Roundhouse Arts & Recreation Society, (Vancouver, BC)
The Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 - Vancouver Rice Bowl Competition
Thursday, January 8, 2009 - People's CHOYS Award
Nightly at 7:30pm

Come CHEER the Etch-Your-Sketchers on!
Wild, ZANY, Gut-aching, peeing in pants - FUNNY! Ask anyone from the 2008 competition. Celebrity Judges award the coveted Vancouver Rice Bowl to one team only - Winner takes all! The second night, teams are judged by the audience - measured by YOUR applause. The highest decibel readings take 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize. This is an event you don't want to miss! Buy your tickets early - sells out yearly!

Tickets: $18 in advance, $22 at door
Tickets at the Roundhouse or by phone at 604.713.1800 or online at November 1, 2008
Group Rates, please call 778.885.1973

Come and BE IN the SHOW!
So you think you're funny or you've said "I can do that!" well here's your chance to strut your stuff!
Get a team together - Write 6 to 10 minutes of sketches with 2 randomly selected factors - Perform your sketches to a sold-out audience - Wow the judges to win the coveted Vancouver Rice Bowl - Goad the audience and take home the People's CHOYS Award! Check out the Rules & Regulations on and Register your team by 5pm December 5th, 2008. Your team could win up to $500! Limited to 8 teams only!

(Sketch comedy consultants will be made available to participating teams two weeks before the show.)

Team Entry Fee: $35/team, Late fee $50/team - Registrations available November 14th, 2008

For more information, 778.885.1973 or

Vancouver Asian Canadian Theare (Vancouver, BC)
January 9 and 10, 2009

Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre presents...

Featuring: Assaulted Fish, 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors (San Francisco/Los Angeles), OPM (Los Angeles) and The Kupps (Toronto) with the always funny stand-up comedian, Jeffrey Yu.

Friday, January 9 & Saturday, January 10, 2009
Show: 7:30pm
Roundhouse Performance Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews (Davie St. & Pacific Blvd.)
Tickets: $22 in advance and $27 at the door
Info & Ticket Sales:

Bindlestiff Studios (San Francisco, CA)
Shadows of War:
The Lopez Family in the Philippines 1901

Thursday, January 8th @ 7pm

Presidio Officer's Club
50 Moraga Avenue - the Presidio, San Francisco

This event is FREE!!

After raving reviews, Bindlestiff Studio once again presents SHADOWS OF WAR as part of the ongoing Filipino American War exhibit WAR & DISSENT. Come early to visit the exhibit, then stay for the show!

Based on actual documented letters of the Lopez Family written during the Philippine-American war, this dramatic production will incorporate animation, shadow play, live music, and theater actors against a backdrop of historical photos to tell the story of a family's conflict and dissent during the horrors of a war against imperial colonization of their homeland.

Directed by Alex Torres & Allan Manalo
Cast: Nina De Torre Ignacio, Allan Manalo, Jamie Nallas, Dennis Rodis
Shadow Master: Ramon Abad
Animation: Dino Ignacio
Music by Naomi Stine & Marcius Noceda
Puppeteers: TJ Basa, Susanna Yu, Mia Villanueva, Ramon Abad
Sound: Chryis Mayrena & Melanie Espinueva

FiRE NYC (New York, NY)
2nd Annual Open House
Pinay HERstories: The Myth of the Perfect Pinay
Fri., Jan. 9th, 2009, @ 7 pm

Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St., New York, NY
F or V to 2nd Avenue (between Stanton and Rivington Streets)
Suggested donation of $5-$10 Sliding Scale

There are a number of instances when our stories, as women, as Filipinas, are lost and relegated to the outskirts of history. Pinay HERstories hopes to reclaim the Filipina/ Filipina-American narrative by collecting fragments of the shared Pinay experience. Join us for a night of readings and performances with local Pinay artists who undo “The Myth of the Perfect Pinay.”

Mark Izu and Friends (San Francisco, CA)
Songs for Sensei: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future"
January 16, 2009

7:30 to 8:30
Koret Auditorium
De Young Museum
Admission is FREE

Pork Filled Players

Pork Filled Players (Seattle, WA)
a monthly late night show
January 24, 2009

Seattle's oldest sketch comedy group debuts a monthly late night comedy cabaret/variety show! This month, the guest artists are the Entertainment Show and the Dana Sweeny Trio!

Price? A mere $6!

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The Entertainment show!

Entertainment Show

The Dana Sweeney Trio!

Dana Sweeney

Dana Sweeney studied opera at Peabody and sang with the Baltimore Symphony, as well as doing a lot of musical theater. Later she fronted rock bands in Albuquerque before moving up to Seattle. This is her first appearance in Seattle. She works at PopCap Games and has two cats.

Rasik Arts (Toronto, Canada)
by Girish Karnad
January 26, 2009

Tughlaq, by Girish Karnad, is set during the reign of Muhammad bin Tughlaq, a member of the Tughlaq dynasty and Sultan of Delhi from 1325 to 1351, and explores one of the timeless dilemmas known to humankind: the ideal versus the real, the aspiration for the divine versus the pull of human intrigue. There are many parts in this epic story of “Old” Delhi, so we hope many of you will grace us with your presence.

A ROUNDTABLE is an informal gathering where Rasik Arts provides script copies and we sit around the table in the back of the 5th Elementt reading the play out loud, followed by a discussion. Anyone can read a part. Tea and coffee are provided by our sponsor your online destination for cool South Asian stuff!

Roundtable - Monday, January 26
5th Elementt, 1033 Bay St. (South of Bloor - on the East side, corner of Irwin & Bay – in between Charles St. and Wellesley)
Script: “Tughlaq” by Girish Karnad
No admission charge.

Asian American Theatre Company (San Francisco, CA)
Beijing, California
by Paul Heller
January 31, 2009

by Paul Heller
Directed by Duy Nguyen

Saturday, January 31, 2009
8-11pm (including Q&A and discussion)

The Diego Rivera Theatre, City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112

"Beijing, California" envisions a future Chinese invasion of the U.S. and the devolution of the U.S. into a third world country. What happens when America is ruled by the Chinese?

This staged reading will present the first 2 hours of a planned 6-hour theatrical mini-series (which, when fully staged, will be broken down into three 2-hour installments).

The play's action follows a dozen characters living in San Francisco after a Chinese military and ideological invasion in 2050. As food becomes scarce, as favor and success become tied to learning Chinese and adopting Asian mores, as families are relocated, as constitutional rights are eroded, the characters scramble to hold on to their American values. But, when these actions prevent their survival, they must adopt new morals and treat their lovers, children, and the invaders in new ways.

