Intiman Theatre (Seattle, WA)
Dragon Lady 
by Sara Porkalob
Directed by Andrew Russell 
September 5 to October 1, 2017

The Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse at The University of Washington
Various Times

60 YEARS. 3 GENERATIONS. 1 FILIPINO GANGSTER FAMILY. Intiman Co-curator Sara Porkalob will portray multiple family members from three generations in this hysterical, moving and brand new musical about what it means to be brown, poor and newly American. This world premiere features a live band, an intimate theatre setting, and a plot that includes gangsters, murders and more. DRAGON LADY is a timely musical explores what it means to come to America.

Intiman Producing Artistic Director Andrew Russell returns to direct after Intiman's 2014 production of ANGELS IN AMERICA .

La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego, CA)
Wild Goose Dreams
by Hansol Jung
September 5 to October 1, 2017

A world premiere! This is about a North Korean defector who starts an online romance with a South Korean father. Leigh Silverman will direct.

ACT (Seattle, WA)
King of the Yees
by Lauren Yee
September 8 to October 1, 2017

Kumu Kahua Theatre (Honolulu, HI)
by Tali Ariav
September 24, 25, October 1, 2, 2017

See News story.

Everyman Theatre (Baltimore, MD)
M. Butterfly
by David Henry Hwang
September 6 to October 8, 2017

Crowded Fire Theatre (San Francisco, CA)
A Tale of Autumn
by Christopher Chen
September 14 to October 7, 2017

Inspired by Shakespeare's Richard III and Macbeth, along with popular "quest-for-power" TV shows Game of Thrones and House of Cards, this new collaboration with Crowded Fire Playwright In Residence Christopher Chen is a modern day fable about the psychology of a one-time altruistic corporation whose seemingly benign tactics destroy a community over time.

Forward Flux (Seattle, WA)
No More Sad Things
by Hansol Jung
September 19 to October 7, 2017

Stir Friday Night (Chicago, IL)
The Shrimpshank Redemption
Stepember 15 to October 10, 2017

A prison of assumptions has overwhelmed the Asian race, and Stir Friday Night is breaking out! In their newest sketch revue, "The Shrimpshack Redemption," the 22-year-old Asian-American comedy troupe has diligently chipped away through stereotypes and social norms to escape the "Shrimpshack", and find their true selves.

Vertigo Theatre (Calgary, Canada)
Nine Dragons
By Jovanni Sy  
~World Premiere  ~     
September 16 to October 15, 2017

Directed by Craig Hall
A World Premiere Production with Gateway Theatre and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

When an upper-class European girl is found murdered on the seedy side of Kowloon bay, ambitious Chinese police detective Tommy Lam is on the case.  But faced with corruption and the prejudice of his superiors, how far will Tommy go in the pursuit of justice?  Join us for the World Premiere of this new Canadian crime thriller developed by Vertigo Theatre, Gateway Theatre and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.

CIRCA-Pintig (Chicago, IL)
Staged Reading Series
September 30 to October 15, 2017

See News story.

Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (Vancouver, BC)
1-Hour Photo
by Tetsuro Shigematsu
October 3 to 15, 2017

Written and performed by Tetsuro Shigematsu, 1 Hour Photo is the story of Mas Yamamoto, a man whose life was swept up by the major currents of the 20th century. From growing up in a fishing village on the banks of the Fraser River, to being confined at a Japanese Canadian internment camp during World War II, to helping build the Distant Early Warning Line in the Canadian Arctic during the height of the Cold War, 1 Hour Photo is a moving portrait saturated with the most vivid colours of our times.

New Ohio Theatre
Written by Kyoung H. Park
Directed by Carlos Armesto
SUNDAY, OCT. 15th @ 5PM

A lover, an artist, the Emperor--Nero rules not knowing his own power. A history of America. An epic tragicomedy.

