Pangea World Theatre (Minneapolis, MN)
Now That She’s Gone
Written and Performed by Ellen Snortland
Produced by Barbara La Valleur
September 29 to October 2, 2010

Wednesday – Saturday • 7:30pm

Nominated for a 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Now That She’s Gone was first produced by EMP Theatricals, LLC, at the 2008 NY International Fringe Festival.

fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre (Toronto, Canada)
Sex Tape Project
October 1 to 3, 2010

fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company presents 'Sex Tape Project' a multi-writer theatrical experiment that positions the audience as voyeur witnesses to a steamy rendezvous. An exercise in interpretation, three writers provide possible explanations for a scene that erupts across the street from the viewer. Adrienne Wong (Mixie & the Halfbreeds), Donald Woo (Wong’s Garden) and David Yee (lady in the red dress) plunge you into their hypothetical worlds of passion, crime, chance encounters, sociopathic tendencies, true love and a one night stand gone horribly, horribly wrong. The scene unfolds in a hotel room in Toronto’s Chinatown with audiences viewing from the board room of the Centre for Social Innovation across the street.

Featuring Christian Feliciano and Vanessa Smythe
Direction by Esther Jun

Space is extremely limited (there are only 12 sets of binoculars after all) and reservations are absolutely necessary. Please call fu-GEN to book your ticket at 416.920.2828.

workshop presentation of Sex Tape Project
Oct. 1 - 3, 2010
2 shows per evening: 8 & 9PM
Tickets are $10

check out www.fu-GEN for complete 2010-2011 season information

Tehachapi Community Theatre (Tehachapi, CA)
Second Annual Playwright's Festival
The People's Prada
by Felix Racelis
October 1 & 2 at 7:30 pm
Oct. 3, 2010, at 2pm

At the Beekay Theatre in Tehachapi.

In The People's Prada, a Beverly Hills widow decides it's time for her stepson to spread his wings.

The Theatre Festival will present eight world premieres and viewers select three audience favorites from among the eight with results announced from the stage following the Sunday matinee.

Tickets are $10 and are available online at

Mu Performing Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
Taiko Lab
featuring Mu Daiko
October 2 & 3, 2010, The Lab Theater

The boundary-pushing concert makes its triumphant return.

Room To Improv (Southern Ca)
October 2, 2010

at 10:30pm - October 2 at 12:00am
Location Two Roads Theater
4348 Tujunga Ave
Studio City, CA

You are so hot. Really. Hot. You're hot and RTI wants to do something about it. Something niiiiiiiiiice......Come down this Friday night. And we will give it you. You know what I mean. 10:30. It's late. It's dark. It's cooler. OOOOOOh YEEEEEeeeeeahhh.........(heavy breathing)

(please imagine the late and great Billy Mays talking to you)

Hi! Billy Mays here for the original Room To Improv - the fastest, loudest, and brownest improv group you will ever see!



The dead are speaking from their graves so it must mean that RTI's October show is around the corner. Come laugh with us!!!

$10 @ the Door. Make your reservations at or tell your favorite cast member!

The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network
Asian American Theater Company (San Francisco, CA)
A reading by Andrew Lam
With special guests Daniel Nguyen and Vanessa Ta
and Chanh Pham
October 3, 2010

Andrew Lam reading

Company of Angels (Los Angeles, CA)
by Henry Ong
October 4, 2010

"Fabric" by Henry Ong, is receiving a special, live staged reading at the new KPCC studios in Pasadena on Monday, October 4th at 7:30 p.m.  Don't miss this opportunity to attend this free event for a radio play version of "Fabric."  
Admission to the reading is free, but RSVP is required. Please call Forum Assistant, Jenny Smith at (626) 583-5232, or visit the Web site:
“Fabric” is based on the landmark 1995 Thai garment workers slavery case and is being presented by Southern California Public Radio in partnership with Company of Angels, Los Angeles’ oldest professional non-profit theater company, at the newly opened Crawford Family Forum, located at 474 S. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, California, on October 4 at 7:30pm.
“Fabric” is directed by the playwright and produced by Tom Beyer, for Company of Angels. Performers include Jennifer Chang, Jully Lee, Dian Kobayashi, Julia Cho, Joyce F. Liu, Tom Beyer, Darrell Kunitomi, Pat Cochran, Eddie Mui, and West Liang. Dennis Yen provides the sound design.
For more information about Company of Angels, check out

Family Circle: A Celebration Of Asian American Theatre Artists To Benefit The Coaliton For Asian American Children And Families (CACF)
Daryl Roth Theatre's D-Lounge Cabaret
(New York City, NY)
October 4, 2010 at 8pm

BD Wong (PACIFC OVERTURES, YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN) and composer Adam Gwon (ORDINARY DAYS) will headline FAMILY CIRCLE. The evening's proceeds will support CACF, the nation's only pan-Asian children's advocacy organization which strives to improve the health and well-being of Asian Pacific American children and families in New York City. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and can be purchased at

Wong will make a special appearance alongside performances by Aaron Albano, Anthea Neri, Bryna O'Neill, Cindy Cheung, Deborah Lew, Eric Bondoc, Liz Casasola, Marc De La Cruz, Mel Maghuyop, Michael Montalbano, and Whitney Kam Lee.

Composer Adam Gwon, who recently won acclaim with his musical ORDINARY DAYS, lends his music to the evening, alongside songs by Eric Kubo and Mark Evans, Felice Kuan and Hyun Suk Park, Hyeyoung Kim and Michael Cooper, J. Oconer Navarro, Jeff Tang, Joy Son and Kirsten Guenther, Kevin So and Jeff Yang, KyoungAe Kang and Will Aronson, Randall Eng and Donna DiNovelli, RoBert Lee and Leon Ko, and Timothy Huang. Steven Eng (National Asian Artists Project) directs, with musical direction by Mark Evans, and featured accompaniment by Marcus Baker.

For more information on CACF, visit The Daryl Roth Theatre's D-Lounge is located at 101 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003.

David Hyu

East West Players (Los Angeles, CA)
Mysterious Skin
by Prince Gomolvilas
September 9 to October 10, 2010

This searing drama follows the story of a boy who believes he was once abducted by aliens. All roads lead back to a childhood classmate, now a hustler, who holds the key to the terrifying and heart-breaking truth. (Mature audiences only.) Written by Prince Gomolvilas, based on the novel by Scott Heim, directed by Tim Dang.

