Colony Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
Year Zero
by Michael Golamco
June 1 to July 3, 2011

How do you move forward in life when you’re stuck where you are? In Long Beach, CA, two young Cambodian-Americans search for an answer. Vuthy is a lonely 16-year-old who loves hip hop and Dungeons & Dragons. His ambitious older sister is starting to veer from her steadfast path to higher education and assimilation. With great humor and a modern sensibility, Year Zero sensitively explores how to escape a painful past while honoring the legacy of one’s own history. It’s a contemporary comedic drama about reinvention, redemption, and finding where we belong. [Contains Strong Language]

“A very smart, sweet, honest and uncommonly moving new play. Michael Golamco is a significant new dramatic voice.” – Chicago Tribune

Theatre of Yugen (San Francisco, CA)
Mesujika DOE
A work in progress
July 8 to 10, 2011

2840 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA
Created By
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8:00pm Friday July 8
3:00pm Sunday July 10

A post-show discussion with the artists will follow each performance.

Admission Free ($12 Suggested Donation)

The San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF), Yubiwa Hotel performing arts company and U.S./Japan Cultural Trade Network present a work-in-progress showing of "Mesujika DOE" a Japanese/English bilingual play co-written and co-directed by an internationally recognized young Japanese woman playwright/director, Shirotama Hitsujiya, and an award winning American playwright, Trista Baldwin.

"Mesujika DOE" is a cross-cultural research project on women's issues as well as a play. Building on Baldwin's original concept, the play pushes the theme of mutable identity and sexuality from a cross-cultural perspective into a new realm by incorporating insights and inspiration gained in Japan and the U.S. from workshops and field research on immigrant women through round table discussions, site-visits and interviews. "Mesujika DOE" sheds new light on various issues behind the struggles of language and national identity as well as on universal issues of gender, sexuality, family, children, society and culture.

Synopsis: Driving alone on a road, Jane (an American expatriate living in Japan) hits a deer. Leaving the doe to die, she returns to her home in Hokkaido seemingly unscathed. But Jane is haunted by the mysterious event. What happened on the road? What did she leave to die? The doe calls to her like a siren, and Jane's pursuit of the deer becomes a pursuit of her own identity in a foreign land. When her Japanese husband appears, she veers through a series of violent scenarios as she pushes for her own independence.

These performances are presented in association with Theatre of Yugen.

"Mesujika DOE" will premiere at SFIAF in May 2012.

"Mesujika DOE" is funded in part by The Saison Foundation, The Agency for Cultural Affairs-Government of Japan and the Asahi Beer Arts Foundation.

Ma-Yi Theatre (New York, NY)
Asian Women in Space
By Dustin Chinn
Directed by Robert Ross Parker
July 10 to 11, 2011

It's the 24th century and the United Earth Space Federation is looking for a few good Asian ladies. Will Nausicaa Lee and her fellow wayfarers be enough to stop humanity's greatest and most perverted threat?

July 10, 2011 at 5pm
520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 326 (3rd floor)

LOCKED HOUSE: a tragicomic fairytale of indeterminate nature
By Samantha Chanse
Directed by Kel Haney

The Locke family has been minding its own business and enjoying (?) the daily routine when a long-absent daughter returns with her not-entirely-welcome partner. As her basement-dwelling and fantasy-prone musician-sister gears up for a big show, domestic disturbances and interrupted rhythms ensue.

July 11, 2011 at 7pm
520 Eighth Avenue, Studio B (3rd floor)

GTC Burbank (Burbank, CA)
A Book by Its Cover
by Damon Chua
Book by its coverSaturday, June 25 at 8:00pm - July 23 at 10:00pm

GTC Burbank
1111-b West Olive Ave
Burbank, CA

A new play brought to you by the same production team that created Film Chinois, Winner of the 2007 LA Ovation Award for Best New Play!

In 1996, Millie Wu and her husband Greg are living the American Dream in California. Meanwhile, her distant cousin is struggling to survive in China. But what a difference ten years can make! Come join the journey as Millie explores the intricate paradox of being Chinese-American in a world where each country's fortune is ever changing.

Kim Chueh
David Allen Jones*
Joon Lee
Jesse Sharp*
Janet Song*

*member of Actors Equity Association

Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm
Sundays @ 3pm (No Show July 3)
preview on June 24

For tickets, visit
or call 818-528-6622

Toronto Fringe Festival (Toronto, Canada)
Kim's Convenience
by Ins Choi

Presented by Ins Choi from Toronto, ON

A comedic story of a Korean family in Toronto struggling with the cost of a bitter past and the price of reconciliation.

