Insatiable 3: New Asian American plays November 15, sneak peak at Mmmm... October 15
SIS Productions presents a day-long festival of new readings
And also a sneak-peek showcase
SIS Productions, the creators of the popular Sex in Seattle series, is thrilled to present Insatiable! Seattle's 3rd Asian American Playwright's Festival, a day-long festival of new play readings by local Asian American playwrights on Saturday, November 15, 2008, starting at 12pm at Prima Vera Arts Center. The festival will feature an incredible variety of genres and stories with a little something for everyone, from romantic comedy to serious drama, fantastical tales to hard-hitting reality, and everything in-between! Featured playwrights include Daniel Arreola, Kathy Hsieh, Maggie Lee, Serin Ngai, Richard Nguyen Sloniker and Roger Tang.
And just to give you a tantalizing taste, SIS will also be presenting Mmmmmm . . . A Sampler of 6 Insatiable Plays, a special sneak-peek showcase featuring ten-minute preview highlights of all six plays-in-progress, to be held on Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 4pm at Richard Hugo House
Insatiable! will be held at Prima Vera Arts Center, located at 112 5th Avenue North, 2nd Floor. Located in a two-story storefront, the entrance is at the back of the building, just North of Denny, off of Taylor Avenue North, located on the East side of the Seattle Center. Tickets are $5 per reading for general admission; $9 for a 3-reading pass; or $12 for an all-fest pass. Please call (206) 323-9443 or email email@example.com for reservations and information or see our website at www.sis-productions.org.
Roger Tang is a theatre veteran of three decades, who began his career as a designer for David Henry Hwang and Philip Kan Gotanda. As a writer, he is the author of Third Generation Heritage and numerous sketches for the Pork Filled Players. As a producer, he helmed the Northwest premieres of Gotanda's Dream of Kitamura, Genny Lim's Paper Angels and Hwang's Bondage. He has taught Asian American history at the University of Washington and was instrumental in building the Theatre Off Jackson as Development Director for the Northwest Asian American Theatre. Called the "Godfather of Asian American theatre" by A. Magazine, he is Managing Producer for the Pork Filled Players (Seattle's oldest sketch comedy group), sits on the board at Repertory Actors Theatre, edits the Asian American Theatre Revue (uh, that's here!) and administers the aa-drama mailing list. As well, he is a sound designer for various local theatres.
Daniel Arreola has been involved in Seattle's theatre community since 1997. His past writing credits include Dome Light, Get Lit, and Facade as well as other short stories and poetry performed around Seattle. His plays have been seen at NW Asian American Theatre, Theater Schmeater, NW Actor's Studio, and at Freehold Studio Lab. As an actor, he has been seen in productions such as Sex In Seattle, The Twilight Zone, R&J, West Side Story, True West, Lone Star, and Danny and the Deep Blue Sea to name a few. Recently, he has also directed The Original Motherfucker by Suzan-Lori Parks at 365 Days/365 Plays theatre festival held nationwide. Daniel is a Capitol Hill resident and also has photography, films, and designer experience to his credit.
Richard Nguyen Sloniker is a writer, educator, and actor who has performed throughout the Puget Sound region with production companies including the Washington Shakespeare Festival, The Seattle Children's Theatre, Book-It Repertory Theatre, The Village Theatre, and SIS Productions. His plays have been seen on stages for Theatre Creatures and the Northwest Asian American Theatre. He has also spent several years developing and directing acting and digital media production classes for the Seattle Parks and Recreation at Asa Mercer, Denny, and McClure Middle Schools. Richard is currently working toward his MFA at the University of Washington in their Professional Actor Training Program.
Serin Ngai was the original playwright of the comedic Sex in Seattle series who co-created and wrote episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7. She was also a founding executive producer of SIS Productions. Serin has written sketch comedy (OPM) and her work has been seen on stage in Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. In addition to playwriting, Serin is an actress who has appeared in independent films and performed with various local theater companies including SIS Productions, ReAct, Seattle Public Theater, Experimental Theater Project, and Book-It Repertory. Serin is also an attorney who practices family law and general civil litigation.
Can't wait that long? Then whet your appetite for all of these new works with our special preview event Mmmmmm . . . A Sampler of 6 Insatiable Plays, to be held on Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 4pm. All readings will be at Richard Hugo House located at 1634 11th Avenue (11th Avenue, off of Pine Street) on Seattle's Capitol Hill. Tickets are a mere $5 for the whole event, which will leave you wanting more! Please call (206) 323-9443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations and information or visit http://www.hugohouse.org/sisproductions.
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.
The SIS Writers Group was established in 2005 to encourage and promote Asian American playwrights to develop their work and actively engage in the craft of writing new plays.
Special thanks to the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, City of Seattle and 4Culture King County Lodging Tax for their support of our 2008 season.