- Washington, DC: Hwang, Nottage, others get commission for new plays (posted 6/20/10)
- Los Angeles, CA: MAPID offers film intensive (posted 6/20/10)
- Honolulu, HI: Kumu Kahua offers playwriting class (posted 6/18/10)
- Call for artists, Los Angeles
Artists who complete the 10-week TEADAWORKS Master Class Series and present a 5-10 min new work in the final class, will be eligible to apply to participate in development lab of their new work. Artists selected to participate in the TEADAWORKS LAB will receive an additional 10-week TW workshop series, 30 hours of production training, a 1 month rehearsal series with a director AND the opportunity present a 20 minute new work as part of the annual TEADAWORKS New Performance Festival. The TEADAWORKS New Performance Festival is an annual festival of works from bold and revolutionary community-based artists. Over the last 8 years artists who have developed work through TEADAWORKS have gone on to complete full length shows and tour nationally. Venturesome audience members have come to recognize this festival as an opportunity to witness the development of new work from the performance underground. If you have any questions about the TEADAWORKS application or process, please e-mail us at email@example.com (posted 6/14/10)
- Honolulu, HI: Kumu Kahua plans summer party (posted 6/14/10)
- Los Angeles, CA: Teada presents Summer Boot Camp (posted 6/14/10)
- Honolulu, HI: Kumu Kahua announces playwrighting contest winners (posted 6/14/10)
- Call for actors, Honolulu, HI
Auditions Set For Kumu Kahua’s Production Of Ghosts In The Plague Year
Director Harry Wong are seeking an ensemble of 17 actors and actresses. Written by Dennis Carroll and based on a story by Dennis Carroll and Bob Okazako, Ghosts in the Plague Year is a brutal and erotic new play about a dark chapter in Hawai‘i’s history: the bubonic plague epidemic and the burning of Chinatown in 1899. Auditions will be held at Kumu Kahua Theatre 46 Merchant Street on Saturday, June 19, 6pm to 9pm, and Sunday, June 20, 6pm to 9pm. The entrance into the theatre faces a park on Merchant Street. Rehearsals begin as early as Monday, June 27. Performances will be from August 26 through September 26, with the possibility of a week’s extension. Auditioners are strongly encouraged to read the script before coming to audition. Scripts are available for loan with a $10 cash deposit at Kumu Kahua Theatre. Call 536-4222 to get a script and for more information. (Posted 6/7/10)
- Toronto, Canada: Dora Awards nominations announced (posted 6/7/10)
- Honolulu, HI: Kumu Kahua offers playwriting class (posted 6/7/10)
- Philadelphia, PA tidbit!
Painted Bride Honors Asian Arts Initiative’s Executive Director
Each June, the Painted Bride Art Center honors Philadelphia’s cultural luminaries—local artists and community leaders—who have garnered the world spotlight for their creative contributions during its annual fundraiser, Artists of the City. This year, in honor of their 40th anniversary, they are recognizing past curators, who have been instrumental in positioning the Bride as the intersection of culture and creativity. This includes Asian Arts Initiative’s very own Executive Director, Gayle Isa! Congratulations, Gayle! (posted 6/7/10)
- Los Angeles, CA: ABC Offers Workshop on ABC Writing program (posted 6/1/10)
- Los Angeles, CA: Cornerstone premieres 3 Truths (posted 6/1/10)
- San Francisco, CA: AATC premieres Beijing, California (posted 6/1/10)
- Newsflash! Vampire Cowboys Theatre (the brainchild of Qui Nguyen) has won a 2010 Obie! (posted 5/17/10)
- Newsflash: Drama Desk Award Nominations Announced
Outstanding Music in a Play:
Adam Cochran, A Play on War (produced by New York's National Asian American Theatre Company)
Each year, the Drama Desk votes special awards to recognize excellence and significant contributions to the theatre.
* To Ma-Yi Theater Company for "more than two decades of excellence and for nurturing Asian-American voices in stylistically varied and engaging theater."
The Directors’ phase of the MAPID API TV Pilot Shootout has opened.
