Intiman Theatre (Seattle)
by Chay Yew
September 1998

This is a world premiere drama featuring a father and his daughter caught up in a struggle that pits politics against tradition, amid the backdrop of the Beijing Opera and the Cultural Revolution. Written by one of the top Asian American playwrights now working. (The Revue recently saw a reading, which was a real two by four upside the head...).

ACT (Seattle)
The Summer Moon
by John Olive
August 28 to September 27, 1998

Featuring Tamlyn Tomita and a powerhouse performance by Greg Watanabe (18 Mighty Mountain Warriors), Summer Moon tells the story of the first Japanese car salesman in America in the 1950s. This play was assisted by The Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays.

East West Players (LA)
by Ed Sakamoto
September 16 to October 4 1998
a world premiere

Directed by Shizuko Hoshi, a veteran actor and director of East West Players, LAVA is the eleventh play by popular Hawai'ian playwright Edward Sakamoto produced at EWP. LAVA, a dark comedy that tales place in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island, brings together a local guy and a haole mainlander who must face each other as adversaries. During the course of the play, two women who may or may or may not be malevolent spirits, appear to the two men in the form of life-size Bunraku puppets.

10,000 kilometers: a performance in five movements
Edward Bok Lee
October 1 and 2, 1998
Tapei Theatre, NYC

A collaborative, multi-media theatre piece that incorporates dance, photography, visual art, poetry, lighting, and sound. Deliberations on the theme of Flight in the modern world, "10,000 kilometers" explores issues surrounding cultural dislocation, psychic exile, and spiritual displacement.

Funded by the Chinese Information and Cultural Center. Admission is free. 212-358-3102.

Teatro ng Tanan/TnT (SF)
featuring newly written works by Filipino-American artists
October 1 to 11, 1998

written by Jason Bayani
cast includes Rima Anosa and Kennedy Kabasares
directed by Fred Salvallon
assistant director Joshua Switzer

conceived by Michell Arellano, with Lorna Chui and Chrystene Ells
performed by Michell Arellano, Lorna Chui and L.A. Renigen
live music by Augusto Gonzales and Kevin Camia
directed by Chrystene R. Ells
assisted by Lorna Chui

Bindlestiff Studio
185 Sixth Street (at Howard)
SF, CA 94103

$10 General Admission,
$7 Students & Seniors w/ID

phone: 415.974.1167

Teatro ng Tanan presents Back to Back/Kabilaan '98, featuring newly written works by Filipino-American artists. Jason Bayani's PASYON and Michell Arellano's DIRTY LAUNDRY will be presented in this year's festival.

In Jason Bayani's PASYON, a young faith healer questions his own ability to heal, in the face of the world around him that is slowly falling apart. At a time when his family is in a state of perpetual discordance, a young woman's mortality challenges his own humanity and he cannot own up to the hatred inside of him.

Michell Arellano's DIRTY LAUNDRY will use dance, mask, and live music to tell the story of Lumpia and Balut, two clowns who tsismis their way through the dirty laundry of a family of broken women, a family in denial. Each fold reveals a different story, as generations of pinays turn the pain of their own childhood into bitterness as they grow old, bringing their heavy handed lessons and iron "discipline" down on their own daughters. The clowns clean the dirty laundry and wipe away the scars.

Both a community organization and a theater company, Teatro ng Tanan (TnT) has been working in the San Francisco Bay Area for over eight years to promote a broad cross-cultural understanding of theater arts, its Philippine cultural roots and its contributions to the cultural diversity of the United States.

Through specific community programs, workshops and public performances reflecting our history and relevant issues, TnT uses theater to educate, organize, and inspire action and change.

