Mu Performing Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them

by A. Rey Pamatmat
EdithMarch 16 to April 1, 2012
Mixed Blood Theatre

Mu will next join several theaters around the country in the world premiere of Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them by A. Rey Pamatmat. The gritty yet tender new drama tells the story of three children—Kenny, his friend Benji, and his little sister Edith—fending for themselves on a Midwestern farm after being all but abandoned by the adults in their lives. They are forced to face the pain and joy of growing up as their relationships evolve and the outside world encroaches on their makeshift family. Edith opens March 16 at Mixed Blood Theatre.

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Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (New York, NY)
Newworks Series
March 8 to April 8, 2012  At The West End Theatre

Stella Rising
Created and performed by Napua Davoy
March 8- 18, 2012 at West End Theatre (263 W. 86th Street)
A one-woman show, with 10 characters and original music ranging from jazz to opera.  A mother/daughter story of conflict, reconciliation, and loss to dementia spanning from the 60’s to the present. "Hawaiian paradise meets The Grapes of Wrath."

Baudelaire: La Mort
Conceived by Ernest Abuba, Shigeko Suga, Minouche
Directed by Shigeko Suga and assisted by Minouche
March 23- April 8, 2012 at West End Theatre (263 W. 86th Street)
A tri-lingual adaptation from Baudelaire’s poems, segmented from his masterpiece Les Fleur du Mal, Baudelaire is a theatrical staging fusing Butoh, Flamenco and French poetry featuring Ernest Abuba, Anna Gheesling, Minouche and Shigeko Suga and original music created and performed by Yukio Tsuji.

Kumu Kahua Theatre (Honolulu, HI)
Wilcox's Shot
by Sean T. C. O’Malley
March 29 to April 29, 2012

Kumu Kahua Theatre presents the world premiere of O‘ahu playwright Sean T.C. O’Malley’s latest work Wilcox’s Shot, a fascinating study of one of Hawaiian history’s most interesting figures.

In 1901, Robert Kalanihiapo Wilcox, who was educated in Italy, had led rebellions in support of the monarchy, and traveled to Washington, D.C. as the first elected delegate of the Territory of Hawai‘i. He was accompanied by his stylish, accomplished wife Princess Theresa Owana Ka‘ohelelani La‘anui.

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Fordham Theatre (New York, NY)
Swoony Planet
by Han Ong
April 11 to 21, 2012

directed by MIA KATIGBAK

Scenic Design: Kris Stone
Costume Design: Isabelle Simone
Lighting Design: Peter West
Sound Design & Composition: Alex Hawthorn
Production Stage Manager: Sofia Montgomery
Graphic Design: Riley Teahan

SWOONY PLANET is the lyrical story of immigrants searching for place in the vast American landscape. Kirtana is frantic to reunite with her runaway son, Farouk. Jessica, who has adjusted to life in the Midwest, aids in her search. Working together, they come upon heartbreak and friendship. Artie, Jessica's son, seeks out his long-lost father who abandoned him 16 years ago. These are only some of the characters set on a quest in SWOONY PLANET as the play paints a portrait of a rapidly changing America.

Wed, Apr. 11; Thurs, Apr. 12; Fri, Apr. 13 at 8:00 pm
Thurs, Apr. 19; Fri, Apr. 20; Sat, Apr. 21 at 8:00
Pope Auditorium, 113 West 60th Sstreet (Columbus Avenue)

(212) 636-6340 (Box office hours: Wed – Fri, 3 – 6 pm)
$15 Gen Adm
$10 Fordham Faculty, Staff & Alumni
$5 Students & Seniors

Bufflaoe'edSan Jose Stage Co. (San Jose, CA)
by Jeannie Barroga
April 4 to 29, 2012

Presented through three points of view: Filipino Insurrectionists, Buffalo Soldiers and the
U.S. Army, 1899, BUFFALO'ED expands on the Buffalo Soldiers' history, being allied with, then pitted against each other. Class distinctions arise for a fiery Filipina rebel while the letters from one soldier's wife poses hard questions. This play highlights all of their mutual fates.

Silk Road Rising (Chicago, IL)
Gold Boy, Emerald Girl
by Yiyun Li
a reading
April 23, 2012


Eye of the Coconut

GENseng (Geneseo, NY)
Eye of the Coconut
by Jeannie Barroga
Directed by Kimberly R. Olsen
April 26 and 27, 2012 @ 7:00 pm
April 28, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

Black Box Theatre
SUNY Geneseo Campus, Geneseo, NY
Tickets $8.00

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Sheung Wan Civic Centre (Hong Kong)
Yellow Face
by David Henry Hwang
April 26 to 28, 2012

2g Productions (New York, NY)
Instant Vaudeville
April 28 to 29, 2012

our annual madcap, creative rodeo.