*WINNER of the 2011 Toronto Fringe New Play Contest

Director: Ins Choi
Cast: Ins Choi, Esther Jun, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Andre Sills, Jean Yoon
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Warning: Mature Language
Venue: 3 Bathurst Street Theatre

90 min.
Wed, July 6 6:30 PM
Fri, July 8 10:30 PM
Sun, July 10 1:15 PM
Mon, July 11 8:15 PM
Tue, July 12 1:00 PM
Fri, July 15 5:15 PM
Sun, July 17 7:00 PM

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So, it's FRINGE season! We're all very excited to see the new work going on in Toronto, and we're happy to share that 2 plays at this year's Fringe have been previously developed with fu-GEN! Kim's Convenience by Ins Choi and Shotgun Wedding: The Musical by Len Cervantes were both developed under the auspices of fu-GEN's Playwright's Kitchen and presented as readings at Potluck Festivals past. Our congratulations to both Ins and Len on their opening nights tonight!

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Kim's Convenience

by Ins Choi
presented by Ins Choi from Toronto, ON

A comedic story of a Korean family in Toronto struggling with the cost of a bitter past and the price of reconciliation.

*WINNER of the 2011 Toronto Fringe New Play Contest

Director: Ins Choi
Cast: Ins Choi, Esther Jun, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Andre Sills, Jean Yoon
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Warning: Mature Language
Venue: 3 Bathurst Street Theatre

90 min.
Wed, July 6 6:30 PM
Fri, July 8 10:30 PM
Sun, July 10 1:15 PM
Mon, July 11 8:15 PM
Tue, July 12 1:00 PM
Fri, July 15 5:15 PM
Sun, July 17 7:00 PM

Shotgun Wedding
Book by Leonard Cervantes Lyrics and Music by Kierscey Rand
presented by Quixotic Theatre co-produced by Carlos Bulosan Theatre from Toronto, ON

The year is 1993. An unexpected pregnancy threatens a Filipina debutante's dream of the perfect 18th birthday. It was supposed to be Toni Braxton on repeat, 18 roses and crinoline. Instead, it's a game of hide the baby-daddy and morning sickness in between. Girls dig up your darkest lipstick. Guys shine up your pointiest dress shoes. This is our DEBUT.

Director: Catherine Hernandez
Genre: Musical
Warning: Sexual Content, Mature Language, Audience Participation
Venue: 26 Alexandra Community Park (Site Specific at 105 Grange Court)

60 min.
Wed, July 6 8:00PM
Thu, July 7 8:00PM
Fri, July 8 8:00PM
Sat, July 9 8:00PM
Sun, July 10 8:00PM
Tue, July 12 8:00PM
Wed, July 13 8:00PM
Thu, July 14 8:00PM
Fri, July 15 8:00PM
Sat, July 16 8:00PM
Sun, July 17 8:00PM

Circuit Network and Madcat Theatre (San Francisco, CA)
Going Green the Wong Way in San Francisco-- THE WHOLE SHOW!
July 14 to 17, 2011


Show Dates and Times:
Thursday, July 14 at 8pm
Friday, July 15 at 8pm
Saturday, July 16 at 3pm and 8pm
Sunday, July 17 at 3pm

Buy tickets here: Tickets are insanely cheap! $12-15!

Circuit Network and Mad Cat Theatre are pleased to present Kristina Wong, a nationally-presented solo performer, writer, actor, educator, and self-proclaimed "culture jammer", in GOING GREEN THE WONG WAY. Noted for her quirky, offbeat, sometimes subversive and always brutally funny work, Wong tackles her fourth full-length solo show with the help of actor/director Paul Tei, artistic director of Miami's acclaimed Mad Cat Theatre.

In her quest to pursue sustainable living, Kristina Wong purchased a 1981 pink Mercedes that ran on vegetable oil, and endured a nightmare of never-ending car repairs and near death pursuits for the used cooking oil to fuel it. When the car finally burst into flames on an L.A. freeway, Wong lost the largest line item in her monthly budget, and gained the inspiration for this premiere production. GOING GREEN THE WONG WAY brings our contemporary urban environment to life, revealing just how tricky it is to "do the right thing." Based on Wong's true-life adventures, but elevated to surrealist heights, the production takes us from Kristina's confrontational 6th grade science project, to her wandering years as a missionary of recycling, to her true calling as Los Angeles' patron martyr of carbon-free living.

Media Sponsor: Hyphen Magazine!

