Roundhouse Arts & Recreation Society, (Vancouver, BC)
Come CHEER the Etch-Your-Sketchers on!
Tickets: $18 in advance, $22 at door
Come and BE IN the SHOW!
(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 www.vact.ca
Vancouver Asian Canadian Theare (Vancouver, BC)
Bindlestiff Studios (San Francisco, CA)
Presidio Officer's Club
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.
FiRE NYC (New York, NY)
Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St., New York, NY
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)
7:30 to 8:30
Pork Filled Players (Seattle, WA)
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!
The Dana Sweeney Trio!
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 MyBindi.com your online destination for cool South Asian stuff!
Roundtable - Monday, January 26
Asian American Theatre Company (San Francisco, CA)
Saturday, January 31, 2009
The Diego Rivera Theatre, City College of San Francisco
"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)
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)
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.
Bindlestiff Studio (San Francisco, CA)
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!
Special performance by
Hosted by Allan Manalo
Northlight Theatre (Skokie, IL)
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.
(L. to R.) Tyler Tanabe surprises Kathy Hunter in Mainland Education at Kumu Kahua Theatre.
Photo by Firebird Photography
Kumu Kahua Theatre (Honolulu, HI)
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.
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Asian Arts Initiative and kaotic good productions present
Show at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 general admission
Community Asian Theatre of the Sierras (CATS) (Nevada City, California)
Director: Michael Baranowski
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.
New World Theatre (Amherst, MA)
Desipina (New York, NY)
New York, NY
"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
$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
InterACT (Sacramento, CA)
returns to The Sterling Hotel for Valentine's Day Weekend!
"Loved the music & songs"
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
iverse City Theatre (New York City)
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]diversecitytheater.org.
Ajax (por nobody)
Despina (New York, NY)
Secret History: The Philadelphia Story
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.
Pork Filled Players (Seattle, WA)
Special guests this month: Seattle Untimely
and chanteuse Jennifer O'Brien
fu-GEN (Toronto, Canada)
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
Rasik Arts (Toronto, Canada)
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
Southwark Playhouse presents
CIRCA (Chicago, IL)
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.
NAATCO (New York, NY)
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)
Photos by Stephen Geffre, featuring Sherwin Resurreccion.
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The Asian Arts Initiative (Philadelphia, PA)
Friday & Saturday, February 27 – 28, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission; $20 premium tickets (includes advanced seating)
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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.
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addword productions (Los Angeles, CA)
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
DAY, DATE + TIME:
College Art Association Feminist Art Project Conference
TIME: 1:45pm - 2:00pm
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)
LODESTONE THEATRE ENSEMBLE presents
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.
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).
THERE WILL BE NO LATE ADMISSION!
Asian Arts Initiative and Kyo Daiko (Philadelphia, PA)
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia Tickets: 215.898.3900 or www.pennpresents.org/tickets/
“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)
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!
Plan B Theatre (Salt Lake City, UT)
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
Asian American Theater Company
Directed by Alan S. Quismorio
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.
Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
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)
Breakfast with My Mother
Diwa Theatre (Dallas, TX)
Center for Hmong Arts and Talent/Kaotic Good Productions (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)
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Dante Basco Matt Braaten Elizabeth Ho Matthew Yang King
Ma-Yi Theatre and
Directed by Robert Ross Parker
HERE Arts Center
Tickets: www.here.org or call 212-352-3101
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SIS Productions (Seattle, WA)
SIS Productions presents The Theory of Everything
SIS Productions in Residence at Richard Hugo House presents the Northwest premiere of The Theory of Everything by Prince Gomolvilas.
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
Written by Prince Gomolvilas
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Bindlestiff Studios (San Francisco, CA)
Asian Artd Initiative (Philadelphia, PA)
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.
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.
Diverse City Ttheatre (New York, NY)
East West Players
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.
Ping Chong & Company (New York, NY)
MARCH 20-21 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Kirkland Performing Arts Center (Kirkland, WA)
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.
American Radio Theatre Company (Seattle, WA)
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; JJLjackson@aol.com
Asian American Theatre Company (San Francisco, CA)
A Central Works Method Play
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)
Call 510-558-1381 for information and reservations
Rasik Arts (Toronto, Canada)
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.
Second Generation (New York, NY)
starring Maha Chehlaoui, James Chen, Nancy Lemenager, Adam Mastrelli, Marzhan Neshat, Charles Semine
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.
Pangea World Theatre (Minneapolis, MN)
Cuchipinoy Productions (New York, NY) presents
playing at the Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond Street, NYC)
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
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