For information on other TnT programs please call (415) 974-1384 or visit:

953 Mission Street, Suite 11
San Francisco, CA 94103

La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego)
by Jessica Hagedorn
September 8 to October 11, 1998

Celebrated author Jessica Hagedorn has adapted her bestselling novel for the stage in this La Jolla Playhouse-commissioned world premiere directed by Artistic Director Michael Greif. It's an epic story about the Philippines from the perspective of a 13-year-old girl in 1959, and her adult impressions of the early 1980's during the Marcos regime. Dogeaters features a wildly disparate group of characters - from movie stars and waiters to a young junkie and the richest man in the Philippines - who become caught up in a series of events that culminate in a beauty contest, a film festival and an assassination. It is a funny and human drama for adults about searching for love, searching for justice, and searching for identity in the surprising and tumultuous collection of islands known as the Phillipines.

by Henry Ong
Thurs Oct. 8 7 pm Echo Park Branch Library, 1410 W. Temple St
Saturday Oct. 10 2:30 pm Echo Park Branch Library, 1410 W. Temple St
Friday Oct. 16 8 pm W. Los Angeles United Methodist Church, 1913 Purdue Ave.
Saturday Oct. 17 8 p.m. W. Los Angeles United Methodist Church, 1913
Purdue Ave
Los Angeles

The playwright received a grant from the City of Los Angeles to write a play about the Thai garment workers' slavery case (the one that occured in El Monte, CA in 1995). He will be staging and directing the play.

Note: One of the lead actresses is Jennifer Paz who has appeared as the lead in Miss Saigon. (You may be wondering why the play is not in a theatre. The use of one or more non-traditional venues was part of the grant, the idea being to make it more accessible to the community.)

The first 2 performances are considered previews, so the ticket charge is "pay what you can" (or a donation). For the 3rd and 4th performances (not previews), ticket charges are $10 per person.

Fresh Off the Page (LA)
October 8, 1998
The Japanese American National Museum
369 E. 1st Street in Little Tokyo

Hear the latest freshest hottest sweetest crankiest plainest fanciest funniest serious new works from writers of the David Henry Hwang Writers Institute

Featuring awardees of the Garret Omata and Apex scholarships: Lucy J. Kim, Daniel Cariaga, and Judy Soo Hoo and many others!

San Diego Asian American Repertory Theatre (San Diego)
by Harold Pinter
OCT. 2 - OCT. 18 1998
630 F st. in San Diego's Gaslamp District
Ticket's and information: (619)272-5996

What do you do when all you remember is a past that may have never happened?

Meet Kate and Deeley, a married and seemingly perfectly settled couple who encounter this question in AART's production of Harold Pinter's Old Times. Add Kate's only friend Anna, the woman who shared an apartment with Kate 20 years ago. Anna threatens the peaceful present with allusions of an unknown and disturbing past. The result is a dark, humorous play that tests the boundaries of memory, nostalgia, and the free spirit.

Old Times will be directed by Rhys Greene, Artistic director of San Diego Black Ensemble and most recently seen in his company's production of Athol Fugard's Boesman and Lina. AART ensemble member and Associate Artistic Director Kimberly Miller will play Kate. Anna will be played by Kelly Okaki; Deeley will be played by AART newcomer Diep Hyunh. Rounding out the cast will be Criselda Yee, as the understudy for Anna, and Phil Simon, who will understudy the part of Deeley.

October 2 through October 18, 1998, at 8:00pm
Fridays and Saturdays;
2:00pm and 7:00pm Sundays

Evening shows: General admission $14; Students/Seniors/Military $10;
Matinees are $12 and $8, respectively.

Discounts available for advance group sales. For reservations and information, call (619)272-5996.

InterACT (Sacramento)
[formerly known as Asian Pacific Theatre Project]
The Wash
by Philip Kan Gotanda
October 2 to 25, 1998

The group formerly known as Asian Pacific Theatre Project tackled Philip Kan Gotanda's classic play. The middle play of his Nisei trilogy (which includes Song for a Nisei Fisherman and Fish Head Soup), The Wash is a story of an old Nisei couple, who no longer live together but are still linked together by bonds of obligation, culture and history. For more info, call 916/452-6174.

DAN KWONG performing
Fri & Sat. October 9 & 10
$12 $9 Students & Seniors
The Painted Bride Arts Center
230 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA.
(215) 915-9914

Solo excerpts from various performances including:




and more...

A partnership of the Asian Arts Initiative, Painted Bride Arts Center, and the National Performance Network.

Pork Filled Players (Seattle)
All Wallows Eve
October 9 to October 25, 1998
11 pm

They're baaacccck.....

.....with another all new, original show taking potshots at the world. Seattle's newest Asian American comedy group takes a look at Halloween, monsters, and things that SHOULD be monsters in today's modern world.