Claudia Acosta, David Anzuelo, Veracity Butcher, Sean Carvajal, Siho Ellsmore,
David Gelles, Daniel K. Isaac, Lina Sarrello, Will Shaw, and Imran Sheik

Nero is a 15 year-old boy who is torn by his questionable rise to the throne. His wife Octavia and brother Brittanicus plot to claim his throne. Nero seeks counsel from his sexually manipulative mother Agrippina, his stoic tutor--the playwright Seneca, and is called to action by Chronos, the God of Time.

Playwright Kyoung H. Park reunites with director Carlos Armesto to present a reading of this gut-wrenching tragicomedy, which examines the consequences of American Imperialism and White Supremacy, through the anachronistic re-telling of George W. Bush's Presidency and the War on Terror as the story of Nero.

NERO is produced by Kyoung's Pacific Beat and part of
The New Ohio Theater's Producers Club 2017

Theatre Diaspora (Portland, OR)
The Brothers Paranormal
by Prince Gomolvilas
October 20, 21 and 22, 2017

Staged reading.

16th St. Theatre (Chicago, IL)
by Minita Gandhi
August 31 to October 7, 2017
extended to October 21

Ma-Yi Theatre (New York, NY)
Ars Nova
Woodshed Collective
Music + Lyrics by HELEN PARK + MAX VERNON
September 5 to October 7, 2017
extended through October 21

KPOP is here and America will never be the same. Claim your exclusive, all-access pass and immerse yourself in the Korean Pop music factory where stars are made... or broken.

Town Hall Theatre (Lafayette, CA)
The Song Of The Nightingale:
A Musical Fairy Tale
Book, Music & Lyrics by Min Kahng
Directed and Choreographed by Michael Mohammed
Music Direction by Margaret Halbig
Previews: Sept 28 & 29, 2017
September 30 - October 21, 2017

Based upon a Hans Christian Andersen fairy-tale, The Song of the Nightingale is a magical, musical romp for the whole family that reminds us that true beauty and worth is always found within.  In an ancient empire in China, a beautiful Nightingale sings.  Seeking to better her station in life, a lowly kitchen maid captures the bird and presents it to the Emperor.  But the Emperor is soon distracted, and fails to see the plain little brown bird's true inner beauty.

Bindlestiff Studios (San Francisco, CA))
by Conrad Panganiban
October 5 to 21, 2017

Bindlestiff Studio - located in the heart of SOMA Pilipinas - serves as the perfect venue for the world premiere of Conrad Panganiban'sWelga, a Filipino American coming-of-age story of a high school teen, Johnny Montalban, whose dreams of becoming a famous musician clash with his mother's dream of him first earning his diploma. Set in San Francisco's SoMA Neighborhood, the play explores family conflict against the backdrop of today's educational system, ongoing community pressures, and the legacy of Filipinos in the farm labor movement that sparked the 1965 Delano Grape Strike.

Tickets on sale now!

October 6 - 21, 2017
(Community Preview on October 5)
Thurs - Sat 8pm

Bindlestiff Studio
185 Sixth St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

$10 Students/Seniors
$15 General
$25 Support-the-Artists

Sponsored in part by San Francisco Grants for the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission, Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development, and the California Arts Council

Community Partners:

-APALA Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, a caucus of SEIU/AFL-CIO.

-Migrante SOMA/TL

-YOHANA (Youth Organizing Home and Neighborhood Action)

Shuny Theatre (Houston, TX)
The Waiting Room
by Tanika Gupta
August 25 to September 3, 2017
dates postponed due to Hurricane Harvey
October 26 to 29, 2017

THE WAITING ROOM follows the spirit of Priya Bannerji, a Bengali-British housewife and mother, very recently passed. Priya has three sunrises left to roam the earth and eavesdrop on her surviving family before moving on to The Waiting Room of the universe to await reincarnation. She is guided by an immortal soul in the guise of legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar through the process of resolving tumultuous business with her son, daughter, husband, and friends. A touching and humorous play brought for the first time to Houston audiences.