See News story.

Sex in Seattle 18

SIS Productions presents
Sex in Seattle 18: An Everyday Kind of Love
Photo by: Rick Wong (c)
Pictured left to right: May Nguyen & Moses Yim

SIS Productions (Seattle, WA)
Sex in Seattle 18: An Everyday Kind of Love
by Kathy Hsieh
September 10 to October 9, 2010

SIS Productions celebrates its 10th Anniversary with another new show! Romance is great, but is true love the grand sweeping gestures of passion we fantasize about? Or is it those everyday moments that bring people closer together over time? Join Tess, Jenna, Elizabeth and Chloe as they discover their own answers in the nation's longest-running quirky romantic comedy about contemporary Asian American women, their lives and their loves. Newcomers and long-time fans won't want to miss Sex in Seattle 18: An Everyday Kind of Love.

Celluloid E-motions

Asian Arts Initiative & Courtyard Dancers (Philadelphia, PA)
Celluloid E-Motions
Celebrating Courtyard Dancers’ 10th Anniversary
Friday, October 8th, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 9th, 7:30 p.m.

(Doors open 30 minutes in advance – come stroll through our new gallery exhibit!)

Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street, Chinatown, Philadelphia

Tickets: $20 general admission
($15 when you purchase by September 20th)
Discounts available for groups

For more information
(215)557-0455x221 or

Celluloid E-Motions is an interactive evening of dance theater that blurs the boundaries between classical and commercial, traditional and contemporary. Created and choreographed by local artist PALLABI CHAKRAVORTY to commemorate the 10th anniversary of her company COURTYARD DANCERS, Celluloid E-Motions draws from Indian dance, Urdu poetry, and Hindi film lyrics. Audience members will be led through a performance that begins with the backdrop of SHELLY BAHL’s gallery exhibition, Of Filmi Love and Other Demons, and progresses to the formal theater presentation. This magical event is performed by Courtyard Dancers along with guest artists NANDINI SIKAND and SHIBANI PATNAIK, and is supported in part by the Leeway Foundation.


NAATCO (New York, NY)
Into the Woods
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
A Concert to benefit NAATCO
Monday, October 11, 2010

6:00 Cocktail Reception
7:00 Concert
Engelman Recital Hall
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Avenue (enter on 25th Street between Lexington & 3rd)
Directed by Alan Muraoka
Musical Direction & Accompaniment by Kary Haddad
With Ann Harada, Jose Llana, Telly Leung, Jason Ma, Orville Mendoza, Manu Narayan, Olivia Oguma, Eileen Rivera, Anne Fraser Thomas, Virginia Wing Catering by James Chew

For tickets, go to


Ma-Yi Theatre (New York, NY)
By Michael Lew
Directed by Ralph B. PEÑA
September 28 to October 24, 2010

Scenic Design by Clint Ramos
Costume Design by Theresa Squire
Lighting Design by Japhy Weideman
Sound Design by Shane Rettig

You've heard of "microcredit"? The Nobel Prize-winning concept of providing Third World entrepreneurs with small charitable loans to help alleviate global poverty? Microcrisis looks at what happens when a scheming investment banker exploits microcredit, lumps it into complex financial instruments, and ravages the global economy once again - and it all turns out hilarious.

September 28 - October 24, 2010
at HERE Arts Center, New York City

Song of the Dragons

Sue Jin Song and Jiehae Park in Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heavenat The Studio Theatre.
Directed by Natsu Onoda Power.
Photo: Lance Hayden Kump

Studio Theatre (Washington, DC)
Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven
by Young Jean Lee
September 29 to October 24, 2010

See News story.

AATC Comedy Fest

Pangea World Theatre (Minneapolis, MN)
Refugee Nation
Written and performed by Leilani Chan and Ova Saopeng,
directed by Rena Heindrich
October 8 to 17, 2010

Refugee Nation is about a young generation struggling to understand their history and the silence of an elder generation still healing from the traumas of war. What can we learn from the wounds of a war over 30 years ago in the hope to find healing?

Please join us on opening night, Friday, October 8th at 7:30pm! The performance runs October 8-10 and 14-17 at 7:30 p.m. at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis.

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (New York, NY)
Vietnam Project II preview reading
by Nguyen thi Minh Ngoc
Otober 16, 2010

First up in Pan Asian’s fall 2010 Play Development Lab is a preview of selected scenes from the new play WE ARE, part of this season’s Vietnam Project II. WE ARE introduces 5 powerful female characters in 5 chapters that explore the historical legacy of Vietnamese women and girls sold into marriage. It is the latest work by Nguyen thi Minh Ngoc, whose play THE MISSING WOMAN was produced by Pan Asian Rep in 2008. WE ARE, written and directed by Nguyen thi Minh Ngoc Starring Daniel Le, Nguyen thi Minh Ngoc , Nguyen thi Minh Phuong, Viet Nguyen, Tiffany Rothman, Jennifer Ha Thanh, Chantal Thuy and Tran T Thuc Hanh

Reading Saturday October 16 at 7pm at 520 Eighth Avenue
(btw 36th and 37th Streets)
Third Floor, Studio B To RSVP, call 212-868-4030 or email Space is very limited There is a $10 suggested donation, collected at the door. The reading will be followed by a reception and Q&A with the artists.

KPCC/Southern California Public Radio Reading series
English Only
by Annette Lee
Saturday, October 16th at 2 p.m

Les Manouches Theatre Company (New York, NY)
Between the Seas Festival
by Damon Chua
October 18, 2010

This is part of Les Manouches Theatre Company's Between the Seas Festival. The reading is to gauge if the play is production-ready, and if so, it will be produced in NYC in 2011.

More info here:

Inquiries to: (nomadz at rocketmail dot com)

***STORY LINE***: LEILA, a Muslim woman and a descendant of the Moors, recently moved to a small village in Andalucia in southern Spain with her husband RAHM, to the house where he was born. As Rahm struggles to finish his long-gestating novel, Leila begins to hallucinate about a 15th Century Moorish woman named AZIZA, a long dead soul whose spirit still roams the rural countryside.