15 new pieces of mischief and merriment have been commissioned and include a song sung by a puppet, a musical, a monologue about the rise and fall of Jeremy Lin, a dramatic interpretation of Ed Lin's new novel One Red Bastard and many more surprises.

Writers had 9 days to write. Teams had one week to put the work on it's feet. See these 40 creative minds crash bang into each other to create new work around the theme
Quinceanera: Coming of Age.


Miyoko Conley, A.Rey Pamatmat, Kristine Haruna Lee, Matt Park, Dustin Chinn, Mike Lew, Susan Stanton, Clarence Coo, Mia Chung, Soomi Kim, Mrinalini Kamath, Nandita Shenoy, Samantha Chanse, Jon Kern, Victor Maog, Nora Chau, Sung Rno, Christopher Larkin, Don Nguyen, Edgar Mendoza, Ed Lin, Aya Ogawa, Suzi Takahashi, Andy Pang, James Saito, Ralph Pena, Jodi Lin, Peter Kim, Rica de Ocampo, Dave Shih, Jackie Chung, Eugene Oh, Bobby Foley, Louis Changchien, Mia Katigbak, James Saito, Teresa Avia Lim, Andrew Guilarte, Eileen Rivera, Maria-Christina Olivares, Angela Lin and Eston Fung


Silk Road (Chicago,IL)
Re-Spiced: A Silk Road Cabaret
Devised by Jamil Khoury
Directed by Steve Scott
Musical Direction by Ryan Brewster
April 4 to May 6, 2012

Where else in the world will you see artists of East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian, Arab, and African American backgrounds singing Toby Keith's Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue (oh, the delicious irony of it!) and Kinky Friedman's They Don't Make Jews Like Jesus Anymore?

Where else will you find Randy Newman's Korean Parents and The Bangels' Walk Like an Egyptian and Carol Wheeler's Gandhi/Buddha in the same show?

Where else but at Silk Road Rising could music by Rodgers and Hammerstein and Aerosmith and Alanis Morissette and The Vapors and Ricky Nelson and The Cure and Bob Dylan and The Clash and Holly Near and Ice Cube and Jerry Herman and Cake and Joan Baez and Status Quo and Kenny Loggins and Weezer and so many more all live in one rockin' 95 minute musical feast?

Previews begin tonight, Wednesday, April 4th. The show opens on Saturday, April 7th and runs through Sunday, May 6th.

Performance Venue:
The Historic Chicago Temple Building
77 West Washington Street, Pierce Hall
Chicago, IL

Performance Schedule: April 4th - May 6th
Wednesdays - 7:30pm
Thursdays - 7:30pm
Fridays* - 8:00pm
Saturdays* - 4:00pm and 8:00pm
Sundays - 4:00pm

* There will be no performances on April 27th and 28th. We will be performing at Governors State University Center for Performing Arts on April 28th.

Ticket Prices:
$20 for Previews
$30 for Regular Performances

Groups of 10 or more receive 20% Discount!

To purchase tickets now, call our box office at 312-857-1234 x201.


Bindlestiff Studio (San Francisco, CA)
in partnership with PAWA and APIWC presents
The West Coast Premier of
Thunder Above, Deeps Below
by A. Rey Pamatmat's
April 12 to May 5, 2012

"I'm going to rob the b*****d, and we're going to San Francisco the next day." - Hector, to Theresa and Gil.

A. Rey Pamatmat's Thunder Above, Deeps Below is a four-act dramatic comedy that follows three homeless young adults-a Filipina-American with a hidden past, a Filipina transsexual, and a Puerto Rican hustler-trying to find money to escape the upcoming Chicago winter. All have been abandoned, one way or another, and the play graphically depicts their efforts to find a better way of life. Loosely based on Shakespeare's "Pericles", "Thunder Above, Deeps Below" speaks on issues of displacement related to culture and gender and sexuality, with classic themes of human survival and redemption. For mature audiences only. NOT FOR CHILDREN. (Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. New York City.)

When: April 12 - May 5 (Thurs - Sat) at 8pm
Location: Bindlestiff Studio 185 6th St. San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $20 via Brown Paper Tickets, $25 at door

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East West Players (Los Angeles, CA)
46th Season Visionary Awards Dinner
April 30, 2012

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Fusebox Festival
600 Highwaymen (Austin, TX)
Death of a Salesman
by Arthur Miller
April 25 to May 6, 2012

An Asian American version.

Salesman Willy Loman is in a crisis. He's about to lose his job, he can't pay his bills, and his sons Biff and Happy don't respect him and can't seem to live up to their potential. He wonders what went wrong and how he can make things up to his family.

NYC's 600 HIGHWAYMEN and a cast of Texans, young and old, collide with Arthur Miller's towering 1949 drama of massive dreams and lost people, Death of a Salesman, re-imagined in a 4,000 square foot bingo hall in East Austin.