The reading will be followed by an open discussion with the playwright, director, and actors.

Come see what happens!

Rasaka Theatre (Chicago, IL)
Yoni Ki Baat
produced in association with Premiere Theatre & Performance
at Strawdog Theatre (3829 N. Broadway)
January 2 to February 1, 2009

Rasaka Theatre Company (the Midwest's first South Asian-American ensemble) presents the Chicago premiere of Yoni Ki Baat, a funny, heartfelt and thought-provoking monologue cycle, loosely inspired by Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. By combining spoken word, music and dance, Rasaka presents an exploration of female sexuality, seen through the lens of diasporic culture. Like a chain letter passed through the theatrical community, Yoni Ki Baat features contributions from female writers across the country, including six new monologues by local writers. Presented in association with Premiere Theatre and Performance.

The Phoenix Theatre (San Francisco, CA)
by Ian Walker
January 9 to 31, 2009

What’s it about? MEADOWLAND is a visually and emotionally haunting portrait of honor, truth, and passion within a small Asian community. When a woman goes missing and the body of her husband found in the woods, a small town sheriff is drawn into a web of mystery and deceit that seems to have as much to do with his own personal tragedy as the mystery before him. Based on the 12th century folk tale that became a 21st century classic of Japanese literature, MEADOWLAND explores the back story of Ryunosuke Akutagawa’s “In A Grove” in much the same way that Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead explores the tale of Hamlet. It features a cast of both familiar and new faces from the theatre community, including Alan Quismorio, Pearl Wong, Leon Goertzen, Arthur Keng, Michael Kelly, Sang Kim, Michael Wu, George Q. Nguyen, and Nonoko Sato. And it’s a World Premiere! MEADOWLAND is written by Bay Area playwright Ian Walker who has been called "one of the Bay Area's most promising emerging playwrights" by both the Oakland Tribune and The SF Weekly. His works have been described as “imaginative and witty” by the SF Chronicle, “invigorating and exciting” by the SF Examiner, “genuinely funny” by the NY Times, and “winsome and tender” by the NJ Staff Ledger.

By Ian Walker
The Phoenix Theater
414 Mason St. 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
Opens Friday, January 9th
Previews Thursday, January 8th
Performs Thursdays thru Sundays until January 31st
Thursday-Saturday: 8pm performances Sundays: 2pm matinee
Tickets: $15 - $20
Reservations: (415) 508-5614 / or online at
Theatre for an Endangered World

Bindlestiff Studio (San Francisco, CA)
Standup Stiffies Comedy Show
January 31, 2009

First comedy showcase of the year hits New Filipinas Restuarant on Saturday, Jan. 31st

From the creators of Pull My Finger and Jokes & Jitters standup comedy shows is a new series, Bindlestiff Studio’s STANDUP STIFFIES featuring some of your favorite Filipino American comics as well as some up and comers. Watch them as they make their way to comedy stardom or back to their 9 to 5, either way it's guaranteed to be funny…if it's standing up, it's gotta be a stiffie!

Saturday, January 31st @ 8pm

New Filipinas Restaurant The Mint Mall
953 Mission Street (near 5th St)
San Francisco, CA
$5 - $10 sliding scale donation

Host of "That's My Jam' on MYX

Marc Abrigo
Aureen Almario
Andrea Almario
Manny Cabrera
Kat Evasco
James Lontayao
Nicole Maxali

Special performance by
LEXATIONSHIPS with Marc & James

Hosted by Allan Manalo

Comedian Joey Guila is the host of a new television show called "That’s My Jam" on Myx on Direct T.V. In the bay area he won the Kings of Comedy competition which led him to perform on P Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy in New York. Joey’s tours include, Latham Entertainments Kings of Comedy Search Tour 2003, Takeout Comedy Tour 2004, Brown Seoul Comedy Tour 2005 and The Furious Four Comedy Tour. Joey is currently working on season 2 on the hot new cartoon called the "NUTSHACK" on the MYX channel on Direct TV.

Northlight Theatre (Skokie, IL)
Po Boy Tango
by Kenneth Lin
January 7 to February 15, 2009

A celebration of the human spirit and the joy of cooking, Po Boy Tango tells the story of Richie Po - a Chinese immigrant who turns to his estranged friend Gloria to help him recreate his mother's "Great Banquet." Despite the challenges of shark fin soup, duck po boy sandwiches and underlying cultural tensions, Richie and Gloria find common ground through their shared humor and the interaction of traditional Taiwanese cuisine and African-American "Soul Food." With the help of lessons from Po Mama’s television cooking show, the two discover a deeper understanding of food, culture and the nature of friendship.

Mainland Education

(L. to R.) Tyler Tanabe surprises Kathy Hunter in Mainland Education at Kumu Kahua Theatre.

Photo by Firebird Photography

Kumu Kahua Theatre (Honolulu, HI)
Mainland Education
by Scot Izuka
January 8 to February 8, 2009

Cultures mix, match and clash at the University of Kansas in the early 1980s. Jerome, a second-year graduate student, is a third-generation Japanese-American from Hawai‘i. His roommate Yan is Taiwanese and still struggling comically with the English language. They meet the outgoing and assertive Cathy, born and raised in the Midwest, and her roommate Rei, a Japanese national who speaks English well but with an accent. As the four spend time together, they attempt to surmount difficulties created not only by language barriers but also by national identities and cultural mores. Jerome is self-conscious about others' interpretations of his Japanese appearance outside of Hawai‘i. He begins a relationship with Cathy but is later drawn to Rei, who is pressured by her parents about being with Jerome because, to Japanese people, he is a foreigner. As the school year progresses, the friends' mutual understanding grows, but not without difficulties. A Kumu Kahua world premiere.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday @ 8pm, Sundays @ 2pm

See News story.

Asian Arts Initiative and kaotic good productions present
Cooking Con KarimiCooking Con Karimi
Featuring Robert F. Karimi
Friday & Saturday February 6-7
Friday February 13, 2009

Show at 7:30 p.m.
at the Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia

Calling all food lovers, dreamers, and community builders! Join us for an interactive theatrical journey with revolutionary chef Mero Cocinero Karimi, who blends family stories, humor, and a critique of the current political environment as he prepares recipes live on stage and serves up a menu of appetizers for your tasting pleasure.

