YangTze Repertory Theatre (NYC, NY)
Ren, Ah Ren! (People, Oh People!)
adapted in English
from the novelby Dai HouYing
June 2 to 19, 2005

Triumvirate Pi Theatre (MN)
Japanese American National Museum (LA, CA)
The Pink Dress
by Leslie Kitashima-Gray
a puppet theatre production
presented by Triumvirate Pi Theatre
in association with the Japanese American National Museum
June 2 to 18, 2005

It's World War II, and in Camp, everyone is treated as if they were the same, but Tsuki, a young Los Angeles girl, decides to show she is not an "ant", but an individual.

Based on a true incident from the Maruyama family experience in a Japanese American Internment camp in Colorado.

Written and directed by Leslie Kitashima-Gray
Puppet Designs by Beth Peterson
with assistance from Sam Koji Hale

Diana Tanaka (Narrator/Voices)
Jamie Kim (Puppeteer)
Sam Koji Hale (Puppeteer)
Beth Peterson (Puppeteer)
Masanari Kawahara (Puppeteer)
special assistance by Junko Sudo

Music composed by Michael A. Gray
Andrea Lieberherr, flute
Akiko Horii, percussion

Scenic Designer: Victoria Profitt
Lighting Designer: Kathi O'Donohue

WHEN: First three weekends of June
Thurs. June 2: 11am [SOLD OUT]
Fri. June 3: 11am [SOLD OUT]
Sat. June 4: 11am & 1pm
Sun. June 5: 1pm
Thurs. June 9: 7:30pm
Sat. June 11: 11am & 1pm
Sun. June 12: 11am
Sat. June 18: 11am & 1pm

WHERE: The Japanese American National Museum's Dr.
Toshio & Chizuko
Inahara Gallery Foyer. 369 E. First Street, Little
Tokyo 90012
(intersection of Central and First St.)

TICKETS are $8 for adults, $4 for children under 15
and Museum members. Entrance to the museum included with your ticket.

RESERVATIONS. Please call the museum's special line:
213/625-0414 ext. 2249
Wheelchair accessible. This is a captioned event.

This poignant puppet theater show features original music and various forms of innovative puppetry to address the complex issues of individuality and noncomformity at a critical moment in American History. Appropriate for grades 3 and up.

Made possible with the support of the Minnesota State Arts Board, the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, the Durfee Foundation, the California Arts Council through the National Arts and Disability Center, and much appreciated individual donations. Additional support provided by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre of Minneapolis.

Triumvirate Pi Theatre is a nonprofit project of Community Partners. All donations are tax deductible. For more info about Tri-Pi Theatre, please visit www.tri-pi.org or contact us at triumviratepi@earthlink.net

SIS Productions (Seattle, WA)
Sex in Seattle: Episode 11
The Ultimate Dating Challenge
June 3 to 25, 2005

June 3-25, 2005
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm AND 10:30 pm

Richard Hugo House
1634 11th Avenue (11th Avenue, off of Pine Street) on Seattle's Capitol Hill

What's the ultimate challenge for any novice or pro dater? That funny, fabulous, freaky and sometimes unforgettable experience known as The First Date! Join Tess, Elizabeth, Shari and Jenna - Seattle's sexy Asian American foursome - in an irresistible new episode that offers pro dating tips, madcap situations, and comical portrayals of life's biggest gamble - Dating! It's Sex in Seattle, Episode 11: The Ultimate Dating Challenge!

Rated PG-17 for sexual innuendo and dastardly devilish behavior.

Storyline created by Dawn Box, Kathy Hsieh & Lisa Marie Nakamura
Written by Kathy Hsieh
Directed by Lisa Anne Glomb

Featuring: Jose Abaoag, Matthew Byron Cassi, Audrey Fan, Kathy Hsieh, Dixi Lee, Bill Morrison, Serin Ngai, Miko Premo, Richard Sloniker, Eric C. Stevens and Ray Tagavilla!