600 HIGHWAYMEN construct renegade theater productions that navigate the terrain between rehearsed theater and unscripted live event. Helmed by directors Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone, 600 HIGHWAYMEN concoct an alchemy of the dangerous, the infantile, and the sophisticated to create performances that have landed on L Magazine's "Top Ten of 2010" List, been named an Editor's Pick b! y Flavorpill, Village Voice, and Time Out New York, and played to sold-outcrowds. WWW.600HIGHWAYMEN.ORG

Repertory Actors Theatre (Seattle, WA)
A Language of Their Own
by Chay Yew
April 20 to May 12, 2012

Directed by Victor Pappas
1634 Eleventh Avenue on Capitol Hill in Seattle

With every coupling, a new language is forged... Don't miss this beautifully simple yet wonderfully complex exploration of relationships, race and repercussions. Starring JOSEPH STEVEN YANG*, DAVID HSIEH, TREVOR CUSHMAN and ALEX ADISORN
with music played by EVAN CROCKETT.

"A tough-minded, yet softhearted, chamber-quartet bulletin from the contemporary romantic front...most intriguing...fluid, witty" --Seattle Times

A LANGUAGE OF THEIR OWN plays Friday and Saturday evenings through May 12, 2012.
General Admission: $15 * Students/Seniors/Military: $12
Theatre Artist Rush Tickets: ONLY $6!
(To purchase Actor Rush in advance online through Brown Paper Tickets, use discount code: shakespeare)
Show your TPS membership card at our box office and your ticket proceeds will be donated in support of Theatre Puget Sound!

Order Tickets online at ReAct's website or through:

Or email your ticket request to

For more information, please visit



? An Opening Night reception follows our performance on Friday, April 20th.

Mu Performing Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
Mu Daiko at SteppingStone Theatre
April 27 to May 12, 2012

Friday, April 27, 7pm
Saturday, April 28, 3pm (Pay What You Can)
Sunday, April 29, 3pm
Friday, May 4, 7pm
Saturday, May 5, 3pm
Sunday, May 6, 3pm
Friday, May 11, 7pm
Saturday, May 12, 3pm

Order your tickets online by clicking below, and seats are just $11 each--with no additional service charges!

Click to buy TICKETS or call the SteppingStone Theatre box office: 651.225.9265

SteppingStone Theatre
55 Victoria Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Shunya Theatre (Houston, TX)
by Yasmina Reza
May 4 to 13, 2012

Play written by acclaimed French Playwright Yasmina Reza (also author of God of Carnage)
Directed by dianne k. webb

A Tale of Three Friends, and One White Canvas
Watch as life's stories unfold on stage—longtime friendships, family dynamics, professional successes and personal disappointments—as Shunya Theatre presents Art, a sardonic and witty comedy penned by renowned and award-winning French playwright, Yasmina Reza. Three longtime male friends explore their friendship post college and present day adulthood as they approach their forties. A modern art white on white painting serves as the catalyst and backdrop for age old questions of identity, acceptance, and the contours of defining and lasting friendships. You will be mesmerized by Serge, the modernist and yearning new art collector; Marc, the classicist and foe of pretension; and Yvan, the humanist and reconciler of all... and one white canvas—a white painting, five foot by four, with some faint yet discernible fine white, diagonal lines.

Show times and Dates:
@ 8 pm: Friday, May 4, Saturday May 5, Friday May 11, and Saturday May 12
@ 3 pm: Sunday, May 6 and Sunday, May 13

$14 online or $18 at the door

Theatre and Address:
Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Houston 77007 (map)

Reserve Your Tickets for Art:

I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Chicken (Vancouver, BC)
The Fellowship of the Butter Chicken
- A Live Sketch Comedy Night
May 9 to 12, 2012

3rd place winners from 2012 Etch-YOUR-SketchOFF 4 ­ Double Unlucky, The Butter Chicken gang is back in I Can¹t Believe It¹s Not Butter Chicken: The Fellowship of the Butter Chicken, an all-new live sketch comedy show where the laughs are served with a pinch of ethnic and a generous dollop of Bollywood spice. Join Vancouver¹s South Asian comedy heroes in their quest to make audiences laugh, cheer, tap their feet, applaud wildly, and laugh some more.

(These guys are FUNNY---take the Revue's word for it)

Dates: May 9 ­ 12 at CBC Studio 700, 6 shows only!
Tickets: $20 in advance (plus service charges), $25 at door
Available at Main Video, Kamal¹s Video or Go to for more information.

TEADAWORKS (Los Angeles, CA)
10th Anniversary
New Performance Festival

Friday, May 11, 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 12, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Attic Theatre & Film Center
5429 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, 90016

$10 General Admission. For tickets, click here.

