Northwest Asian American Theatre (Seattle)
by Chay Yew
June 8 to July 1, 2001

Northwest Asian American Theatre (Seattle)
Girls! Girls! Girls!
June 2001

A special late-night cabaret celebrating American music divas by local drag chanteuse Arnaldo Innocentes.

by Judy Soo Hoo
June 14 to July 8, 2001

See for more details

Peeling (NYC)

St. Mark's Theatre
June 28, 29, & 30, 2001

The wildly popular pan-Asian American performing arts collective Peeling stirs up a wicked brew in its new show Sins. Dark-souled directors Michael Hidalgo, Dustin Chinn, and Steve Huang lead our damned troupe in a show that leaves no moral stone unturned!

The show features the writing and performing talents of Jennifer Ahn, Roger J. An, Jin Auh, Dan Bacalzo, Carla Ching, Dustin Chinn, Aileen Cho, Charu Gupta, Michael Hidalgo, Fitz Mangubat, Sesh Mudumbai, Michel Ng, and Chris Wang.

Peeling commits its sins three times:
June 28, 29, & 30, Thu, Fri, Sat at 8pm

Location: St. Mark's Theater
94 St. Mark's Place, NYC
(subways - F to Second Ave or
6 to Astor Place)For reservations, call 212-592-9011 or e-mail

Peeling uses the performing arts and theater as vehicles for Asian Americans to explore individual stories, community building, leadership, and social activism through creative workshops, staged productions, readings, and related activities. Autobiography becomes a departure point for exploring race, gender, class, ethnicity, age, sexuality, and similar politics facing Asian Americans today.

The show features the writing and performing talents of Jennifer Ahn, Roger J. An, Jin Auh, Dan Bacalzo, Carla Ching, Dustin Chinn, Aileen Cho, Charu Gupta, Michael Hidalgo, Fitz Mangubat, Sesh Mudumbai, Michel Ng, and Chris Wang.

San Diego Asian American Repertory Theatre
I Hope You Don't Mind Me Asking, But ...
Kip Fulbeck
July 4th & 5th, 2001

3010 Juniper Street, San Diego

AART is proud to present...

Kip Fulbeck and I Hope You Don't Mind Me Asking, But ..., his hilarious one-man show and only Southern California solo performance!

From stand-up to improv to spoken word from his book-- Kip explores whatever it takes to move, to provoke, to inform. Kip's bringing video and slides, signing his book, and the latest: he's bringing his guitar!

Since 1991, videomaker, novelist, slam poet, and spoken word performer Kip Fulbeck has been recognized as one of the world's premier artists exploring Hapa identity. Fulbeck combines improvisation, stand-up comedy, political activism, and inspiring personal stories to explore his Cantonese, English, Irish, and Welsh background, media imagery of Asian men, interracial dating patterns, and icons of race and sex in popular culture. His videos and performance work have shown in over 20 countries, aired on PBS, and received numerous awards, while his first novel, Paper Bullets, has just been published by the University of Washington Press.

Listen in: Kip appears on KPBS 89.5 FM's THE LOUNGE radio show with
host Dirk Sutro on Friday, June 29th, 2001 at 6:30 p.m! Tune in or
listen online.

"He pushes the boundaries of expression via his artwork and emerges as a
Renaissance man." --Ted Lai, Yolk Magazine

Wednesday & Thursday

General Admission $10
Students/Seniors/Military $8

For more info and tickets:
888-568-2278 (AART)

written by and starring
Regie Cabico, Aileen Cho, Dan Bacalzo
directed by Jin Auh
Sat. July 7

An evening of sketches, monologues and spoken word with Aileen Cho, Regie Cabico and Dan Bacalzo. Maneuver your way through a sexual hades, surrealist fantasies and a Kubrick fiasco. A twinkling twilight of laughs in a zone that asks which queer Asian guy gets to cup Aileen's breast.

July 16, 2001
featuring PUSH, a one-woman show by comedienne, Viaji Nath and
BOOM, a one-act
by Mrinalini Kamath

SLANT (touring)
July 21, 2001, as part of the National Performance Network Conference
August 18 to 19, 2001 Spoleto, Italy

SALAAM ! and Navarasa Dance Theater
Aparna Sindhoor
August 3rd to 5th, 2001


* THE MAN IS INNOCENT brings to life the Martin Espada poem about political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal by integrating spoken word, Bharatanatyam dance movements and live music layered by a taped music soundtrack.

