen Kirkpatrick, Melvina Lee, courtesy of Kei Lun Martial Arts

Poetry & Voiceover – Genny Lim

Sound Engineers – Adam Diller, Karen Stackpole, Caleb Wilitz Color Correction & Sound Design - Joel Wanek

Lighting – Mary McFadden (Killing the Green Lion vignette) Costumes – Lenora and JoAnn Lee


Sculpture - “Dialog” by Roland Mayer at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program Production Assistance – Libby Jones, Gerard Veronica Sese, Kenjo Hatta-Wong Graphic Design – Olivia Ting

Our deepest appreciation to Bessie M. Lee’s grandson, Larry Lee, for sharing so much of his family’s story, and to Larry Lee and Asian Women United of Minnesota for their generous support of this project.


Very special thanks to:

Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University Asia Society
Asian Improv aRts
Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach Asian Women Giving Circle
Asian Women’s Shelter

Asian Women United of Minnesota
California Arts Council
California Lawyers for the Arts
Career, Mobility, Partnership (formerly Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc.) Chinese Historical Society of America

CREDO Mobile
Dance Mission Theater
DAE Advertising
de Young Museum
Djerassi Resident Artists Program
Donaldina Cameron House
Franklin Templeton
Generous Individu als
Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund New York Asian Women’s Center
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Puffin Foundation
San Francisco Arts Commission
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
True Light Lutheran Church
UTAP Printing & Packaging
Zellerbach Family Foundation


Copyright 2017 Lenora Lee Productions, LLC