Join us on Mother¹s Day weekend for TeAda¹s latest batch of new performance works by Tannia Esparza, Jumakae and Carla Vega. These exciting and emerging artists will take you on a journey that explores ancestry, mothers and grandmothers through storytelling, movement and poetry!

Check out our latest video from Shyamala Moorty, this year¹s TEADAWORKS director and one of our seasoned artists who has developed her own performance work and directorial skills through TeAda Productions. She is a perfect example of how TeAda Productions supports interdisciplinary work, helps develop artists and directors and how TeAda brings performance and healing to underserved communities.

Asian and... (New York, NY)
is excited to present
~ Right Here, Write Now ~
an evening of readings
May 15, 2012

You are cordially invited to Asian and... presents Right Here, Write Now at Cherry Lane Theatre on May 15th at 8pm. The evening will feature readings from a diverse collection of NYC playwrights by some of the city's most talented actors.

Project Asian and... is dedicated to millennial Asian American theater artists creating, producing, and promoting new works that tell truthful stories and promote ethnic diversity on NYC stages. This project was created as a direct response to the issues of underrepresentation of ethnic artists and stories, most recently addressed at the AAPAC (Asian American Performers Action Coalition) roundtable and open forums. The goal of this event is to raise awareness for the project and connect to an extended group of artists throughout the community.

We hope to begin to raise funds for commissioning new plays, producing full productions, and in turn creating more jobs. We want to do our part in helping to strengthen and support the Asian American theater community, while partnering with artists from all backgrounds to create diverse and multifaceted stories. We are excited to see how NYC artists change and challenge the definition of an "American" story.


Pork Filled Players (Seattle, WA)
May 16, 2012

An all new Spam*O*Rama from Seattle's sketch comedy institute!

  • Featuring sword swallowing supreme from Twisted Trystan!
  • Star Trek improv amusement from Where No Man Has Gone Before!
  • and, of course, new material from the Pork Filled Players!

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Yangtze Repertory Theatre (New York, NY)
The Chalk Circle
by Li QianFu of the Yuan Dynasty (1271 A.D. -1368 A.D.)
Adapted by: Joanna Chan
with Cantonese lyrics adapted by Chen ShaoMei.
May 3 to 20, 2012

Performance at the Theater for the New City, NYC

The Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America presents a multilingual adaptation of "The Chalk Circle," a 13th century Yuan dynasty Chinese classical Zaju verse play, primarily known in the West as the inspiration of Brecht's "Caucasian Chalk Circle." The play was based on a celebrated court case of Judge Bao, a magistrate still known throughout the Chinese speakin! g world of today for his wisdom and fair-mindedness.

A beautiful Begonia, is sold into a house of prostitution by her impoverished family, after her father's death. There she is befriended by Official Ma, a wealthy and childless tax collector, who takes her into his house as his second wife. She bears him a son, Shou Lang, but earns the jealousy of his first wife, Mistress Ma.

Aiming to remove Begonia as a threat of inheriting the Ma Family's fortune, Mistress Ma accuses Begonia of adultery and poisons Official Ma. She then blames Begonia for the crime and claims to a court that Shou Lang is her own child. As Begonia is about to be hanged, she is rescued by Judge Bao Zheng, who tactfully sees through the scam planned by Mistress Ma.

Dukesbay Productions (Tacoma, WA
Anchor Baby
A new comedy by D. Richard Tucker
May 4 to 19, 2012

Bobby and Alita Anchor live on the tiny Pacific Island of Mehlot. Alita, a Mehlotti native, is expecting the couple's first child. Bobby, an American with dual citizenship in Mehlot, has his dream job as a local English language newscaster and has joyfully adopted the laid-back Mehlotti lifestyle. And all is well in their idyllic island paradise...

...that is, until Bobby's parents arrive from Philadelphia, bringing with them Bobby's rebellious teenage sister, all their worldly belongings....and their American ways.

Can you spell "culture clash"?

By D. Richard Tucker
Directed by Randy Clark
May 4,5, 11,12, 18,19, 2012
First Congregational Church
918 Division Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98403
Show starts at 7:30pm.

All tickets are $12
For reservations: By phone (253) 267-0869, By email:
Reservations are recommended.

Tickets payable at the door, cash or checks only.

About Dukesbay Productions
Dukesbay Productions was founded in 2011 by Tacoma theatre artists Randy Clark and Aya Hashiguchi Clark. Randy has been active in the Tacoma theatre scene as an actor and director since the 1970s. His work has been seen at Lakewood Playhouse, Tacoma Little Theatre and TheatreNW. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Tacoma Little Theatre. Aya has appeared at several Seattle/Tacoma theatres, including ReAct Theatre, SIS Productions, Tacoma Musical Playhouse and Lakewood Playhouse, and produced at least 8 plays while a board member for Burien Little Theatre.