Tickets: $15 general admission
Discounts available for students, seniors, and groups of five or more

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierras (CATS) (Nevada City, California)
Flower Drum Song
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by David Henry Hwang
Based on the original book by
Oscar Hammerstein II and Joseph Fields
Based on the novel by C.Y. Lee
January 22 to February 14, 2009

Nevada Theatre
401 Broad Street
Nevada City, CA 95959

Director: Michael Baranowski
Music Director: Ken Hardin
Dance Director: George Jayne

CATS is producing the 2002 Tony-nominated version by David Henry Hwang. Mr. Hwang updated the 1957 story written by C.Y. Lee to bring in modern-day sensibilities, while maintaining the original spirit of his novel. FLOWER DRUM SONG was first produced on Broadway in 1958, starring Pat Suzuki and directed by Gene Kelley. It was then made into a movie in 1961, starring Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, and the Myoshi Umeki with an all-Asian cast. The 2002 version incorporates all the memorable songs of the original, including "A Hundred Million Miracles," "Grant Avenue," and "I Enjoy Being a Girl." The first version focused on the generation gap between the elders from the old country (China) and their Americanized children. The latter takes the story a step further and transforms cultural differences. Our production features a multicultural cast accompanied by a live orchestra, under the direction of Ken Hardin. A Gala Reception follows our Opening on Saturday, January 24. On Friday, February 13, the show will not be performed. Instead, CATS will be holding a fundraiser of the 1961 movie at the Nevada Theatre. Come compare the two versions and clear your throats and sing along with the movie! Both the play and movie are family-friendly.

Visit for ticket information on the play and movie fundraiser. E-mail

New World Theatre (Amherst, MA)
I Land
by Keo Woolford
directed by Roberta Uno
February 11 to 12, 2009

8:00 pm
Bowker Auditorium, Umass

Desipina (New York, NY)
Seven.11 KICK-OFF at Sundaram Tagore Gallery
February 12, 2009

Time: 6.30-8pm
Cost: FREE (donation suggested)
Where: 547 West 27th St between 10th and 11th Ave.
What: Meet & Greet folks from our past Seven.11s and help us raise $ for the final Seven.11 this year!

New York, NY
Yellow Lens
by K. S. Stevens
February 13 and 14, 2009

"Yellow Lens" is a new dramatic play by KS Stevens. Seven stories are brought together to breathe life into new powerful production about individuals making pivotal decisions that severely impact or have impacted themselves and their relationships. With an intentionally diverse cast of characters, KS Stevens allows all audience members, of all races, classes, and backgrounds, to witness the raw human mechanics of the decision making process and allows Asian Actors strong new voices in one body of work.

Written by K.S. Stevens
Directed by S.H. Varino & K.S. Stevens Performed by Otoja Abit, Janice Amano, Elise Cantu, Amy Chang, Vallen Dior Pilgrim, Kathleen Locklar, Douglas Rossi, Sean G. Tarjyoto, Jennifer Takaki, Lemon Timmons, John Wu, Catarina Xiroyanni

$14 per ticket. General seating. Doors open at 6:30 and the show starts promptly at 7 pm and ends by 9 pm

The WOW Café
59 East 4th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.

Carnival de L'Mour

InterACT (Sacramento, CA)
Carnival De L'Amour February 13 and 14, 2009

returns to The Sterling Hotel for Valentine's Day Weekend!
Selected as the Sacramento Bee's BEST BET when it debuted in June 2008 !

"Loved the music & songs"
"Incredible vocals"
"Enjoyed the dinner/show combo and interactive theme"

The 4-star , 4 course dinner by the renown chefs of Chanterelle intertwines with the performance providing an evening of fine dining and entertainment.

When: February 13 & 14
Time: 5:30 seating, 6:30 dinner & show
Where: 1300 H Street, grand ballroom of the Sterling Hotel

D iverse City Theatre (New York City)
by Kyoung Park
A Workshop Presentation
Directed by Carlos Armesto
February 14 to 15, 2009

Features Obie Award Winner Ching Valdes-Aran, Tom Ikeda, Cindy Cheung (Sides, Lady in the Water), David Shih (Saving Face), Jeffrey Omura (Gossip Girl), Ariel Estrada (Honor) and Jon Norman Schneider (Durango) Theater 54, Shetler Studios at 244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor Saturday, February 14th @ 7PM; Sunday, February 15th @ 5PM

When Ju Yeon's brother unexpectedly dies, she must leave her family in New York and take her brother's ashes to Korea. Her husband doesn't want her to go, her children want to run away from home, and her parents just hope she returns before their time is up. I

SUGGESTED DONATION: $10. LIMITED SEATING. "First come, first serve" seating. For more information, please contact Martha Zamirski at 646-895-9161 or rsvp[at]

Ajax (por nobody)
by Alice Tuan
February 15,2009

Staged reading.

Despina (New York, NY)
The Desipina Readings Sponsored by Tamarind Art
The Girls From Afar -
a new play by Elizabeth Emmons
February 17, 2009

Time: 6.30-8pm
Cost: FREE (donation suggested)
Where: 142 East 39th St between Lexington and 3rd Ave.
What: The Girls From Afar is about slavery in America, which did not disappear with the Civil War. No longer institutionalized, it is hidden, tucked away behind manicured lawns and monogrammed golf carts. If the public could hear the clatter of the shackles in the streets, would it recoil it horror? What if the signs are much less obvious? Two girls have come from afar to work as domestics in a wealthy home, but what seems at first to be a great opportunity becomes a lifestyle of brutality.

Secret History: The Philadelphia Story
Ping Chong
February 20 and 21, onward...2009

Secret History: The Philadelphia Story is a world premiere theatrical event written and directed by Ping Chong, and commissioned by the Village of Arts and Humanities. This oral history production, part of the Undesirable Elements series, explores the first-hand experiences of urban and suburban teenagers from the Greater Philadelphia Region, with a focus on how violence has shaped their lives. Individual histories are interwoven into a script, performed by the teens themselves, giving voice to personal histories too often left unspoken.

Painted Bride Art Center
February 20 and 21st, 8:00 p.m. and February 21st, 3 p.m.
Tickets: $15 / $10 students / $7.50 Painted Bride Members
Purchase Tickets Online or call 215-925-9914 (Tues.-Sat. 12-6 p.m.)