Cold Tofu (Los Angeles, CA)
The Hiroshi Show
with special guest LAPD Deputy Chief Terry S. Hara
October 21, 2010

8 to 9 pm at
Tateuchi Democracy Forum
111 N. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

The Hiroshi Show is COLD TOFU Improv’s version of a traditional improv format called “The Armando.” This improv format starts with a special guest (or “Hiroshi”) on stage delivering a personal and truthful monologue that is based on an audience suggestion. Inspired by the monologue, COLD TOFU cast members improvise scenes that, in turn, inspire a response from the “Hiroshi”. This propels hilarious, and sometimes emotional, interchanges between the "Hiroshi's" monologues and the company’s scenes.

Admission is “pay-what-you-can” (minimum $5). Make reservations by calling (213) 739-4142 or e-mailing For more information visit

Rasik Arts (Toronto, Canada)
After the Fall
by Rafi Khan and Alim Khan
October 25, 2010

A play about the struggles within and between generations of a Muslim Canadian family, but it is ultimately a humanistic look at generational understanding and how we cope with tragedy. Rafi and Alim weave a complex set of stories that collide just after the fall of the twin towers in September 2001. There are ten speaking parts.

National Asian Artists Project (New York, NY)
Rodgers and Hammerstein
October 25, 2010

Baayork Lee, veteran of the original cast of A Chorus Line, directs this all Asian American version of the musical classic.

Bellarmine Forum (Los Angeles, CA)
From the Heart
by Jude Narita
October 27, 2010

Jude Narita - Celebrating Asian Americans and stompin? on stereotypes!!

Award-winning theater artist and activist Jude Narita performs her one-woman play "From the Heart" which celebrates the lives, and brings to life the dreams, of different Asian and Asian American women. From a Korean student to a Japanese American woman, a Cambodian woman to a Chinese
American to an Iraqi woman, Narita illuminates the universal humanity of us all.

Wed. Oct 27 - 7:30 PM
University Hall, Ahmanson Auditorium, UH 1000
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles 90045

The performance is free and open to students and the public.

Park in P2 and P3.

Narita's performance is part of the 2010 Bellarmine Forum - a weeklong celebration of women artists/activists, a celebration of artistic visions that have inspired change. For more info and full schedule:

For more info and videos of Jude?s work, please go to:

Bindlestiff Studios (San Francisco, CA)
Stories from a Haunted Forest
Saturday, Oct. 30th at 7pm
@the Presidio's LOG CABIN

The Presidio Trust presents Bindlestiff Studio's Stories From A Haunted Forest--what lurkes in your darkness?

With the generous funding from San Francisco's Presidio Trust, Bindlestiff Studio will dazzle audience's with a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience at the Presidio's Log Cabin as they unfold stories taken from Filipino folklore in STORIES FROM A HAUNTED FOREST. Through the theatrical storytelling devices of shadow play, puppetry, stilt walking, and glow theater, tales of dwendes (dwarfs) and kapres (tree ogre) come to haunt the conciousness of your own personal dark forest!
Stories From a Haunted Forest is a FREE EVENT! (of course, donations are always gladly accepted) Please bring the entire family, but seating is limited so reserve your free ticket today by going to:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30th Doors open 630pm, Showtime 7pm at the Presidio's Log Cabin, 1299 Storey Ave. (Fort Scott District of Presidio)

Mo'olelo (San Diego, CA)
Yellow Face
by David Henry Hwang
October 6 to 31, 2010

Good reviews. Here and here.

Theatre of the Yugen (San Francisco, CA)
SORYA! Possessed by a Fox
October 27th - 31st, 2010
Wednesday - Friday @ 8pm, Saturday and Sunday @ 3pm


Theatre of Yugen's presents the classic Kyogen comedy, Fukuro Yamabushi (Owl Mountain Priest), with a workshop adaptation of Ben Jonson's Volpone, the Fox by company member Lluis Valls.

With Volpone, the Fox we continue our long history of bringing the traditional theatre forms of Japan to an American audience in an accessible, educational and enriching performance. Ben Jonson was the muck-raker of the Elizabethan era. His Volpone is a dark satire leaving little doubt about his incredibly repulsive philosophy of the world as clearly divided into the rogues and their dupes. Kyogen shares this same habit of addressing regrettably mundane subjects with universally understood characters, such as the clever servant or the hypocritical priest. This transcontinental and timeless fellowship, born out of a common desire to promote the destruction of the philosophical, social and religious codes of the day, will make for a delightful and surprisingly relevant marriage today.

$15 advance/ $18 door/ under 12 free/ pay-as-you-can wednesday preview
Tix/information call: call 1-800-838-3006 or visit

Ping Chong & Company (New York, NY)
the Chinese premiere of
Cathay: Three Tales of China! at
The People’s Theater in Xi’an, China
October 28 to 31, 2010

Cathay originated in fall of 2003 when internationally renowned theater maker Ping Chong was invited by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to travel to Xi’an, China to meet the extraordinary artists from the Shaanxi Folk Art Theater. Cathay was developed at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, where it premiered in September 2005. Cathay, which was commissioned by the Kennedy Center and the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, was presented at the Kennedy Center as part of the Festival of China in October 2005. The Festival was the largest presentation of perform ing arts from China in the U.S to date. The initial U.S. tour closed with a three-week engage ment at New York City’s New Victory Theater. In June 2006, Cathay was presented at the Vienna Festival. The performance at The People’s Theater will bring the U.S. and Chinese artists together for a reunion engagement, after which Cathay will be licensed to the Shaanxi Performing Arts Group to tour in China.

Cold Tofu (Los Angeles, CA)
Amy Hill Joins COLD TOFU for
The Hiroshi Show
October 28, 2010

On October 28th, Actress Amy Hill will be COLD TOFU's guest for "The Hiroshi Show" (our version of “The Armando”)! She's a former COLD TOFU member, so don't miss this special reunion!

What's "The Hiroshi Show?" It's an improv format that starts with a special guest (or “Hiroshi”) delivering a personal and truthful monologue based on an audience suggestion. Inspired by the monologue, COLD TOFU cast members improvise scenes that, in turn, inspire a response from the “Hiroshi”. This propels hilarious (and sometimes emotional), interchanges between the "Hiroshi's" monologues and the company’s scenes.