Due to Hurricane Harvey and its continuing effects we are rescheduling our production of Tanika Gupta's The Waiting Room.

If you had tickets for one of the performances, please contact the MATCH at or 713-521-4533 or just reply to the confirmation email you received from the MATCH. Leave a message if you get the MATCH voicemail.

We hope that you will join us October 26 - 29, 2017 when we hope to bring this wonderful play to the stage under better circumstances.

Sanjay Mediwala
Managing Director, Shunya Theatre

Single Carrot Theatre (Baltimore, MD)
by Young Jean Lee 
September 29 to October 27, 2017

a twist on Shakespeare's tragedy that explores the tensions between stuffy parents and their seemingly selfish millennial children.

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (New York, NY)
{my lingerie play} 2017: Installation #9 THE CONCERT AND CALL TO ARMS!!!!!!!!! 
by Diana Oh
September 29 to October 28, 2017

Presented in association with Rosalind Productions, Inc., the culmination of a series of street installations that have taken place in New York City, Washington, D.C., and New Orleans over the past four months. Ryan McCurdy will provide music direction, and Stephanie Ryan Johnstone and Oh will co-direct.

Artist Repertory Theatre (Portland, OR)
by Christopher Chen
October 1 to 29, 2017

Ripped from today's headlines and breaking the theatrical mold, CAUGHT presents a sly philosophical puzzle that investigates the murky intersections of fact and fiction in the crafting of art … and news.

  • Timely, One-of-a-Kind Drama
  • 2015 Barrymore Award for Best New Play
  • …an ingenious, beguiling play…" Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Dramatist Guild's 2017 Lanford Wilson Award

Eugenie Chan Theatre Projects and 6NewPlays (San Francisco, CA)
Madame Ho
by Eugenie Chan
October 5 to 22, 2017 and October 28 to 29, 2017

Theatre Esprit Asia (Aurora, CO)
Hearts of Palm
October 7 to 29, 2017

In this searing, subversive comedy, a group of American corporate executives travel to Southeast Asia, eager to acquire a lucrative palm oil plantation. With relaxed safety standards, nonexistent environmental regulations, and dirt-cheap labor, who could blame them? But when idealistic negotiator Vi Wells is forced to choose between closing a land purchase that will destroy the habitat of endangered orangutans or procure a tract that would force indigenous families from their ancestral land, things get a little complicated. Nevermind the local rebellion taking place in the meantime...

Kitchen Theatre Company (Ithaca, NY)
Brahman/I: A One Hijra Stand-Up Comedy Show 
by Aditi Brennan Kapil
October 8 to 29, 2017

The play follows B, an intersex comedian, trying the explain and reconcile their identity. O'Gara, who directed the play in Boston at Company One, will revisit the work.

Pratidhwani (Seattle, WA)
SIS Productions (Seattle, WA)
ese Teatro
Hansbury Project
October 20 to 25, 2017

Hansberry Project, eSe Teatro, SIS Production and Pratidhwani present Represent! A Multicultural Playwrights Festival - workshops and staged reading of four new plays by playwrights of color from artistic communities represented by the producing companies.

All performances at 7:30PM

Friday, 10/20 - Hansberry presents Shontina Vernon's new solo show Forging Ahead
Saturday, 10/21 - eSe Teatro presents Plumas Negras by Juliette Carrillo
Sunday 10/22 - Local Playwrights Showcase.
Monday 10/23 - Gregory Awards - see you at McCaw Hall.
10/24 - Pratidhwani presents House of Joy by Madhuri Shekar
10/25 - SIS Productions presents Echoes? ?of? ?Empire by ?Mara? ?E.? ?Palma

Each Performance ticketed separately - $9 online, $10 at the door.
All Festival Pass - $25

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (New York, NY)
by Jeremy Tiang
by John Kim
October 20 and 27, 2017

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre will present two new plays as part of the staged reading series Two Faces of Modern Asia: Fulfillment by Jeremy Tiang, directed by Mei Ann Teo (October 20, 2017) and UN by John Kim, directed by Flordelino Lagundino(October 27, 2017).

