The Playwrights Realm (New York, NY)
Crane Story
by Jen Silverman
September 6 to October 1, 2011

Directed by Katherine Kovner

Inspired by the Japanese legend of the Crane Wife, Jen Silverman's odyssey unfolds in the space between two worlds as Cassis embarks on a quest to save her brother's ghost. Crane Story interweaves puppetry, music, and folklore to tell an imaginative, haunting (and humorous) story that will captivate the hearts of audiences and never let go.

September 6 – October 1

Cherry Lane Theatre

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Featuring: Louis Ozawa Changchien, Susan Hyon, Christine Toy Johnson, Angela Lin, Jake Manabat, Barret O'Brien, and David Shih.

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hereandnow (Southern California)
hereandnow presents The B-Side
September 9 to October 2, 2011
The Black Box at the Alexandria Hotel

Everyone has a story to no other theatre company you've ever seen. . . enjoy a night of story told through oral language, movement, dance, and song

Opens September 10, 2011 at 8:00pm at
The Blackbox at the Alexandria Hotel
501 S. Spring Street, 3rd Floor, Downtown Los Angeles, 90013

Runs FRIDAY through SUNDAY (except the first weekend)
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Los Angeles – Just coming off of their national touring season, hereandnow theatre company is excited to present The B-Side, a collection of short vignettes that examine the often overlooked and under-told stories of people of color in America. Described by fans as captivating, raw, and heartfelt, they continue their tradition of producing original material written by the performers themselves. Expressed through oral language, movement, dance, and song, their stories are your stories. Tickets priced at $20 available through

John Miyasaki, the director and founding member of the company, effortlessly combines the words of the performers with the movement of their bodies and the music of their song to paint works of art on the stage.

Cast members include: Dennis Bover, Ibrahim Chavez, Verwin Gatpandan, Liliana Medina, John Miyasaki, Rona Par, Rick Ramos, Clara Sao, Eileen Soong and Angela Vesagas.

Bindlestiff Studio (San Francisco, CA)
Stories High XII
September 15 through October 1, 2011
(note new dates)

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Nuit Blanche Improv With Asiansploitation & Friends (Toronto, Canada)
October 1, 2012

Queen's Park Crescent E, south of Northrop Frye Hall, between 1 and 3 on the map, south of Charles, north of St. Joseph Street

Come see what NUIT BLANCHE has been missing -- NUIT BLANCHE IMPROV and the IMPROV OLYMPICS at midnight featuring top Improv talent in the city.

From 8PM to midnight, join Asiansploitation and friends to come see Improv in all forms, short, long and tailored for all audiences as we show the sleepless Toronto crowd what Improv is all about. Friends, improvisers, troupes & groups, please stop by and join us! Look for the spot with our life-size Asiansploitation poster in tow and see what all the fun is about and how you can join in.

THEN, from midnight til ~1AM, we'll have our first ever NUIT BLANCHE IMPROV OLYMPICS. 4 of Toronto's finest teams of 4-6 will duel in 15 minute Improv segments in various combinations, 2 teams at a time. Quebec-style Improv rules will hold with audience vote determining the winners in a round-robin style Improv-a-thon. This is a match you won't want to miss!

That's right -- look at the map, find red boxes 1 and 3 and it's halfway between where we'll be setup. Queen's Park Crescent East will be closed off -- so lots of pedestrian traffic will keep this spot hot and busy.

If you'd like to perform, please stop by and ask for James, or e-mail by 8PM Friday, September 30. Troupes must register by 8PM Friday in order to qualify. We will increase the # of participating troupes as needed.

Japanese American National Museum
by and starring Amy Hill
Saturday, October 1 • 7 PM
Sunday, October 2 • 2 PM & 7 PM

Amy Hill explores how her life has evolved since her daughter became a part of her family. She talks about adoption, single motherhood, multiracial/transracial identity mash-ups and her continuing struggles to figure it all out in a humorous and honest way. Far from her days of flying solo, she has moved into a not so solo world: her daughter may or may not make an appearance. $15 Members; $20 non-members, includes admission.

East West Players (Los Angeles, CA)Widow
A Widow of No Importance
by Shane Sakhrani
September 8 to October 9, 2011

Deepa has been a widow for two years. Her only desire now is to see her daughter married so that she can die in peace. But when her recently divorced neighbor, also her son's best friend, professes his love for her, her innercougar emerges to break tradition and start living again. A smart and sexy comedy about creating new paths and reaching for the stars.

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Cane Fields Burning

Pictured are: (front left to right) Elexis Draine and Jaime Bradner; (center) Evelyn Leung; (back left to right) Lisa Ann Katagiri Bright and Danielle Zalopany in Kumu Kahua Theatre's production of "Cane Fields Burning", by Kemuel DeMoville. Play opens September 8. Photo by Pacific Light Studios

Kumu Kahua Theatre (Honolulu, HI)
Cane Fields Burning
A World Premiere by Kemuel DeMoville
September 8 to October 9, 2011

Ghosts, demons, and dark memories haunt Hawai‘i’s plantation fields in this tale of a curse passed down through the generations. An old man has died; as his son and grandson sort through his belongings, the photograph of a beautiful woman exposes the violent secret buried in the old man’s past. Winner of the 2010 Kumu Kahua/UH M?noa Playwriting Contest, Cane Fields Burning uses the elegant power of Japanese Noh theatre to tell the story of a family struggling to escape its tortured history.

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Shunya (Houston, TX)
The Prophet and the Poet
by Vijay Padaki
September 30 to October 9, 2011

Based on the exchange of letters and articles between Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore over a period of 25 years, this fascinating and important play will be produced September 30 - October 9 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Save the date!

South Coast Repertory Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
Warrior Class
by Kenneth Lin
directed by Oanh Nguyen
October 10, 2011

In this suspenseful drama, Julius Weishan Lee is a New York Assemblyman with a seemingly limitless political career ahead of him. The son of Chinese immigrants and a decorated war veteran, he's been dubbed "The Republican Obama." Then an ex-girlfriend threatens to reveal a college transgression, and Lee must decide how far he'll go to keep the incident out of the public eye. A story of extortion, betrayal and ambition that asks whether people ever really change.