Admission is “pay-what-you-can” (minimum $5). Make reservations by calling (213) 739-4142 or e-mailing For more information visit

Tateuchi Democracy Forum
111 N. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

Kumu Kahua Theatre (Honolulu, HI)
BloodLust - the 2nd annual Halloween Fundraiser for Kumu Kahua Theatre! 
October 30, 2010

This year's event includes psychic readings, a bloodthirsty performance from improv group “On The Spot”, a Costume Contest, an undead vampire Murder Mystery, a special performance by Grant Uchida, the final performance of Thrill the World 2010, and more! The blood begins to pour at 10:30pm on October 30th.  Tickets to the event are $20.  Included in the ticket price is a drink from the bar.  For more information, email  For tickets call the Kumu Kahua Box Office at 536-4441.

Kumu Kahua Theatre is an air-conditioned, intimate 100-seat performance space; Patrons are strongly advised to purchase tickets in advance as individual performances do sell out. For more information about this and other productions, or to buy tickets online, visit

Kumu Kahua productions are being supported by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, celebrating more than thirty years of culture and the arts in Hawai‘i (with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts); the Annenberg Foundation; the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, Kirk W. Caldwell, Acting Mayor; paid for in part by the taxpayers of the City & County of Honolulu, the Hawai’i State Legislature, and Foundations, Businesses and Patrons. 


SIS Productions (Seattle, WA)
Insatiable 5!
November 4 to 8, 2010

Diverse voices! Fresh viewpoints! Surprising themes! Insatiable! features new play readings by local playwrights Kathy Hsieh, Maggie Lee, May Nguyen and Roger Tang.

Prima Vera Arts Center
112 5th Ave N, 2nd Floor (Susan G. Komen Foundation Building)
Just north of Denny Way, between 5th Avenue N & Taylor Ave N
(enter from the back off of Taylor Avenue N)
(206) 323-9443

Tickets are $5 per reading; $8 for a 2-reading pass; or $12 for an all-fest pass.

Insatiable! schedule:

  • The Clockwork Professor by Maggie Lee
    Thursday, November 4 at 8pm
    Sunday, November 7 at 2pm
    Seamus Pemberton, otherwise known as the Clockwork Professor, is a humble inventor, a quiet, eccentric man of science. But now, buried secrets and forbidden technology from the past threaten to destroy everything he holds dear, perhaps even rocking the very foundations of the city of New Providence. From underground laboratories to royal airships to dimension-hopping portals, come join the Clockwork Professor on this whirlwind adventure of fantastical science fiction with a steampunk twist!
    Directed by Mok Moser and featuring Meredith Armstrong, Brian Beckley, Rob Burgess, Joe Chin, Agastya Kohli, Margaretta Lantz, Lisa Lee, Tim Takechi, Owen Yen and Lance Zielinski.
  • Lines in the Sand by May Nguyen
    Friday, November 5 at 8pm
    Saturday, November 6 at 4pm
    Sam has an explanation for everything, but when his lab is on the verge of collapse following the death of its lead researcher and a vigilante called Dark Mask gains support from coworkers, his world of certainty falls away.
    Directed by Manuel Cawaling and featuring Leilani Berinobis, Elizabeth Daruthayan, Agastya Kohli, Brad Walker, Owen Yen, Moses Yim, and more!
  • Shadowed Intent by Roger Tang
    Saturday, November 6 at 7:30pm
    Sunday, November 7 at 4pm
    Newly promoted Detective Kim Inamura must convict the Asian American Ted Bundy while navigating minefields of race, sex and politics in the press, the precinct, City Hall, and, mostly importantly, in herself.
    Directed by Maria Batayola and featuring Miko Premo, Owen Yen, Henry Drew, Tom Falcone, Chau Luu and Yvette Zaepfel.
  • B4 by Kathy Hsieh
    Sunday, November 7 at 7pm
    Monday, November 8 at 7:30pm
    Three couples. Three time periods. One NYC apartment. Japanese-American couple Grace and Jimmy are re-starting their lives after being interned during WWII. Walter Weissman and his wife Rachel struggle to find meaningful work during the blacklist of the 1950s. Christina and her brother Paul desperately search for her husband after he leaves for the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. B4 was selected as part of the International Centre for Women Playwrights’ Chicago Her-rah Festival 2007, and won Honorable Mention in New York’s 2007 New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest.
    Directed by Aimée Bruneau and featuring Leilani Berinobis, Keith Dahlgren, Maria Glanz, Mona Leach Grife, Sam Lai, Hana Lass, Ray Tagavilla or Christian Ver, and Brad Walker!

About the SIS Writers Group:
The SIS Writers Group was established in 2005 to encourage and promote Asian American playwrights to develop their work and actively engage in the craft of writing new plays.


Kumu Kahua (Honolulu, HI
There's the Door
November 6 and 7, 2010

Kumu Kahua Theatre presents, as part of its Dark Night Series, There’s The Door, directed by Keith Kashiwada. Storytellers Nyla Fujii-Babb, Neal Milner, and Dann Seki present some original stories that continue their humorous and poignant struggle to explore life’s BIG questions, told in the style of earlier Kumu Kahua shows Growing Up in Hyphened America and Life Staged.

The show will be performed on November 6th at 2pm and 7th at 7pm, at Kumu Kahua Theatre, on the corner of Merchant and Bethel.  Tickets for There’s The Door can be purchased with a credit card by calling 536-4441, by visiting our box office between 11am and 3pm Monday through Friday, or at the door on the evening of the performance.  Tickets are now on sale for $5 apiece.  For more information about this and other productions, visit

Neal Milner is a Professor of Political Science at UHM and presently heads the UHM Ombuds Office.  Dann Seki has many memorable performances to his credit, spanning many genres, including musical theatre and Shakespeare. He also has a long list of film and TV credits, including Lost, The Informant, Jake and the Fat Man, and Magnum P.I.  He is a member of Screen Actors’ Guild, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Kumu Kahua productions are being supported by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, celebrating more than thirty years of culture and the arts in Hawai‘i (with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts); the Annenberg Foundation; the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, Peter Carlisle, Mayor; paid for in part by the taxpayers of the City & County of Honolulu, the Hawai’i State Legislature, and Foundations, Businesses and Patrons.