Additional Community Performances:

Friday, March 6, 2009, 7:30 p.m.,
Steinbright Stage at People's Light & Theatre
39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355
Reservations Recommended. Contact: Nancy Shaw
610-647-1900, ext. 101 or

Friday, March 13, 2009, 7:30 p.m.,
Village of Arts and Humanities
2544 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19133
Reservations Recommended.
Contact: Ayoka Quinones, 215-225-7830, ext. 205

People's Light & Theatre served as a partner on this project.

Pork Filled Players (Seattle, WA)
a monthly late night show
February 21, 2009

Special guests this month: Seattle Untimely


and chanteuse Jennifer O'Brien


fu-GEN (Toronto, Canada)
lady in the red dress
by David Yee
January 24 to February 21, 2009

In the tradition of Haruki Murakami & Frank Miller, lady in the red dress follows Max, a DOJ negotiator embroiled in a world of corruption and deceit. Playwright David Yee (Fear of Flight, paper series) re-imagines the Chinese-Canadian struggle for redress as a modern day noir, chronicling Max’s nightmarish trip through the mean streets of Chinatown and the corridors of Justice. Part ghost story, part revenge play, lady in the red dress is a darkly comic story about the
skeletons in our closets, and the consequences of our (in)actions.

Rasik Arts (Toronto, Canada)
Alibaba and the Forty Thieves
by Chandrasekhar Kambar
Tuesday, February 24,

Alibaba is a spoof of the Arabic folk tale, re-situated in a town called Islampur. Robbery, murder, and revenge are the stuff of comedy in this struggle between good and evil. First performed in Bangalore in May 1980, the play is translated here into English by Sandhya S. There are lots of parts, including singing donkeys (but no singing required for our readthrough), so join us if you need a chuckle or two!

Tuesday, February 24 - Roundtable
Script: "Alibaba and the Forty Thieves" by Chandrasekhar Kambar
5th Elementt, 1033 Bay St. (South of Bloor - on the East side - inbetween Charles St. & Wellesley)
We meet in the backroom of the Fifth Elementt Restaurant. Anyone can read a part or participate in the discussion. No admission charge. Scripts are provided by Rasik Arts, and tea or coffee by our sponsor, MyBindi - your online destination for cool South Asian stuff! All are welcome.

Southwark Playhouse presents
A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare
February 4 to 28, 2009

SouthparkShow starts: 7.30pm
Running time: 90 mins

Don't get caught in the fairy crossfire!

Southwark Playhouse re-imagines Shakespeare's most magical play in Samurai Japan, bringing the mysticism of the East to the atmospheric cellars beneath London Bridge Station.

Inspired by the delights of Japanese Kabuki dance, the grace of Noh theatre and the comedy of knockabout Kyogen clowns this Midsummer Night's Dream will create a world where the charmed and the charming co-exist.

Packed into 90 minutes this production will combine vibrant verse, striking physical imagery and ensemble performances to breathe life into this most mischievous of plays.

Directed by, innovative British Chinese director Jonathan Man, this year's winner of the Better Bankside Shakespeare Award.

Post-show talk - Thursday, 19th February 2008

"Southwark Playhouse's annual Shakespeare production is a credit to the most theatrical of boroughs" - Time Out

CIRCA (Chicago, IL)
Mr & Mrs La Questa Go Dancing
by Noel Alumit
February 5 to March 1, 2009

Jay and Lori La Questa, a middle-aged Filipino couple, are having their annual dance party. Mixed with food and their usual rhythmic gait through tango and cha cha, they gather friends as they always have to celebrate life and honor their only son, Boyett. To the outside world, the dance party may seem celebratory and candid but to their inner selves, it is a night of healing, reconciliation and catharsis from an experience that altered their lives forever. And this they would do in a way they know best – through dancing. As they dance the night away, they find themselves retelling stories about their son, both bitter and sweet, finding new meaning from a past that continues to haunt them in their search for peace and acceptance.

Mr & Mrs LaQuesta

NAATCO (New York, NY)
Leah's Train
by Karen Hartman
February 6 to 28, 2009

The National Asian American Theater Company will present ''Leah's Train,'' by Karen Hartman, directed by Jean Randich, Feb. 6 through 28 at the TBG Theater, 312 West 36th Street, Manhattan. This is a first for the 20-year-old company: a world premiere of a play about a non-Asian culture, performed by an all Asian-American cast. Ms. Hartman's play is about three generations of women from a Jewish family. The cast will include Jennifer Ikeda,who was in last season's Broadway production of ''Top Girls'' and is appearing off Broadway in ''Women Beware Women.''

Mu Performing Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
Ching Chong Chinaman
a comedy by Lauren D. Yee
February 14 to March 1, 2009
Mixed Blood Theatre

Ching Chong Chinaman

Photos by Stephen Geffre, featuring Sherwin Resurreccion.

See News story

Minneapoilis Star Tribune

The Asian Arts Initiative (Philadelphia, PA)
Mango Chutney on Mesa St.
by Neal Dandade
February 27 and 28, 2009

Friday & Saturday, February 27 – 28, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Please note: Doors open at 7 p.m. There is no late seating for this show. Paid tickets will be held until 7:30 p.m.

$15 general admission; $20 premium tickets (includes advanced seating)


An Indian grandmother and the elephant-headed god Ganesh join forces in the West Texas town of El Paso. With a dash of spice, a spoonful of chutney, and lots of homemade samosas, they create a West-meets-East adventure about her favorite grandson and his journey through two cultures. Created and performed by Neal Dandade and directed by Maria Möller.

For more information

addword productions (Los Angeles, CA)
Letters to a Student Revolutionary
Letters to a Student Revolutionaryby Elizabeth Wong
February 28 to March 1, 2009

A Special ONE WEEKEND ONLY Benefit Performance to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre

Poignantly moving and at times disarmingly funny, LETTERS TO A STUDENT REVOLUTIONARY traces the decade-long correspondence and search for true democracy between two pen-pals--one Chinese, the other Chinese American--which ended abruptly with the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre.

First staged in 1991, this is first play in the country to respond to the tragic historical event.

Community sponsor: Visual Artists Guild.

WINNER! Best of Fest -- 2008 Fullerton College Director’s Festival

Carin Chea | Julia Cho | Edward Gunawan | Ruffy Landayan |Joon Lee | Nghia Luu | Sheila Tejada | Tina Tong

Saturday, February 28th @ 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 1st @ 3:00PM* & 7:30 PM
*A panel discussion with human rights advocates & scholars will follow Sunday matinee 3:00 PM performance.

At the Democracy Forum of
The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
111 N. Central Avenue (Little Tokyo of Downtown L.A.)