Dukesbay Productions¹ mission is to showcase the works of local playwrights and to give a voice to artists of all ethnicites.

Their company¹s website is located at:

Philadelphia, PA
con Karimi and Comrades

Wednesday May 16, 7:30pm
Thursday May 17, 7:30pm
Saturday May 19, 12:00pm
Saturday May 19, 7:30pm

$20 General Admission includes full meal and show
Limited tickets available;
advanced purchase is strongly recommended!

All performances take place at
Asian Arts Initiative / 1219 Vine Street

Don't miss your chance to see The Cooking Show, a one-of-a-kind comedic and culinary experience starring Asian Arts Initiative's favorite revolutionary Iranian-Guatemalan chef Mero Cocinero Karimi. Chef Mero and his culinary crew feed audiences' hearts, minds, stomachs, and funny bones by serving up stories, music, political discussion and humor alongside delicious and healthy culinary offerings from around the globe, including Tunisian lablabi, Persian abgushte and Filipino adobo! Check out these trailers to get a taste of Mero in action:
Mero explores the culinary offerings of Philadelphia
Mero and friend share their special recipe for chicken adobo


sex tape project
by Adrienne Wong (Mixie & the Halfbreeds), Donald Woo (Wong¹s Garden)
and David Yee (lady in the red dress)

sex tape project is a multi-writer and multi-location theatrical experiment which explores themes of power and sexuality in a mixed-race relationship. The performance takes place in a hotel in Chinatown, while the audience watches from across the street. Binoculars provided.

When: Friday, May 18th ­ 9pm AND 10pm
Saturday, May 19th ­ 9pm AND 10pm
Where: CSI Spadina, 215 Spadina Avenue
Tickets: $17 (HST Included), available online.

Note: Your purchased tickets will be held at the BOX OFFICE under your name.

If you have any questions, you can contact the fu-GEN office: 416-920-2828,

Ma-Yi Theatre (NYC, NY)
May 18 to 20, 2012

Spring LabFest is this weekend, May 18-20!!
Featuring new plays by Labbies Dustin Chinn, Nandita Shenoy, and Susan Soon He Stanton! All info below.

The Ma-Yi Writers Lab is now reviewing applications for new members entering in for the 2012-2013 Season. More info by clicking here.

We're about to jump in to workshops of our next two productions, Mia Chung's
You For Me For You and Lloyd Suh's Jesus In India. Stay tuned for more announcements!

And see below for a shout-out for Labbie Susan Soon He Stanton's show at Clubbed Thumb, and to our friends at Pan Asian Rep, and Transport Group!

ReImagined World Entertaiment (New York, NY)
Gold Mountain
by Jason Ma
a concert reading
May 21, 2012

In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, the Eastern Region Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of Actors¹ Equity Association and ReImagined World Entertainment will present a concert reading of GOLD MOUNTAIN (book, music and lyrics by Jason Ma), on Monday, May 21 at 7 p.m. Directed by Christine Toy Johnson, the reading will take place at Hunter College¹s Lang Recital Hall, 69th Street (between Park and Lex) and will feature Raymond J. Lee (ANYTHING GOES), Ali Ewoldt (LES MISERABLES), Alan Ariano (MISS SAIGON), Steven Eng, Whitney Kam Lee, Paolo Montalban (PACIFIC OVERTURES), Buzz Roddy, Hansel Tan, Joshua Dela Cruz, Dan Edwards, Brian Jose and Jake Manabat. Musical direction is by Michael Larsen. Production design is by Bruce Alan Johnson.

GOLD MOUNTAIN is the untold story of the Chinese men who, in search of a better life for their families, came to California to build the Central Pacific Railroad -- endangering their own lives and finding heartache and hardship instead of the gold they were promised. Two star-crossed lovers find each other in the midst of it all and must find a way to escape, or risk never being together again.

Tickets are free, but reservations are a must. RSVP to by May 18.

Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (Vancouver, BC)

VACT 'VACT is bringing the original movie to the BIG SCREEN at Denman Cinemas!
Like the Sing-A-Long Sound of Music, the Flower Drum Song lyrics will be embedded onto the screen and prizes will be given out for best costumes.

It¹s only $15 and that includes popcorn and a soda. Here¹s your chance to watch the classic movie on the Big Screen, sing along to favourites like ³I Enjoy Being a Girl² and ³Chop Suey², dress up in a costume from the show or late 50s to win a prize, and help the Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre raise some much needed funds! There will be a 50/50 raffle, Silent Auction, VACT Store Table (White Elephant¹s Table), Trivia Contests and cash bar!

Plus you¹ll mingle with some of the cast from VACT¹s production of Flower Drum Song.