* DRAUPADI follows 2 women -- Drupadi, one of the celebrated heroines of The Mahabharata, as she gets humiliated in the court, then moves into Dopdi, a tribal woman who has a different way of resisting the injustice.  Inspired by a Bengali short story written by Mahasweta Devi (translated into English by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak).

Aparna Sindhoor takes us on a journey from the traditional Bharatanatyam dance form to her transformation of it.  Aparnaís work has resulted in the creation of a new form of performing that blends Indian classical dance, folk dance, world music and narration in a dynamic and provocative way.

Choreography:  Aparna Sindhoor (featured in the latest MS. Magazine)
Direction:  Aparna Sindhoor and Raju M. Sivasankaran
Narration:  Rosemary Candelario
Sound:  Sonal Bhatt

Aparna Sindhoor is an accomplished dancer and choreographer from Mysore, India.  She has choreographed and performed sixteen full-length works in which she has blended traditional, folk, and modern dance, as well as theatre, prose, poetry and vocal music.  She lives in Boston, MA, where she teaches at the Dance Complex and Navarasa Arts Academy.  Aparna explores themes such as violence against women, environmental degradation, and other human rights and social justice issues.

SALAAM ! (South Asian League of Artists in AMerica) is a professional theatre company celebrating South Asian American artistic excellence through creative risk taking and experimentation that challenges all boundaries.

SIS Productions (Seattle)
Sex in Seattle - Episode Two: Other Women
by Serin Ngai
July 13 to August 11, 2001

Sexy, Saucy, Sharp, and Sensual! Sex in Seattle, Episode Two: Other Women features Jenna, Tess, Elizabeth, and Shari ~ four contemporary Asian American women living it up in Seattle. That is, until other women enter their lives, altering their perceptions of love and how they see themselves. In the backdrop of a karaoke bar, the four women's lives intertwine as they try to resolve the power of other women. Witty and clever, discover why Episode One: Deceptions & Reflections played to sold out houses and why this sequel shouldn't be missed!

Episode Two: Other Women was written by Serin Ngai, directed by Walter Baker, and created by Kathy Hsieh, Serin Ngai, and Colleen Parker. This episode features the talents of Serin Ngai, Kathy Hsieh, Colleen Parker, Marc delaCruz, TJ Langley, Steven Ono, Daniel Arreola, Marinel deJesus, Patrick Lindsay, Marilyn Gonzalez, and Chloe Ahn or Audrey Fan.

Rated "R" for sexual situations, and filthy, foul language.

Sex in Seattle is an innovative episodic theatre show about sex, women, men, and everything in between! Conceived by Kathy Hsieh and Moi with a little help from Daniel Arreola, Sex in Seattle and its characters were originally created by Seattle-based Asian American actresses Kathy Hsieh, Serin Ngai, and Amy Waschke. Each episode brings a fresh and uninhibited perspective to a topic that is often not addressed or portrayed in the vast majority Asian American plays.

Special Events:

SIS Productions is excited to announce some very special events that will take place during the run of Sex in Seattle, Episode Two: Other Women.

Join the Sex in Seattle Cast for a gala reception and opening night party after the opening night performance on Friday, July 13 at 10:30pm. Admission to the party is free with an opening night ticket to the show.

Friday, July 20 ~ at 7pm there will be pre-show fun and prizes, then see the show at 8pm ~ all ladies get in at $1 off regular admission prices!!

Friday, July 28 ~ at 9pm for fun, food & beverages, then see the show at 10:30pm.
Don't miss out on our fun-filled Singles Night. Episode One's Singles Night sold out quickly, so get tickets early for this event!