SF Chapter of Dramatists Guild, New York (San Francisco, CA)
by Jeannie Barroga
October 17, 2011

6:30pm - 9:30pm
Stage 2 @ SF Playhouse [former Shelton Studios] upstairs
533 Sutter Street at Powell
San Francisco, CA
Sponsored by the
Doors open 6:45pm, and yes: FREE

Jeannie Barroga is a Member of the Dramatists Guild

Directed by Norman Gee: Perry Aliado, Anna Ishida, Mario Gonzales, and Tessa Konig-Martinez, Tony Williams

"M" or string theory...
A new play on looking back and seeing where one could've gone down a slightly different path by a momentary choice and somehow manipulating just mere Chance--With commentary by Einstein, Maddy calls her son, Jason --constantly -- during Finals AND his unrequited love affair. Friend Eric wants fun; object of love Jane wants college. And they are all intertwined somehow between Past and Present, Betrayal and Regret. --the unification of all their theoretical What-If's.
Q&A to follow

Characters: an "older, hip" woman (Maddy), artist who's had various relationships; her physics grad son (Jason) experiencing his first heartache (Jane); and his buddy (Eric) who has a crush on the older woman. . .oh, and Einstein

Kumu Kahua Theatre (Honolulu, HI)
Species of Eternity
Oct 10 to 16, 2011

Kumu Kahua Theatre presents as part of its Dark Night Series, Gadfly Theatre's Species of Eternity. Performance Dates are Oct 10 - 16, 2011. Prices range from $5 to $15.

It's been twelve years since the volcano erupted. There's no new growth yet, but that doesn't stop Warren from taking little Grover on an impromptu adventure in an attempt to get back to nature. Unfortunately, their journey is interrupted by an encounter with a prehistoric nomad of "questionable" motives. Through their struggle to apprehend the mystery of beginnings, pinecones fly, squirrels are slaughtered, and a bonfire of glacial proportions is set ablaze. An unorthodox campfire story (and the ash left behind) becomes a stage of reinvention for them all. Thus are we given a window on the origin of a new species – a Species of Eternity.

Gadfly Theatre was founded in New York City by three University of Hawai'i at Manoa alumni. Their inaugural production, The Mustard Seed, ran at the American Theater of Actors in Manhattan in November of 2009. For their second original show, Alvin Chan, Chris Cappelletti, and Tom Offer-Westort elected to return home to the theater community most responsible for their creative development. Kumu Kahua has a long tradition of encouraging original work by local artists that aims to strengthen the relationship between Hawai'i and its inhabitants; Gadfly is proud to be associated with an organization that shares so many of its central artistic values.

Performance Dates:

Monday through Saturday at 8pm

Oct 10-15

Sunday at 2pm

Oct 16

Tickets are available now and prices range from $5 to $15. Tickets may be reserved with a credit card by calling 536-4441, or by visiting the Kumu Kahua Box Office at 46 Merchant Street from 11am to 3pm Monday through Friday. To purchase tickets online, visit

Mo'olelo (San Diego, CA)
26 Miles
By Quiara Alegria Hudes
Directed by Seema Sueko
In partnership with Kids' Turn San Diego
September 28 to October 23, 2011

Mo`olelo at The 10th Avenue Theatre
930 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
The time is 1986. Olivia is a half-Cuban, half-Jewish 15-year old. She writes 'zines, reads National Geographic and her parents are divorced. She doesn't fit in at school and she doesn't fit in at home with her new step-mother's rules. After a particularly bad day culminating with an attempt to swallow sixteen ibuprofens, she calls her estranged mother and the two embark on a spontaneous road trip, where they find antiques, spot buffalo, and finally talk about the hurts of the past.

Year Zero

SIS Productions (Seattle, WA)
Year Zero
by Michael Golamco
September 30 to October 22, 2011

Vuthy is a quirky 16-year-old who thinks it's a good day if he can make it home without getting beat up for being "too Cambodian for the black and Latin kids, and not Cambodian enough for the Cambodian kids.” Ra, his older sister is working towards the American dream of a higher education their immigrant mother never had. Layered with humor and heartbreak, Year Zero is an American story of young Asians trying to find their place in life while still dealing with the legacy their parents left behind.

See News story.

Reviews from seattlest and SGN.

Locust Productions (Des Moines, IA)
Men of Steel
by Qui Nguyen
October 13 to 23, 2011

Thurs-Sat @ 7:30pm
Sundays @ 2:00pm

$12 Adult/ $9 Student/Senior

Get your tix here

A dead ringer for Captain America, including the tights and shield, Captain Justice was created by the United States military and has dispensed with all kinds of villains, but he still has his critics Some say he's made people dependent on "supers", as they're called, and created safe havens in the outer boroughs by concentrating on Manhattan. And when he killed two murderers in an act of revenge, the man who fights for justice and the American way was tossed into prison ...The plot centers on the friendship between Captain Justice and Maelstrom, a wealthy playboy with a collection of gadgets and a sexual secret. He's an angrier version of Batman. There are other superheroes as well, including Bryant, a drag queen whose power is that he doesn't feel pain, and Captain Justice's sidekick, Liberty Lady, who some suspect is merely a PR gimmick.

Sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred, Wells Fargo, Principal and Kemin Industries.

Pinays Maintaining Sisterhood Thru Art (San Francisco, CA)
Death of a Player
October 13 to 29, 2011

When: Oct 13-16, 20-22, 27-29
Thur through Sat 8PM
Matinees Oct 15-16, 22, & 29 at 2PM
Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets
After a 3 year break and with a few new cast mates, Filipina American Women's theater group, PMSTA (Pinays Maintaining Sisterhood Through Art) is coming back in full force with a new show, "DEATH OF A PLAYER." Written by Aureen Almario, Andrea Almario, Shannon Pacaoan, Ava Tong, and Christina Ying, "DEATH OF A PLAYER" pushes the idea that in living life to the fullest, one must die to fully live.


New Theatre (Coral Gables, FL)
Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them
by A. Rey Pamatmat
October 14 to 30, 2011

Four Destinies

Photos by Stephen Geffre

Mu Performing Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
Four Destinies
by Katie Leo
October 15 to 30, 2011

The play by local playwright Katie Hae Leo is a satirical exploration of adoption through the eyes of Destiny Jones, a single character represented from four different ethnic backgrounds, as she/he grows up in a Minnesota family. Leo, herself a Korean adoptee, presents herself as a character determined to embody the overarching adoptee experience, both in youth and adulthood. Four Destinies has been in development for the past two years through Mu's Jerome New Performance Program, a platform for emerging Asian American theater voices to create and present edgy new work.

Kumu Kahua Theatre (Honolulu, HI)
October 28, 2011

Start Halloween Off Right With A Terrifying Laugh Riot At Kumu Kahua Theatre!

HONOLULU, HI: Kumu Kahua Theatre presents the "Merchant Street Mash" its 3rd annual Halloween Fundraiser!  The fun begins at 6:00pm on Friday, October 28th.  Tickets to the event are $20 and include a drink from the bar.  For more information, email  For tickets call the Kumu Kahua Box Office at 536-4441 or go online to

This year's event includes a chilling and creepy performance of unknown proportions from Hawaii's longest-running improv group “On The Spot”, a blood-curdling acoustic musical interlude from that spooky faux-80s/90s group "Oil In The Alley" and possible surprise appearances from even more petrifying and malificious groups. 