ACT (Seattle, WA)
Represent: Multicultural Playwrights Festival
July 19 to 24, 2011 at ACT in Downtown Seattle
hosted by The Hansberry Project and in collaboration with SIS Productions and eSe Teatro

play readings in NYC,
5pm Friday July 22nd & 5pm Sunday July 24th 2011

Presenting two new play readings. A unique chance in NYC to hear modern plays from China & the UK and to meet a Chinese British theater maker.

by Nick Y! u (from Shanghai)
directed by Jonathan Man (from U.K.)
with actors David Shih and Pun Bandhu

A police detective interrogates a doctor on the violent murder of a woman. But all is not what it seems.

5pm FRIDAY July 22nd 2011, duration 1.5 hours including q & a

location near subway stops: 51st & Lexington (6 train)
or Lexington Av /53rd St, off 3rd Ave (E/M trains)

please email for address and directions

by Rosaline Ting (from Singapore/U.K.)
directed by Jonathan Man (from U.K.)
with actors Virginia Wing and Wai Ching Ho

Two old friends meet after many years apart reflect on love, loss and their unexpected immigrant lives in the U.K..

5pm SUNDAY July 24th 2011, duration 1.5 hours including q & a

at Chinese Theatre Works
34-23 Steinway Street, #241
Long Island City, NY 11101

by Steinway ST (E/M/R trains) subway stop or near 36 Av (N/Q trains) stop

please email to confirm your attendance

Readings are free. Hope to see you there. Many thanks!

Asian Exploitation

Goodman Theatre (Chicago, IL)
by David Henry Hwang
June 18 to July 24, 2011
extended to July 31

The truth is lost—or concealed—in Chinglish, a new comedy by Tony Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang. When American businessman Daniel arrives in China hoping to make an important deal, he finds himself enmeshed in a system that he doesn't understand—and is more complex than he ever imagined.

A world premiere.

Review here.

Three Roses Players (Los Angeles, CA)
The Writers Speaks
July 17 to 31, 2011

THE WRITER SPEAKS '11, Evening 15:

House of Sticks by Felix Racelis
A homeless shelter director escorts a major donor on a tour to seal the deal on a major gift, until one of her clients throws a wrench into her plans. Sometimes the only way out is through.

Other plays to be performed are:

What goes up MUST come DOWN

Sometimes, a friend is all you need.

A little appreciation, is that such a hard thing? &

OLD only pertains to cheese, wine and the Antiques Roadshow!

Three Roses Players has now produced 100 new titles in 15 months - of these 100 shows 90 were written by LA Playwrights!

Please come out and support local LIVE theatre!

The audience becomes the producer! At the end of the evening, YOU the audience scores the plays. At the end of the run the two highest scoring plays move into The Writer Speaks Winner's Circle, where the winning playwrights write two more one act plays and the winning plays plus the new ones enjoy another run.



TICKETS $16 at the door

$14 Advance Purchase use this link:

Three Roses Players
11031 Camarillo Street
NoHo, CA 91602
(Where Lankershim meets Vineland turn west on Camarillo)

Kumu Kahua Theatre (Honolulu, HI)
Folks You Meet In Longs
by Lee Cataluna
A Benefit for Kumu Kahua
July 21 to 31, 2011

Thu-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm
Tickets are $35.00

Some time, every day, everyone eventually goes to Longs. In this cross-section of Hawaii's people, Lee Cataluna introduces us to the slackers, the cops, the aunties, the bulls and titas, and of course the employees, who share their beefs and secret lives.

Join us for this special benefit performance and enjoy the hilarious stories of the whacky and wonderful people you meet in Longs. Some of them you know, some you wished you didn't, some might be you!

This special benefit production will be held at Tenney Theatre at St Andrews Priory on the corner of Beretania St and Queen Emma Sq.

See News story.

Assaulted Fish (Vancouver, BC)
Powell Street Festival
July 31, 2011

Assaulted Fish is thrilled to be returning to the Powell Street Festival for the eighth year in a row! Join us for a FREE, 30-minute show of our newest material. Find out what happens when Facebook gets racy and a haunting doesn't go as planned. Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, Haruki Murakami, a queen and a ukulele also make appearances.

Date: Sunday, July 31
Time: 1:30pm
Place: Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova Street (@ Gore Avenue), Vancouver
Cost: Free
Rated: PG
Parking: Metered street parking available. We recommend carpooling, taking transit or biking.

Can't make our upcoming show, but need a Fishy fix? Visit their YouTube channel to see some of our past performances. We'll be rolling out new clips over the next several months so check back often.

East West Players (Los Angeles, CA)
Arts Education Orientation Night
August 4, 2011

See News story.