The Filipino-American Service Group, Inc. (LA CA)
Rita's Resources
by Jeannie Barroga
June 14, 2005

135 N. Parkway, Los Angeles
JUNE 14, 2005
6:30pm Free

The Rising Circle Theater Collective (NYC, NY)
presents its 5th Annual Fundraiser
The 24th HOUR
a "telethon"
June 15, 2005

"This is one of the most important events of our time" -Todd Bridges

"They're talkin‚ about giving us our own show." -Emmanuel Lewis, Ricardo Montelban and Gary Coleman

"Weezzie would have loooooved this!" -Jackee

Come see what happens at a telethon to raise money for a network to re-launch the careers of 80's sitcom stars!

written by: A-men Rasheed
(with Debargo Sanyal, Rick Younger, Sanjit De Silva)

directed by: Sanjit De Silva

Rod Bowen, Sanjit De Silva, Nancy Kim, Will O‚Hare, Jeff Pagliano, Tracy Perez, Deepa Purohit, A-men Rasheed, Tijuana Ricks, Ragini Shah, and Rick Younger featuring musicians Samrat Chakrabarti & Kevin Webb

Wednesday, June 15, 2005
The Backroom at DILLON'S
245 West 54th Street
(between 7th & 8th Aves.), NYC
(212) 307-307-9797


Shows begin promptly at 7:30 PM & 9:15 PM
Doors open at 6:30 PM & 8:30 PM
$15 at the door plus $10 food/drink minimum
Limited seating! So reserve now by emailing info@risingcircle.org

All proceeds go to Rising Circle;s next full-scale production, The American Family an exploration of the changing face of families in America.


East West Players Writers Gallery
the Japanese American National Museum (LA, CA)
presents a staged reading of
Celestial Motions
By Mrinalini Kamath
Directed by Keith Brush
June 16, 2005


Celestial Motions tells the story of what happens when 25-year-old Leela's parents (immigrants from India) realize that they made a mistake with her Hindu astrological chart. They have it redrawn, and the startling prediction sets the young woman on a journey of arranged dating and cyber romance, as her parents desperately try to preserve their family‚s identity. Little do they realize that Leela's destiny is closer than either they or Leela can imagine. An intercultural romantic comedy.Free Admission
Thursday, June 16 @ 7:30 pm
Japanese American National Museum
369 E. First St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Mrinalini Kamath recently completed her M.F.A. in playwriting from the Actors Studio Drama School of the New School University. Her plays have been performed around the country as well as the United Kingdom and Australia and have been published in the Smith and Kraus anthologies, Best Stage Scenes of 1999, Best Stage Scenes of 2000 and Plays for 3 or More Actors. She was a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the 2003 Sewanee Writers‚ Conference, a finalist for the Jerome Fellowship (at Playwrights‚ Center in Minneapolis) and an alumnus of Youngblood, the emerging playwrights‚ collective at the Ensemble Studio Theatre. She is currently a member of the South Asian League of Artists in AMerica (SALAAM), the Ma-Yi Theatre Writers‚ Lab and the Dramatists Guild.

Repertory Actors Theatre (Seattle, WA)
The Shape of Things
by Neil LaBute
June 17 and 19, 2005

Encoring for 2 (JUST TWO) special performances at the Theatre4Play Festival at the Seattle Center Centerhouse mid June!

Our showtimes are FRI, JUNE 17th at 9:35pm and SUN JUNE 19th at 8:35pm at Theatre4 on the 4th Floor (Room H). The show is 95 minutes long.

Lodestone Theatre Ensemble (Los Angeles, CA)
From Fairest Creatures
by Karen Huie
directed by Chil Kong
June 20, 2005

featuring Mark Bramhall, Justin Chon, Camille Mana & Eve Yeung

The son of an aging Shakespearean actor brings home a runaway from Chinatown in this drama about a man, a boy and a girl who become entwined by the absence of love.

MONDAY, JUNE 20th, 7:30 PM
(Please note the earlier start time)

Boston Court
70 North Mentor (at Boston Court)
Pasadena, CA 91116
FREE PARKING in the lot behind the theatre
Facilities for this event are provided courtesy of The Theatre@Boston Court.

FREE ADMISSION (but donations gladly accepted and encouraged).

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

Second Generation (NYC, NY)
SUMMER SHORTS: 3 one-act plays by Asian American women
June 22, 2005

by Nora Chau, directed by Ron Domingo

by Mrinalini Kamath, directed by Gita Reddy

by Carla Ching, directed by Lloyd Suh

Wednesday, June 22, 2005, 8:00 p.m.
HERE Arts Center
145 Sixth Avenue, between Spring St. and Broome St.

FREE (donations are always welcome)

Make your reservation online at www.2g.org . Seating is limited. Reservations are required.

Online reservations:

Wednesday, June 15
Counter Offense
by Rahul Varma
Directed by Gita Reddy
with Sanjiv Jhaveri, Joy Jones, David Sajadi, Nandita Shenoy

Lark Play Development Center
Room 204
939 Eighth Ave. (55th/56th)
A,B,C,D,1,9 to Columbus Circle
N,R,Q to 57th Street

full schedule (with cast lists) and article on Lark Playwrights' Week on Playbill.com

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