“On The Spot” featuring Alissa Joy Lee, Art Koshi, Garrick Paikai, Jordan Savusa, and Rod Cachola, is back from a recent triumphant showing at the Chicago Improv Festival (named "most innovative group in the world" by Festival Producer Jonathan Pitts) and has just hosted the wildly entertaining 6th annual Improvaganza Hawaii.  For one night only, “On The Spot” rolls out another one-of-a-kind Halloween performance guaranteed to make you laugh or run screaming from the theatre.

"Oil In The Alley" returns from the dead for one-night only to satisfy their ecstatic and hungry fans with selections of their one-hit wonders from their catalog of #1 arena rock monster hits from their 1989-1993 heyday.  Longtime Honolulu improvisors Sean T.C. O'Malley and R.Kevin Garcia Doyle with guest bassist Brian X will be playing their 'classic' songs which will all be improvised live!

Kumu Kahua Theatre is an air-conditioned, intimate 100-seat performance space; Patrons are strongly advised to purchase tickets in advance as performances do sell out.

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; paid for in part by the taxpayers of the City & County of Honolulu, the Hawai’i State Legislature, and Foundations, Businesses and Patrons.

National Asian American Theatre Co. (New York, NY)
The Dumb Waiter
by Harold Pinter
October 6 to November 6, 2011

directed by Andrew Pang

with Louis Ozawa Changchien & Stephen Park

and special appearances by:
Cindy Cheung, Jackie Chung, Joel de la Fuente, Andrew Eisenman, Jennifer Ikeda, Peter Kim, Sue Jean Kim, C. S. Lee, Ken Leung, Orville Mendoza, Alfredo Narciso, Nicky Paraiso, Kelly Coffield Park, Debargo Sanyal, Jon Norman Schneider, Ching Valdes-Aran, Tiffany Villarin, Virginia Wing, James Yaegashi

October 6 - November 6
Duo Theatre
62 East 4th Street

Reviews here and here.

United Solo Theatre Festival And Blue Velocity Productions (New York, NY)
Miss India America (MIA) 2011
featuring Meera Simhan
November 4, 2011

and sexy"
- Buzzline Magazine

We would love for you to join us for the performance of Miss India America (MIA) 2011, a comically tragic, one-woman show starring Meera Simhan.

After rave reviews and captivating crowds in Chicago, Los Angeles and Santa Monica, New York audiences will have a chance to see the highly acclaimed play Miss India America 2011 (MIA)

MIA comes to Theatre ROW, on behalf of the United Solo Theatre Festival. Tickets can be purchased through Telecharge.

The multi-faceted actress and writer Meera Simhan stars in this one woman performance about a girl who has to go through fire to find her authentic voice. Simhan has enjoyed roles on television shows such as The Mentalist, House, Heroes and Law and Order CI and also starred in the box office hit Date Movie and the feature Raspberry Magic.

MIA 2011 follows the life of a second generation South Asian girl, (Simhan) who searches for identity, authenticity and freedom, in the face of strong cultural and societal values, while dealing with her blooming sexuality, finding substance in a world of pageantry, and attempting to integrate and ingratiate into a white middle class suburban world.

The audience cannot help but identify with her as Simhan reveals a truly new American story.

Written and Performed by Meera Simhan
Directed by Shishir Kurup
Produced by Megha Kadakia


Odc Theater And Circuit Network Present The San Francisco Premiere Of
Kristina Wong's
Cat Lady

November 4 to 6, 2011

CAT LADY blends the parallel worlds of two pathetically lonely personas living at the margins of gender and society-musty cat ladies (who make solo performance for a living) and fast-talking male pick-up artists. This multi-media theater piece incorporates the psychology behind hoarding (both of animals and humans), pick-up artist techniques, anecdotes from unmarried women who live alone with cats ("cat ladies"), and Wong's attempts to simultaneously end racism and get her cat to stop spraying.
Written and Created by Kristina Wong (using found text from pick-up artists)
Collaborating with Wong is an ensemble of three actors - drag legend Miss Barbie Q, Clayton Farris, and Jabez Zuniga -- under the direction of Shawn Sides of The Rude Mechanicals (Austin, TX). Set & Light Design: Ian Garrett Stage Manager: Laura Mason

PRESS! Read about Cat Lady in Giant Robot and in Culture Map when we premiered the show in Houston! Also pick up the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday and read about CAT LADY in the 96 Hours section!

About Kristina: Kristina Wong has created five solo works. CAT LADY is her first ensemble work. "Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" looked at the high rates of depression and suicide among Asian American women and toured for five years in over 50 engagements. It's now a broadcast quality DVD available on Amazon. She's been a commentator for American Public Media's Marketplace, PBS, Jezebel and Playgirl Magazine.

The cast learned pick-up from"dating coach" DJ Fuji (above, right), in a pick-up artist training bootcamp! The techniques/choreography learned are incorporated in the show!

Development process:
Wong developed this work over three years. During her creation process she infiltrated the bizarre world of professional pick-up artists-- learned their techniques and history, going as far as attending their confences (yes, pick-up artists have conferences!) and meetings. She incorporates the text from their manuals, instructional videos, e-books, and newsletters conferences into the show. She also did a great deal of research on animal hoarding.

Silk Road Rising (Chicago, IL)
Threads of Silk
November 5, 2011

The Board of Directors of Silk Road Rising and
Honorary Gala Chair David Henry Hwang
cordially invite you to attend
Threads of Silk: A Gala to Benefit Silk Road Rising

Saturday, November 5th - 5:30pm to 9:30pm - Macy's on State

An exquisite dining experience featuring cuisine inspired by cultures along the Silk Road. Guests can also enjoy luscious Silk Road Cocktails created exclusively for Threads of Silk by North Shore Distillery, the first boutique distillery in Illinois.

And while you dine, enjoy the fun and ever-so-lovely music of the Silk Road Cabaret Singers in a performance emceed by WTTW's Cheryl Hamada.

The Narcissus Room at Macy's on State Street
111 North State Street, 7th Floor, Chicago, IL

Evening Schedule:
5:30pm: Cocktails
6:30pm: Dinner
7:30pm: Cabaret

$125 per person.

To purchase tickets online, CLICK HERE. Or, call Executive Director Malik Gillani at 312-857-1234 x202 or email

Raffle Prizes and More!
Your chance to win a Dinner for 8 prepared by Top Chef finalist Radhika Desai!

2011 Sketch Comedy Championships (Los Angeles, CA)
November 10, 2011

Featuring Projekt Newspeak and the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors

The World Famous Comedy Store
8433 Sunset Blvd. (East of La Cienaga)
Los Angeles, CA

The top sketch artists in America competing for amazing prizes plus film and television exposure!