Imerg Inc.
Exit the Dragon
Harvard University, October 9, 1998
East West Players, October 14 - 24, 1998
Wed - Sat 8pm
general admission $15 student $12
groups of 10 or more: general $13 student $10
reservations: 213-625-7000
East West Players
120 Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles
University of Pennsylvania, November 1

Brenda Wong Aoki

Uncle Gunjiro's Girlfriend :

Nationally renowned storyteller Brenda Wong Aoki premieres a tale of forbidden love and the first Asian/Caucasian marriage in California. In 1909, Ms. Aoki's grand uncle Gunjiro, son of a high-ranking samurai, fell in love with Helen Emery, daughter of the Archdeacon of Grace Cathedral Church. Their interracial union sparked the anti-Asian micegenation laws in the early 1900's and made headlines across the US, resulting in death threats and loss of citizenship. Ms. Aoki explores their epic love story and the after effects on their descendents.

Uncle Gunjiro's Girlfriend is a multi-media solo show conceived, written, & performed by Brenda Wong Aoki, with original live music by award-winning musician/composer Mark Izu. Archival footage, newspaper headlines, faded photos, and video are interwoven into a montage of large-screen projections behind the stage action. The show is directed by Diane Rodriguez, resident artist and co-director of the Mark Taper Forum's Latino Theatre Initiative.

Sat. October 10 - $18
Sun. October 11 - $16
Students & Seniors - $2 off

Group Rates - contact Marcia @ Climate Theater (415) 626-6422
For tickets and general information call the City Box Office at (415) 392-4400 or purchase tickets over the web at

Visiting Violette & hereandnow
Saturday, October 10th - 8:00 p.m.
East Los Angeles College, Ingalls Auditorium

These two groups come together for the first time for an exciting night of Asian American music and theatre. Ticket price determined by a roll of the dice ( 1 to 6 dollars at the door).

for more info or reservations, call 323-340-8698.

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (NYC)
18 Mighty Mountain Warriors
October 21 to 24, 1998


East Coast meets West Coast...and pray the nation survives! San Francisco's 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors, the worlds most psychotic sketch comedy group, travels to the Big Apple to appear on the stage of the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre! Old favorites like A John Woo Family Dinner, Lapu Lapu Eats Shabu Shabu in Bora Bora and many more gets exposed to the East Coast. The company may have weathered Bill and Monica, but this....

Teatro ng Tanan and Bindlestiff Studio (SF)
Noel Alumit's
Mr. and Mrs. La Questa Go Dancing
at Bindlestiff Studio
185 6th Street (@ Howard)
San Francisco
October 22 through 24, 1998

Reservations & Information:

$10-$5 sliding scale
Available at the door (no credit cards please)

Mr. and Mrs. La Questa Go Dancing is directed by Allan Manalo. This staging reunites the original San Francisco cast: Apollo Madayag, Joy Lacanienta, Kennedy Kabasares, and Rene Acosta.

Saturday, Oct 24th, 1998; 8 PM
Randall Museum
San Francisco, CA

Fourth Annual Performance medley of Goblin, Demons, and Ghost stories from Asia by Eth-Noh-Tec at the Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco Tickets $12 adults/ $6 kids at the door; info call: (415) 282-8705; ask for Robert. (all people responding to, and mentioning at the door this "Collage Ad" will receive $2 discount). These stories express the macabre, the horrid, the frightening and bizarre: Korean Demon tales, Aswang vampires of the Philippines, Ghouls and Spirits from China and Japan and much bloody more!

Great Leap
presents NOBUKO MIYAMOTO in critically acclaimed
A GRAIN OF SAND -- songstory to waken sleeping warriors
Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 7:30 p.m.
at the 3rd Annual Faculty and Staff of Color Conference
"Making Meaning of Diversity in Higher Education

A Grain of Sand is a solo saga of one Asian American woman breaking through the forces of silence to find her own song. In a poetic fusion of story, song, movement and video imagery, Nobuko unravels her tales from days of Japanese relocation to the recent events of the Los Angeles uprising.

As a young and willing subject of American culture and media, she rejects the ties to her own traditions to 'make it' in show biz. But during the late 1960's, the rhythms of change inspire a compelling pilgrimage as she finds her voice as an activist and singer in the Asian American movement, crossing borders into the Black, Latino and Native American struggles.

