When she doesn’t receive the scholarship that would send her to her dream school, Jane Huang, with her best friend and the class degenerate, secretly builds a Chinese bakery cannabis edible empire. Baked! The Musical is a reflection on failure, self-worth, and what we owe the people we love.
Jord Liu – Book & Lyrics & Music
Jord Liu is a theater maker, musician, and creative technologist based in San Francisco CA whose work centers collaborative engagement with art. She has worked with Underscore Theater in Chicago, the Chicago Musical Theater Festival, the New York Musical Festival, the Musical Theater Factory and National Asian American Theater Company (NAATCO) in New York, Shotgun Players in Berkeley, and SFBATCO, FaultLine Theater and Z-Space in San Francisco.
Deepak Kumar – Book & Lyrics & Music
Deepak Kumar is a playwright, composer, and lyricist based in the Bay Area, CA. His work most often deals with Asian-Americans grappling with the messiness of their identities as they relate to their unique American experiences. His work has been produced by the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center (NPC22), Underscore Theatre Company in Chicago, the National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO), Musical Theatre Factory, and PACE University in NYC, Faultline Theatre in San Francisco, and Shotgun Players in Berkeley, CA. He is a Eugene O’Neill NMTC Semifinalist, a Bay Area Playwrights Festival Semifinalist, and a 2022 Macdowell Colony Fellow.
Baked! The Musical has been previously developed at the Den Theatre in Chicago, at the 2020 Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, Underscore Theatre Company’s Underscore Develops (2021), and through a workshop at Faultline Theatre in San Francisco (2022). At CMTF, the show had a sold-out run and won awards for best lyrics, best lead performer, best supporting performer, and best ensemble. In 2022, it was presented at the 34th Annual Festival of New Musicals in New York City.
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