Judges include Peter Engel, Kiki Melendez, Cindy Cowan, Chris Williams

Cris Judd & Kira Soltanovich

Executive producers Paul Lawrence, Kiki Melendez and Mo Walker Fitzgibbon

Thursday Nov 10
tickets: $15 per person, 2 drink minimum
(21 and over only please!)

reservations: or 323-547-7588

La Mama ETC (New York, NY)
Angels of Swedenborg
A Dance Theater Work by PING CHONG
Performed by The Great Jones Repertory Company
October 27 to November 13, 2011

Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm
Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 East 4th Street

Tickets: $30 General, $25 Students/Senior
Reserve your tickets by clicking here or by calling 212-475-7710.
Use discount code ANGELS1 for 20% off tickets.

Performed by: Charlotte Brathwaite, Maura Nguyen Donohue, George Drance, Sara Galassani, Renouard Gee, Henning Hegland, Laurence Martin, Allison Plamondon, Eugene the Poogene, Simeon Pollydore, Federico Restrepo, Perry Yung

Performance Works (Vancouver, BC)
Falling In Time
by C.E. Gatchalian
November 4 to 12, 2011

Come out and support VACT alumnus putting on Falling In Time, by C.E. Gatchalian! Runs from November 4 – 12, 2011 at Performance Works and for a limited time only, if you buy your tickets on-line at and use the Discount Code VACT – VACT will receive ½ the proceeds from the sale as a fundraiser! Offer has been extended to Monday, October 31, so buy tickets today so that you're not only supporting one theatre company, but two! Tickets are only $20, so half will go to VACT! Please support VACT and our alumnus Nelson, Sean and Chris and buy your tickets online today. (Offer not valid on November 4 and 6 shows.) Don't forget to use code VACT. To buy tickets, please click here.

Insatiable 6

Daniel Arreola, May Nguey, Zheng Wang, Maggie Lee

SIS Productions (Seattle, WA)
Insatiable 6
November 10 to 14, 2011

Seattle's festival of Asian American playwrights enters its sixth year, with a week of presenting new, original work!

The Tumbleweed Zephyr
by Maggie Lee
Two brothers set off for the Western Territories on the transcontinental train, the Tumbleweed Zephyr. But a simple journey by rail soon leads to adventure, romance, and echoes of the past, like a lonely train whistle through the deep desert sky. All aboard for a classic Old West yarn with shiny brass steampunk trim!
Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Nov. 13 at 1 pm

Making Short Work: Three One Acts
by May Nguyen
Saturday Nov. 12 at 7:30 pm
Sunday Nov. 13 at 3:30 pm

Double Happiness
by Zheng Wang
As Asian American siblings Mary and Joey head to their father's house for the traditional Chinese New Year gathering, they both carry heavy burdens on their mind. Mary is recently divorced and has not told Dad. Thankfully, her ex-husband Kevin is willing to go with her and put on a front. Joey, leaving his boyfriend Stuart at home, dreads the inevitable questions from dad about his personal life. More importantly, this is the first Chinese New Year since their mother passed away, and Dad appears to have a hard time accepting that she is gone. Can Mary, Joey and Dad find happiness again, both on their own and as a family?
Directed by Maria Batayola.
Sunday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 pm
Monday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 pm

The Best Time You'll Never Talk About
by Daniel Arreola
What started as an innocent encounter at a local bar, ends in chess match of words, torture, lies, secrets, understanding, trust, self-awareness, boundaries, a video camera, personal passions, and bacon. This two-character piece is inspired by Terrence McNally's SWEET EROS produced in 1968.
Directed by Richard Sloniker.
Friday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Nov. 13 at 5:30 pm

TeAda Production (Los Angeles, CA)
L.A. Malong Malong
written & performed by Alison M. De La Cruz
Directed by Chris Anthony
November 11 to 13, 2011

Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2pm
Miles Memorial Playhouse
1130 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403

$20 General, $15 Students/Seniors
Purchase tickets online at

INFO: 310-998-8765 or

Who would you climb a tower for? Might be good to know that answer. Zelle knows enough to know that she doesn't feel at home in her own skin – and she's the one stuck in the tower! Join Zelle, Princely Butch and a host of other characters in Alison M. De La Cruz's new solo show L.A. Malong Malong. This re-imagined, interactive fairy tale takes part of its name from a Southern Philippines folkdance where the malong transforms into over 30 objects. Zelle knows there's more to the story. Come help her explore the question.

Alison M. De La Cruz is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist, arts educator and cultural organizer. Her solo works include SUNGKA (1999) and NATURALLY GRACEFUL (2005); she also pulled together 9 collaborators on her last original piece: WHERE YOU STAY? (2006). De La Cruz also served as a Director, Dramaturg, and Writing/Performance Teacher for TEADA WORKS 2010.

Asiansploitation (Toronto, Canada)
All Grown Up: Plan B
November 11 and 12, 2011

George Ignatieff Theatre
15 Devonshire Place (SE of Bloor & St George)
Toronto, ON

Back by popular demand, Asiansploitation returns with their latest sketch comedy revue: ASIANSPLOITATION ALL GROWN UP. Winner of the 2010 Just for Laughs' Best of Toronto Fringe, Asiansploitation ushers in a new era of comedy that is edgier, smarter, sexier, more mature and just as messy. Franco mends his broken heart, Jeff's son moves out, Darrel is still expecting, and Lana bakes cupcakes for everyone. Growing up is never as you imagined, so it's time to implement: PLAN B. The show must go on!


Presented by Asiansploitation

Written by and Performed by
Gene Abella, Lana Carillo, James Cheng, Darrel Gamotin, Andrea James Lui, Franco Nguyen, and Jeff B. Santos with additional writing by Byron Abalos

Directed by Andrew Currie

Fri Nov 11th 8pm, Sat Nov 12th 4pm & 8pm

$15 tickets from
For Early Bird or Group Discounts, e-mail

Asian Arts Initiative (Philadelphia, PA)
Home, far and near
A festival of Asian American performance
November 11 and 12, 2011

Featuring Katie Hae leo, Krystal Banzon, Makoto Hirano with collaborator Benjamin Camp, Anula Shetty, Soomi Kim, Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Kennedy Kabasares, and Gein Wong.


Night #1: Friday November 11, 7:30 p.m
Featured Artists: Anula Shetty, Gein Wong and Soomi Kim
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. w/ pre-show performance by Krystal Banzon
$15 General/$12 Student Admission -- click to buy tickets!

