It was such a pleasure to direct Flower and Sword in IU’s studio theatre. The production came about as part of the College of Arts and Humanities Council’s “China Remixed” semester-long exploration of the diverse aspects of Chinese culture. The play, by Taiwanese playwright and scholar Ma Sen, tells the story of a child returning home to seek answers about a dark family secret. A strange person meets the child at their family home, but is this the mother, the father, or someone else entirely? The play was a bit of a challenge to stage in the Studio Theatre due to time and space constraints, but my fantastic cast and crew overcome those obstacles to produce a fantastic show.