The multi-tiered competition is designed to develop and assist API writers, directors, actors, and production people. The competition is sponsored by FOX Diversity and Final Draft. The writers’ phase is also underway. TV pilot ideas are pitched, and teasers will be made of the top 5 selected pitches. Directors will be chosen from submissions to the Directors’ phase to helm the teasers which will be shown at ID Film Fest October 10, 2010. Seed money will be provided for teaser filming.
All teasers will be viewed by FOX Diversity. One writer will be chosen to receive a pitch meeting with a FOX TV executive, lunch with FOX Diversity executives at the studio commissary as well as Final Draft software.
Complete details at www.mapid.us/tvpilotshootout
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Los Angeles, CA: East West announces 45th Anniversary Season (posted 4/30/10)
New theatre/film company for Asian Americans in Atlanta, GA:
Asian Film and Theater (posted 4/24/10)
Lumina, the Web Series has been selected as an Official Honoree for the Best Editing category in The 14th Annual Webby Awards. As a result of the exceptional quality of submissions this year, the Academy has chosen to recognize work exhibiting remarkable achievement that was not selected as a Nominee. Out of the nearly 10,000 entries from over 60 countries submitted to the 14th Annual Webby Awards, less than 15% are awarded the status of Official Honoree. Only four, including LUMINA and the Sony web series Angel of Death, were selected as Official Honorees for Best Editing.
The Webby Awards Official Honoree distinction marks the groundbreaking Hong Kong web series’ eleventh award distinction since its online release last fall. Previous honors include one Streamy Awards nomination for Best Cinematography, six Indie Soap Awards nominations, including for Best Writing and Best Directing, and three American Soap World Awards nominations (posted 4/23/10).
- New York, NY: Diverse City announces the Pearl Project, a Filipino American Theatre Festival (posted 4/17/10)
- New York, NY: Pan Asian offers workshops (posted 4/17/10)
Seattle, WA: Pork Filled Players present Pork Fiction (posted 4/4/10)
- Minneapolis, MN: Mu presents Becoming (posted 4/9/10)
- Honolulu, HI: Kumu Kahua premieres The Hilo Massacre (posted 4/10/10)
(Lauren Asinsen, Wayne Takabayashi, Ryan Sutherlan, Danielle Zalopany, Tracy Okubo, Ron Encarnacion)
Photo by Firebird Photography
- Skokie, IL: Apna Ghar presents The Blue Mug (posted 4/4/10)
- Los Angeles, CA: East West's Leslie Ishii wins award (posted 4/4/10)
- New York, NY: Job opening at Ping Chong & Company (posted 4/4/10)
- Los Angeles, CA: MAPID announces Asian American TV pilot shootout (posted 4/4/10)
- Los Angeles, CA: East West premieres Road to Saigon (posted 4/4/10)
David Henry Hwang posts " My new play, CHINGLISH, will premiere at Chicago's Goodman Theatre in June 2011, a coproduction with the Public Theater in NYC." (posted 3/31/10)
- Casting notice!
Seeking a teenage Asian female actress for English language voice narration work on an independent feature film that was shot in China, but will be released in the West. An Asian accent is preferred, but not essential. This narration will require a genuine performance by a sweet voice that can convey real emotion. Ages between 14 and 20 will be considered. The film, called "Little Sister," is based on the world's original Cinderella story, which was written in China in the year 768. Candidates would need to be able to record in either New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco in the very near future. Anyone interested should contact Richard Bowen at email@example.com as soon as possible. (posted 3/25/10)
- Los Angeles, CA: East West and PEAC (posted 3/25/10)
Asian Arts Initiative issues a call for Interns
Do you want to share your talent and cultivate your skills with a vibrant community arts organization?
If so, consider applying for an internship at Asian Arts Initiative!
Some positions are paid; others are on a volunteer basis.