SIS Productions
2315 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

Bindlestiff Studio (SF)
1 of 8...Women
July 26 thru August 11

@ 8PM each night
Bindlestiff Studio
in association with
The Bindlestiff Pinay Collective

1 of 8... Women. Statistics. Lost stories. Join this cast of Pinay and Pinay-inspired characters as they explore the gamut of fresh and "not-so-fresh" moments in the day of the life of women. Enjoy the raw, sexy, brutal, and loving stories of mothers, sisters, girlfriends, lovers, and complete strangers. This multimedia/ multidisciplinary program is brought to you by the Bindlestiff Pinay collective (consisting of Marellano, Christine Bacareza Balance, Patty Cachapero, Lorna Chui, Olivia Malabuyo, Joyce Juan Manalo, L.A. Renigen, Gayle Romasanta) and the letter "O" (for ovary).$12 General Admission $10 Seniors & Students w/ID

For reservations
Call 415.974.1167
or email

Bindlestiff Studio
An epicenter of Pilipino American Performing Arts
185 Sixth Street @ Howard
in San Franciscoís SOMA PILIPINO district
(415)974-1167 -

Theatre Rhinoceros
directed by ENRICO RINALDI
August 10 to 11, 2001

A part of the "Playwright's Stew" festival, along with works by Kevin Ottem-Fox and Michaelle Paradise

In CYCLOPS, two men face a very unusual crisis. Fifteen minutes of comedy, drama, absurdity, and hot guys! That's, like, everything!

Friday & Saturday
August 10 & 11, 2001
8:30 p.m.

Tickets: $10

Theatre Rhinoceros Studio
2926 16th Street
(between Mission & South Van Ness)
San Francisco, California

Something to Say (Philadelphia)
The New York International Fringe Festival
Asians Misbehavin’
August 10 to 24, 2001

A hilarious and thought-provoking collection of performance pieces on the edge and beyond, written and performed by a cast of angry Asian American underachievers from Philadelphia.  The show includes a special appearance by the spoken word duo “Yellow Rage,” featured at this year’s HBO Comedy Festival. 

Location:  The Mazer Theater
               197 East Broadway


           Friday August 10, 4pm – 5:45pm
           Saturday August 11, 9:15 pm – 11pm
           Thursday August 16, 4 pm – 5:45 pm
           Saturday August 18, 4:15 pm – 6pm
           Sunday August 19, 3:15 pm – 5 pm / 9:15 pm – 11pm
           Friday August 24, 10:30pm – 12:15 am

Alec Mapa
I Remember Mapa
August 10, 2001 - LA
August 25, 2001 - SF

Alec Mapa will be performing his award-winning solo show I Remember Mapa for one night only, August 11 at EAST WEST PLAYERS at 120 North Judge John Aiso Street (formerly San Pedro Street). Proceeds from the performance will benefit the National AIDS Marathon Training Program, a fundraising program for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the East West Players Box office or by calling(213)625-7000. Visa or Mastercard accepted. If available, tickets will be sold at the door the evening of the performance.

ASIA (Washington, DC)
Pho 69
by Michael Golamco
August 14, 2001

The Asian Stories In America (ASIA) Theatre will be presenting a dramatic reading of the new play Pho 69 by the up-and-coming playwright Michael Golamco who is also expected to be in attendance. The free reading will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 7pm at the NRECA in Arlington, VA. Free parking is provided in the NRECA garage. For directions to NRECA, surf to

Pho 69 by Michael Golamco: "Finding himself recently dead, 56 year-old Bernard Chan spends his afterlife watching the world go on without him. His eldest son Freddie is still working at the Copymat; his 19 year-old runaway daughter Caitlin has come home pregnant, father unknown. And his middle son Charlie is turning the family's Chinese restaurant Vietnamese -- a temple to his girlfriend, whose name also happens to be Charlie. Pho 69 is a new serio-comic play about building temples and tearing them down, and searching for a God who may likewise still be searching for us. It's a play about a silence that seems absolute, and a family whose silence must be broken."

Golamco, 25, first started with UCLA's own Asian American theatre company, LCC, writng/acting/directing for college audiences. Since then his work has been seen at Stanford, U.C. Berkeley, Dartmouth College, Cal Poly Pomona, the Asian American Theatre Company in San Francisco, and The Public Theater in New York City (courtesy of 2nd Generation Productions). He lives and works in Los Angeles. His play Achievers was offered as a dramatic reading with ASIA last month.

East West Players (LA)
Command Performance
August 18, 2001

An offering of works-in-progress from the culmination of East West's 6-week Summer Intensive Workshop

When: Saturday, August 18 at 7:30pm
Where: David Henry Hwang Theater, 120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
(downtown Los Angeles, Little Tokyo)
Parking adjacent to the theater for $3.30.