Night #2: Saturday November 12, 7:30 p.m.
Featured Artists: Makoto Hirano, Katie Hae Leo,
and Traci Kato-Kiriyama + Kennedy Kabasares
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. w/ pre-show performance by Krystal Banzon
$15 General/$12 Student Admission -- click to buy tickets!

Night #3: Friday November 18, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring the entire Artists Exchange ensemble!
Doors open at 6:45pm for pre-show reception
$5-$10 Sliding Scale Admission -- click to buy tickets!

SPECIAL OFFER: $25 for all 3 shows!
Tickets may be purchased in 3 ways: buy online via Brown Paper Tickets, in-person** at Asian Arts Initiative / 1219 Vine Street, or by calling** (215) 557-0455 (**between the hours of 12pm-6pm Tues-Fri).

Asian Arts Initiative is bringing together an ensemble of today's most talented and innovative Asian American performers from around the country! We're highlighting their exciting, original and multi-disciplinary work that explores diverse experiences of immigration, body, family, and "home, far and near" through two nights of riveting showcases and an open mic feature presentation. Visit our website to learn more about the performances on each night!

Exclusive video clips and of work featured in Home, far and near:
Dictee, performed by Soomi Kim (featured on Night #1: Friday November 11)
Pull, performed by Traci Kato-Kiriyama and Kennedy Kabasares (featured on Night #2: Saturday November 12)

NYC-based actress and movement artist Soomi Kim uses her extensive training in gymnastics, martial arts, and dance to adapt Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's groundbreaking text Dictee for the stage. Soomi's piece will be featured on Night #1: Friday November 11.

Toronto-based artist Gein Wong combines spoken word, dance, music, and video in Ocean Carving to tell the story of a Chinese woman who escapes the Communist regime in 1954 by swimming from the Mainland to Hong Kong. Gein's piece will be featured on Night #1: Friday November 11.

Award winning local actor/dancer/choreographer Makoto Hirano will join forces with Team Sunshine Performance Corporation to present a new movement-focused work called natural disasters, epic choices, and so many little red and green monopoly houses. Team Sunshine's piece will be featured on Night #2: Saturday November 12. Scroll down to read more about another performance by Makoto as part of the First Person Arts Festival on November 20.

Hailing from Rochester, Minnesota, playwright and poet Katie Hae Leo shares a new piece called N/A, a humorous and poignant exploration of the intersections between body, history, and homeland through the lens of being an adoptee. Katie's piece will be featured on Night #2: Saturday November 12.

12th Night

Leviathan Lab (New York, NY)
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
November 3 to 19, 2011

The ArcLight Theater
152 West 71st Street (between Columbus & Broadway) NYC

Featuring Ka-Ling Cheung, Tina Chilip, Chris Doi, Andrew Eisenman, Jojo Gonzalez, Marcus Ho,
Karen Tsen Lee, Eugene Oh, Eileen Rivera, John Roque, Kurt Uy and Roger Yeh.
Directed by Nelson T. Eusebio III
Original Music by Jason Ma

OPM (Los Angeles, CA)
A Decade of Hits
November 5 to 19, 2011

The Flight Theater @ The Complex
6472 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

L.A.'s award-winning multicultural sketch comedy troupe marks its 10th anniversary by serving up a DECADE OF HITS, showcasing its trademark irreverent humor. And since it's a celebration...there will be free beer and dollar Crown Royal shots (21+ only). ;O)

This may be the last chance to see OPM live on stage for a looong time (reportedly, this is OPM's last show!) Nine performances only!

Nov 5 (8pm , 10pm)
Nov 10 (8pm)
Nov 12 (8pm, 10pm)
Nov 17-18 (8pm)
Nov 19 (8pm, 10pm)

Cast: Ewan Chung, Charles Kim, Brian Slaten, Jae Suh-Park, Rodney To, Diana Toshiko, Nika Williams

Directed by Eddie Mui

Tickets: $15
Purchase online: (STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!)
For group rates, email to

OPM...get addicted

Bindlestiff Studio presents
Forgetting the Details
A One-Woman Show by Nicole Maxali
Directed by Paul Stein
November 10 to 19, 2011

When: Nov 10-12 at 8pm
Nov 13 at 3PM
Nov 17-19 at 8pm
Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets (Enter a special Bindlestiff discount code for $12 tickets: iheartbstiff)
Things aren't right at home. Nicole's lola (Tagalog for grandmother) is starting to forget more and more details. But now it's more than misplaced keys. In a span of three months she changes the locks on all the doors, starts driving on the wrong side of the street and shoplifts Rocawear and Sean John outfits from Serramonte Mall. As the family struggles through her grandmother's descent into dementia, Nicole faces the conflict between being a respectful Filipina apo (Tagalog for granddaughter) or pursuing her American dream of being the first Filipina-American actress to win an Oscar. What's a Fil-Am girl to do? Click here for more info...

Taragon Theatre (Toronto, Canada)
carried away on a crest of a wave
by David Yee
November 20, 2011

Here's a bit about it from the playwright himself:

"I've been working on a play for the last 4 some-odd years called carried away on the crest of a wave. it focuses on events surrounding the 2004 indian ocean tsunami, and it's been in development at tarragon theatre for the last 2 seasons. last month I wound up in thailand, where I finished the latest draft of it… which will be read on november 20th at 2.30pm in the near studio (upstairs) at tarragon. and I'd appreciate it if you could be there. and admission is free."

Sunday, November 20 · 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Tarragon Theatre
30 Bridgman Avenue
Toronto, ON


Artists At Play (Los Angeles, CA)
Ching Chong Chinaman
by Lauren Yee
November 4 to 20, 2011
extended to November 27

See News story.

Added Performances for Ching Chong Chinaman!

Due to popular demand, Artists At Play is excited to announce that they are extending the run of Ching Chong Chinaman to Sunday, November 27, adding four performances, which means four more chances for you to see Artists at Play's inaugural production!

Sunday, 11/20 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. (ADDED SHOW!)
Friday, 11/25 at 8 p.m. (ADDED SHOW!)
Saturday, 11/26 at 8 p.m. (ADDED SHOW!)
Sunday, 11/27 at 3 p.m. (ADDED SHOW!)
Buy tickets for all performances online:

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (New York, NY)
A New Production Of 
Shanghai Lil’s
Book Lyrics By  Lilah Kan
Music By Louis Stewart 
Directed By Tisa Chang
November 10 to 27, 2011 At The West End Theatre

Pan Asian Rep will launch their 35th season this fall with a new production of Shanghai Lil’s.  Re-conceived and directed by Pan Asian Rep’s Artistic Producing Director Tisa Chang, and choreographed by Susan Ancheta, Shanghai Lil’s features original book and lyrics by Lilah Kan and music by Louis Stewart.  The production runs November 10th — 27th at the West End Theatre (263 W. 86th Street between Broadway West End Avenue in the Church of St. Paul St. Andrew, 2nd floor).  Opening night is Monday, November 14th at 7:00PM.