National APIA Spoken Word Poetry Summit, 2011
Minneapolis, MN
August 4 to 7, 2011

Info at

Barkada Theater Project (Minneapolis, MN)
Minneapolis Fringe Festival
The Duties and Responsibilities of Being a Sidekick

Aug. 4, 5:30 p.m.;
Aug 7, 2:30 p.m.
Aug. 9, 10 p.m.;
Aug 12, 5:30 p.m.
Aug. 14, 7 p.m.

Gremlin Theater

What would Batman be without Robin? Captain America without Bucky? Superman without, er, Krypto? Find out from insider Gentleman Li and his trusty sidekick, Barrel Man.

Best of the Hollywood Fringe Festival (Hollywood, CA)
Yellow Dress: A solo show
by Marissa Lichwick
Sunday, August 7 · 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Theatre Asylum
6320 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

"Lichwick is a star. She creates a world unto herself and carries this show the way a solo artist should: with confidence, practice and immense talent. This show is genuine and satisfying, thanks to Lichwick's hard work and her compelling life story." – Dan Rangel, LA Theatre Review

"Marissa weaves performance and autobiography into a tapestry of fantasy, humor, pathos and personal growth that delivers a powerful human experience for the audience. Crafted with courage and theatrical panache, YELLOW DRESS is nothing short of inspirational."
-Andrew Tsao, Director

"Man, o man was this incredibly brave and profoundly moving performance by Marissa Lichwick astonishing. Touching, funny and honest, just loved this all around. Everybody should see it!" -Pam Noles, Actress, Writer

Marissa Lichwick has written a most powerful and moving piece. It is compelling, heelarious and acted brilliantly EVERYONE SHOULD SEE THIS SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!! IT IS AMAZING!!!! - Deborah Craig, Actress, Singer

YELLOW DRESS first previewed at the University of Washington School of Drama and the Guthrie Experience at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. It is a coming of age story with a colorful cast of over 20 characters. Based on actual events, little Rachel travels through the world of adoption into the arms of American pop culture. From Patrick Swayze to New Kids on the Block, come experience the making of a Twinkie (yellow on the outside white on the inside).

At Theatre Asylum & Lab (6320 Santa Monica Blvd 90038 @ El Centro)
Sunday August 7th @ 7pm

more reviews and info @

East West Players (Los Angeles, CA)
Works-In-Progress from the Writing Is Rewriting Workshop led by Prince Gomolvilas at East West Players' David Henry Hwang Writers Institute
August 13 to 15, 2011

SATURDAY, August 13

6 pm
by Jay Guevarra
Collin is intelligent, has a future, stays out of trouble and believes White America is being denigrated. When his porn-loving drug addict cousin, fueled by the 14 WORDS, takes a young black man hostage, Collin is forced to spend time with his enemy. When the captive is humanized, a struggle between dogma and truth ensues. The winner will decide the fates of all.

by Richard R. Kim
When sinister experiments in Angel City start turning Asian men into desexualized nerds and Asian women into self-loathing bananas, MARGINAL MAN, a reluctant Asian American superhero, must join forces with FOXY KIM, to find the supervillain responsible before his experiments wipe Asians everywhere off the face of the Earth.

SUNDAY, August 14

by Paul Kikuchi
Set in 14th century Japan, struggling swordsmith KAI MATSUDA wants to forge the perfect samurai sword. Unfortunately, he's on a tight deadline, lost his creative punch and trying not to think about FUMI TANAKA. A comedy about art, love and some serious banging.

by Aurelio Locsin
Filipino-American LD and Anglo Kenny decide to break up their long-term gay relationship. LD's family, who like Kenny better than LD, are thrown into turmoil. Do they try to get them together or push for the separation?

MONDAY, August 15

by Alison Minami
Haunted by memories of his homeland, Hamada, an upstanding citizen of the Japanese Cuban community, decides to uproot his family and return to Japan. But his daughter Flora is running with a guerrilla. Isabel, his wife, is no longer attracted to him. Each of them must make a choice about love and loyalty to both country and family.

by Gary Kuwahara
Holy Sh*t! "No womb at the inn" bearly begins to describe this craptabulous holiday tail.


$5 Suggested Donation

All readings are held at the
David Henry Hwang Theater
120 Judge John Aiso St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Questions? Contact Literary Manager Jeff Liu atj

The next DHHWI playwriting workshop (with Doris Baizley) will begin on Saturday SEPTEMBER 10, 2011.
For class description and scholarship information:

Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Windup Bird Chronicle
by Haruki Murakami
August 16 to 25, 2011

jennifer paz

East West Players
ONE NIGHT ONLY benefit fundraiser
On Broadway
August 20, 2011

Jose LanaCelebrate the Asian and Pacific Islander talent that has graced the stages of Broadway. In recent decades, the pool of Asian talent has increased dramatically. Come and enjoy the dynamic performances of those Broadway performers and support East West Players artistic and educational programs.