Awakened by the possibilities and defeats, A Grain of Sand becomes a ritual that takes us beyond the chasms of color and culture, beyond the faultlines in our mind...into the oneness.

Sponsored in part by Central Washington University, FSOCC and Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

For more information about this production or other Great Leap productions, call Great Leap at (310) 264-6696.

Northwest Asian American Theatre (Seattle)
by Ralph Pena
October 1 to November 1, 1998

A hilarious look at the poignant Asian Diaspora in the United States, Flipzoids by Ralph Pena looks through the eyes of three generations of Filipinos in the mystical, magical melting pot of America. Through these characters, we witness the effects of living so far away from "home", from their homeland.


Theater Mu (Minneapolis)
The Walleye Kid
a world premiere by Ric Shiomi
October 16 to November 1, 1998
at Intermedia Arts,
2822 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN

Inspired by Korean and Japanese folk talkes, The Walleye Kid is a modern Minnesota American fable about a Korean girl who miraculously appears as a baby out of a huge walleye, is adopted by a couple who caught the fish, and takes a magical journey to the land of her birth and back. Co-presented by Intermedia Arts

Yangtze Repertory Theatre
The Life and Times of Ng Chung-Yin
by Mok Chiu-Yu
English adaption by Evans Chan
October 22, 24, 29, 30, November 1, 1998 (English)
October 23, 25, 1998 (Cantonese)

Asiantics Productions (SF)
Presents New Works Showcase
Right Between The Eyes
by Noel Benoza
October 29, 30, 31 at 8 pm
Theatre of Yugen/Noh Space
2840 Mariposa, SF

DESCRIPTION: It's about time....Good times, bad timing...Time lost, time found in small moments of change.

PRODUCED & DIRECTED BY: Judy Yoko Hamaguchi

CAST: Harold Byun, Melinda Corazon Foley, Lisa Kang, Genevieve Lee, Leo Legaspi, Samuel Sheng, Nancy Wong, Peter J. Wong, Jennie S. Yee, Yato Yoshida, Phil Young

TIXS: $12 general, $10 seniors/students

BOX OFFICE: (415) 621-7978 Reservations recommended!
Contact Person: Judy Yoko Hamaguchi
Tel. (415) 387-9698
Fax. (415) 831-1117

Second Generation Productions (NYC)
Thursday, November 12, 1998
New Sounds
A Benefit for 2G
505 Columbus Ave.
btwn 84th and 85th
suggested donation - $15

Featuring the stylings of:

Joan Almedilla
Hoon Lee and 101
Alice Liu and "Missing Chunk
Woody Pak
Bert Wang
Welly Yang

East West Players
HERO: Tribute to George Takei
November 14, 1998

For more details, see News Story.

I Remember Mapa
by Alec Mapa
Saturday, November 14
7-9 pm
The Village
1125 N McCadden
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Tickets only $10!!!!
for reservations, call 323-860-7300

Winner of 1997 LA Weekly Award for Best Solo Performance

"Alec Mapa is a freak. No one is this talented!" -- Variety

"Critic's Choice! Mapa's ability to hold a stage is undeniable." -- LA Times

Sandra Tsing Loh
Bad Sex with Bud Kemp
Tiffany Theatre
8532 Sunset Blbd.
West Hollywood, CA
October 5 to November 15, 1998

Sandra Tsing Loh's off-Broadway show chronicles one woman's search for a non-humiliating relationshop.

The Asian Pacific Islander Arts Initiative Continues at Pomona College with...
A Dramatic Reading of
Last of the Suns
by Alice Tuan
directed by Brian Brophy
Friday 11/13/98
8:00 pm
Allen Studio Theater
PomonaCollege (directions below)

Event is free and Open to the Public

starring: a cast of Pomona and Claremont Colleges Students. This event is part of the Asian Pacific Islander Arts Initiative created and produced by the Asian American Resource Center at Pomona College.

LAST OF THE SUNS is set in the Canoga Park, CA in 1995. It traces the events of the 100th birthday of General Sun, former general in the Chinese Nationalist Army and the stormy homecoming of his granddaughter, Twila, fallen Asian American ice skating hopeful.