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2012 (not the long weekend!)
What: A Sing-along to Rodgers & Hammerstein¹s Flower Drum Song
Where: Denman Place Cinemas, 1779 Comox Street, Vancouver
When: Events starts at 7:30pm, Costume Parade at 8:30pm, Movie starts at 9pm
Why: It¹s a chance to watch the classic Flower Drum Song on the Big Screen AND sing along with Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Jack Soo, Miyoshi Umeki & Juanita Hall! FUN and a FUNdraiser for VACT!
How: There is validated underground parking and it is located on the corner of Comox and Denman Street. Bring your parking ticket to be reimbursed.
Tickets: $15 (includes popcorn & soda) - On-line at or In Person at the Denman Cinemas.

Go to for more information.

SIS Grand Finale

Photo by Rick Wong

SIS Productions (Seattle, WA)
Sex in Seattle 20: Happily Ever After
by Kathy Hsieh
April 27 to May 26, 2012

Sex in Seattle is back one last time! Join SIS Productions for the grand finale of its popular hit theatre series! Don't miss the country's longest-running quirky romantic comedy about contemporary Asian American women, their lives and their loves.

Buy tickets at

Looking for parking? Here's a map for parking (in Seattle's Fremont area).

Impact Theatre (Berkeley, CA)
by Lauren Yee
May 3 to June 13, 2012

Impact closes the season with the world premiere of local rising star Lauren Yee's Crevice, directed by Impact Associate Artistic Director Desdemona Chiang (who also directed Yee's Ching Chong Chinaman in 2008). Unemployed, overambitious, and verging on 30, siblings Liz and Rob vow to build themselves brighter futures. Now if they only knew what that meant. But late one night, they discover something that may just give them the direction they need to finally grow up. Crevice—which features longtime Impact favorite Marissa Keltie and which is partially funded by a grant from PlayGround, where the play originated as a short—opens in May 2012.

Bindlestiff Studios (San Francisco, CA)
Guerrilla Rep presents
My Tia Loca's Life of Crime
May 17 to June 2, 2012

When: May 17 - June (Thurs - Sat) at 8pm
Location: Bindlestiff Studio 185 6th St. San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $20 via Brown Paper Tickets

When is it illegal for a US citizen to cross the border? Can one successfully impersonate a law enforcement officer? And just how do you go about beating an attempted murder charge? My Tia Loca¹s Life of Crime answers all this, and more.

Yes, and...Productions (Los Angeles, CA)
Ordinary Days
by Adam Gwon
May 24 to June 10, 2012

ORDINARY DAYS follows the story of four New Yorkers who are trying to navigate their lives, which become intricately connected through a series of funny and fortuitous events that prove that ordinary days can be simply extraordinary. The simple question of "What am I doing here?" is something that everyone at some point has had to ask themselves - what is your purpose, goals, or reason for being? In ORDINARY DAYS, that is the driving tenet of its four main characters as they wind through their day-to-day lives in the jungle of New York City.

Yes, and … Productions staged its inaugural production, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD in 2009, and we are thrilled to once again bring together an extraordinary cast and crew of artists to ORDINARY DAYS. Like with SONGS, this show will be performed with an all-Asian American cast. We know that ORDINARY DAYS will be another unique and enthralling show.

Tickets available on Brown Paper Tickets.

fu-gen (Toronto, Canada)
Potluck Festival
June 9, 2012

fu-GEN Theatre Company is proud to present our 9th Annual Potluck Festival! This year our talented playwrights will take audiences on an interactive journey winding in and out of the nooks and crannies of our home at St. Luke¹s United Church. Join us at the fu-GEN space for an evening of theatrical exploration and for our famous potluck dinner after-party.

Featuring our Tier 2 Playwrights¹ Kitchen: Leon Aureus, Marjorie Chan, Lisa Li, and Elyne Quan

Also featuring Tier 1 Playwrights: Yiwei Hu, Susan Lock, Mayko Nguyen, Arlene Paculan Miquelon Rodriguez, and Fan Wu

When: June 9th, 7:30pm
Where: 157 Carlton Street (Carlton and Sherbourne), on the upper floor of St. Luke¹s United Church. Entrance located on Carlton Street.
Tickets: PWYC ($10 suggested ­ CASH at the door) ­ you get to see five short new plays and join us for a potluck dinner! Please Note: our capacity is very limited ­ tickets are first come first served

Unfortunately this showing is not wheelchair accessible

For more info call us at 416 920 2828 or email

Stir Friday Night
Los Angeles Improv Fest
June 9, 2012

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (New York, NY)
A World Premiere Production Of A New Play
By Mayank Keshaviah
May 25 to June 17, 2012

Rangoon centers on the Patel family, who having lost wealth after a political coup in Burma, emigrates to the rural American south, and run a 7-11 store while in pursuit of the American Dream. This family of Indian immigrants must deal with seductions of American life, while trying to keep its heritage alive. This funny, tragic and quintessentially 21st century American story examines issues of cultural heritage, and social justice.