In Fulfillment, Bennett works at an Amazon fulfillment center, a dead-end job most of her co-workers dream of escaping -- except Mengru, a Chinese immigrant, who sees her path to a better life here. Can these two women survive in a system that's rigged against them, and what will they have to sacrifice? The five-member cast will feature Chun Cho, Jo Mei, Catherine Maria RodriguezAdriana Sananes and Jeena Yi. The Dramaturg is Xingying Peng. Stage directions will be read by Hui-Shurn Yong.

UN (a completely true story of the rise of Kim Jong Un) pulls back the curtain on the madman tyrant to fill the gaps between the little we know about his life and actions. Beneath the sculpted horn like hair, there was once a boy who wanted to be Michael Jordan. Meet Kim Jong Un. If we look beyond our fear of North Korean caricatures, what might we find?

Featuring a live reading of Soji Kashiwagi' "Garage Door Opener", a Japanese American dysfunctional family play. This play will bring smiles and laughter to baby boomer Sansei who grew up in a uniquely JA family environment.

Post -reading discussion facilitated by Dr. Satsuki Ina

Bay Area Premieres
Saturday, Oct 21st, 1pm - 4pm 
SJ Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 N 5th Street (x Jackson)

Sunday, Oct 22nd, 3pm - 6pm
Buddhist Church of San Francisco, 1881 Pine St (x Octavia)

SJBCB - 408/ 293-9292
BCSF - 415/776-3158

A Grateful Crane Ensemble Event



Prospect Theater (New York, NY)
Gold Mountain
A New Musical in Concert
book, music and lyrics by JASON MA
directed by ALAN MURAOKA
music directed by KRISTEN LEE ROSENFELD
choreographed by BILLY BUSTAMANTE
October 26, 2017

This original musical spins an epic love story, set against the backdrop of the 1860s construction of The Central Pacific Railroad, built by thousands of Chinese men. 

Presented in a return partnership with the  National Asian Artists Project, co-founded by 2017 Tony Awardee Baayork Lee.

First Floor Theater (Chicago, IL)
Two Mile Hollow
by Leah Nanako Winkler
October 8 to November 4, 2017

A satirical take on dramas about affluent white families with no white actors playing the white characters. Artistic director Hutch Pimentel will direct.

Pork Filled Productions (Seattle, WA)
Unleashed! New Pulp Stories for the 21st Century
October 30 to November 4, 2017

Pork Filled Productions celebrates playwrights of color with Unleashed! New Pulp Stories for the 21st Century, a staged reading festival of seven new plays, produced in association with the Theatre Off Jackson, October 30 to November 4, 2017 at the Theatre Off Jackson (409 7th Ave. S. in Seattle's International District).

From steamy nightclub noir, to sword and sorcery on the high seas, to imaginative science fiction exploring DNA technology and implanted memories, Unleashed helps give a voice to playwrights of color who want to break through the rigid norms and expectations of mainstream theater. With a diverse selection of Korean American, Chinese American, Chinese Canadian, and African American playwrights, Unleashed will showcase the wildly creative and outside-the-box stories that often get overlooked from writers of color.

The line up of plays for Unleashed include:

  • Mirror, Mirror, by Seattle actor/writer Lamar Legend: ""No one suspects a woman with a vacuum!" in this zany fractured fairy tale. Directed by Aaron Jin, presented on Monday, October 30, at 7:30 pm (along with teaser scenes from the rest of the festival as a part of our Opening Night Gala).
  • My Samurai, by Seattle's Celeste Mari Williams, dramaturgy by Sonja Lowe, directed by Shana Bestock: Finding romance is hilarious and frustrating when watched over by a ghostly Samurai ancestor. Presented on Wednesday, November 1, at 7:30 pm.
  • Repossessed by Boston-based writer Greg Lam, dramaturgy by Daniel Rector, directed by David Gassner: Rich and Gretchen believe they have the perfect marriage, until they learn that it must be repossessed by the company that manufactured it. Presented on Thursday, November 2, at 7:30 pm.
  • Reparations, by Wisconsin writer Darren Canady: This innovative science fiction tale asks the question: if our histories are indelibly imprinted in our DNA, can reparations ever be enough to forget the ghosts of black history? Directed by Jay O'Leary, and presented on Friday, November 3, at 7:30 pm.
  • Blood Makes Noise, by Canadian writer Kuan Foo (performer/writer for the Vancouver sketch comedy group Assaulted Fish): An agitated patient is quarantined in a hospital room, while her flesh may or may not be turning undead. Directed by May Nguyen Lee, and presented on Saturday, November 4, at 2 pm.
  • Dawn of the She-Devil of the China Seas, by Roger Tang, dramaturgy by Kate Swenson, spins the true (we swear!) origin of China's pirate queen, who commanded the world's largest fleet, buckling her swash against the dark forces opposing her. Directed by Linnea Ingalls, and also presented on Saturday, November 4, at 2 pm.
  • Persimmon Nights, by Seattle writer Seayoung Yim (Do It For Umma), dramaturgy by Maggie Lee: A brash young Korean immigrant rises to great heights to risks it all, while balancing two lovers and many debts in the 1960s/70s. Directed by Sara Porkalob, and presented on Saturday, November 4, at 7:30 pm.

Individual tickets are $6 for General Admission. All-Festival Passes to see all readings are $20. Both are available at the door and in advance online at Brown Paper Tickets, at For more info, email PFP at

Unleashed is supported by 4Culture and the Office of Arts & Culture Seattle and is an Associated Project of Shunpike. Shunpike is the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington with the services, resources and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success.

Seattle Public Theatre (Seattle, WA)
SIS Productions
The World of Extreme Happiness
by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig.
Directed by Desdemona Chiang
October 13 to November 5, 2017

When Sunny is born in rural China, her parents leave her in a slop bucket to die because she's a girl. She survives, and at 14 leaves for the city, where she works a low-paying factory job and attends self-help classes to improve her chances at securing a coveted office position. When Sunny's attempts to pull herself out of poverty lead to dire consequences for a fellow worker, she is forced to question the system she's spent her life trying to master – and stand up against the powers that be.

GENSeng (Geneseo, NY)
Carry the Tiger to the Mountain
by Cherylene Lee
November 8 to 12, 2017

Seattle Theaterwala (Seattle, WA)
Ron: The War Within
by Sudipta Bhawmik
November 11 and 12, 20017

War between nations pits soldiers against each other. But, what about the war within? Do we know which side we are on? Do we know why we are fighting? Who is the real enemy? Ron is a story about an immigrant Indian family in the US soil and how the war is brought right to their doorstep, opening more wounds than they bargained for.

East West Players (Los Angeles, CA)
Rogue Artists Ensemble
Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin
October 5 to November 5, 2017 
extended to November 19

WP's 52nd season commences with the world premiere of Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin, a special event presented in association with Rogue Artists Ensemble—a collective of multi-disciplinary artists that creates Hyper-theater, an innovative hybrid of theater traditions, puppetry, mask work, dance, music, and modern technology—with support from Venturous Theatre Fund of The Tides Foundation, the Jim Henson Foundation, the Japan Foundation, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Written by Lisa Dring, Rosie Narasaki, and Chelsea Sutton with Rogue Artists Ensemble, and directed by Rogue's Artistic Director Sean T. Cawelti, Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin is a multi-sensory, site-specific experience refracting ancient Japanese ghost stories through a modern, multi-cultural lens, revealing the noise of our histories and the silences that haunt us. Performances run from October 5 – November 5, 2017 and will be staged at a secret Mid-City, six-story warehouse built in 1927, to be revealed after tickets have been purchased. More information at

East West Players (Los Angeles, CA)
by Phillip Kan Gotanda
October 26 to November 19, 2017