$20 for General Admission and
$15 for Students/Seniors/Group (10+) and Japanese American National Museum Members

Phone: (310) 594-3068

College Art Association Feminist Art Project Conference
Denise Uyehara
Interstitial Performance
Feb. 28, 2009

TIME: 1:45pm - 2:00pm
LOCATION: Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 502A, Level 2

MORE: Free event.

The Feminist Art Project (TFAP) will host a series of events for the Annual Conference from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. Other performers include Phranc and Nancy Popp. CAA is a founding program partner of TFAP. Started by Arlene Raven, Judy Chicago, and Susan Fisher Sterling, the Feminist Art Project is administered by Rutgers University's Institute for Women and Art. These events include a day of panels, discussions, and performances organized by Anne Swartz, Art History Department, Savannah College of Art and Design.

Desipina (New York, NY)
The Desipina Readings Sponsored by Tamarind Art
a new play written & directed by Snehal Desai
March 2, 2009

Time: 6.30-8pm
Cost: FREE (donation suggested)
Where: TBA
What: A cross between Jean Genet's The Blacks and Suzann Lori-Parks Death of the Last Black Man, Sita/Sati tells the story of newly widowed Sita Desi, an immigrant from India. Sita finds herself struggling between a want to assimilate and integrate herself into the American landscape and trying to hold onto as much of her Indian cultural heritage as possible in a new land.
She joins with the company of actors in the play to challenge and skewer the stereotypical views of Southasians. However, along the way the ritual of Sati which at first is being presented as a lark, takes a dark turn as the crowd gets caught up in the frenzy of ritual and tradition and start calling on Sita to enter the fire and become an actual Sati.

the next installment in the Yellow Box Series:
A reading of a new cabaret show
China Dolls
Written by Chil Kong and Erin Quill
Directed by Chil Kong

Featuring: Marcus Choi, Jully Lee, Emily Moffit, Erin Quill, Lauren Dobbs Webb & Miley Yamamoto

Created by Chil Kong with additional book by Erin Quill, CHINA DOLLS is the story of two cabaret divas and their steamy fight for the heart of one lucky man.  Hilarity ensues as the reigning Chinatown diva, Mae Wong, and the buxom blonde, Sally Stunning, who's come back to take claim of her "chinky-winky" ex-boyfriend Johnny Long.  Can he get over her ignorance?  Can Johnny choose between the good girl and the temptress blonde? Can they survive without breaking a sarong?  Watch as they sing through songs like "Sisters" and "Love on the Rocks" and "the Winner Takes It all" in a battle royal strip off that turns heads AND hearts, just not whose you might think. 
MON March 2nd, 2009

1111-B W. Olive St.
Burbank, CA 91506
(inside George Izay Park, just west of S. Victory Blvd.)

FREE ADMISSION (but donations gladly accepted and encouraged).

FREE PARKING: Park near the jet plane in front of George Izay Park at 1111 W. Olive St.  Walk into the park, past Olive Recreation Center.  GTC Burbank is behind the Rec. Center, facing the softball fields.

NO RSVPS required, however, please arrive at least ten minutes before curtain for seating (which is limited and on a first-come basis).


For more info. about Lodestone:
(323) 993-7245

Asian Arts Initiative and Kyo Daiko (Philadelphia, PA)
in concert
Friday, March 6, 2009, 8 p.m.TaikoProject

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia Tickets: 215.898.3900 or

“This ain’t your mama’s taiko, but it may be your hip, younger cousin’s” says L.A. Weekly of TAIKOPROJECT, the premiere group of drummers who blend storytelling, video, hip hop, and world rhythms to create a uniquely American take on the Japanese art of taiko. Filled with contemporized tradition, striking music, and energetic movement, this high-action ensemble incorporates unconventional and innovative concepts to deliver an entertaining, power-packed performance. Think of it as the taiko version of Stomp!

Founded in 2000 by Bryan Yamami with the concept of bringing together the best young generation of taiko players in North America, TAIKOPROJECT has appeared on films and TV, has toured with wide acclaim nationally and internationally, and has the distinction of being the only American taiko group to win First Place in the prestigious Tokyo International Taiko Contest.

This project is made possible in part by a grant from the National Performance Network's Performance Residency Program.

Bindlestiff Studio (San Francisco, CA)
participating the Festival
at the Eureka Theater
February 19 to March 8, 2009

Bindlestiff will be presenting After Life by Jon Brooks during the Program 2 run of BOA starting on Feb. 26 thru Mar. 8th. However, check out Program 1 also as Aaron Niles will be performing in Mike Ricca's STUCK. More info to follow so mark your calendars!

AFTER LIFE by Jon Brooks
Directed by Allan Manalo
Assistant Director - Kevin Correa

CAST: Manny Cabrera, James Lantayao, Dennis Rodis, Jamie Nallas, Susanna Yu, Rob Trinidad

Plan B Theatre (Salt Lake City, UT)
Block 8
by Matthew Ivan Bennett
February 20 to March 8, 2009

Block 8 centers on Ken, a young Nisei man, who is an internee at Topaz, and is struggling with a decision about enlisting in the military to prove his loyalty as an American citizen. In his quest to figure out what's the right thing to do, he befriends Ada, a Mormon who works as the camp's librarian and whose son is fighting overseas. The two form an unlikely mother-son relationship as they try to make sense of the upheaval in their everyday lives.

Asian American Theatre Company
at the Bay One Acts Festival
Over the Asian Airwaves
by Lauren D. Yee
February 26 to March 8, 2009

Asian American Theater Company
"Over the Asian Airwaves"
by Lauren D. Yee
at the 8th Annual Bay One Acts Festival

Directed by Alan S. Quismorio
Assisted by Marlan Warren and Tatiana Chaterji

Featuring Will Chen, Connie C. Kim, Todd Nakagawa, Shirley Nilsen Hall, Alex Trono, and Pearl Wong

A fast-paced farce set in the 1940s about an ambitious Chinese American woman who is given the assignment to oversee “The Oriental Family Fun Program”, a radio show getting its big premiere at a small San Francisco station (and its only shot, if it fails). Already blind-sided with an ill-timed marriage proposal, she finds herself maneuvering oversized egos, a love-sick colleague, an overdue electric bill, and a compromising offer care of the well-intentioned but manipulative wife of the sponsor.