August 20, 2011

6:00 Dinner in the Courtyard catered by Simpang Asia
7:30 Reserved Seating in the David Henry Hwang Theater
9:00 Dessert under the Stars

Single tickets: $250 (VIP first 5 rows), $100 Rear Orchestra, $60 Balcony

Sponsor Packages: $1000 (2 tickets), $2500 (6 tickets) , $5000 (12 tickets) include reserved seating in the courtyard for dinner and VIP seats in the theater for show with a special song dedication from the stage.

See News story!

Artists at Play (Los Angeles, CA)
August 27, 2011

Artists at Play invites you to join us for our Summer Fundraiser! Co-hosted by Café-Club Fais Do-Do

Join Artists at Play as we celebrate our inaugural production with a special event to help raise funds for the Los Angeles premiere of "Ching Chong Chinaman" by Lauren D. Yee. Come enjoy live entertainment by artists including Prince Gomolvilas and Traci Kato-Kiriyama, food buffet, cash bar and a Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament!

We'll also have a raffle with amazing prizes:
* 2 opening night tickets to "Bring It On" at the Ahmanson Theatre
* Cold Tofu Improv class
* Photo session with M. Palma Photography
* Blacklava T-shirts
* 2 tickets to a show at East West Players
* 2 tickets to a show at South Coast Repertory
* Boudoir photo or video session with Little Red Car Productions
* 4 opening night tickets to "Ching Chong Chinaman"


Saturday, August 27
7:30 – 10:30 pm
$22 pre-sale
$27 at the door (limited availability)

To purchase pre-sale tickets visit

Café-Club Fais Do-Do
5253 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

For more information visit www.ArtistsAtPlayLA.blogsp? or e-mail

Catering provided by Sam Woo BBQ Restaurant in Van Nuys and Sugar Fix Desserts in Old Town Pasadena.

Artists at Play aims to curate quality theatre and present stage productions missing from the local landscape – stories of communities that are underrepresented in Los Angeles theatre. Founding members: Julia Cho, Peter Kuo, Stefanie Wong Lau, Marie-Reine Velez.

Company of Angels (Los Angeles, CA)
Sun Sisters
Winner of the 2008 East West Players Pacific Century Playwriting Award
By Vasanti Saxena
Directed by Lui Sanchez
July 27 to August 28, 2011

If you release the past, will the past release you?

A daughter's homecoming. A mother's secrets. SUN SISTERS explores the clash between unspoken desires and cultural traditions as one woman's illness forces her to examine her life's choices.

Featuring: Jennifer Chang*, Robert Hardin, Elaine Kao*, Peter Kwong*, Jully Lee, Andrea Lwin, Momo Yashima*, Joyce Liu (U/S), Stephanie Silver* (U/S), Kurt Yamamoto (U/S)
*Members of Actors Equity Association

Produced by Joyce Liu, Danny Munoz, Amelia Worfolk

July 27 – August 28, 2011
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m.

OPENING NIGHT – July 29, $25 all seats, includes post-show reception with cast & crew
General: $20 | Seniors: $15 | Students: $12

Also, exclusive PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN Night, this Sunday, July 31, 7 p.m.

Purchase your tickets at WWW.COMPANYOFANGELS.ORG

Shunya (Houston, TX)
The Adventures of Hanuman, King of the Monkeys
by Aditi Kapil
August 2011

Silk Road Rising (Chicago)
by Velina Hasu Houston
August 25 to 28, 2011

Directed by Lisa Portes
Featuring: Cheryl Hamada, Christine Lin, Anthony Peeples, Jennifer Shin, and Lisa Tejero

With the humor that survival demands, two cousins-one in Los Angeles and one in Tokyo-struggle to navigate change as they confront their mothers' aging and the impact it has on their lives.

From Playwright Velina Hasu Houston: "I was inspired to write the play because of changes that I began to observe in the lives of friends and colleagues, namely how the aging of their parents affected their own lives, how it provoked them into thinking about who they are and what they want to do with their lives. I began to talk to individuals in the Los Angeles area who were going through these kinds of experiences and I augmented this work with interviews conducted in Japan. In Japan, I visited senior centers and also interviewed caregivers. In addition, I researched the topics of caregiving and aging in a specific cultural context. What interested me the most was how the lives of Asian women changes as they confront their mothers' aging. The cultural issues inherent in Asian families seemed to complicate the choices more."