East West Players (Los Angeles, CA)
The Language Archive
by Julia Cho
November 3 to December 4, 2011

Meet George, a linguist, a master of languages, who cannot express his love for his wife—and ends up losing her. Follow this whimsical and heartbreaking look at love and language that asks, "How do we save what is dying?"

See News story.

Sugar House

Ma-Yi Theatre (New York, NY)
The Sugar House at the Edge of the Wilderness
by Carla Ching
November 8 to December 4, 2011

When their father dies suddenly and their mother goes on a grief pilgrimage, Chinese adoptees Greta and Han are sent to live with their ex-rockstar uncle and his young girlfriend. Wrestling with the wilds of New York and their grief, Greta gets in trouble with the law and put in a court mandated reform program and Han runs away to play music on the street. On the edge of the wilderness, Greta and Han must ask themselves: If I can't go home, where do I go? A play with music and a live twitter feed about kids growing up fast, children raising children, and shifting notions of home.

Can't wait? Start following Greta on Twitter @gretagretanyc

AlterTheater Ensemble (San Rafael, CA)
A Man, His Wife, and His Hat
by Lauren Yee
November 9 to December 4, 2011

AlterTheater Ensemble
1414 4th Street
San Rafael, CA

This klezmer-inspired tale of family secrets, true love, and missing hats inspires a man to finally get out of his armchair....maybe. A charming new comedy from rising star Lauren Yee, featuring a woman on a quest, a friendly, neighborhood monster, and a man who just needs a hug.

Directed by Robin Stanton

Starring: Hugo E. Carbajal, Jonathan Deline, Jeanette Harrison, Ed Holmes, Will Marchetti and Patricia Silver

with dramaturgy by Nakissa Etemad
and original music composed by Daniel Savio

Production: Dustin Brown, Norman Kern, Janice Koprowski, Mina Smith, Lynne Soffer, Elizabeth Williamson, Selina G Young

November 9th through December 4th
Wednesdays at 7:30 pm
Fridays, Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 5 pm

Tickets on sale:

[Inside] the Ford series
at the John Anson Ford Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
The Romance of Magno Rubio
by Lonnie Carter
November 4 to December 11, 2011

A fresh bilingual approach to a kinetic and touching California immigrant tale, "The Romance of Magno Rubio," will open the coming season of the [Inside] the Ford series at the John Anson Ford Theatre.

The play, whose 2002 premiere by New York's Ma-Yi Theater Company won a special Obie Award, is Lonnie Carter's adaptation of a short story by Carlos Bulosan about the hard life and far-fetched romantic dreams of a Filipino immigrant farm laborer in 1930s California. The Los Angeles Times described the 2003 West Coast premiere of Ma-Yi's production at the Laguna Playhouse as a "rejuvenating jolt" whose "bighearted spirit is energizing."

Carter's script, already technically bilingual, tells the tale with liberal helpings of rhyming English verse and snippets of sung and spoken Tagalog; for its Nov. 4-Dec 11 run in L.A., director Bernardo Bernardo -- who acted in a 2004 production of "Magno Rubio" by Chicago's Victory Gardens Theatre -- has, in the spirit of bilingualism, in fact turned the show monolingual by translating it entirely into Tagalog. PAE Live! will stage five performances per week, with three in Carter's original version and two in Bernardo's translation. A different Tagalog translation has been performed in Manila.

Kumu Kahua Theatre (Honolulu, HI)
A Jivebomber’s Christmas
A Kumu Kahua Premiere by Saachiko and Dom Magwili
November 10 to December 11, 2011

It’s Christmas, 1943, but nobody feels like celebrating. The world is at war and the soldiers of the 442nd Battalion are fighting in Europe. Meanwhile, back home, Japanese Americans are being illegally detained in internment camps. A group of kids, raised on jazz and jive, social clubs and swing dancing, decides to raise the camp’s spirits—with a Christmas show. California-based Sachiko and Dom Magwili are pillars of Asian-American theater, and their musical, which premiered in 1993, has become a milestone among works about the Japanese-American experience. Filled with song and dance, laughter and warmth, A Jivebomber’s Christmas arrives at Kumu Kahua just in time for the holidays.

Mu Performing Arts Presents New Eyes Festival
New Eyes Festival
December 1 to 4 and 10, 2011
Dreamland Arts

(Minneapolis / Saint Paul) Coming up in December, Mu Performing Arts is producing their 20th annual New Eyes Festival at Dreamland Arts in Saint Paul. For the 2011-2012 season, the Festival will showcase six readings written by local playwrights/artists and will provide an opportunity for the audience to give their feedback to the writers during a post show discussion after each piece.

The event is free to the public with a suggested donation of $5 at the door. Seating is very limited and reservations are strongly encouraged.

To make a reservation, call Dreamland Arts at 651-645-5506 or email

The schedule for the New Eyes Festival is as follows:


The Day I Discovered I Was Asian
by Rose Le Tran
Director: Randy Reyes
Dramaturg: Cynthia Uhrich
Time: 7:30 pm

It is a play about self-discovery -- about the journey of life and not the end result.


(not) Lost and (not) Found
by Emma HyeonJin Valentine
Director: Melissa Bechthold
Time: 7:30 pm

Traveling from one great river (Mississippi) to another (Han), this story brings together several Korean adoptees as they journey back to Korea. It is about the common bond that adoptees share with each other. Everyone has a different process and speed to get to a place where they are comfortable in their own skin.


Middle Brother
Jerome New Performance Program
By Eric Sharp
Director: Bob Rosen
Dramaturg: Jennifer Weir
Time: 2:00 pm

Every unhappy Korean is unhappy in his own way. Or something like that.

Beyond Time
Jerome New Performance Program
By Fres Thao
Director: Sun Mee Chomet
Dramaturg: Zaraawar Mistry
Time: 7:30 pm

Best friends Shot and Neej discover they can create a time machine in Shot's garage. We follow them as their perspectives on life are altered, as their creation comes to life.


Kung Fu Zombies vs Cannibals
Jerome New Performance Program
By Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay
Director/Dramaturg: Randy Reyes
Time: 2:00 pm

In a world where modern civilization has collapsed beyond recognition and the earth has been littered by zombies and cannibals, two women from opposite ends of the world kill their way to salvation. Framed under the Five Buddhist tenets, their journey is told through an amalgamation of severed heads, forced kisses, human steaks, and a chorus of gang bangin' monks. Live video manipulation and fight scenes may cause epileptic seizures.