Eureka Theater
215 Jackson Street (near Front Street)
San Francisco

February 26, 27, 28 @ 8PM
March 1 @ 2PM
March 5, 6 @ 8PM
March 8 @ 6PM


Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
March 5 at 8pm; March 6 at 8pm; March 7 at 2pm & 8pm
Prosser Studio Theater, Memorial Hall
$5 at the door

In this original work, the cast explores the representation of Asians in musical theater. This piece, both entertaining and thought-provoking, includes songs from the following musicals: Miss Saigon, Avenue Q, South Pacific, Flower Drum Song, Mulan, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

(Hm. Close to the 30th Anniversary of F. O. B. by David Henry Hwang.)

Teada Productions (Los Angeles, CA)
Co-presented by TeAda Productions and CASA 0101
Friday & Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm
Breakfast with My Mother
written by Maria Martinez
Healing Mars
written and performed by Marcella Pabros-Clark
March 6 to 8, 2008

Breakfast with My Mother
A play about three generations of Chicana women and the role reversal of their lives as dementia enters the isolated world of retirement, gardens, and Spanish-language television.
written and performed by Marcella Pabros-Clark
“Healing Mars” delves into the world of going against Doctor’s orders. Taking a holistic approach to Rheumatoid Arthritis, Marcella Pabros-Clark challenges the monsters of prescription drugs and health insurance. Creating theatrical dance through multimedia, she reclaims her body, mind, and soul.
CASA 0101
2009 E. First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033 $20 General/ $15 Seniors & Students
Discounts available for groups 5+ for reservations, visit or call 323-263-7684

Diwa Theatre (Dallas, TX)
Cowboy Vs. Samurai
by Michael Golamco
March 8 to 14, 2009

Don't miss the regional premiere of Michael Golamco's "Cowboy Versus Samurai" at the WaterTower Theatre in Addison on:

*Sunday, March 8 @ 2p
*Tuesday, March 10 @ 7:30p
*Saturday, March 14 @ 8p

Center for Hmong Arts and Talent/Kaotic Good Productions (Minneapolis, MN)
Hmoob-land (Hmongland!)
March 7 to 15, 2009

Bedlam Theatre
1501 S. 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN

Unconventional, side-splitting and fantastical, Hmoob-land is a performance that combines spoken word, documentary theater, storytelling and mythology to explore the absurdities of the perception of the Hmong from within and outside the community. Director/Writer Robert Karimi weaves the words and movement of the Dabneeg<>Dawning Theater Ensemble , a dynamic group of Hmong and non-Hmong artists, to investigate h ow does a population without a recognized country identify itself? How do residents of a displaced community respond to definition inside and outside of the community?.

Through a 12 week process, ensemble members dealt with these questions, and created work that designers and lead writer riffed upon. Creating a backdrop where everyday intersects with a mythological land through breathtaking backdrops and masks designed by award winning artist Kaolee Thao and Ashle Kubesh of Folklore Studios; and costumes by Oskar Ly of OsCoutu, illuminate, Hmoob-land fleshes out cultural beliefs, traditional practices, and revelations to sacred doors that challenge audience of all kinds to consider how we all create home and find the heart of our communities.


East West Players (Los Angeles, CA)
by Paul Kikuchi
February 12 to March 15, 2009

See News story.


Dante Basco Matt Braaten Elizabeth Ho Matthew Yang King
June Kyoko Lu Aaron Takahashi Gedde Watanabe Ellen D. Williams

Ma-Yi Theatre andSoul Samurai
Vampire Cowboys Theatre (New York, NY)
Soul Samurai
by Qui Nguyen
February 14 to March 15, 2008

Directed by Robert Ross Parker

Cooler than Kill Bill, hotter than Shaft! The OBIE Award-winning Ma-Yi Theater Company teams up with the NYIT Award-winning Vampire Cowboys for Soul Samurai, the story of Dewdrop and her fight through the mean streets of post-apocalyptic Brooklyn. After avenging her lover's murder in the heart of Coney Island, Dewdrop now must make it back home to the L.E.S. before the shoguns of Kings County find her. In a play that mixes hip-hop culture, blaxploitation, and the martial arts, this production dials it back old school with a seventies-inspired samurai story. This is one slick slice with a sharp sword and a score to settle!

Feb 14, 2009 - Mar 15, 2009
All performances starts at 8:30 pm
ADDITIONAL matinee shows at 4 pm on 2/15, 2/22, 2/28, 3/7, and 3/14.
NO SHOWS: 2/16, 2/23, 2/24, 3/2, 3/3, 3/9, and 3/10.

HERE Arts Center
145 6th Avenue, between Spring and Broome Streets
New York, NY 10013
Subways: C/E to Spring Street

Tickets: or call 212-352-3101
$25 regular admission
$20 students and seniors (with valid ID)
Groups over 15 please call 212.971.4862

Ma-Yi Theater Company

Check out Qui's blog on this.


SIS Productions (Seattle, WA)
The Theory of Everything
by Prince Gomolvilas
February 20 to March 15, 2008

Theory of Everything

SIS Productions presents The Theory of Everything
Pictured Clockwise from Back Left: Stan Asis, Leilani Berinobis, Kathy Hsieh, Jose Abaoag, Nancy Calos-Nakano, Sam Tsubota, Miko Premo
Photo by Rick Wong ©

SIS Productions in Residence at Richard Hugo House presents the Northwest premiere of The Theory of Everything by Prince Gomolvilas.

"A refreshing look at Asian-American issues of race, gender and identity, layered with deeper questions of life and death. Gomolvilas's writing is tight, intelligent and funny. . . likeable characters and sharply written dialogue . . . a play worth seeing for its humor and humanity." - The Business Times, Singapore

Seven Asian Americans gather atop a Las Vegas wedding chapel every week and discover a unique personal bond as they each search for their own life's meaning. This vibrant and insightful comedy won the International Herald Tribune/SRT Playwriting Competition, the Julie Harris Playwright Award, and the PEN Center USA West Literary Award for Drama. A funny, moving, brilliantly written play about life and the meaning of existence by America's foremost Thai American writer.

DATE: February 20-March 15, 2009
TIME: Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm; Sundays at 4:00pm; plus Thursday, March 12 at 8:00pm
LOCATION: Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue on Seattle's Capitol Hill
PRICE: $14 general admission, $10 student/senior/actor, group rates available
TICKETS: Reservations strongly encouraged. Contact 206-323-9443,
Advance tickets will be available at Brown Paper Tickets, 1-800-838-3006,

Written by Prince Gomolvilas
Directed by Manuel R. Cawaling
Produced by Lorna Chin, Kathy Hsieh and Miko Premo with support from Steve Hayatsu, Agastya Kohli, Lisa Marie Nakamura and Roger Tang
Performed by Jose Abaoag, Stan Asis, Leilani Berinobis, Nancy Calos-Nakano, Kathy Hsieh, Miko Premo and Sam Tsubota!