ALICE TUAN has just returned from the New York debut of her solo performance, _New Culture for a New Country_ as part of the En Garde Arts site specific piece, "The Secret History of the Lower East Side." Tuan is author of "Ikebana" and "Some Asians" produced at East West Players and Perishable Theatre, respectively. She is a member of the Mark Taper Forum's Writer's Workshop, where her new play "Ajax" was recently read. She has been commissioned by Audrey Skirball Kenis to adapt the Lu Hsun novella _The True Story of Ah Q_.

The Asian Pacific Islander Arts Initiative is a five year series created and produced by the Asian American Resource Center at Pomona College. This Initiative seeks to provide students with spaces to explore the vast landscape of creative expression from the Asian and Pacific Islander Community. At the same time, the Initiative creates unique opportunities for students to engage in dialogue about the artistic crafts of words, ovement, paint, the musical note, stage, screen, and other mediums. The API Arts Initiative brings to campus both established, cultivated voices and the exciting emerging voices of our community. For more information contact the Asian American Resource Center at 909-621-8639.

Sponsored locally by the Associated Students of Pomona College, the Committee for Campus Life and Activities, Pomona College Public Events Committee, the Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College Women's Studies, Women's Union, Art Department, Campus Center, Residentce Hall Staff, the Department of Theatre and Dance and the Asian American Resource Center.

For more information call 909-621-8639

7th Annual Pacific American Performance & Visual Art Series
Curated by Dan Kwong

An Evening of New Solo Works
written & performed by:
October 29 to Nov. 1, 1998
Highways Performing Space (LA)

IVY YEE starts us off with a bang in DAD, A.K.A. JOHNNY WONG, tales of growing up in a family business-manufacturing black-market fireworks. RODNEY KAGEYAMA gives wry and passionate testimony as a 'menopausal Asian man who just won't quit in SURVIVAL. PAULA WESTON SOLANO's female Asian characters are keeping up, eating away, surgically-altering, and making APPEARANCES through different decades of 20th century America. ALEX LUU takes us on a personal journey prompted by the recent discovery of his Chinese-Vietnamese birth certificate in SAIGON IN APRIL. JILL YIP, veteran performer with Hae Kyung Lee Dancers, presents short solos of her exquisite modern dance and monologue work in INNER FORCE AND GREEN APPLES AND CHINESE BROCCOLI.

From East:
Exit Santa Monica Fwy (10) at Cloverfield
North two blocks to Olympic
WEST seven blocks to 18th Street
NORTH on 18th.

From West:
Exit Santa Monica Fwy (10) at 20th Street
North two blocks to Olympic
WEST seven blocks to 18th Street
NORTH on 18th.



Two outstanding dance artists share an evening of powerful
solo and ensemble works.



present the West Coast Premiere of


Directed by Hiep Nguyen
Choreography by Maura N. Donahue and Yutian Wong
Stage Design and Installation by Christopher Sicat

The outstanding Vietnamese American ensemble CLUB O'NOODLES presents their newest creation -- a multimedia bi-coastal epic that takes you on a trip through America's nail salons, where so many Vietnamese immigrants have found their livelihood in the U.S. These intimate sites --where the body meets the body politic -- are the source of many engaging stories of salon workers, illuminated in a funny and haunting performance which pays tribute to the survival and flourishing of the Vietnamese people.

Thurs-Sun November 12-15; 19-22 8:30 PM $15


Readings by Hapa writers, performers, playwrights and poets.

Including: Velina Hasu-Houston, Daniel Cariaga, Leilani Chan, Kip Fulbeck, Jason Howard, Ellen Kraut-Hasegawa, Daniel Krause, Felix Racelis, Paula Weston Solano, and more!





October 29 - November 29
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 29 6:30 pm

Over two hundred 12 cast plaster figurines, replicating the famous archaeological excavation of terra cotta soldiers in Xian, China -- except each figure bears the head of a "Ken doll. Standing guard in formation on an earthen bed covering the gallery floor, this ghost army gives mute testimony to the insidious and pervasive spread of global pop culture.

Gallery hours: M-F 10AM-4PM FRI-SUN 6PM-8:30PM
Call first to confirm visiting hours. (310) 453-1755

"Treasure in the House is supported by funding from the L.A. County Arts & Music Commission.