RANGOON World Premiere
Directed by RAUL ARANAS

At The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row
Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30
Saturday-Sunday at 2:30
Opening Night May 31 at 7pm

Revisit Arthur Miller's take on the American Dream from an Indian point of view…

RANGOON is funny and tragic — a quintessential 21st century American tale!

$51.25 at,
call Telecharge at 212-239-6200

Discounts avaiable at
212-947-8844, or the Clurman Theatre Box Office:

Contact Pan Asian Rep:
212-868-4030 or for tickets to
Opening Night: $100 May 31 at 7:00 w/party
School Matinees: $12 May 30, June 5 or 6,12 or 13 at 11:00

Starring: Faizul Khan,Adeel Ahmed, Kylie Delre, Sunita S. Mukhi, Krishen Mehta, James Rana, Anita Sabherwal, Daniel Robert Sullivan

Sets: Kaori Akazawa Dramaturg: Snehal Desai
Lights: Victor En Yu Tan SM: April Ann Kline
Costumes: Carol Pelletier ASM: Miriam Hyfler

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Mu Performing Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
Into the Woods
music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
book by James Lapine
June 2 to 17, 2012
Loring Theater

East West Players (Los Angeles, CA)
A Little Night Music
May 10 to June 24, 2012

East West Players' historic success of producing musicals by Stephen Sondheim continues with this Tony Award-winning seminal classic about love, marriage and infidelity inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night. A newly envisioned production not to be missed.

See News story.

Teada Productions (Los Angeles, CA)
Refugee Nation
May 31 to June 24, 2012

Comes home after touring the country for 5 years!
by Leilani Chan & Ova Saopeng
Produced by TeAda Productions and The Latino Theater Company

Los Angeles Theater Center
514 S. Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Big Excellent 20th Reunion
by ks Stevens
June 3 to 23, 2012

A New Musical Dramedy and deeply intimate portrait of friends within the LGBTQA Community. June NYC. *Starring Bianca Leigh, Alyssa Chiarello, Vincent DiGeronimo, Clarence Ilanan, Elizabeth Whitney and introducing Raven Troup
A New Musical Dramedy for the Entire LGBTQA Community

ERICA KLEIN recently graduated high school and attends her mother's BIG EXCELLENT 20TH REUNION to deliver her last message to her dearest friends. But first ERICA must let all of them come Fabulously Out of the Closet! We meet KEVIN YIH a sober gay therapist who was homeless, and who now works with at-risk youth and is living with HIV. MITCH JOHNSON is a gay man who was kicked out of the military, and became a leatherman and Hollywood stuntman. DEBRA GONZALES is bisexual and traded in her profession in the mortgage industry for a new law degree. SAMANTHA BLAINE is a cat-loving lesbian romance writer. And DANIELLE PARKER is transsexual Professor of Queer Theory and the former quarterback of the football team. There are anthems for everyone and it is a deeply intimate humorous poignant story for those who have ever loved family and friends who are queer, from interracial and/or adopted families, or have been touched by cancer and HIV.

Bianca Leigh as Danielle Parker
Elizabeth Whitney as Samantha Blaine
Clarence P Ilanan as Kevin Yih
Vincent DiGeronimo as Mitch Johnson
Alyssa Chiarello as Debra Gonzales
and introducing Raven Troup as Erica Klein

Tickets can be purchased at:

Red Soil Theatre
Hollywood Fringe Festival (Los Angeles, CA)
June 7, 9, 17, 18, and 22, 2012

One Woman Waits For Her Lover, Another For Her Killer

Los Angeles, CA (May 23, 2012) ­ Raw, physical, erotic, harrowing, and transcendent. On June 7, 9, 17, 18, and 22, RedSoil Theater Company will perform two haunting stories from Japan and Rwanda, Yukio Mishima¹s Hanjo and an adaptation of Immaculée Ilibagiza¹s book Left to Tell. Hanjo/Left to Tell marks RedSoil Theater Company¹s debut production and will be performed as apart of the 2012 Hollywood Fringe Festival at the Fringe Blackbox at NOTE.

RedSoil Theater Company presents this double bill performance with unique theatricality that reveals truth through beautiful blend of words and movement. Hanjo/Left to Tell tells the stories of two women, one who waits for her lover and another for her killer.

Hanjo is a story of waiting as an active choice and tells the tragic yet beautiful story of a woman who separated from her lover waits for him to return. But, how long can she wait for someone that may never come? Left to Tell is the true story of a woman¹s survival of the 1994 Rwanda genocide. Adapted from a book of the same name by RedSoil Theater Company¹s Artistic Director and Hanjo/Left to Tell Director, Eriko Azuma, Left to Tell is a story of forgiveness. ³Forgiveness is not always for the ones who¹ve done you wrong. Sometimes you forgive for yourself², says Eriko Azuma.