Each staged reading will be followed by a Q & A session with playwright Velina Hasu Houston and director Lisa Portes, moderated by SRTP Artistic Director Jamil Khoury.

Where: Silk Road Theatre Project at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St., Pierce Hall, Chicago

When: Thursday, August 25 at 7:30pm, Saturday, August 27 at 8:00pm and Sunday, August 28 at 2:00pm

Cost: Free and open to the public

Reservations strongly recommended. Call 312-857-1234 ext. 201 or email

Company of Angels (Los Angeles, CA)
Call of the Nightingale
by Henry Ong
Tuesday, August 30 at 8pm to September 1 at 11pm

"That lovely, lovely melody....The vibration that pierces your very soul..."

Company of Angels Wings in assoc. with Panther Productions presents
a workshop production of

The Call of the Nightingale
Written by HENRY ONG

Four storytellers, seek to hide their pasts within the tales of fairies. A journey of language and movement interweaving Asia, African & European folk tales.


*member of Actor's Equity

Sound Design: HOWARD HO
Stage Manager: EILEEN SOONG

Tue, Aug. 30th @8pm
Wed, Aug. 31st @8pm
Th, Sept. 1st @8pm
Tix: Gen Admission, $12 online/ $15 at the door.

To purchase tickets online visit: www.CalloftheNightingale.c?om

Company of Angels at The Alexandria
501 S.Spring St., 3rd Floor. Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90013

Yellow Face

Repertory Actors Theatre and
Pork Filled Players (Seattle, WA)
Yellow Face
by David Henry Hwang
August 5 to September 3, 2011

ReAct Theatre and the Pork Filled Players proudly present the Northwest premiere of YELLOW FACE, the Pulitzer-finalist and Obie-award winning comic "mockumentary" about mistaken racial identity by David Henry Hwang.

Casting himself as the protagonist, Hwang recounts his (maybe true, maybe not) hard-hitting attempts to protest yellow face casting in Miss Saigon on Broadway--and his own accidental casting of a white man as Asian. Mixing real events, real headlines and real people with fictional characters and dramatic license, YELLOW FACE explores and pokes fun at the role of race in modern American society, media, politics and theatre.

News article.

Tickets available here.

Reviews here, here, here and here.
Also, Seattle Gay News, The Stranger, Seattle Chinese Times, Seattlest.

18 Mighty Mountain Warriors (Los Angeles, CA)
August 11 to September 4, 2011

18MMWLos Angeles' own award-winning 18 MIGHTY MOUNTAIN WARRIORS Comedy Troupe is back in action at The Complex with the WORLD PREMIERE of ¡Asiático! And this time they're directed by renowned theater artist Herbert Siguenza (Picasso, Cantinflas, Culture Clash) who will bring his years of comedy experience and a Latin flavor to the Asian American comedy of the Warriors. The resulting concoction can only be called ¡Asiático! or "all things Asian!" in Spanish.


Directed by Herbert Siguenza
(Picasso, Cantinflas, Culture Clash)

East Theater @ The Complex
6468 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

* Mao Tse Tung return from the dead to find China has sold out!
* Aladdin as Chinese. Like in the original story!
* Everything you wanted to know about Central Asia in song!
* and more!

August 12-Sept 4 2011
Preview: August 11
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday @8pm

$20 general
$15 students/seniors
$10 groups of 6 or more (contact
$5 Thursday August 11 PREVIEW
(ask for special group rates)

Buy tickets at:

or make reservations at:

Phone: (818) 900-2194
Email: HERE!

See News story.

Halcyon Theatre (Chicago, IL)
Family Devotions
by David Henry Hwang
August 11 to September 4, 2011

In sunny California, three generations await their famed great uncle's arrival from communist China. From zealous elderly sisters to their assimilated adult children to Americanized teenage grandchildren, comedy erupts as a family makes surprising discoveries about the people they thought they knew the best.

Featuring: Kaori Aoshima, Gordon Chow, Katelyn Foley, Arvin Jalandoon, Jin Kim, Mia Park, Eliza Shin, Dwight E. Sora, Helen Young.

Thursdays, Friday, Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 3pm
August 11 through September 4, 2011; Tickets $10-$25
More info: devotions

Performances are at the Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
Greenhouse Box Office: 773.404.7336 or

Parking is available at a discount in both of the neighboring hospital parking lots: Children's Memorial Parking Lot, Lincoln Park Memorial Parking Lot.