Mom, Dad, I'm Living with a White Girl
by Marty Chan
Theatre Network (Edmonton, Canada)
November 10 to 22, 1998

The smash hit from Toronto and Vancouver makes its way to Edmonton. The story is about a young Chinese man who moves in with his girlfriend and is deathly afraid of telling his traditional parents. His nightmares take the shape of hilarious over the top scenes from a movie about the Yellow Claw, starring his mom as the villain.

Theatre Network
10708 -124 Street
Edmonton, Canada
For tickets, call 453-2440.

Actors' Theatre (So. CA)
directed by MARY KAY MARTIN
November 17 & 18, 1998

A romantic comedy without the romance.

But plenty of rubber ducks for everyone.

Actors' Theatre
1001 Center Street
Santa Cruz, California
For information, call (831) 425-PLAY.

Stanford Asian American Theatre Project
By Velina Hasu Houston
Directed by Lane Nishikawa
November 19 to November 22
Old Union Clubhouse Ballroom

Tea is a heart-felt play about the lives and loves of five asian women. The play follows five Japanese war brides who marry American G.I.'s during WWII and come to America to begin their new lives. What happens when you start anew in a world where nothing makes sense? Where do you turn for help in times of confusion? As they share tea in a tatami room, these five women recount their hopes, fears, and passions. We hope you will join us.

Jenn Chan
Ying Ying Goh
Josephine Lau
Phu Nguyen
Nancy Tseng

Tea is brought to you by the Asian American Theatre Project at Stanford University.

Please contact JOHN LIM, PRODUCER for advanced tix info. or general questions. Seating is limited. (650) 497-0852,

Thursday - Saturday, November 19-21 at 8:00 PM
RESERVATIONS: (212) 349-0438

See News story for more details.

Orange County Playwrights Alliance
a one-act play by PRINCE GOMOLVILAS
part of the Page to Stage One-Act Festival
November 21, 1998
Vanguard Theatre
699-A South State College Boulevard
Fullerton, California

Reservations required.

Call (562) 594-8913 or (714) 738-3841.

San Diego Asian American Repertory Theatre
Open House
Sunday, November 22, 1998
Sweetooth Theatre in the basement of the Maryland Hotel
630 F St. downtown San Diego

RSVP to Andy Lowe
(619) 272-5996


Interested in acting, theatre or the Performing Arts?

Would you like to become involved in Asian American theater and promote Asian Pacific American voices in San Diego?


Then come to the San Diego Asian American Repertory Theatre's first


  • Learn about what we have in store this season!
  • Meet AART artists and staff!
  • Find out how you can become involved!
  • Give us input and help us plan for the future!
  • See about opportunities for casting, workshops and helpful industry advice!

Lapu, the Coyote that Cares Theatre Co. (UCLA)
******* a night of one-act scenes and improv *******
Northwest Campus Auditorium, UCLA
Monday, Nov. 23rd and Tuesday, Nov. 24th, 1998
8pm (doors open at 7:30pm)

For more information, please visit


e-mail us at:

Ma-Yi Theatre Ensemble (NYC)
presents a staged reading of
first prize winner of the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild/ Julie Harris Playwright Award Competition
directed by LOY ARCENAS
November 30, 1998
Musical Theatre Works/Black Box Theatre
440 Lafayette Street (opposite The Public Theater)
New York City

Seven Asian Americans meet their destiny during one unusual weekend on the roof of a Las Vegas wedding chapel. In a city where keno lounges and UFOs are everywhere, anything's possible!

For information, call (212) 581-8896.

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (NYC)
Carry the Tiger to the Mountain
by Cherylene Lee
November 12 to December 5, 1998

The story of Vincent Chin, beaten to death by white autoworkers, who thought they were getting revenge on the Japanese. As seen through the eyes of his mother.

Dec. 5th, 1998

3rd Annual Sushi Feast includes sushi-making course, INCREDIBLE Asian Buffet Feast, auction, and live performance featuring Eth-Noh-Tec Asian Am. theater, Chuna McIntyre (Yup'ik Eskimo dancer/singer), The Noh Buddies (Asian Band)... Gala takes place in the artist home studio.

Tickets: $75 (Deluxe), $40 (Dinner show only) call for details (and again, all people responding to, and mentioning at the door this "Collage Ad" will receive discount). info call: (415) 282-8705; ask for Robert.