Admission is free. Seating is limited. RSVP at 213.625.7000 by August 16.

This program has been funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

August 2001

SLANT performs HIGH at the La Mama Umbria Festival in Spoleto, Italy on August 17 & 18. On August 23 & 24 Big Dicks, Asian Men will be performed in Boston atNortheastern University Center for the Arts as part of a week-long teaching residency. For further information-, 212-736-2246.

The Rad Asians 2001
an evening of new work
from the Rad Asians Workshop
for Asian Pacific American momen and men
Saturday, August 25, 2001 at 8 p.m.

Japanese American Cultural and Community Center's
George J. Doizaki Gallery
244 South San Pedro Street
in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Ageles
Admission is $6, no one turned away for lack of funds
For tickets call (213) 680-3700 Monday - Saturday 12pm-5pm
walk up admission accepted
For more information call (310) 285-3698 or go to

Performances by Angela Lee Au, Beheroze Shroff, Jocelyn Wang, Pete Lee, Noel
Alumit, Nechelle Fabiana, Kristina Wong, Ray Chang, Yi Lin, Bernice Doefleur,
Uyen, Huunh, and Jeanne Chinn.

This workshop is directed by performance artist Denise Uyehara and included
master classes by Elia Arce, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, and Danielle Brazell.

This evening springs from an eight-week intensive workshop which focuses on
body-based performance and encourages the creation of truthful work that does
not fall back on convenient answers to race, class, sexual orientation, and
gender issues. The workshop, originally entitled the Rad Asian Sisters, was
founded by Denise Uyehara in 1997, to provide a space for artists to hone
their craft.

A light reception follows the event. This evening is funded, in part, by a
grant from Cultural Affairs Department, City of Los Angeles.

For more info Contact: Denise Uyehara, Fearless Hair Theater Productions,
Tel: (310) 285-3698, Fax (310) 453-4347

Dear Son
Music, Lyrics, and Book by Elaine C. Chao
Produced by Joni Carlson
Directed by Joy Wong
August 24 and September 7, 2001

Set in a small Chinese American community, Dear Son is a full length original
musical adapted from the Biblical parable of the prodigal son.

Performed by Agape Youth Fellowship of Chinese for Christ Berkeley Church,
this premiere production is low-budget but full of earnest young performers.
The music is hip, the story universal, and best of all, it's free.

Performance dates:

7pm, August 24, 2001
Hilltop Gospel Church
3037 Groom Dr.
Richmond, CA

7:30pm, September 7, 2001
Bay Area Chinese Bible Church
750 Fargo Ave
San Leandro, CA

Lodestone (LA)
The Adventures of B.Y.O. Boy
Episode 1: The Second COMING of the Insidious Fu Manchu
by Philip W. Chung & Judy Soo Hoo
September 6 to 9, 2001

What do you get when you blend Lodestone and an N'Sync concert together? Lodestone's first-ever Comedic-Musical-Extravaganza!!! Join us for THE ADVENTURES OF B.Y.O. BOY as 3 moist and nubile boy-band members try to out-sing, out-dance, and out-wit the evil Fu Manchu, the incredibly sexy but conjoined-at-the-ass DragonLady Twins, and the weapon-wielding yet unbelievably hot girl-band, The Rice Girls. Special guest performances by Jen Paz, Queen Kong, Bono, Yoko Ono, Milli-Vanilli, Keanu Reeves and Freddie Mercury*. This show runs for 4 days only at ELAC from September 6th - 9th. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll get hot and bothered and it's a "hell of a lot better" than Cats.

The 3rd annual
a Filipino American standup comedy showcase
and Special Guest. HOSTED by ALLAN MANALO
Sunday, September 9th at 800pm

Bindlestiff Studio 185 Sixth Street @ Howard in SF SOMA Pilipino
Tickets: only $5 (cash only) & one canned food item to be donated.....
No reservations necessary for this show. Don't miss out.