Halcyon Theatre is partially supported by a grant from The Alphawood Foundation, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency

Halcyon Theatre admin office: 3334 W. Wilson, #1, Chicago, IL 60625

Theatre of the Yugen (San Francisco, CA)
Sound is the Movement
September 6, 2011

Crossing musical concert with dance, "SOUND is the MOVEMENT" blurs the line between physicality and musicality. Curated by Yugen Orchestra member Ava Mendoza, Paige Sorvillo and Theatre of Yugen Artistic Associate Edward Schocker.

On Tuesday Sept. 6 we are please to present two multidisciplinary sets;



The quartet of Kyle Bruckmann (oboe/English horn), Tony Dryer (double bass), Jacob Felix Heule (percussion) and Kanoko Nishi (koto) -- explore timbral and textural extremes of distended instrumental technique via improvisation and open-ended compositional strategies. Their music tends towards a brutalist minimalism as informed by the noise underground as by recent developments in the field of free improvisation.

Individually, the members have performed with other groups and regular collaborators across the gamut of new music both local (Basshaters, Ettrick, Ghost in the House, Jacob Lindsay, Pink Mountain, Jon Raskin, Gino Robair, Aram Shelton, Shudder, sfSound) and elsewhere (Michel Doneda, EKG, Boris Hauf, Giuseppe Ielasi, Lozenge, Polwechsel, Jack Wright, C Spencer Yeh). Together, they began developing their collective sound in 2010.

FUMIKO DOCKER began her formal dance training in ballet and modern dance, but has evolved her practice to an improvisational, spontaneous choreographic practice through work with the Lower Left Collective, and ensemble thinking technique as taught by Nina Martin. Her creative process explores the intersection between physical space and improvisational dance, and the way that space, time, form, hierarchy, relationship, and other principles common to architecture and ensemble thinking can influence and intertwine.
Coming from dance training in ballet, modern dance including Graham, Limon, Horton and release techniques, contact improvisation, and ensemble thinking, Fumiko obtained a minor in Dance from the UC San Diego Department of Theater in 1997, and studied modern dance with Jean Isaacs (San Diego Dance Theater), Nina Martin (Lower Left Collective), and Joe Goode (Joe Goode Performance Group). She has also trained in modern and West African dance at the University of Oregon dance department (where she completed her Masters Degree in Architecture), and Japanese folk dance in Niigata, Japan where she was a teacher. Since moving to San Francisco in 2005, Fumiko has continued her training with Lizz Roman (release), Scott Wells (contact improvisation), Augusta Moore (ballet, Feldenkrais), Katarina Worthington (Horton), Heidi Schweiker (modern), and maintains a yoga practice.

CHRISTINE BONANSEA is a multi disciplinary performer artist and choreographer. She studied in France Literature at the University La Sorbonne, pursued her training in a National dance school where she got the national Modern dance graduation. Selected in National Choreographic Dance Centers with Catherine Diverres, Regine Chopinot (ENMD), Mathilde Monnier (Exerce 99) she completed her research and explored visual arts as well as physical performing techniques. She's been challenging the dynamics of live performance within the diversity of environment that she experienced internationally over the last 15 years as an interpreter and choreographer.

Within the last few years she showed 2 dance videos (1x3, 2x3) in the Bay area and in Europe and presented choreographic works in the US:

  • Handmade at the Garage-
  • Vergefest and for the San Francisco Theater Festival,
  • a work in progress Untitled in residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida,
  • The Matter of Things in residency at the Garage and at the Women on the Way Festival and elaborated 2x3 for a site specific piece at the Trolley Dance Festival 2010 in San Francisco.

This year, she created SolOil performed at the 2nd Sunday, the Kunst Stoff Arts Festival, the Concept Series8 in San Francisco and in the multimedia arts Festival Variable in Marseille. More recently, she presented NO EXIT for the ODC House Special the August 20th in San Francisco.

Burbank International Film Festival (Burbank, CA)
Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
by Kristina Wong
September 15, 2011

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BEFORE THE MOVIE: Join us for the "Dove Chocolate Experience" courtesy of our tasty sponsor DOVE CHOCOLATE!

AFTER THE MOVIE: After Party with complementary food and drink (location nearby, TBD)

After playing sold out houses from Alaska to Los Angeles to New York City, to Yale, Kristina Wong's unforgettable one woman tour de force performance of Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is finally captured in her first-ever movie through the "aggressive and dynamic direction of Michael Closson" -Film Threat. In this hilarious and whip-smart performance, Kristina takes a surprisingly raucous approach to addressing the high rates of depression and suicide among Asian American women—she tries to single-handedly save them all with her show! She fails fantastically at the task, creating hysterical laughter that descends into a sobering coda. It's one hell of a roller coaster ride! But don't worry... "it's all fiction."