Los Angeles
The Undersea World of Joe Woo
Saturday, December 5, 1998

magic, storytelling, fire eaters, human oddities and US - no kidding
Condensed Milk Theatre - out of the coffee shop performing their celebrated hit show PHANTOM! - in 15 minutes
see the Phantom fight for Christine and watch Carlotta get hers!
this show contains violence and cross-dressing - appropriate for small children

Where? AAAH Capella's
5907 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood Arts District,
across from In'N'Out between Oxnard St and Burbank Blvd.
(818) 509-6738

When? Saturday, December 5th
8 p.m.
Doors open, and Tarot Cards read at 7:00
They serve Coffee too! Hey, would we perform somewhere if they didn't serve coffee?!?

How Much?: $8.00 at the door OR
$5.00 with Reservation (Not much for a whole lotta show) So be sure to call or e-mail AAAH Capella's and make reservations! xx(818) 509-6738

For more information, call Condensed Milk Theatre's Felipe (626)441-5627

Poet's Theater
Beau Sia Reading
Saturday, December 12, 1998
8:00 PM
Poet's Theater
37 St. Mark's Place, Basement Level
New York City
COST: $5

Poet's Theater and The Asian American Writers' Workshop present poet and spoken word artist, Beau Sia. The reading and booksigning will take place on Saturday, December 12, 1998 at Poet's Theater, 37 St. Mark's Place at 2nd Avenue, Basement Level. The event will commence at 8:00 PM. A reception follows. Admission is $5.

Young writer/performer, Beau Sia, marked his debut this summer with the simultaneous release of a book of poetry A Night Without Armor 2: The Revenge, and a spoken word CD Attack Attack Go!, both by Mouth Almighty/Mercury Records. A Night Without Armor 2: The Revenge is a takeoff on the best-selling book of poems entitled A Night Without Armor by the folk-rock star Jewel. Beau wrote his book in one sitting as a lark after reading Jewel's book the weekend after he graduated from NYU's film school. His strategy was to appropriate the titles of Jewel's poems and to write an entirely new poem for each. There are 109 poems in all. The CD, entitled Attack Attack Go!, is a hip-hop-powered showcase for the young writer's performance skills and wild sense of humor. Spin magazine describes Beau as a "21-year-old Asian/Oklahoman bugout."

Poet's Theater is dedicated to the deconstruction and re-evaluation of the lines between poetry and other art forms, creating an environment for collaboration through installations, workshops and an in-house reading series.

The Asian American Writers' Workshop is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation, development and dissemination of Asian American literature. The Workshop publishes books on Asian America, the Asian Pacific American Journal, and a literary magazine TEN, sponsors readings, offers creative writing workshops, presents performances, offers fellowships to aspiring Asian American writers, produces CreateNow'a youth program', presents literary awards, and operates the most comprehensive mail-order catalog of Asian American books and magazines.

The Butcher's Burden (reading)
by Harold Byun
December 17, 1998

See News story.

18 Mighty Mountain Warriors
Camp Santo (SF)
(a)ffirmative! (a)ction! (a)dventure!
December 2 to 21, 1998

18 Mighty Mountain Warriors
& Campo Santo
in association with
Intersection for the Arts

the world premiere of

(a)ffirmative! (a)ction! (a)dventure!

an original holiday show by
the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors and Campo Santo

What do the John Woo Family, Vato-man, Pollo Boy, Captain Krunsch, and a black fiance have in common? The new production by the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors and Campo Santo, that's what! In an original full-length comedic play, the two groups explore hilarious racial dynamics during the course of a stomach-wrenching search for a bomb and a madman!

Thursdays through Sundays 8PM

Previews Dec 2-4

Intersection for the Arts
446 Valencia Street
between 15th and 16th Streets
Mission District, San Francisco, 94103

$9-$12 sliding scale
Thursdays: pay what you can!
for reservations and information

Special actors benefit performance Monday December 21

18 MMW Contact Info:
P.O. Box 590356
San Francisco, CA 94159-0356

Tongue In A Mood's (SF)
December 3 to 20, 1998

Mr. Kalat, that juicy, juicy rock-star from the sold out runs of the national hit, The Kalat Show, returns to Bindlestiff Studio with an all new show this holiday season.

