- Another look at Vincent Chin...
Carry the Tiger to the Mountain
is an epic dramatization of the true life story of the victim's mother,
Lily Chin, and her journey from postwar picture bride to civil rights activist
in search of justice for her son.
- NWAAT presents All One Tribe
Northwest Asian American Theatre is pleased to
present "All One Tribe," a dance production that explores cross-cultural
similarities among native Asian, African, Native American, and Pacific
Islander cultures July 10, 11, 12 at the Theatre Off Jackson (409-7th Ave
S, located in Seattle's International District)....
- New American opera based on Mao...
FRANKLIN FURNACE at PSEUDO PROGRAMS, INC. presents
MAO ZEDONG: JEALOUS SON
by Alvin Eng & Yoav Gal...
- Great Leap celebrates 20th Anniversary...
- NWAAT announces first national conference for Asian
American theatre in Spring, 1999...
The Northwest Asian American Theatre has been awarded a major grant from
the Ford Foundation to coordinate the first national conference of Asian
American theatres. This conference is to discuss issues of importance to
the more than 50 Asian American performing groups across the country with
the emphasis is to be on issues and collaborations. The conference will
be in Seattle, WA, in May 1999. More details to come.
- AAWW (NY) Presents Alec Mapa's
I Remember Mapa...
- Treasure in the House seeks
"TREASURE IN THE HOUSE" is looking for an Assistant Project Director
to help with the production of the Asian Pacific American Performance and
Visual Art festival presented each fall at Highways Performance Space in
Santa Monica, California...
- Televised Tony Awards synopsis
of Golden Child...
While David Henry Hwang's Golden Child did not win a Tony at this
year's awards, viewers nationwide were treated to the talents of Julyana
Soelistyo (nominated for Best
Actress in a Featured Role in a Play), who performed an original synopsis
of the play, de-aging from age 80 to age 10 with a shrug of the shoulders.
Synopsis reprinted by permission of the author.
- East West Players to offer intensive
The nation's oldest Asian American theatre offers six-week intensive acting
- Golden Child closes May 31
Despite gathering three Tony nominations (including one for Best Play),
David Henry Hwang's latest play closed May 31 after only some 90-odd performances,
just one week short of the announcement of the Tony Awards. While the play
garnered glowing reviews from the Village Voice, the NY Post and
many other publications, box office for the show was extremely anemic,
despite offering the most affordable average ticket price on Broadway (just
- Canadian theatre world recognizes
Artist Jean Yoon was one of many Asian Canadian artists recognized lately...
- East West Players celebrates 32nd
East West Players, the nation's first and foremost Asian American theatre
company celebrates its 32nd Anniversary Awards Dinner on June 22, 1998,
at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 404 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles....
- Peeling the Banana to benefit South
The Manhattan premiere of the collaboration between NYC's only South Asian
youth agency and Peeling the Banana, NYC's one-of-a-kind pan-Asian American
theater troupe, will reveal it all to you Off-Broadway at The Joseph Papp
Public Theatre on Tuesday June 23rd. All proceeds will benefit SAYA's youth
center in Elmhurst, Queens.
Northwest Asian American Theatre Kicks 25th Anniversary
- Oscar News!
Asian American filmaker and Asian American playwright wins Oscar!
- Northwest Asian American Theatre
hires new Artistic Director
Late word is that NWAAT (Seattle) has hired Chilson Kong as its new Artistic
Hill has joined the all star cast (Helen Hunt, etc.) of 12th Night
which will be playing at the Lincoln Center in July.
Talia Shire (Rocky, etc.) has signed on as a producer for David
Henry Hwang's Golden Child, slated to open April 2 on Broadway.
- Philip Kan Gotanda News
Seattle connection and new play....
- AATC presents I Remember Mapa
Asian American Theater Company, in association with the Mark Taper Forum's
Asian Theater Workshop, presents the Northern California premiere of I
- AA film from Peeling the Banana
- Ma-Yi Theatre invited to Philipines
Ma-Yi Theatre has been invited to participate in the Philippine Centennial
Arts Festival to be held at the Cultural Center in Manila, Philippines
from June 1 to June 14, 1998....
- E Na Na I Ke Kumu (Look to
the Source) premieres in LA
Through the use of hula, theater and performance art, E Nana I Ke Kumu:
Look to the Source, written and performed by Leilani Chan, exposes...
- Free workshops from TnT (SF)
Teatro ng Tanan commemorates the centennial anniversary of the Philippine
- East West Players dodges El Nino,
opens DHH Theatre
- Pan Asian opens new Ed Sakamoto
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre renews its longtime association with award
winning playwright Edward Sakamoto...
- Peeling the Banana is back!
The last time you saw Peeling the Banana, you might remember that there
- AATC presents reading of new play...
Asian American Theater Company presents the first reading of a new play
titled The Clouds, the Ocean and Everything in Between ...
- NWAAT seeks Biz Manager
The Northwest Asian American Theatre (NWAAT) announces a nation-wide search
for a new Business Manager following the departure of Managing Director
- THICKER THAN WATER-
a new musical
Inspire Entertainment will be holding audtions for a new musical, Thicker
Than Water, on February 7,8,15,&16. The show will debut May 27th
@ UCLA's Royce Hall, a 2000+ seat auditorium with tour in the making. We
are looking for Actors, Singers, Dancers, and Musicians. Please prepare
song (with sheet music/tape), short monologue, and/or routine. All ages.
Please call 888 855-1577 for appointment. Asian Americans especially welcome.
- TnT Calls for submission
Teatro ng Tanan (TnT) is now accepting monologues, dialogues, and short
plays for its 1998 new works festival^ flipsights ^-98.
- FREE! Amy Hill's Tokyo Bound!
- Teatro Ng Tanan offers Bay Area
- David Henry Hwang's Golden Child
hits Singapore en route to Broadway
Early reviews quite favorable; producer to set
up web site in early February...
- Early Asian American activist
art group holds reunion concert
A Grain of Sand? Wow! That takes
the Revue wayyyy back...
- Wynton Marsalis collaborates, benefits
Zhongmei Dance Company
- SLANT opens new show
The Slant Performance Group will be world premiering its brand new show-
"Squeal Like a Pig, an Intergalactic PopOperetta," at
the La Mama First Floor Theater, January 1st-18th, 1998.
- AATC offers classes in Bay Area
To continue fostering new talent in Asian Pacific American arts, the Asian
American Theater Company is offering the following classes for it's Winter
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