Theatreworks (Bay Area, CA)
Pacific Overtures
music by Stephen Sondheim
August 29 - September 23, 2001
The Mountain View Center for Performing Arts

A musical masterpiece! Sondheim's Kabuki flavored Pacific Overtures conjures an ancient Japan with soaring music and theatrical magic. Often comic, it explores the impact of Perry's arrival as seen through Japanese eyes, probing the cause and effect of Japan's subsequent westernization. The San Francisco Examiner called TheatreWorks 1988 staging "brilliant" and we aim to recreate the magic on an even grander scale. Joining us in the role of Manjiro will be Michael Lee. Mr. Lee's Broadway credits include Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar, and RENT. Scott Watanabe whose Broadway credits include Phantom of the Opera will play Kayama. Tickets $20 - $45.

NWAAT (Seattle)
by Alec Mapa
September 2001

Cock Healer
by Rebecca Torosian
September 6 to 15, 2001

Wayland Quintero of the SLANT Performance Group directs Cock Healer, a one-woman storytelling, live music, and dance performance about New York City performer Rebecca Torosian's 18 glorious years as a bachelor party stripper, sex surrogate therapist, and sensual masseuse, and all the men who make it worthwhile.

September 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15 at 10 PM.

Philadelphia Fringe Festival at the Brick Playhouse, 623 South Street, between 6th & 7th Streets above Jambalaya. Tickets- only $10, ($2 off for students and seniors), Box office- 215-413-1318.

For more info-

Please tell all your friends and family in Philadelphia!

September 16 only
Hawaiian treasure Slack Key guitar master
the leading forces in tako, break new ground in world music with their
collaborative work. Plus BRENDA WONG AOKI and MARK IZU in duet for
storyteller and contra bass.

Sept 16, 2 pm.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, San Francisco
Tix: $19 in advance, $23 at door, $15 seniors/students. 415-978-2787.

Hurry for group tix: buy 10, get 2 free!
For group tix and info: 415-221-0601,

Asians Gone Wild
September 20, 2001

OPM Presents: ASIANS GONE WILD! OPM, a new Asian American sketch comedy group originally from Seattle, brings you never-seen-before, too-hot-for-television, fun and outrageous sketch comedy. Appropriate for family audiences. You will leave OPM's den high as a Chinese kite! Produced by Leroy Chin. Asians Gone Wild! opens Thursdays, September 20 at 8pm at the Flight Theatre at the Complex, 6472 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. $10.

The Mellow Yellow Theatre Company (NYC)
Launch Party
September 22, 2001

Brooklyn, NY. --Improvisational comedy and a party will be held on Saturday, September 22 at the The Bomb Shelter Industries – 68 Jay Street, 5th floor - studio 511. Doors will open at 8:00 p.m. The improv show will start at 9:00 p.m. Party immediately following the show.

If you want to learn more about us and this party, log on to our website at Seating for the improv part of the show is limited. RSVP by email: or call: 718.624.0909 for us to reserve aseat for you. Thank you for writing to Mellow Yellow Theatre Company. visit us at, HOME OF MELLOW YELLOW THEATRE COMPANY

Stir-Friday Night! (Chicago)
Woktoberfest: the Benefit
September 29, 2001

Spread the word! Stir-Friday Night! is having it's annual benefit on September 29th at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Stir-Friday Night!'s Annual Fundraiser

Stir-Friday Night! is throwing a party just for you! Come celebrate with Chicago's premier Asian American sketch comedy troupe. This memorable evening will include passed hors d'oeuvres, open bar, live music by the fabulous Keith Uchima, and of course, a performance, by Stir-Friday Night! This gala will help SFN! raise funds for the 2001/2002 season and kick off the world premiere of "Woktoberfest!" the production, running throughout October at the Chicago Cultural Center's Studio Theater.

DATE: Saturday, September 29, 2001
TIME: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
PLACE: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington
TICKETS: $60 per person, (tables available)
RAFFLE: $10 per ticket or $50 for 7

Stir-Friday Night! is thrilled that this event will be held at the prestigious Chicago Cultural Center. However, due to city ordinances, absolutely no tickets (raffle or admission) can be sold at the event. All tickets must be sold in advance. Check out the list of raffle prizes! By purchasing these tickets, not only will you be supporting SFN!, but you will also be entered to win great prizes! Just send us a check with your name, address, and phone number, and we will promptly send the tickets to you, and enter your name in the drawing. Benefit tickets will be held at the door.

Thank you for your support! We hope to see you on the 29th!

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