Seattle Repertory Theatre
Perseverance Theatre (Alaska)
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Theater Esprit Asia (Aurora, CO)
In Boat Person, Peter Trinh recounts the bloody fall of Saigon, the harrowing American evacuation from South Vietnam, his parents' escape to freedom against the perils of the high seas facing storms and pirates, their near starvation at refugee camps and finally finding safe haven in the United States. Peter Trinh is a Denver-born Vietnamese-American, an award winning actor, a playwright, a budding director, and one of two Assistant Artistic Directors of Theatre Esprit Asia.
Artists at Play (Los Angeles, CA)
"Artists at Play ... at Play!" returns with producers Julia, Stefanie, Marie-Reine and Nicholas stepping out from behind the curtain with original short plays created from a place of absolute honesty. This year, we welcome as special guests some of Artists at Play's favorite behind-the-scenes players Jeremy Lelliott (director, The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up) and Magdalena Guillen (costume designer, In Love and Warcraft)! Nothing is off-limits in this frank exploration of our lives in-and-out of theatre.
Join us for an evening of laughter, embarrassment, truth and probably more than one instance of stage awkwardness. Plus, we will announce our upcoming 2017 line-up. Happy New Year and let us entertain you! #AAPatPlay
Doors open at 8 pm for hosted drinks, dessert and silent auction.
Artists at Play ... at Play!
Ma-Yi Lab Member Presents
Starting at 11:30 AM — 6:30 PM
Admission is Free to subscribers but you must reserve on the FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-971-4862 and ask for Chris.
11:30: Reading of Picture 24
1:30: Reading of Beautiful Day
3:30 Lunch Break!
Ma-Yi Theatre (New York, NY)
A.R.T./New York Theatres Mezzanine Theatre 502 W 53rd Street New York, NY 10019
Peer (Matt Park) is a brash young man on a journey to discover his ultimate self in this rock music odyssey about risk, reinvention and going roundabout. Ma-Yi Theater Company's remaking of Ibsen's classic verse drama asks what it means when we sacrifice everything to be most fully ourselves.
Alley Theatre (Houston, TX)
The festival will feature readings and workshop performances of five new plays by Robert Askins, Bekah Brunstetter, Christina Gorman, Rajiv Joseph, and Kenneth Lin. The festival gives playwrights the opportunity to work with a director and a company of actors to develop the play, while also offering audiences a firsthand look into the play development process.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Kenneth Lin, a reworking of Twain's novel focusing on the relationship between Huck and his father Pap. Artistic director Gregory Boyd will direct.
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
This world premiere focuses on China 1943 with the historic US Flying Tigers squadron and the presence of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. The play throws open a window into the critical role played by American pilots in China during WWII, and hinges upon three Chinese women - who cross paths unwittingly in a secret quest.
The sterling cast includes veteran artists Rosanne Ma (FILM CHINOIS, SHOGUN MACBETH), Dinh James Doan (DOJOJI, FILM CHINOIS) and Ying Ying Li, Tim Liu, Jonathan Miles, Nick Ryan, and Briana Sakamoto.
Past and present mysteries come together in this captivating true story spanning 70 years and crisscrossing three continents. Fumiko Ishioka, a Japanese Holocaust educator, and her students set out to track down information about a suitcase from Auschwitz. It is a worldwide search for information about its owner, Hana Brady, whose fate is pieced together from her suitcase and artifacts. Hana's story reaches through time into the lives of the young Japanese students in a Holocaust story like no other - providing a contemporary global perspective and a fascinating history of love and tragedy from Hana's courageous life story.
Single Carrot Theatre (Baltimore, MD)
Stir Friday Night (Chicago, IL)
Come see Stir Friday Night's newest show, featuring sketch, standup, and storytelling! Leave your pocket dictionary at home, because the show is in English! And the comedy...is also in English.
Written & Performed by
Directed by TJ Medel
Stage Manager: Ashley Connell
(Use promo code ENGLISH for $6 off!)
Tickets available at the box office, or go here.
Lewis Center for the Arts (Princeton, NJ)
Princeton's Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater presents Charles Francis Chan Jr.'s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery, Lloyd Suh's fantasia on Asian America, a satirical play that hilariously challenges racial stereotype and caricature, helmed by Princeton University's Lecturer in Theater Peter Kim. The cast includes theater seniors Kathy Zhao as Kathy and Ross Barron as Chan, with costume design by senior Julia Peiperl. Performances are February 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. The Feb. 17th performance will be American Sign Language-interpreted.
Dukesbay Productions & Stephanie Anne Johnson present
In 1942, ten weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Executive Order 9066 was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, authorizing the forced removal of American citizens of Japanese ancestry and resident aliens from Japan. Mostly caused by war time hysteria and anti-Japanese racism, the incarceration of 120,000 people is remembered as one of America's worst mass violations of civil rights.