Desipina & Co. (New York, NY)
by Rehana Lew Mirza
September 7 to 18, 2011

Pooja Kumar
Sunkrish Bala
Joe Petrilla*
Eileen Rivera*
Jon Norman Schneider*
Rajeev Varma

September 7 - 18, 2011
Tuesdays-Saturdays at 7 pm
Sundays at 2 pm and 7 pm
12 Performances Only

Production Stage Manager: John Nehlich
Set and Costume Designer: Katherine Akiko Day
Sound Designer: Colin Whitely
Lighting Designer: Marie Yokoyama
Assistant Stage Manager: Ben Schaffer

Barriers takes place four months after 9/11 and deals with the Chinese/Pakistani Abbas family, and the loss of their oldest son Nabhil at the World Trade Center. The Abbas's only daughter, Sunima, comes home to announce her pending engagement to a white man. However, Sunima's news becomes lost in a mire of household problems and she gets trapped in the family loss they never dealt with. As this multi-cultural family begins to fragment, we piece together the past each one hides, and the future they all share.

Originally mounted in 2002 at HERE and then subsequently co-produced with the Asian American Theater Company in San Francisco and Los Angeles in 2003, Barriers is returning to the stage to look back on the ten-year anniversary of the World Trade Center tragedy.

September 7 - 18, 2011
Performances at HERE
145 6th Ave.
(Enter on Dominick, 1 Block South of Spring)
For tickets: visit or call 212-352-3101
Box Office: open after 5pm on show days or 2 hours before any performance.

*These actors are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. Equity Approved Showcase

GENseng (Geneseo, NY)
The T'ea Project's Under The Veil: Being Muslim [And Non-Muslim] In American Since 9/11
September 16 and 17, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Alice Austin Theatre
SUNY Geneseo Campus, Geneseo, NY
GENseng produces
Directed by Radha Kramer
FREE! First come, first seated.

Please, AATR readers, find GENseng Geneseo on FaceBook and "like us"!

Metamorphosis Theatre Company (Los Angeles, CA)
By Paul Kikuchi
September 26, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

A FREE play reading!
At the home of MTC the Fremont Centre Theatre!
1000 Fremont Ave
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Set in 14th century Japan, struggling swordsmith KAI MATSUDA wants to forge the perfect samurai sword. Unfortunately, he's on a tight deadline, lost his creative punch and trying not to think about FUMI TANAKA. A comedy about art, love and some serious banging by South Pasadena playwright Paul Kikuchi!

Directed By : Featuring :
Leslie Ishii Carin Chea
Jimmy Matsuki
Aaron Takahashi
Tamlyn Tomita
Greg Watanabe

2g Productions
Museum of Chinese in America (New York, NY)
Growing Pains: An Evening with Smart & Funny Ladies
September 29, 2011

from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Growing Pains, a night of new works featuring Nora Chau, Kitty Chen, Cindy Cheung, Carla Ching, Jackie Chung, Mia Katigbak, Jen Kwok, Greta Lee, Rehana Lew Mirza, Maureen Sebastian and Ching Valdes-Aran. Hosted by The Pretty Precious Unicorns.

Please join us for a reception at 6:30pm with treats provided by Nom Wah Tea Parlor and Wooly's Ice.

Admission: This progam is free and open to the public. RSVP required to

La Peña Cultural Center and Intersection for the Arts (Berkley, CA)
Dennis Kim in Tree City Legends
Thurs. & Fri. Sept. 29 & 30, 2011

$12 gen. $10 students w/ID
La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley.

Writer/musician Dennis Kim performs excerpts from his play "Tree City Legends", directed by
Marc Bamuthi Joseph and music performed by Sean San Jose, actor Juan Amador and Dirty Boots.

Join Intersection for the Arts and La Peña Cultural Center for an Open Process series opening up the new Intersection performance project "Tree City Legends" - the first play created by writer/musician Dennis Kim (Denizen Kane) exploring the intersecting spiritual and urban environs battles that the characters face. This unique 2 night series will focus on the writing and the music worlds that Kim merges in his one of a kind works.

On Thursday Sept. 29, Dennis Kim will be joined by Intersection and Campo Santo's Sean San Jose, and DJ and actor Juan Amador (DJ Wonway) with guest poet and spoken word artists. On Friday Sept.30, Dennis Kim will perform with the band Dirty Boots as they perform full band versions of the original music in the piece. Open Process series in support of this special project presented by La Peña Cultural Center, that lead up to the World Premiere production by Intersection for the Arts, Campo Santo and Youth Speaks' theatre company the Living Word Project" ###

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