Pintig-CIRCA (Chicago, IL)
A Squared Theatre Workshop (Chicago, IL)
The Other Shore
a play by Nobel Prize winner Gao Xingjian
translated by Gilbert C. F. Fong
October 15 to November 14, 2010

A pioneering play about a journey to enlightenment on The Other Shore.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 6:30 pm

Vietnamese Association of Illinois
5110 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL

**Gala Night double feature on Saturday, October 23 at 8 pm featuring The Other Shore and a special excerpt of America Is in the Heartto celebrate Filipino-American month.**

$25 for Gala Night performance on October 23 (sorry, no discounts for Gala Night)
$15 for general admission
$12 for seniors and students with valid ID
$10 for groups of 10 or more with a reservation
For advance ticket purchases, visit
For reservations, call 773.961.8565
directed by Giau Truong

featuring Aimee Algas, Aimee Baccam, Marcus Farne, Lovien Joey Flores, Brendalee Ilustre, Hope Kim, Je Nepomuceno, Joe Yau, and Kai Young

design and production by Andrew Napier, Emily Nelson, Marivi Ortiz, Dujuan Pritchett, Cary Shoda, Louie Sison, Laura Sturm, Giau Truong, and Vivian Young

Be sure to stick around after each performance for a Q&A with members of the cast.

All performances will be held at the Vietnamese Association of Illinois,
5110 N Broadway Street in Chicago

CTA routes closest to Vietnamese Association of Illinois:

Red Line (Argyle stop)

36 Broadway bus (Foster stop)

92 Foster bus (Broadway stop)


Azeotrope (Seattle, WA)
Red Light Winter
by Adam Rapp
October 22 to November 13, 2010

In Red Light Winter, former college buddies Matt and Davis take off to the Netherlands and find themselves entangled in a bizarre love triangle with a beautiful, young prostitute named Christina. The romance they find in Europe unravels their friendship back home, and all three are forced to confront unexpected consequences resulting from their one night together. Written with a harsh, poetic beauty, Red Light Winter is a stunning story of obsession, isolation, and the desperate need for people to fulfill their hunger for intimacy.

Red Light Winter features performances by Richard Nguyen Sloniker, Tim Gouran and newcomer Mariel Neto. Scenic design by Andrea Bush. Lighting design by Andrew D. Smith. Costume design by Christine Tschirgi.

** Advisory: Contains nudity and explicit adult themes **

Where: Theatre Off Jackson
409 7th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104

Pay-What-You-Can Preview Thursday October 21 7:30PM
When: October 22 – November 13, 2010
Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday at 2:00pm
** Additional Industry Night / Actors’ Benefit performances **
Monday, Nov. 1 & Nov. 8

Admission: $17 General Admission
$12 student discount with ID
$10 student discount with ID OPENING NIGHT
More info:
Box Office:
Press Contact: Serin Ngai

Reviewed here.

The Theatre @ Boston Court (Los Angeles, CA)
Portland Center Stage
National Asian American Theatre Company (New York, NY)
by Jordan Harrison
directed by Jessica Kubzansky
October 22 to November 13, 2010

Can a font change the future? On her first day back at the University, a rogue professor sets out to avenge her missing husband - and the lost art of ink on paper - by conducting a dangerous lesson on typography. When the Professor’s lecture jumps the rails, we peer into a near future where desperate people search for the tangible in an ever more virtual age. Futura is a shared world premiere with Portland Center Stage and The National Asian American Theatre Company.

TBG, 312 West 36th St, New York, NY.


By Jordan Harrison
Directed by Liz Diamond
October 23 to November 13, 2010

Cast: Edward A. Hajj, Christopher Larkin, Angela Lin, Mia Katigbak
Set Design: David Evans Morris
Projections: Tal Yarden
Costume Design: Olivera Gajic
Fight Choreography: Michael G. Chin
Lighting Design: Raquel Davis
Assistant Set Design: Casey York
Sound: Matt Hubbs
Graphics: Kate Katigbak
Stage Manager: Irena Cumbow
Dramaturg: Vanessa Banta

TBG Theater
312 West 36th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)
New York, NY
October 23 – November 13, 2010
Mondays – Saturdays, 7:00; Saturdays, 3:00

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (New York, NY)
Falling Leaves
by Adeline Yen Mah
November 12 to 13, 2010

Staged reading of a new play inspired by New York Times Best Seller.
Directed by Tina Chen

Fri Nov 12 at 7:00pm; Sat Nov 13 at 3:00pm
Followed by Q&A and reception
Suggested donation $10

Falling Leaves is a Chinese Cinderella story inspired by true events. Born to the successful Yen family of pre-revolution Shanghai and Tianjin, outcast from her family after her mother’s death, the play chronicles two pivotal meetings in 1988 and 1990 of the four older siblings as they struggle for answers and closure to events of the past.

The cast features Raul Aranas, Nancy Eng, Ariel Estrada, Ming Lee and Rosanne Ma

***Seating is limited so please RSVP or call 212.868.4030

ADELINE YEN MAH is the author of Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter, an ALA Best Book for Young Readers and a Publishers Weekly Best Book. Her other books include the New York Times best-seller Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter; A Thousand Pieces of Gold: A Memoir of China’s Past Through Its Proverbs; and Watching the Tree: A Chinese Daughter Reflects on Happiness, Traditions, and Spiritual Wisdom.

Stir Friday Night (Chicago)
Bubble Tea Party
A 15th Anniversary Show!
October 29 to November 20, 2010

Before Xbox, before iPod, and before Chipotle restaurants there was Stir-Friday Night! Chicago’s premier Asian American comedy sketch troupe celebrates a 15-year reign of hilarity with its 15th Anniversary Show, “Bubble Tea Party,” directed by Pat McKenna. Opening Friday, October 29, 2010 and continuing through Saturday, November 20, 2010 at The Chicago Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA), 777 North Green Street, Chicago, Illinois. Previews October 22- 23, 2010.
Tickets $15 each for the 15th Anniversary show, with a performance schedule of Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Food and Industry Fridays. If people bring a can of food for the hungry or a headshot, they can take $5 off the ticket price on Fridays (i.e. tickets will be $10 each). Donations will go to The Greater
Chicago Food Depository. Visit
to purchase tickets.

Starring an ensemble cast as follows (in alphabetical order): Melissa Canciller, Amrita Dhaliwal, Samantha Garcia, Christine Lin, Jin Kim and Harrison Pak. Featuring Erica Ikeda, Avery Lee and Jasbir Singh Vazquez.

Special Appearances: SFN Co-Founder Keith Uchima, Bassist Tatsu Aoki on Opening Night, October 29th; and SFN Alumni Steven Yeun on Closing Night, November 20th.

CCPA is located one block west of Halsted off Chicago Avenue. Parking directly across Green Street next to the restaurant “Thaila.” (Currently $8 per car). Box Office: (312) 733-6000.

