“Remarkable and enthralling . . . just the right measure of humor, charm, and passion.”
Read the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER’S article on AMERICAN JADE and Jodi Long . . .
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Updated May 11, 2022
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Written by and Starring Jodi Long
Directed by Eric Rosen
May 20 – June 11 only!
The first Asian-American actor to win an Emmy, Jodi Long breaks barriers even as she follows in her family’s footsteps. Jodi’s Chinese-Australian, tap-dancing father and Japanese American mother were a popular nightclub act in the 1940s and ‘50s on the Chop Suey Circuit and were invited to appear on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” “American Jade” brings her entire family’s story to life! With humor and a little song and dance, Jodi leads us on a vaudeville journey into the past, discovering the imprints that family leaves on us all.
RUN TIME: 1 hour 40 minutes (including intermission)
ABOUT JODI LONG (Writer/Performer)
Emmy winning actress for her role as Mrs. Basil E in Netflix’s Dash and Lily, Jodi is a veteran of stage, film and television. She made her Broadway debut at age 7 in Nowhere To Go But Up directed by Sidney Lumet, the first of five Broadway shows she would go on to appear in as an adult: Loose Ends with Kevin Kline, The Bacchae with Irene Papas, Stephen Sondheim’s Getting Away with Murder and the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Flower Drum Song, for which she won an Ovation Award at The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
Numerous off-Broadway productions include Wendy Wasserstein’s Old Money (Lincoln Center) Red and The Wash (Manhattan Theater Club), David Henry Hwang’s Golden Child and Family Devotions (Public Theater) and The Tooth of Crime (LaMama). At Pan Asian Rep, she portrayed Titania in a multi lingual production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Tisa Chang, Rowher and Monkey Music by Margaret Lamb. Jodi also performed in the World Tour of Phillip Glass/David Henry Hwang’s 90 minute solo piece A 1000 Airplanes on The Roof.
Film work includes: Marvel’s SHANG CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS, The Tale with Laura Dern (HBO), Beginners with Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer, Paul Schrader’s Patty Hearst, Mike Newell’s Sour Sweet, Striking Distance, Rollover and The Hot Chick.
Television series: Dash and Lily, “Okcha” in TBS’s Sullivan and Son, AMC’s Falling Water, Margaret Cho’s mother in All American Girl, Cafe Americain with Valerie Bertinelli, and Miss Match with Alicia Silverstone. And yes, Jodi is Patty “the power lesbian”, in that episode of Sex in The City .
In 2019 Jodi’s one woman play, Surfing DNA, was produced at NJ Rep and was named top ten NJ theater performances. In 2006 at East West Players in Los Angeles. Jodi wrote and co-produced a documentary about her vaudevillian parents, Long Story Short directed by Christine Choy that played film festivals all over, winning numerous awards including Best Documentary and the Audience Award at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Long Story Short was voted one of the top ten documentaries by UCLA’s Asia Institute.