SIS Productions presents the Northwest Premiere of Year Zero by Michael Golamco September 30 through October 22, 2011
SIS Productions presents Year Zeroby Michael Golamcoat Richard Hugo House (1634 11th Ave., North of Pine St. on Seattle's Capitol Hill). The show runs September 30 through October 22, 2011, playing Fridays at 8pm and Saturdays at 4 and 8pm. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for students/seniors/actors. Lower rates are available for those who buy tickets in advance or come as a group. Call (206) 323-9443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations and information or see our website at www.sis-productions.org. Advance tickets may be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets ~ call 1-800-838-3006 or go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/185586.
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.
Critics across the country have praised Year Zero:
"A very smart, sweet, honest and uncommonly moving new play… Michael Golamco is a significant new dramatic voice." – Chicago Tribune
"Powerful, moving, and entirely winning" – Stage Scene L.A.
"Golamco's play is subtle, character-driven, and engrossing, revealing its secrets via nuance" - Back Stage
"this is simply great theatre. . . . Full of endearing, likeable characters and a sweet story, Year Zero is a simply marvelous play." – Arts Beat L.A.
"Golamco writes with insight and compassion about unique challenges facing the offspring of Cambodian refugees." - Los Angeles Times
""Year Zero" explores Asian identity issues with humor and sensitivity." - The New York Times
Rated "PG-13" for strong language and a suggestive situation.
Year Zero is written by Michael Golamco, directed by Miko Premo and produced by Elizabeth Daruthayan, Lorna Chin, Kathy Hsieh, May Nguyen, Miko Premo & Roger Tang.
Featuring: Elizabeth Daruthayan, Johnny Patchamatla, Christian Ver or David Hsieh and Moses Yim.
SIS Productions is a production company that strives to create, develop and produce quality works that involve Asian American women, their themes, and Asian American issues. SIS Productions encourages opportunities and support for Asian American women to be involved in all aspects of the production of artistic endeavors.
Author Michael Golamco is an award-winning playwright whose plays have been produced across North America and internationally. Cowboy Versus Samurai was previously produced by SIS and has been seen internationally in Canada and Hong Kong. Other plays include Achievers, Build, Heartbreaker and The Shadow on the Moon. He is also a screenwriter, whose film version of Achievers toured film festivals across the country, and has also been involved in the Tribeca Film Festival and Project Greenlight. He is a member of New Dramatists and Center Theatre Group’s Writers Workshop and is a recipient of a Helen Merril Award for Playwriting.
SIS Productions is excited to announce some very special events that will take place during the run of Year Zero.
OPENING NIGHT GALA: Join the Year Zero cast for a gala reception and opening night party after the 8pm show on Friday, September 30. Admission to the gala is free with an opening night ticket.
POST-PLAY DISCUSSION: Join us after every performance for a post-play discussion with the cast.
Special thanks to the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and 4Culture King County Lodging Tax for their support of our 2011 season.