EWP and The Robey Theatre Company—which explores, develops, and produces provocative plays written about the Global Black Experience—present the revival of Yohen, written by Philip Kan Gotanda, directed by The Robey's Producing Artistic Director Ben Guillory, and starring Danny Glover, with support from the S. Mark Taper Foundation. In Japanese pottery, the term "yohen" refers to unpredictable changes that take place in the kiln. James and Sumi Washington are an interracial couple struggling to maintain their 37-year marriage after James retires from the US Army. The dramatic change in routine prompts questions about life, love, and aging, as the couple attempts to repair what's broken and decide what is worth saving. Performances run from October 26 – November 19, 2017 at the David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center for the Arts at 120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. More information at and

Playwright's Arena (Los Angeles, CA)
Little Women (a multicultural transposition)
by Velina Hasu Houston
October 27 to November 20, 2017

Playwrights' Arena
presents the world premiere of

[a multicultural transposition]

by Velina Hasu Houston
directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera

In 1949, Josephine Mayeda and her sisters Meg, Amy, and Beth are emerging in the midst of the history of Japanese Americans who found a place for themselves in Los Angeles African American neighborhoods after WWIIs forced incarceration camps.

STARRING: Jeremiah Caleb, Jennifer Chang, Nina Harada, Karen Huie, Rif Hutton, Ken Ivy, Jacqueline Misaye, Ken Narasaki, Rosie Narasaki, Sharon Omi and Peter Pasco

PRODUCER: Joan Marie Hurwit
DRAMATURG Adrian Centeno
CASTING DIRECTOR: Raul Clayton Staggs

Preview: Thursday, October 26, 8 PM (SOLD OUT)
Opening: Friday, October 27, 8 PM (SOLD OUT)
Regular Run: Saturday 8 PM / Sunday 4 PM / Monday 8 PM
Closing: Monday, November 20, 8 PM

Chromolume Theatre
5429 Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

$25 online / $30 at the door
For tickets go to:

Shunya (Houston, TX)
Jaffna Mangoes and Raj Against The Machine 
by Vishakan Jeyakumar
November 18, 2017

A play reading

Yellow Earth (London, England)
Typhoon 2017
November 22 to 26, 20017

Plays by Lauren Yee, Susan Soon He Stanton, Lloyd Suh and more!

News story

 Theater Mu (Minneapolis, MN)
A Very Asian Xmas Carol
November 25, 2017

A Very Asian Xmas is back! and you won't find your Grandpa's Dickens here.

This year Jasmine is chiming in the season with a narration of one of the world's most beloved holiday stories. Join us as Jasmine and Mu's amazing musical theater artists weave a tale of wonder and redemption mixed with a little Jasmine sparkle

We're looking forward to a festive evening full of laughter, singing, and merry-making with you! Dress in your favorite holiday attire! Your ticket includes admission to the performance, appetizers and dessert.

The Public Theater (New York, NY)
Office Hour 
by Julia Cho 
October 17 to December 2, 2017

The play is about a teacher who has a meeting with a student who may or may not become a mass shooter. Neel Keller will direct.

Kumu Kahua Theatre (Honolulu, HI)
The Wildbirds
A World Premiere By Eric Anderson
November 2 To December 3, 2016

Amos and Juliette Cooke had the best intentions.  In 1839 Honolulu, the couple was deeply honored to be chosen to personally oversee the education of the children of the kings and queens of Hawai'i.  But how does one enforce rigorous discipline on a sacred ali'i child?  When is education a form of imperialism?  Inspired by historical events, Wild Birds tells the story of intense cultural clashes, the effects of western education on the indigenous monarchy, and the ultimate disillusionment of a teacher.  

See News story.