By Yukio Mishima

Adapted from the book Left to Tell by Immaculée Ilibagiza

Theatre of NOTE (Fringe Blackbox at NOTE)
1517 North Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Dates and Times:

Thursday, June 7 at 8:30PM
Saturday, June 9 at 6:30PM
Sunday, June 17 at 4:00PM
Monday, June 18 at 8:30PM
Friday, June 22 at 5:00PM


Pre-sale: $10
At the door: $12
Student/Senior: $8

Running Time: 1 hour.


Director: Eriko Azuma
Stage Manager: Christine Hart
Set Designer: Ivie Dangtran
Lighting Designer: Arnold Sok
Assistant Lighting Designer: Hector Quintero Sound Designer: Jessica Westerfield
Project Manager: Satomi Imai
General Manager: Nicholas Pilapil

Hanako: Suzannah Gratz
Jitsuko: Jeanette Deutsch
Yoshio: Alberto Nava

Left to Tell
Immaculée - Ratidzo Mambo
Sembeba/Damascene - Bambajan Bamba
Leonard/Mr. Murinzi - Adetokumboh M'Cormack

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For additional details on Hanjo/Left to Tell and RedSoil Theater Company including cast/crew biographies, production photos, and more, please visit:

Taste Better Wit (San Francisco, CA)
Ad Nauseam
June 14 to 23, 2012

(Thurs - Sat) at 8pm
Location: Bindlestiff Studio 185 6th St. San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $15 via BPT; $20 at door

Fresh from their appearance with Robin Williams during the SF Sketchfest (and from other shows where they gave it up practically for free), Bindlestiff Studio's resident sketch comedy group have even more to prove (and that's not a threat)! See what fans and terrorists alike describe as absurd, awkward, socially-unsettling, juvenile, strange, almost-unintentional, and (of course) hilarious comedy!!

The June 14 show is also the Comedy Night for the 2012 Kalayaan Festival.

hereandnow (Los Angeles, CA)
Mother Tongue
June 15 to 24, 2012

A show that celebrates womanhood.
Created and performed by Heldine Aguiluz, Silvia Castro, Clara Sao, Janiece Sarduz, Eileen Soong, Samantha Valdellon and Angela Vesagas.
Directed by Rona Par
Stage Manager Dennis Bover

Friday, June 15th 8:30 pm
Saturday, June 16th, 2pm
Saturday, June 16th, 8:30 pm
Sunday, June 17th, 2 pm
Sunday, June 17th, 7 pm
Saturday, June 23rd, 8:30
Sunday, June 24th, 7 pm

Pre-sale Tickets $15
At the door: $20


4th Annual ALAP/City of West Hollywood Gay Play Reading Festival:
Date 'N Switch
by Felix Racelis
June 18, 2012

DATE: June 18
TIME: 7:30 pm
PLACE: Celebration Theatre, 7051 Santa Monica Blvd., LA

The fun evening includes other short plays by Lucy Wang, Mary Steelsmith, B.V. Marshall, Susan Hunter, Joe Godfrey and Dan Berkowitz.

The program is FREE and open to the public.

The Festival is made possible by grants from the City of West Hollywood's Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission and Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board.

2g (NYC, NY)
The Jumpstart Commissions
June 23 to 29, 2012

We asked four writers to start something totally brand new. This program is to give them their jumpstart on a new play with focus on process and the time and space to create. We'll share their beginnings with you in the spirit of works-in-progress with some killer directors and actors.

On Sat., June 23rd at 7pm & Sun., June 24th at 3pm

A new play by Miyoko Conley
A totally normal story about a boy falling for a girl who falls on his car... from another planet.

The Commencement of William Tan
written by Don Nguyen
directed by Tamara Fisch
William, a well-liked student athlete at Lincoln High School and who happens to be Asian, plans to cruise through his senior year at what's considered the most diverse high school in Nebraska until racial tensions arise between some of William's friends, who are on the football team and a gang of FOB Asian kids. These turn of events forces William to come to terms with his thoughts on race, and how he identifies, or doesn't identify with his own ethnicity as the entire school, including the staff turns to William to make peace between the two groups.

On Thurs., June 28th & Fri., June 29th at 7pm

Under Her Tongue
written by Edgar Mendoza
directed by Kathleen Amshoff A comedy about a young, Asian-American, PhD student who desperately wants to cure racism in America. And she believes that by using the scientific method she will be able to solve it.

A new play by Samantha Chanse
directed by Mia Rovegno
A food writer searches for a diagnosis to explain her confusing symptoms and newly-acquired allergies. As her health deteriorates and her options diminish, she begins to suspect that she may be some sort of prophet. A musical play about a body at war with itself and its surroundings, and the seduction of faith.

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