Gloria Mok weaves together a personal story about long-distance relationships (LDR), immigration, with an ancient Chinese astrological folktale about forbidden love. Utilizing food, simple objects, and conversational Cantonese, a dinner table transforms into a liminal space that explores the challenges and triumphs of seeking love and connection at a distance. Long Distance Relationships for Mythical Times is part of 2b theatre’s Great Little Works series: intimate performances based on humanity’s greatest works of theatre and literature, each brought to life by one performer at a table. These shows are uniquely designed for this moment; shows built for small audiences, safely performable during a pandemic, producing minimal ecological impact, and maximal emotional and spiritual value.

Gloria Mok Biography (Ontario)

Gloria is a theatre creator, producer, production manager, and designer. Gloria is a graduate of the Canada’s National Theatre School’s Production Design and Technical Arts program. Alongside Chinese-Canadian theatre creators Aaron Jan and Bessie Cheng, Gloria co-founded Silk Bath Collective in 2016; focused on creating multidisciplinary plays about the Chinese diaspora. Gloria was an Emerging Artist in Residence at 2b theatre from 2020-22. She is currently the Producer at Nightswimming, a dramaturgical company that commissions and develops new works. As a settler and daughter of immigrants from Hong Kong, works that transcend geographic, cultural, and linguistic barriers excite her.

Project photo by Henry Chan