Revival of David Henry Hwang’s play The Dance and the Railroad on Broadway, 2013

On a California mountaintop in 1867 near the Transcontinental Railroad, two Chinese workers struggle through poverty and hunger to reconnect with the traditions of their homeland…

We are grateful to the Signature Theatre for making available this trailer and director’s interview for the production of “The Dance and the Railroad” that they mounted February 5 to March 24, 2013.

THE DANCE AND THE RAILROAD follows the twice-extended GOLDEN CHILD as the second production in the Residency One: David Henry Hwang Series.


  • Ma: Ruy Iskandar
  • Lone: Yuekun Wu

Creative Team

  • Scenic Design: Mimi Lien
  • Costume Design: Jennifer Moeller
  • Lighting Design: Jiyoun Chang
  • Sound Design: Broken Chord
  • Music: Huang Ruo
  • Chinese Opera Consultant: Qian Yi
  • Wig Design: Leah J. Loukas
  • Vocal Coach: Grace Zandarski
  • Production Stage Manager: Cole P. Bonenberger
  • Casting: Telsey + Company, William Cantler CSA


Ruy Iskandar as Ma

Measure for Measure (Public Theater), American Night: Ballad of Juan Jose (Denver Center Theater), Purim Play (Classic Stage Co.), You For Me For You (Ma-Yi Theater), Rhinoceros (Brooklyn Lyceum), Pretty Precious Unicorns (HERE Arts Center), Twelfth Night (Pennsylvania Shakespeare), King Lear (Pennsylvania Shakespeare), Arok of Java (EPBB), No Poem No Song (Kraine Theater), Hamlet (NYU), T’is Pity She’s a Whore (NYU), The Storm (NYU), Hot L Baltimore (NYU). NYU Grad Acting.

Yuekun Wu as Lone

Yuekun Wu (Lone) Off Broadway: Clocked Out (Roy Arias Theaters). Off-Off Broadway: Love in Tear and Laughter (Theater for the New City), Luo Shen: Legend of the Luo River (Theater for the New City). Others: Swoony Planet, The Marriage of Figaro, Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals, The Good Person of Szechwan, and more. Film/Television: “American Dreams in China”, “The Flying Swordsman”, and more. Training: A.R.T./MXAT at Harvard University.