Her Back(Bone)
Jerome New Performance Program
By Kayva Yang
Director & Dramaturg: Meena Natarajan
Consultant: Sumanth Gopinath
Time: 2:00 pm

Her Back(Bone) is a new performance that explores the flesh of memories, the disquiet with which we bury and unearth them, and the questions surrounding forced migration and displacement. Inspired by two stories woven together: the journeys of grandmothers during post Cultural Revolution and the protests against loss of home and land caused by the Three Gorges Dam Project, Her Back(Bone) explores through movement and text how women and their communities often dig up bones and lay down our stories to rest.

APAFT Artist Reception 2011
Honoring actors Jeanne Sakata & Francois Chau
December 5, 2011

Jeanne Sakata starred in East West Players' MASTER CLASS and RED, for which she won the LA Ovation Award. She also wrote DAWN'S LIGHT: THE JOURNEY OF GORDON HIRABAYASHI, which was produced at East West Players and around the country.

Francois Chau is best known as Dr. Pierre Chang on ABC's TV series LOST. He appeared in ART at East West Players. A Cambodian American, he recently was nominated for an LA Ovation Award for his role in EXTRAORDINARY CHAMBERS about the Khmer Rouge.

Monday, Dec. 5th

6:30 - Reception
7:30 - Dinner
8:00 - Panel Discussion
8:30 - Awards Presentation

ONLY $15 !!
($20 if purchased at the door)

Chinese Buffet Dinner & No Host Bar at
Taipan Restaurant
330 S Hope St # 19, Los Angeles 90071

RSVP to by Nov. 30th!
AND Mail a check payable to "APAFT to P.O BOX 24459, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Jeanne Sakata, currently performing in Julia Cho's THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE at East West Players, has also earned rave reviews in EWP'S PO BOY TANGO, MASTER CLASS, and Chay Yew's RED, for which she won the coveted LA Ovation Award for Best Lead Actress. Jeanne has also performed with the Public Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater, Kennedy Center, Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Northlight Theatre, ACT, Berkeley Rep, Intiman Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and is a member of LA's esteemed classical theatre group, The Antaeus Company. Her screen credits include playing Mom Wanda to Olivia Munn in the upcoming feature film THE BABY MAKERS, TYLER PERRY'S MEET THE BROWNS, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, ER, THREAT MATRIX, LINE OF FIRE, PRESIDIO MED, NUMB3RS and more. Jeanne's solo play, DAWN'S LIGHT: THE JOURNEY OF GORDON HIRABAYASHI, which premiered at EWP, will have its 2012 New York premiere as HOLD THESE TRUTHS with the Epic Theatre Ensembl! e. Follow Jeanne on TWITTER!!/JeanneSakata

Born in Phnom Penh, Francois Chau is a Cambodian-American actor who has worked extensively in Theatre, Film, and Television. Although he started his career as a professional actor in Theatre, he is currently best known as "Dr. Pierre Chang" in ABC's groundbreaking television series, LOST. His other television credits include, "Castle", "Chuck", "The Chicago Code", "Grey's Anatomy", "Medium", "24", "Numbers", "Jag", "Gary Unmarried", "Alias", "Wild Palms", "Stargate SG-1", "MacGyver", "China Beach", and "Hill Street Blues". His numerous Film credits include, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II", "The Iron Triangle", "Rapid Fire", City of Industry", "Point of No return", "The Lodger", Lethal Weapon 4", What's Cooking" directed by Gurinder Chadha, and "Re! scue Dawn" directed by Werner Herzog. He has continued to work in Theatre. His credits include "Extraordinary Chambers" (The Geffen Playhouse), "In Perpetuity Throughout The Universe" (Berkeley Rep), "The Caretaker" (San Jose Rep), "The Survivor: A Cambodian Odyssey" (Merrimack Rep), "The Woman Warrior" (Ahmanson/Doolittle), "The Ballad of Yachiyo" (The Public Theatre/NYC), "The L.A. Plays" (The Almeida Theatre/London), and "Art" (East-West Players).

APAFT Co-Sponsors:
APEX (Asian Professional Exchange)
Asian American Action Fund
APABA / LA ( Asian Pacific American Bar Association)
APA-UCLA (Asian Pacific Alumni of UCLA)
Cold Tofu Improv
East West Players
FilAmArts (National Association for the Advancement
of Filipino Arts and Culture)
JABA / LA (Japanese American Bar Association)
Japanese American Citizen's League (JACL) - Pacific SW
KABA (Korean American Bar Association of So. Calif.)
KADC (Korean American Democratic Committee)
KCLA ( Korean Community Lawyers Association)
Korean Film Council
Lodestone Theatre Ensemble
OCA Greater LA (Organization of Chinese Americans)
SCCLA ( So. Calif. Chinese Lawyers Association)
UCLA PAA (UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association)
VABA (Vietnamese American Bar Association of SoCal)

Cold Tofu (Los Angeles, CA)
The Last COLD TOFU Improv Show of 2011!
Saturday, December 10, 2011

It's COLD TOFU Improv's last show of 2011! We need you and your suggestions to make it happen, so join us for a night filled with hilarious short form improv games.

The show begins at 7:30pm and admission is only $5!

Maryknoll Japanese Catholic Center Auditorium
222 S. Hewitt Street, Los Angeles 90012
(Located east of Alameda, between 2nd & 3rd streets)
FREE parking available on the property and on Hewitt Street.

Email or call 213-739-4142 for more information. Reservations are not necessary for this show.

Vampire Cowboys Theatre (New York, NY)
by Crystal Skillman
December 12, 2011

During this 10th Anniversary season,
Vampire Cowboys joins forces with one of NY's most celebrated downtown playwrights!

Get a sneak peek of VC's newest show
by Crystal Skillman
directed by Robert Ross Parker
Featuring the amazing cast of Sheldon Best, Becky Byers, Rebecca Comtois,
Jon Hoche, Bonnie Sherman, & Amy Kim Waschke

Some days it feels like the whole world is against you. With pissed-off Pikachus, steam punk armies, stood-up Sailor Moons and roller-blading monsters on the prowl, it's easy to get lost in the Inferno-esque Japanime convention where the fans, the otakus, and the geeks prowl. But to score a rare signature from their comic book idol, teenage outcasts Dayna and Honey will take on obsessive magic players, jedis and elfs, cosplayers and convention guards - through all nine flights of Ohayocon - to get a chance to shake hands with their hero.
Dante's Inferno meets comic con geekery in this amazing new show by award-winning playwright and geekster princess Crystal Skillman!

December 12th, 2011 @ 7pm

New Georges' The Room
520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY

Seating is limited, to reserve your spot please email

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (New York, NY)
Play Development Series
October 4 to December 14, 2011 At The Bruce Mitchell Room

Window Shadows by Faizul Khan
October 2011 in the Bruce Mitchell Room (520 8th Ave, 3rd floor)
An inter-racial couple struggle to come to terms with their fears and their lives. Sharon wants a baby before its too late  and Daniel wants his academic degree but what eventually ensues neither is prepared for.