Dukesbay Productions & Stephanie Anne Johnson are proud to present first-person accounts of survivors who spent much of WWII in interment camps, which included Camp Harmony on the Puyallup Fairgrounds. As told by local actors, NEVER AGAIN recounts personal stories and memories from Seattle and Tacoma area Japanese-Americans. Music will be provided by Tacoma musician Stephanie Anne Johnson.
NEVER AGAIN: Testimonies from the Japanese-American Incarceration is presented as a staged reading with live musical performance. Testimonies and interviews were provided by Densho, a grassroots organization in Seattle dedicated to preserving, educating, and sharing the story of WWII-era incarceration of Japanese-Americans. Their website is located at: www.densho.org.
Tickets: $10 general admission, $7 students/seniors/educators
Mu Performing Arts (St. Paul, MN)
CO-PRODUCED WITH PARK SQUARE THEATRE
Father produces Peking Opera. Son knows nightclub acts sell better. Set in San Francisco's Chinatown in the late 1950s, this funny and moving story explores what it means to become American. The new, fully-revised version includes David Henry Hwang's Tony Award-nominated text, and favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein songs. After Mu's successful 2009 production, the company is excited to bring this Broadway hit back to the Twin Cities for a month-long run.
picture by Denise De Guzman
Kumu Kahua Theatre (Honolulu, HI)
Drama of Our Forgotten History
The Buffalo Soldiers were primarily in the U.S. cavalry assembled during the Civil War. Their bravery impressed everyone and they were 'invited' to participate in more wars for 'freedom' worldwide: the Spanish-American War, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Cuba, then Hawai'i and Alaska, the Boxer Rebellion and the Philippine War for Independence.
(No show Super Bowl Sunday, February 5)
News article at http://wp.me/p5RntU-lw
Theatre Esprit Asia (Boulder, CO)
TEA celebrates Black History Month with a Japanese/African-American love story.
Bindlestiff Studio (San Francisco, CA)
Seven plays about love, heartache, and the weirdness in-between will grace the Bindlestiff Studio stage February 9-25, 2017 (Thurs-Sat, 8pm)
A staged reading series comprised of six plays by Arab and Jewish playwrights exploring the human toll of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Rather than strive to achieve balance and moral equivalency between "competing" narratives, these works investigate themes of identity, occupation, exile, and home with remarkable honesty.
Denver Center for the Performing Arts (Denver, CO)
When an American college basketball team travels to Beijing for a "friendship" game in the post-Cultural Revolution 1980s, both countries try to tease out the politics behind this newly popular sport. Cultures clash as the Chinese coach tries to pick up moves from the Americans and Chinese American player Manford spies on his opponents. Inspired by events in her own father's life, Yee "applies a devilishly keen satiric eye to…her generation (and its parents)" (San Francisco Chronicle).
Artists at Play (Los Angeles, CA)
Chay Yew's frank drama, Question 27, Question 28 will be presented by AAP and the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the unjust internment of 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II. The play is a collection of interviews and transcripts recounting the stories of actual women who lived through the removal of Japanese Americans, their internment and the painful aftermath. The reading is directed by Alison De La Cruz and will perform on Sunday, February 26 at 3:00pm at the Black Box at the Aratani Theatre.
East West Players (Los Angeles, CA)
Next will be the Los Angeles Premiere of Free Outgoing by Anupama Chandrasekhar (February 9 – March 12, 2017). Modern technology and old-world values collide in this internationally acclaimed and timely play about a middle-class home in Chennai torn apart by an indiscreet cell phone video that has gone viral.
Carlos Bulosan Theatre (Toronto, Canada)
An original piece devised by the company on growing up in the Philipines and Canada.
Queens Theatre (Queens, NY)
Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8pm
This charming and insightful character study follows the intersection of six classmates' lives at their 25th high school reunion in upstate New York. While each returns for different reasons, they all discover that sometimes you really can't go home again - even if you never left.
Pipeline Playwrights (Arlington, VA)
A vacation to Korea turns a mother-daughter exploration into a fantastical exploration of why it's worth reuniting with ex-boyfriends.
Enjoy an evening showcasing the vibrancy of the Asian American theater and performance community in this quarterly showcase series, featuring members of Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists (PAPA) and other local artists sharing stories through music, comedy, and more!
This season's PAPA Session will have explore the theme of social justice/activism in concert with our current Main Gallery Loving Blackness.
SATURDAY, MARCH 25 - TWO LOCATIONS
10 A.M. - The Princess' Nightingale
4 P.M. - The Moon Embraces the Song
6:15 P.M. - dinner
7:30 P.M. - Two Mile Hollow
Free Admission. Free food. These readings may include mature themes.
VERY LIMITED SEATING for the ADULT READINGS at Mu
South Coast Repertory Theatre (Costa Mesa, CA)
Leela is different. A teenager from India, she sketches life's important moments in her journal, and she's about to go on an adventure through Orange County. When a family wedding gets boring, her rebellious cousin decides to make a run for it with her boyfriend—taking Leela along. As they careen through the night, Leela challenges their view of her—and each other. A touching story about a unique young woman's search for her place in the world.
GENseng (Genesco, NY)