“Swatow women are supposed to be fierce.” That’s what Grandmother tells her daughter. Grandmother’s a butcher and to her disappointment, her daughter’s a vegetarian. But to her satisfaction, her granddaughter killed her first chicken at the age of three. In this ferocious comedy, the three generations of women grapple with their dark history, emotional inheritance and the legacy of mothers’ life lessons and daughters’ love lives.
Chloé developed Three Women of Swatow while she was a part of the Tarragon Playwright’s Unit. She is also the recipient of the 2017 RBC Emerging Playwrights Award. The Globe and Mail called Chloé “a writer to watch.” As a screenwriter, she was a finalist two consecutive years at the Fusion Film Festival.
Three Women of Swatow is a new play which was set to begin previews at Tarragon on the same day the province went into lockdown.