The openings include:
-Administrative Assistant (work study)
-Administrative Assistant (non-work study)
-Youth Lounge Assistant
For more info, contact Thomas@asianartsinitiative.org. No phone inquiries please.(posted 3/25/10)
- New York, NY: 2g presents 13: Instant Vaudeville (posted 3/25/10)
Julia Cho has won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for female playwrights for her The Language Archive, which is about to open at the South Coast Repertory Theatre (posted 3/9/10)
David Henry Hwang tweets "Production team coming together for Daughter of Shanghai, my adaptation of the memoir by Tsai Chin, who will also star in the show." (posted 3/5/10)
- Minneapolis, MN: Request for Proposal from solo perfomers! (posted 3/5/10)
- Los Angeles, CA: East West Players announces initial honorees for 44th Visionary dinner (posted 3/5/10)
- New York, NY: 2g announces that Carla Ching has become their new Artistic Director. (posted 3/5/10)
- Just in--
On Facebook, playwright Lauren Yee has written that she has won this year's Paula Vogel Award from the Kennedy Center ACTF. This award is offered to the outstanding student-written play that celebrates diversity and encourages tolerance while exploring issues of disempowered voices not traditionally considered mainstream.
- San Francisco, CA: Asian American Theatre Company premieres Macho Bravado (posted 2/26/10)
- Honolulu, HI: Kumu Kahua sets auditions for The Hilo Massacre (posted 2/26/10)
- Los Angeles, CA: East West Players offers Spring 2010 playwriting workshops (posted 2/19/10)
- Los Angeles, CA: East West wins CATE Award for 2010 (posted 2/19/10)
- Los Angeles, CA: Timescape Arts presents world premiere of No-No Boy (posted 2/19/10)
- Seattle, WA: SIS Productions presents NW premiere of Ching Chong Chinaman (posted 2/14/10)
- Honolulu, HI: Kumu Kahua presents Maui the Demigod (posted 2/13/10)
- Chicago, IL: New Flower Drum Song with Baayork Lee? (posted 2/13/10)
- Los Angeles, CA: East West premieres Cave Quest (posted 2/6/10)
- Los Angeles, CA: Disney/ABC seeks applicants for directing program (posted 2/6/10)
- Los Angeles, CA: Southern California Edison sponsors East West's Youth for Theatre tour (posted 2/6/10)
- Audition note!
- Job Opening (Southern CA)! Projekt NewSpeak is looking for a 2nd generation staff to take charge of the organization!
Do you want to work in production, filmmaking, event planning? Do you want to work with positive people that want to change the image and stereotypes of Asian Americans in Hollywood? Then join us! These are the positions that are available. We are looking to fill all positions by the beginning of February. To apply, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Requirements for all positions: MUST be at least 18 w/ car
- Tidbit! Projekt NewSpeak announces a new Board of Directors
Dante Basco - Actor/Producer (Hook, Entourage, and Take the Lead)
Karin Anna Cheung - Actress (The People I've Slept With and Better Luck Tomorrow)
Annie Kim - Producer/Marketing (Gochu, D-War)
Geena Oh - Former President of Project by Project
Joe Park - CEO of Blended Events
Ryan Suda - CEO of Blacklava Clothing
Phil Yu - Creator of AngryAsianMan.com
Eddie Kim - Creator of Projekt NewSpeak
- Los Angeles, CA: East West announces new staff (posted 1/23/10)
- Tidbit! Qui Nguyen has been nominated for a GLAAD Award for Theatre for Vampire Cowboys production of his Soul Samurai! Congratulations! (posted 1/17/10)
- Tidbit! David Henry Hwang tweets that he has completed a new play, Chinglish, a play in English and Mandarin (posted 1/17/10).
Addendum: there is now a casting call for actors for Chinglish:
two Asian females: 30-40 years old and 50-60 years old.
Contact Diana Glazer (diana.glazer -AT- gmail.com) for info and submissions (posted 1/19/10).
Also two Asian males: 20-30 and 40-50.
Plus one Caucasian male, around 40.
Must be able to speak Mandarin. Ideally, these actors can read Chinese as well.
- Los Angeles, CA: MAPID calls for contributions, deadline 1/31/10 (posted 1/17/10)
- San Francisco, CA: Torres leaves Bindlestiff (posted 1/17/10)
- Minneapolis, MN Tidbit!
Minneapolis' City Pages names Mu's Ching Chong Chinaman as one of the top stage plays of 2009 (which means every one of their productions in 2009 made a top ten list of some sort)(posted 1/6/10).
- Honolulu, HI: Kumu Kahua presents Houselights & Prolonged Sunlight(posted 1/5/10)
- Los Angeles, CA: New adaption of No No Boy hits stage (posted 1/5/10)