Visit Stir-Friday Night! on the web at .MEDIA requests for press passes, images and interviews, please contact ENERI Communications at or 312.635.0888 or visit

Abingdon Theatre (New York, NY)
The Nanjing Race
by Reggie Cheong-Leen
directed by Brian Tom O’Connor
October 29 to November 21, 2010

Philip, a Japanese-American businessman, comes to Nanjing China in 1988. Yu Ahn, a hotel “floor-boy” befriends Philip in the hope of being sponsored to go to America. But it is Bao, another floor-boy, who intrigues Philip. Trapped in their social and racial identities, the three men struggle to come to terms with their desires and prejudices. Funny, dramatic and deeply moving, The Nanjing Race depicts an intimate culture-clash at an intriguing moment in recent Chinese history. Named the Best Regional Play of 1994 by the American Theatre Critics Association, The Nanjing Race makes its NYC debut with this production.

James Chen*, Marcus Ho*, Ian Wen*
Production Stage Manager: Genevieve Ortiz*
Set & Lighting Design: Andrew Lu
Costume Design: Pam Prior
Sound Design: David Margolin Lawson
Fight Choreography: Rick Sordelet
Assistant Stage Manager: Christine Kwon
Production Manager: John Trevellini

*Member Actors' Equity

Tickets only $20 for all performances if you order in advance and use code NRPC-PR (reg price $25)

Go to or call 212-868-2055, M-F 10am-6pm

Show times:
Wed & Thurs at 7:00pm
Fri & Sat at 8:00pm
Sat & Sun at 2:00pm

OPM (Los Angeles, CA)
Green Tea Party
Thursday, November 18 at 9:00pm - November 21 at 10:00pm

ACME Comedy Theatre
135 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

Just in time after the elections and multiple wins at the SF Fringe Fest (Best Sketch Comedy, Audience Fave Award, Sold Out Award), the GREEN TEA PARTY returns to the L.A. Comedy Fest.
This 30-minute set has new material including appearances by Anderson Cooper, Kim Jong-Il, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Julius Caesar, and the cast of Glee!


Thursday, 11/18 @ 9:00 pm
(The Bornstein Experiment, Morezuka, OPM)

Friday, 11/19 @ 7:30 pm
(The Danny Show-Danny Jolles, Mike King, OPM)

Sunday, 11/21 @ 8:30 pm
(The 2 Maroons, OPM, The Turnbuckle Boys) <--Aaron Takahashi on the same bill!

ACME Comedy Theatre
135 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Starring: Julia Cho (11/19 & 11/21), Ewan Chung, Charles Kim, Diana Toshiko (11/18), Dave WIlder

Directions by Esther Chae

Tickets: $10 online, $15 at the door

More info at

These shows run about 1 hr 10 mins and have multiple acts or stand-ups performing on the same bill.

2g productions (New York, NY)
Free Range: The National 10 Minute Play Contest
November 19 to 20, 2010

FREE RANGE is 2g's first National 10-minute play contest.  We put out the call for brand new plays by Asian American playwrights and we found some exciting, challenging new voices.  Now, we're pairing directors and actors with the playwrights to put these new works on their feet in staged readings.  All these artists are getting the space to roam and play, free range style. We'd love for you to join us.

The plays:

  • Redbird by Jim Yang
  • The Duties and Responsibilities of Being a Sidekick by Eric "Pogi" Sumangil
  • Furball by Susan Soon Hee Stanton
  • The Joke by Miyoko Conley
  • Mermaids by Jessica Huang
  • Add Like Poke Tag by Boni B. Alvarez
  • Don Quixote at Tienamen Square by Daniel Ho

Friday, November 19th @ 8pm
Saturday, November 20th @ 3pm & 8pm

The Flamboyan Theater
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002
Admission is free. Click Here to Reserve Online <>

TEADA (Los Angeles, CA)
9th TEADAWORKS New Performance Festival
Saturday, November 20, 2010, 2pm and 7pm

The Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
4718 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90016 Featuring new work by Porschia L. Baker, Minerva Benedicto Vier, and Post Natyam Collective Directed by Alison De La Cruz Tickets: Sliding scale $10-$15
Reservations: 310-998-8765 or email

TeAda presents our annual festival of new works from up and coming artists TWICE this year for the first time. Come join us in this unique opportunity to engage in the development of promising new works which focus on social justice issues from different perspectives and cultures. This Fall program TEADAWORKS includes two new solo works by community artists and a preview of this season’s featured ensemble company.

Lucky Girl
By Minerva Benedicto Vier
A young Filipina immigrant - homeless, strung-out, pregnant and stripping - gets a surprise visit from her three zany mothers who take her on a journey from death to birth.

By Porschia L. Baker
On a city corner with her memories, her sister's company, a bag and a used doll, Dayumae awaits a long over due reunion with her daughter.

Sunoh! Tell Me, Sister
By Post Natyam Collective
The Post Natyam Collective brings to life subversive stories of women’s erotic power and resistance in a multimedia dance-work that grapples with the historical legacy of the courtesans of the Indian subcontinent. Developed through a transnational internet-based creative process, the work integrates classical and contemporary Indian dance, theater, original music, and video. TEADAWORKS is supported in part by grants from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the LA County Arts Commission, the California Community Foundation, and the James Irvine Foundation.

Theatricum (Southern California)
Backyard Fruit
Botanicum Seedlings Fall (short) Playreading Festival
Eight new plays by emerging and award-winning playwrights
November 20 & 21, 2010

Theatricum’s play development program, Botanicum Seedlings, continues to foster its relationship with local playwrights by producing its first ever festival of new short plays. The Fall (short) Playreading Festival features the works of emerging and award-winning writers based in the L.A. area, all of whom have been involved with Seedlings. A harvest of eight short plays based on the theme “backyard fruit,” along with gourmet seasonal refreshments, The Fall (short) Playreading Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, November 20 & 21, at 2 pm. Admission is Free; donations gratefully accepted.

  • The Fruits of Their Labor by Michael Premsriart – Not everyone in Russia is ready to turn their piece of the motherland over to an American real estate speculator. Michael Premsriart has had plays presented at the Public Theatre, Asian American Theater Company and the Asian American Repertory Theatre in San Diego. He’s a member of LA’s Playwrights Arena.
  • The Ladder by Damon Chua - A married couple deals with the loss of gravity, and the gravity of loss, all in their own backyard. Damon Chua is the author of numerous plays including the Ovation Award-winning Film Chinois (published by Samuel French). His pieces have been presented in Los Angeles New York, Boston, Alaska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, London and Singapore.