Think Tank Gallery (Los Angeles, CA)
by Christopher Chen
November 3 to December 10, 2017

Why Not Theatre 
in association with fu-GEN (Toronto, Canada)
Godot Has Come
from Japan's Theatre Office Natori 
in a one night presentation
at Factory Theatre
December 9, 2017

What would happen if Godot, the mysterious unseen character in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, actually turned up? A homage to Beckett, this comic – often slapstick – sequel is performed in Japanese with projected English translations. Written by renowned absurdist playwright Minoru Betsuyaku and directed by K. Kiyama, the production has toured Paris, Berlin, Dublin, Moscow, Montreal and is now making its Toronto premiere. 

Tickets are PWYCA (pay-what-you-can-afford) with prices set at $10/20/40/70 and they go on sale soon!

Urban Stages (New York, NY)
A Deal
By Zhu Yi
Directed by John Giampietro
November 15 to December 10, 2017

Like many new upper-middle-class Chinese families, Mr. and Mrs. Li are proud to give their only daughter a life they could only dream of (an Ivy League degree in art and an apartment in Manhattan), until they realize she's turning into a dangerous stranger. 

A Deal is a dark comedy that features a Chinese family's home buying journey in New York in winter 2015, a time of increased real estate property ownership by overseas Chinese and a sharp decline in the value of the Chinese yuan against the US dollar. It reveals the ideological conflicts between the East and the West in contemporary society by tracking a little stream of the global cash flow. 

Artists at Play (Los Angeles, CA)
Question 27, Question 28
by Chay Yew
December 13 to 14, 2017

Artists at Play presents this free reading in partnership with Center Theatre Group's The Shop, a program which provides Boyle Heights community residents with opportunities to make theatre a part of everyday life.

About the play: What happened to the women of the Japanese American internment? How did these brave women keep hope in the American dream alive? Based on transcripts, documents, personal testimonies, and interviews, Chay Yew's Question 27, Question 28 is both heart-wrenching and inspiring, weaving stories of the struggles, resilience and courage of Japanese American female detainees held in the American internment camps during World War II. #NeverAgain

Cort Theatre (Broadway)
M. Butterfly
by David Henry Hwang
October 7 to December 17, 2018

Broadway revival, directed by Julie Taymor and featuring Clive Owen.

Silk Road Rising (Chicago, IL)
Wild Boar 
by Candace Chong Mui Ngam
translated by David Henry Hwang, Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith
November 9 to December 17, 2017

The play explores what happens when a controversial professor goes missing and his students seek to publicize the truth. Helen Young will direct.

Page Seventy Three Productions (New York, NY)
Today is My Birthday
by Susan Soon He Stanton
November 28 through December 23, 2017

Emily, a would-be writer, retreats home to O'ahu after Manhattan finally gets the best of her. Trading one island for another doesn't help, though, and when she stumbles into a gig as an actor on a shock-jock radio dating show, she finds herself strangely determined to turn fantasy into reality. Told through a playful mixture of phone calls, voicemails, and live radio spots, TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY is a comedy about loneliness in the age of connection.

The Wilbury Group (Providence, RI)
by Young Jean Lee
December, 2017

South Coast Repertory Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
Sugar Plum Fairy 
by Sandra Tsing Loh
December 3 to 24, 2017

In it, Loh recounts the story of when she was a preteen and the thing she wanted most was a role in her school's production of The Nutcracker. Bart DeLorenzo will direct.

Hang a Tale (New York, NY)
Sheen Center
Hold These Truths
by Jeanne Sakata
December 6 to 20, 2017

During World War II, Gordon Hirabayashi agonizes over the U.S. government's orders to forcibly remove and mass incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. As he fights to reconcile his country's betrayal with his passionate belief in the U.S. Constitution, Hirabayashi journeys toward a greater understanding of America's triumphs — and a confrontation with its failures.

Book It Theater (Seattle, WA)
Diana Wynne Jones's Howl's Moving Castle 
with music and lyrics by Justin Huertas
November 29 to December 30, 2017

The fantasy follows a young woman who is transformed into an elderly one and must strike a deal with a demon to break the spell. Sara Porkalob will star.

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