See News story.

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Bindlestiff Studios (San Francisco, CA)
The PUKI Edition
Sat, Mar.14 at 8pm @New Filipas Restaurant

Jeannie Barroga's BUFFALO'ED
GOOD FRIDAY: Carpool to Hell

Asian Artd Initiative (Philadelphia, PA)
identity papers
a dramatic poem for two voices
Written and performed by Jeffrey Ethan Lee (with Lori-Nan Engler)
Sunday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.

identity papers$10 general admission, $8 students, seniors, groups of 5 or more

Q & A / booksigning / CD signing to follow.

BUY YOUR TICKETS online, by phone, or at the door.

In a performance like a radio play, author Jeffrey Ethan Lee and actress Lori-Nan Engler present a tour de force—identity papers begins as an infernal journey through a violent assault in Brooklyn becomes a humanizing vision of the city in which love becomes possible again.

Visit for samples and audio.

Who do we become when brought face to face with violence? Who is the changed one that cries from its depths, "See my naked self and call me back to who I truly am"? Is the beauty of word (guiding thighs) and image (sweet as the smell of the rain polished peach) capable of reeling us in? In this current world where we question our own identities in the aftermath of violence, Jeffrey Ethan Lee’s identity papers offers a testament to the value and power of love and language to help us remember who we are.
—Linda Tomol Pennisi, author of Suddenly, Fruit and Seamless

The CD version of identity papers was nominated for a Spoken Word grammy in 2002. The 2006 identity papers book was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award, and it has been used as a poetry text at colleges and universities including SUNY Albany, LeMoyne College, the honors college at Drexel University, the honors college at Penn State Erie, etc.

Lee has performed identity papers in recent years at U C Denver; Boulder; Arapahoe Community College (Littleton, CO); the Syracuse, NY, YMCA Arts Branch; Bar Rouge in D.C., the Mercury Café (Denver); Writers & Books in Rochester; River’s End Books at Oswego, NY; The Hopkins House in Camden, NJ; Bas Bleu in Fort Collins, CO; Gathering of the Tribes in NYC; Bubblehouse in Phila.; Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA.; Towson University, Baltimore, MD; and Arcadia University in Glenside, PA.

The identity papers performance began at the Asian Arts Initiative as a small grant-funded collaboration in 1997. It was later funded by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance as a performance series and CD was supported by the PA Council on the Arts.

Lee is currently the senior poetry editor for Many Mountains Moving: a literary journal of diverse contemporary voices and MMM Press, a 501(c)(3). Lee teaches creative writing currently at West Chester University.

Diverse City Ttheatre (New York, NY)
DCT Green Room Presents
by Eric Gamalinda
Monday, March 16, 2009

@ 7PM
with Ching Valdes-Aran*, Andrew Eisenman*, Randy Falcon and Luz Lor* directed by Victor Lirio
Kalayaan Hall, Philippine Consulate General, 556 Fifth Avenue, New York ADMISSION IS FREE

The unexplained death of a young woman triggers a series of relentless changes in a family and tears it apart. As relationships unravel and secrets emerge, the mother, her two sons, and an incongruous daughter-in-law, unable to cope with new realities, find themselves trapped in an infernal cycle of denial and loneliness.

The Playwright
ERIC GAMALINDA is the recipient of The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards (the Philippines’ Pulitzer Prize) for fiction, poetry, essay and playwriting. Some of the many awards and grants for his writing include the Asian American Literary Award for Zero Gravity, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Philippine Centennial Literary Prize for My Sad Republic, and the National Book Award for Planet Waves . His stories have been anthologized by Penguin Books, Rutgers University Press, Soft Skull, Fromm International, and Feltrinelli (Milan). He was Publications Director of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Distinguished Visiting Writer at the University of Hawaii in Manoa in 1999, and Visiting Scholar at New York University's Asia Pacific American Studies Program in 2002-2003. He currently teaches at Columbia University's Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race.

East West Players
Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, CA)
A Reading of
My Man Kono
by Philip W. Chung
March 19, 2009


East West Players and the Japanese American National Museum presents a reading of My Man Kono which explores the extraordinary life of Toraichi Kono from a Japanese immigrant to movie star Charlie Chaplin's assistant to his arrest in 1941 as a Japanese spy.
Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Ping Chong & Company (New York, NY)
Inside/Out. . .voices from the disability community
March 20 to 21, 2009

MARCH 20-21 2009, 7:30 p.m.
The TimesCenterStage
242 West 41st Street
Tickets: $25
Purchase tickets at
or call 1-866-468-7619
accessible to all audiences

Written and directed by Ping Chong and Sara Michelle Zatz
Featuring: Josh Hecht, Monique Holt, Christopher Imbrosciano, Vivian Cary Jenkins, Matthew S. Joffe, Zazel-Chavah O'Garra, Blair Wing,
and voice actress Mindy Pfeffer.

was commissioned by VSA arts and praised by The Washington Post as, "compelling... riveting... consistently eye-opening." Weaving together cast members' personal narratives with major events in disability history, Inside/Out presents an authentic -and sometimes irreverent- take on disability.

was originally commissioned, funded, and produced by VSA arts, with rehearsals supported, in part, by a space grant from LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. The world premiere took place from June 27-29, 2008, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Kirkland Performing Arts Center (Kirkland, WA)
Vashon Allied Arts/Blue Heron Arts Center (Vashon Island, WA)
Jude Narita
March 20 and 21, 2009

March is Women's History Month, and Narita's work definitely celebrates women! Narita's plays are a journey of emotions, memories, and dreams, with the final embracing of one's own heritage. Narita explores then transcends "Asian" issues to celebrate our differences, while illuminating the universal similarities of us all.

Narita will be at Kirkland Performance Center in Kirkland on Friday March 20, performing Stories Waiting To Be Told.

On Saturday March 21, Narita will be at the Vashon Allied Arts/Blue Heron Arts Center on Vashon Island performing From The Heart.