Bindlestiff Studios (San Francisco, CA)
Hand of God
by Cecilia Gaerlan
Sunday, Nov. 21 at 2pm
University of San Francisco
directed by Alan S. Quismorio

Great Train Robbery

Pictured are: (L. to R.) William Hao and Justin Fragiao in Kumu Kahua Theatre's production of "The Great Kaua'i Train Robbery", by Lee Cataluna. The production will play at Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street in downtown Honolulu, from October 28th - November 28th, 2010.

Photo by Kaveh Kardan

Kumu Kahua Theatre (Honolulu, HI)
The Great Kaua‘i Train Robbery
A Kumu Kahua commission
by Lee Cataluna
October 28 to November 28, 2010

Kaua‘i, 1920: At a time when plantations used railways to transport workers’ pay, the stage was set for one of Hawai‘i’s most unusual robberies. This is the story of Hali, a man who will do anything to protect his beloved family—even if it means becoming a suspect in the crime. From the author of the smash hits Folks You Meet in Longs and Da Mayah comes this tender and moving drama, inspired by a true story, about how far we go for the people we love.

See News story.

Fiji Theatre Company (New York, NY)
Throne of Blood
adapted by Ping Chong
November 10 to 25, 2010

An adaption of the Kurosawa movie. Preview here.

Mu Performing Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
Cowboy vs. Samurai
by Michael Golamco
November 13 to 28, 2010

Preview here.

Review here.

Diverse City Theatre (New York, NY)
DCT Green Room Series presents
Mad Honey
by Amy Hartman
Directed by Victor Lirio
November 28, 2010

Please join us for a staged reading of Amy Hartman's provocative new play, MAD HONEY, directed by Victor Lirio. Featuring Paul Ford*, Laurie Klatscher*, Nick Lehane*, Teresa Stephenson*, and Bree Michael Warner*.

ABOUT THE PLAY: In a small Pennsylvania town in 1935, a postman finds a fourteen-year-old girl on his route bearing the fresh scars of a brutal beating from her father. The Postman uses an old family recipe for wild honey, a potentially lethal psychedelic mentioned in Greek legend, and joins the girl in poisoning the father.

The June Havoc Theatre @ Abingdon Theatre Complex
312 West 36th Street | 7:30PM

Intiman Theatre (Seattle, WA)
The Scarlet Letter
adapted by Naomi Iizuka
October 22 to December 5, 2010

Hester Prynne is one of the great female characters in American literature—a woman with vital sexuality, force and courage. Set against the backdrop of religious and sexual hypocrisy, Hester dares to break the rules. After having an illegitimate child, she refuses to expose her lover and is sentenced to wear a scarlet “A” and forever endure the town’s hostility. Though intended to shame her, the adornment becomes her defiant badge of pride. Originally written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1850, this American romance embodies both the depths of commitment and the bitter cruelty of contempt.

Staged by Lear deBessonet, a visionary director of innovative new works for the theatre, Naomi Iizuka’s exciting new version of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel unfolds in the shifting, surprising landscape of past and present, bringing us together to explore this universal human story through an aesthetic that is vibrantly alive and American.

The largest initiative of Intiman’s season, the American Cycle is a series of multifaceted, challenging and important American stories and free public programs.

Crimes of the Heart

East West Players (Los Angeles, CA)
Crimes of the Heart
by Beth Henley
November 4 to December 5, 2010

Elizabeth LiangMeet three delightfully dysfunctional sisters: Babe has just shot her husband, Meg is fresh from the loony bin, and Lenny celebrates her birthday alone by sticking a candle in a cookie. This Southern classic gets a unique Asian American twist in an unforgettable night of laughter and tears. (Rights Pending)

Directed by Leslie Ishii
Featuring Maya Erskine, Kimiko Gelman, Elizabeth Liang, Hiwa Bourne, Tim Chiou, and Jason Sino
Preview performances: November 4 – November 7, 2010
Opening Night Gala: Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Regular performances: November 11 – December 5, 2010 Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
East West Players David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center for the Arts 120 Judge John Aiso Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

Ticket Information:
-$20 Special preview performances on November 4 – November 7, 2010
-$65 Opening Night Gala and post-show reception on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 -$35-45 General admission -Special Pay-What-You-Can performance on Wednesday, November 24 (suggested $5 minimum) -Group rates available for 15 or more

For more information, visit or call 213-625-7000


GENsent (Geneseo, NY)
Strictly Dandia
by Sudha Bhuchar's and Kristine Landon-Smith
(originally produced by London's Tamasha Theatre)
December 2 to 4, 2010

Black Box Theatre
SUNY Geneseo
Geneseo, NY
Tickets $8
Directed by Randy Barbara Kaplan
Choreographed by Poonam Bhatt

Pan Asian Repetory Theatre (New York, NY)
Air and Angels
written and directed by Anne Noelani Miyamoto
December 2 and 3, 2010

In this story with Hawaiian myth and legend, the ghost of Jack Mana visits his long-neglected wife, with just one day left in this world to redeem himself.

Starring: Kimiye Corwin, Nancy Eng, Kaipo Schwab, Keoni Scott and Jenelle Sosa.

Asiansploitation (Toronto, Canada)
Asiansploitation Spanks the Tiger - The Directors Cut
December 2 to 4, 2010

Subterranean Chileans! Justin Timberlake Creates Facebook! Gravy Train Kills Smitherman!

A lot has happened since Toronto's #1 All-Asian Sketch comedy troupe Asiansploitation's whirlwind Toronto 2010 Fringe Festival debut

It seems like the Year of the Tiger still hasn't learned it's lesson and it needs another good spanking

For THREE NIGHTS ONLY, Asiansploitation is proud to present
Asiansploitation Spanks the Tiger - THE DIRECTOR'S CUT
Thurs, Dec 2 ($15) Fri, Dec 3 ($18) and Sat, Dec 4 ($18)
Show at 8pm, Doors open at 7pm
Tickets available at or 416-504-9971
Written & Performed by
Gene Abella, Sandy Chen, James Cheng, Andrea James Lui, Franco Nguyen, Jeff B Santos

Second City Alumnus, Andrew Currie, continues to guide this young ensemble of
Actors, Writers, Improvisers and Musical Theatre Performers to further push the envelope

Voted 'Patron's Pick' for the Toronto 2010 Fringe Festival
Selected "The Best of the Fringe" as part of the 2010 Just for Laughs Festival

"Sketch comedy with a Far Eastern spin? Don't wok, run to this one."