A Dream of Red Pavilions by Jeremy Tiang
December 2011 in the Bruce Mitchell Room (520 8th Ave, 3rd floor)
A tragic love story of two beings from the spirit world based on the classic Chinese novel by Cao Xueqin, Dream of the Red Chamber. Set in pre-Revolution 18th-Century China it traces the rise and fall of the aristocratic Jia family, exploring wealth, poverty, corruption and guilt, steeped in Buddhism.

Three Trees by Alvin Eng
December 2011 in the Bruce Mitchell Room (520 8th Ave, 3rd floor)
Three Trees is a poetic, philosophical rumination about the relationship between sculptor Alberto Giacometti, his muse/model, Japanese existential philosopher Isaku Yanaihara, and Giacometti’s wife Annette. Alvin Eng was last seen at Pan Asian Rep’s 2005 Two Nights Only series with The Last Emperor of Flushing.

East West Players (Los Angeles, CA)
DHH Playwrighting Institute New Works Festival
December 12 to 15, 2011

MONDAY, December 12 @ 7:30 pm
A PUSH OR A PULL by Mike Kim
What does a man-child arguing with his ex-girlfriend have to do with an uptight stoned teenager arguing with his best friend Roach? Apparently, a runaway cocker spaniel named Benny. An exercise in distraction, conflict, and revealing the hidden in life's mundane.

UNPACKED by Elizabeth Liang
Who are you when you're from everywhere and nowhere? A one woman play about the author's experienc! es growing up in Central America, North Africa, the Middle East, and New England. As our protagonist zigzags through her childhood and adolescence, she is challenged at every corner to learn AND to be "normal." What's more important to a teenager in Egypt: the Pyramids of Giza or the Prom?

WEDNESDAY, December 14 @ 7:30 pm
Post WWII Japan, a country rebuilds. Artists seeking a principled and peaceful existence find themselves anything but removed from the chaos that surrounds them.

"Los Angeles is still a hunter-gatherer society as far as I'm concerned. Other cities have adopted and sustained an agricultural lifestyle, but in L.A. we forage. It just makes more sense in how we feed our hunger." - Young Gene Lee, The Los Angeles Free Press

THURSDAY, December 15 @ 7:30 pm
GUAVA SEASON by Joy Regullano
Once upon a time, in the magical land of Southern California, a daughter and a father loved each other very much, but they both had to grow up sometime. ! So goes the story of a girl and her father, Filipino American style. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and--you'll cry. And then you'll laugh again.

Bindlestiff Studio (San Francisco)
and Guerrilla Rep present Kat Evasco in
Mommy Queerest
December 1 to 17, 2011

Dec 1- 3, 8 - 10 and 15 - 17
Thurs thru Sat at 8pm
Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets
Drawing on her experience as a stand-up comic and comedic actress, Kat narrates this unconventional coming out tale with sharp wit and unflinchingly honest self-revelation. She tackles conflict with humorous insight while illustrating the experience of being a Filipina lesbian, gay Christian, survivor of sexual abuse, and young American who is just trying to get some. "This show is half payback to my mom for making me come out for both of us and half love letter to her for making me who I am," Kat says, "She's terrified I'm exposing every skeleton in our family closet--and she should be. I might be Filipina American, but cultural silence is non-existent in my world, so like an eager exhibitionist I'm letting it all hang out.

East West Players (Los Angeles, CA)
Japanese American National Museum
A Little Tokyo Christmas Goes to Las Vegas
December 17, 2011

General Admission: $25.00 orchestra, $20.00 Balcony

A limited amount of early bird tickets are available until December 5th. $5.00 off per ticket!

Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets: 1-800-838-3006

OR online at:

Buoyed by last year's successful A LITTLE TOKYO CHRISTMAS, producers Mike Hagiwara, Sharon Omi and Emily Kuroda are creating an all-new holiday celebration on Saturday, Dec. 17 on the David Henry Hwang Stage at East West Players and the Union Center for the Arts, 120 Judge John Aiso St. in Little Tokyo, combining two performances and a Holiday Crafts Fair outside in the courtyard running throughout the day.

Like last years' show, this new entertainment will feature a wide array of Asian American singers, actors, dancers, sketch comedy groups, and variety acts in a new, fast-paced show; and just like last year, there will be a concurrent Holiday Craft Fair will be running throughout the day from 1 to 7 p.m., "so people can do the Craft Fair, the show, or both," said Kuroda.

There will be two presentations of the performances at 2 and 7 p.m. scheduled to run two hours each, including the intermission.
Net proceeds from the event will go towards the Japanese American Community Services, which has celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2011, and traces its history back to the Shonien, a children's orphanage founded in 1912 – so 2012 will be Shonien's 100th Anniversary.

All seats are assigned – order your tickets early to reserve the best seats!

For group sales or more information: 310-739-2808

The event is produced by Timescape Arts Group, a (non-profit 501 (c) (3)) in association with East West Players, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center and Japanese American National Museum.

Jasmine Christmas

Mu Performong Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
A Very Asian Christmans
December 18, 2011

Back by popular demand, Jasmine and her friends are kicking off this year's holiday season with a cabaret filled with songs, laughter, and drama drama drama! There are only 75 seats available, so buy your tickets fast!

There will be food. There will be singing. There will be Sugar Plum Fairies and Santa suits.

Date: Sunday, December 18, 2011
Price: $35 (includes dinner, entertainment, and one drink ticket)
Featuring: Katie Bradley, Francesca Dawis, Isabella Dawis, Sheena Janson, Jasmine (Randy Reyes), Susie Juul, Kurt Kwan, Sara Ochs, Anita Ruth, and Eric Sharp.

Go here for more info!

The Flea Theatre (New York, NY)She Kills Monsters
She Kills Monsters
by Qui Nguyen
November 4 to December 23, 2011


"Nguyen's writing is fiendishly funny"– Stage & Cinema

When Agnes comes across her deceased sister's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she embarks on an action-packed adventure to discover more about her sibling than she previously cared to know. A high-octane comedy fraught with hostile fairies, randy ogres, and '90s pop culture, SHE KILLS MONSTERS is a heart-pounding homage to the badass (& geek) within us all.

Written by Qui Nguyen (Vampire Cowboys' The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G), directed by Robert Ross Parker (Vampire Cowboys' Soul Samurai), and starring members of The Bats (Adam Rapp's Bingo with the Indians).

Get tickets for only $20 (reg. $25) with discount code QN20!

Visit or call 212.352.3101 for more info & to buy your tickets today!

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