Narita has dates available from March 22 to the 31st for more activities in the Pacific Northwest, and would love to do some events (mini-performances, lec/demos, and workshops) with Asian American student, community, and women's groups. Please contact Jude at:

STORIES WAITING TO BE TOLD celebrates Asian and Asian American women, past and present, some of whom are Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Cambodian, as they redefine themselves within the American dream. The first generation women build their new lives in America. The next generations struggle with contemporary life issues not often acknowledged within their families or communities. All are dealing with the opportunities offered and the obstacles to overcome, in America.

From the Heart is a celebration of Asian and Asian American women which explores the lives, experiences, and expectations of different women, breaking Asian stereotypes and creating REAL people with hopes and dreams similar to the audiences. The women in From The Heart are immigrants, Americans, survivors of war and internment, and a young girl in Hiroshima.

An excerpt of STORIES is here.

More info on Narita and her plays at

American Radio Theatre Company (Seattle, WA)
Chang Apana: Heart of a Lion
March 21, 2009

A new, original radio play about the man who was the real-life inspiration for Charlie Chan.  A police officer in Honolulu’s Chinatown district during Hawai`i's territorial days, Apana was a man small in stature but big in his community; he generally didn’t carry a firearm, but preferred a bullwhip.  The “crack” of his whip became a signal to petty criminals in the district that Detective Apana was near, and it was time for them to rethink their activities!  Presented by Seattle’s American Radio Theater company, “Chang Apana:  Heart of a Lion” will be performed and recorded complete with live musical accompaniment on Saturday, March 21, 2009, at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m., at Pioneer Hall, 1642 - 43rd Ave. E (in Seattle’s Madrona Park neighborhood).  Tickets (at the door) are $10.

Additional information:  206-632-1653;

Asian American Theatre Company (San Francisco, CA)
The Window Age
A Guided Tour of the Unconscious

by Christopher Chen
Directed by Gary Graves
February 21 to March 22, 2009

A Central Works Method Play
developed in collaboration with Richard Frederick, Gary Graves, Joel Mullennix, Gregory Scharpen & Jan Zvaifler

1920s England in the aftermath of World War I. The conception of the human mind is being reframed by the Modernist Movement in art and literature, the burgeoning field of psychoanalysis, and the emergence of a strange new affliction: the War Neurosis ("Shell Shock").

A Modernist writer, not unlike Virginia Woolf, and her troubled war veteran husband receive a visit from an old friend, an expert psychoanalyst not unlike Sigmund Freud. As the evening unfolds, we go deeper and deeper and deeper into the unconscious minds of this mysterious trio--a husband, a wife and a rival.

"I suddenly saw this scene in front of me--this path, these four trees, this part of the mountainside--as a single window I was looking through, and nothing more, nothing more beyond my field, this field, of vision."

Featuring Richard Frederick*, Joel Mullennix* and Jan Zvaifler (*Actor's Equity Association)
Costumes by Tammy Berlin
Sound by Gregory Scharpen
Stage Management by Kristen Fitch

The Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA

February 21 - March 22, 2009
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 5pm

$14 - $25 sliding scale (at the door)
$21 online
Pay-What-You-Can on February 20 (Preview Night), February 26, and March 5

Call 510-558-1381 for information and reservations

Rasik Arts (Toronto, Canada)
by Usha Ganguli
March, 23, 2009

In the backroom of the 5th Elementt. In honor of International Women’s Day/Month, we will be reading “Rudali” in a stage version by Usha Ganguli. Centering on the character Sanichari, a Mother Courage-ish figure who supports herself by being a professional mourner, there is a whole village that surrounds her, so many voices to be heard.

Monday, March 23 - Roundtable
Script: “Rudali” by Usha Ganguli
5th Elementt, 1033 Bay St. (South of Bloor - on the East side – in between Charles St. and Wellesley)

Second Generation (New York, NY)1g
an IN THE WORKS staged reading of
if it's sad i don't want to see it
a new play by Rehana Mirza
directed by May Adrales
March 24 and 26, 2009

starring Maha Chehlaoui, James Chen, Nancy Lemenager, Adam Mastrelli, Marzhan Neshat, Charles Semine

at the TBG Theatre
312 West 36th Street
(between 8th and 9th Aves.)
Third Floor

Damien runs a water company. Robert, Miriam and Savti just work there. As the global economy becomes increasingly smaller, each of themcomes to face what they're willing to give up in pursuit of a happy ending.

Tuesday, March 24
Thursday, March 26

Pangea World Theatre (Minneapolis, MN)
Conference of Birds
March 12 to 29, 2009

Cuchipinoy Productions (New York, NY) presents
Who Am I?
by Rodney E. Reyes
March 19 to 28, 2009

playing at the Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond Street, NYC)
March 19-28
Wed-Fri at 8pm
Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm
Sunday at 3pm
Tickets are $15-20

In a shadowy world, one seemingly ripped from reality, a man filled with alcohol and self-loathing tries to explain to his creation why he terminated her existence; a young woman confronts her mother who disappeared more than two decades earlier; a tormented man battles his inner self that he has been trying to deny all of his life; and a junkie with no hope whatsoever comes face to face with God. But when compassion and retribution walk hand in hand, and answers often only lead to more questions, the chance to ease one's pain does not come easily, if at all.


Bindlestiff Studio co-sponsoring with the
Presidio Trust and in collaboration with the
Asian American Theater Company,
Lorraine Hansberry Theatre,
The Noodle Factory, and CATS present (OK...this is Bay Area stuff)
A staged readings of
by Jeannie Barroga
March 28 and 29, 2009

Admission: FREE

a full-length play about the African-American soldiers sent to fight during the Philippine-American War of 1899.

Directed by Norman Gee: Alder Dixon, Michael Dorado, Colin Hussey, Melissa Locsin, Darold Ross, Acquanetta Summers-Wong, Tony Williams, Ogie Zulueta

The readings are taking place on
-Saturday, March 28th at 2pm [FULL CAST] at the Presidio Officer's Club, 50 Moraga Avenue in the Presidio San Francisco (the original launching point of the 9th Calvary) 415-515-2248 and on
-Sunday, March 29th at 2pm [partial] at the Noodle Factory Performing Arts Center, 1255 26th St. @ Union in West Oakland, (510) 548-7878 ext. 370.
- Thursday, March 26th at 8:30PM [partial cast] at Art Object Gallery, 592 North Fifth Street, San Jose CA 95112 408-288-9305 San Jose

Bindlestiff Studio - - Allan Manalo, Artistic Director
Presidio Trust -
Asian American Theater Company -
Lorraine Hansberry Theater -

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