Bindlestiff Studios (San Francisco, CA)
by Karen Tei Yamashita
Fri. Dec. 3 & Sat. Dec. 4
@Manilatown Center
directed by Allan Manalo

One Imagination (Los Angeles, CA)
Our Word is Our Weapon

A Creative and Critical Response to Bullying, Suicide, and the Difficulties Faced by Queer Youth
December 5, 2010

Produced by One Imagination, a social justice arts collective
Directed by Carina Clemente

When David's poetry outs him at school, the bullies take their harassment and abuse to the next level. Even the support of his best friends, Gina and Melanie, is not enough to stave off his feelings of depression and hopelessness. With homophobic parents who don't understand and no adults to intervene, David turns to what he, and so many gay youth, believe is their only option: suicide. But David is given a second chance and finds the love and support he needs to courageously empower himself and take his life in a new direction.

One Night Only!! - Sunday, December 5th
Performance starts at 7:30PM
Highways Performance Space
@ 18th Street Arts Center
1651 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
$10 students | $15 regular
For tickets, call 310-315-1459 or visit .

Featuring: Lucas Hardeman, Diana Bui, Courtney Klink, Cree Lee, Sumiko Braun, Timothy Cheung, Andres Ruiz, Arie Dunkelberger, and Violet Guardado.

CalligraphyPlaywrights’ Arena and Latino Theatre Company (Los Angeles, CA)
by Velina Hasu Houston
November 10 to December 12, 2010

A comedy about life's tough questions. Take one part stable cousin in Los Angeles, one part sexy blonde-wig-sporting cousin in Tokyo, and two parts aging mothers. Add ice, tension, shake it up, and serve.

By Velina Hasu Houston
directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera

November 11th - December 12th
Los Angeles Theatre Center
514 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

BackStage review here.
LA Times review here.

EWP DHH 2010 Playreadings

Mu Performing Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
New Eyes Festival
December 9 to 12, 2010
Dreamland Arts

Our annual reading series of new Asian American theater works by emerging and established playwrights.

  • Kicking The Gong Around by Eric 'Pogi' Sumangil (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Gifted And Talented by Katie Leo (Rochester, MN)
  • Mikado Project by Doris Baizley and Ken Narasaki (Los Angeles, CA)
  • China Doll by Majorie Chan (Toronto, CAN)
  • A Book By Its Cover by Damon Chua

East West Players (Los Angeles, CA)
Japanese American National Museum
A Widow Of No Importance

Written by Shane Sakhrani
Directed by Shaheen Vaaz
December 9, 2010

Deepa has been a widow for a year. Her only desire is to see her daughter married so that she can die in peace. But when she starts receiving romantic advances from her recently divorced neighbor, also her son's best friend, she starts to see the benefits of living.

8th Annual 10 Minute Play Festival (Los Angeles, CA)
by Felix Racelis
December 9 to 11, 2010

DATES: Dec. 9, 10 and 11
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: Secret Rose Theatre
11246 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood

Tickets: $15 Info: 1-877-620-ROSE

Stuck in the past, a man attempts his own brand of role-play therapy, hitting pay dirt when he meets a gutsy surrogate mother.


El Centro Theare (Los Angeles, CA)
Laughing With My Mouth Open
written and performed by Gwendolyn Yeo
November 16 to December 19, 2010

Gwendoline Yeo
also featuring Dennis Delsing

directed by
Mark St. Amant

produced by
Gaalan Michaelson
(The Black Dahlia Theatre)

A sharply observed and riotously funny celebration of Yeo's cultural journey
from Singapore to America, and from family identity to self-identity and womanhood, accented by her performance on the Chinese long zither ("gu-zheng").

November 20 - December 19

El Centro Theatre
804 Santa N. El Centro Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90038
(2 blocks north of Melrose, between Vine and Gower)

LA Times review here.

East West Players (Los Angeles, CA)
A Little Tokyo Christmas
December 18, 2010

At 2pm and 7pm for "A LITTLE TOKYO CHRISTMAS" at the Union Center for the Arts PLUS a unique Crafts fair in the courtyard from 1pm to 7pm.

Come and support some EWP favorites, so far: Amy Hill, Rodney Kageyama, Sharon Omi, Ken Narasaki, Yumi Iwama, Mike Hagiwara, Kimiko Gelman, Haruye Ioka, Deb Nishimura, Cesar Ciprano, Cold Tofu and more to come!

East West Players
General Admission $18 – Seniors & Students $15
Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets 1-800-838-3006
or Online at

Proceeds from the event will go towards East West Players' fundraising.

Mu Performing Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
A Very Asian Christmas Cabaret
December 19, 2010

Celebrate the holidays with Mu It's Christmas day and Jasmine has to work at her parent's Vietnamese restaurant again. To make this year bearable, she invites her closest friends to put on a Cabaret with classic holiday songs and exciting new music.

Come join Jasmine (Randy Reyes' drag persona) as she desperately tries to put on the best Christmas spectacular ever despite angry nieces, a self proclaimed pick up artist, a disgruntled Korean Santa, a Vietnamese elf, and many more colorful characters in A Very Asian Christmas. Featuring Rose Le Tran, Katie Bradley, Eric Sharp, Kurt Kwan, Isabella and Francesca Dawis, Pogi Sumangil, Brian McCormick, and Sheena Janson, with Musical Direction by Anita Ruth and additional scenes written by Katie Leo and Eric 'Pogi' Sumangil, this will prove to be a perfect way to celebrate the holiday season!

Space is limited. Get your tickets now!

A Very Asian Christmas Cabaret
December 19, 4:30 pm (doors at 4 pm)

Tickets: $20
Includes appetizers, one free drink (beer/wine), and entertainment.

Stir Friday Night (Chicago, IL)
Stir Fry with Friends
A Night of Improv
Wednesday, December 22, 2010

8:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Donny's Skybox Theater
1608 N. Wells Ave.
(4th Floor Piper's Alley)
Chicago, Illinois 60614

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