Four Seasons: Queer API Lives in Focus

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance, in association with Asian American Theater Company, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, and Queer Cultural Center is proud to present FOUR SEASONS on June 2-3, 8:00 p.m., at SOMARTS Cultural Center, 934 Brannan, San Francisco.

FOUR SEASONS is highlighted by an exciting collaboration between GAPA Theater and the UC Berkeley based Theater RICE. Written/Directed by Duy Nguyen and brought to life by an ensemble cast made up of members from GAPA Theater and Theater RICE, the production began with stream-of-consciousness interviews conducted with the ultimate goal of translating a person's history into a dramatized story for the stage.

More significantly, in mixing a multi-generational cast of both queer and straight Asians and Pacific Islanders, GAPA Theater and Theater RICE have achieved the enviable feat of bridging differences through threads of common experience.

Rounding out the production, members of GAPA Men's Chorus will perform pieces especially chosen for the program and The GAPA Dance Company will perform original choreography by Jazmine Bergeron and Alma Soongi Beck.

FOUR SEASONS marks the culmination of a year-long development process for GAPA Community Arts Project (GCAP)and is being presented in June as the centerpiece of a gay Asian Pacific arts showcase.

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Performances will be held at 8:00 o'clock p.m. on Friday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 3rd at SOMARTS Cultural Center, 934 Brannan, San Francisco. $15 General Admission at the door. A $2.00 discount coupon is available from APICC's 2000 Calendar.

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) is dedicated to furthering the interests of gay and bisexual Asians and Pacific Islanders by creating awareness, developing a positive identity and establishing a supportive community.

FOUR SEASONS highlights work produced under the GAPA Community Arts Project (GCAP) banner. Through its ongoing efforts, GCAP aims to encourage significant participation in the arts among gay Asians & Pacific Islanders as a means of adding our perspective to the larger community.

Asian American Theater Company was founded in 1973 as a playwrights' workshop sponsored by the American Conservatory Theater. The company is dedicated to the production of New American plays by dramatists of Asian Pacific Islander descent.

Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center exists to support and nurture the artistic endeavors of the Asian Pacific Islander community in the Bay Area. In the future we hope to collaborate on, sponsor, and produce performances as well as provide resources for the Asian Pacific Islander arts community.

FOUR SEASONS is made possible by The San Francisco Foundation, Horizons Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, and Queer Cultural Center.

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