The Playwrights Realm (New York, NY)
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
Buy-One-Get-One discount here (http://www.broadwayoffers.com/go.aspx?MD=2001&MC=BOGO3)
Featuring: Louis Ozawa Changchien, Susan Hyon, Christine Toy Johnson, Angela Lin, Jake Manabat, Barret O'Brien, and David Shih.
Details at playwrightsrealm.org
hereandnow (Southern California)
Everyone has a story to tell...like no other theatre company you've ever seen. . . enjoy a night of story told through oral language, movement, dance, and song
Bindlestiff Studio (San Francisco, CA)
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Nuit Blanche Improv With Asiansploitation & Friends (Toronto, Canada)
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
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!
INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP IMPROVISERS
Japanese American National Museum
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)
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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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)
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)
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)
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)
6:30pm - 9:30pm
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...
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)
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.
Monday through Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 2pm
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 www.honoluluboxoffice.com
Mo'olelo (San Diego, CA)
Mo`olelo at The 10th Avenue Theatre
SIS Productions (Seattle, WA)
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.
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Locust Productions (Des Moines, IA)
Thurs-Sat @ 7:30pm
$12 Adult/ $9 Student/Senior
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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)
New Theatre (Coral Gables, FL)
Photos by Stephen Geffre
Mu Performing Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For tickets call the Kumu Kahua Box Office at 536-4441 or go online to www.honoluluboxoffice.com.
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)
directed by Andrew Pang
with Louis Ozawa Changchien & Stephen Park
and special appearances by:
October 6 - November 6
United Solo Theatre Festival And Blue Velocity Productions (New York, NY)
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.
Odc Theater And Circuit Network Present The San Francisco Premiere Of
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.
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. www.kristinawong.com
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!
Silk Road Rising (Chicago, IL)
The Board of Directors of Silk Road Rising and
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.
To purchase tickets online, CLICK HERE. Or, call Executive Director Malik Gillani at 312-857-1234 x202 or email email@example.com
Raffle Prizes and More!
2011 Sketch Comedy Championships (Los Angeles, CA)
Featuring Projekt Newspeak and the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors
The World Famous Comedy Store
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
La Mama ETC (New York, NY)
Performance Works (Vancouver, BC)
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 https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/194731 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.
Daniel Arreola, May Nguey, Zheng Wang, Maggie Lee
SIS Productions (Seattle, WA)
Seattle's festival of Asian American playwrights enters its sixth year, with a week of presenting new, original work!
TeAda Production (Los Angeles, CA)
Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2pm
INFO: 310-998-8765 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
George Ignatieff Theatre
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!
ASIANSPLOITATION ALL GROWN UP: PLAN B
Presented by Asiansploitation
Written by and Performed by
Directed by Andrew Currie
Fri Nov 11th 8pm, Sat Nov 12th 4pm & 8pm
$15 tickets from www.asiansploitation.com
Asian Arts Initiative (Philadelphia, PA)
Featuring Katie Hae leo, Krystal Banzon, Makoto Hirano with collaborator Benjamin Camp, Anula Shetty, Soomi Kim, Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Kennedy Kabasares, and Gein Wong.
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.
Leviathan Lab (New York, NY)
The ArcLight Theater
Featuring Ka-Ling Cheung, Tina Chilip, Chris Doi, Andrew Eisenman, Jojo Gonzalez, Marcus Ho,
OPM (Los Angeles, CA)
The Flight Theater @ The Complex
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!
Cast: Ewan Chung, Charles Kim, Brian Slaten, Jae Suh-Park, Rodney To, Diana Toshiko, Nika Williams
Directed by Eddie Mui
Bindlestiff Studio presents
Taragon Theatre (Toronto, Canada)
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."
Artists At Play (Los Angeles, CA)
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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!
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (New York, NY)
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)
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?"
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Ma-Yi Theatre (New York, NY)
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)
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
Production: Dustin Brown, Norman Kern, Janice Koprowski, Mina Smith, Lynne Soffer, Elizabeth Williamson, Selina G Young
Tickets on sale: http://www.altertheater.org/box_office.htm#TicketSchedule
[Inside] the Ford series
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)
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
(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 email@example.com.
The schedule for the New Eyes Festival is as follows:
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
The Day I Discovered I Was Asian
It is a play about self-discovery -- about the journey of life and not the end result.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011
(not) Lost and (not) Found
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.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011
Every unhappy Korean is unhappy in his own way. Or something like that.
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.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2011
Kung Fu Zombies vs Cannibals
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.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2011
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
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
ONLY $15 !!
Chinese Buffet Dinner & No Host Bar at
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 30th!
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! http://twitter.com/#!/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).
Cold Tofu (Los Angeles, CA)
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
Email email@example.com or call 213-739-4142 for more information. Reservations are not necessary for this show.
Vampire Cowboys Theatre (New York, NY)
During this 10th Anniversary season,
Get a sneak peek of VC's newest show
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.
December 12th, 2011 @ 7pm
New Georges' The Room
ADMISSION IS FREE!
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (New York, NY)
East West Players (Los Angeles, CA)
Bindlestiff Studio (San Francisco)
Dec 1- 3, 8 - 10 and 15 - 17
East West Players (Los Angeles, CA)
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!
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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.
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.
Mu Performong Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
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!
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The Flea Theatre (New York, NY)
SHE KILLS MONSTERS
"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 theflea.org or call 212.352.3101 for more info & to buy your tickets today!