Join us for an evening of comedy and music, and have a very merry, Flipped-out Kristmas!

featuring members of
Tongue In A Mood
Teatro Sabor

live music by
Bobby Banduria
Lala Boiing
Augusto Gonzales
Theo Gonzalves
& Raym Picardo

a very Special Surprise Birthday Guest!!

& Sexy Eggnog Wrestling!!!

Thursday through Saturday
December 3 thru 19, 1998
All shows are at 8:00 p.m.

Bindlestiff Studio
185 Sixth Street (at Howard)
SF, CA 94103

$10 General Admission,
$7 Students & Seniors w/ID
Available at the door
(no credit cards please)

phone: 415.974.1167
email: or

Theater Mu (Minneapolis)
Thunder Drums of Mu Daiko

December 10 to 20, 1998
The Southern Theatre
1420 Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN

Mu Daiko plays the thundering Japanese drums with a distinctly Asian American flavor. Guest performances by Mr. Ying Zhang, a renowned Chinese musician, and the Ragamala dancers. Co-presented by The Southern Theater and the Turnstyle Dance Festival.

Second Generation Productions (NYC)
Tuesday, December 15, 1998
Staged Reading of Making Tracks
Hosted by The Joseph Papp Public Theater
@ the Anspacher Theater, 6:30 pm
425 Lafayette St., @8th St.
Admission - $10 suggested donation

An eccentric old woman, conjuring ghosts from her past, takes her daughter on a fantastical journey through a century of unsung American stories.

With Aiko Nakasone, Kiki Moritsugu, Mel Gionson, Diane Cheng, Tom Kouo, Tim Huang, Rodney To, Michael Minn, Cindy Cheung, Virginia Wing, Welly Yang

by Welly Yang, C. Matthew Eddy, Brian Yorkey, Woody Pak; directed by Lenny Leibowitz; stage managed by Will Marqhuardt and Gay Merwin; produced by Gladys Chen and Romeo Joven.

This is not a Public Theater production.

December 17 to 20, 1998
Big Hunk O' Burnin' Love
by Prince Gomolvilas
Producer's Club II, NY
616 9th Ave., @44th St.
Admission - $12 dollars

starring Barney Cheng, Tom Kouo, Paul Lee, Miho Nikaida, Lisa Walter, Virginia Wing

Directed by Tina Horii
Written by Prince Golmovilas

In this hilarious family comedy, a young man learns that he must marry before his fast approaching thirtieth birthday in order to avoid spontaneous combustion.

These events are made possible in part with funds from the Jerome Foundation, the China Times Cultural Foundation, the Taipei Theater, and public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities/NYS Decentralization Program administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Workshop Production (SF)
The Bubblegum Killers
by Jeannie Barroga
Sunday, December 20, 1998

Based on the true events of one elusive Filipino labor group ["a Sect"] in 1930s San Francisco. Includes acting, singing, dancing, to be at Il Teatro, 449 Powell, San Francisco, CA.

Children's Theatre of Minneapolis
Wondrous Tales of Japan
by David Furomoto
Touring the Midwest:

WONDROUS TALES OF OLD JAPAN is a play which introduces families and young audiences to the world of Japanese folk tales and the style of the kabuki theatre. The play is written and directed by David Furumoto. Music is composed by Kenny Endo. Costumes designed by Lydia Tanji. Set design by Joseph Dodd. The show is on tour in the Midwest under the producership of The Childrens Theatre Co. of Minneapolis, MN. Members of the cast are Emi Fujinami, David Furumoto, Carol A. Honda, Andrew Kyuchul Kim and Marcus V. Quiniones. The musician is Damus Asaim Jian. Stories performed are Momotaro, Urashimataro, Yuki Onna-the Snow Woman and Hanasaka Jiji-the Old Man Who Made the Trees Bloom

The following is remaining tour schedule, as always due to last minute changes it is advised that you call to double check on time and place.

November 12 Zeeland,Michigan
7PM Dewitt Fine Arts Auditorium-Zeeland High School
(616) 456-5535

November 16 Whitewater, Wisconsin
7:30PM Young Auditorium-U. of Wisconsin-Whitewater
(414) 472-2222

November 19 Wausau, Wisconsin
7PM Grand Theatre, 415 4th St., Wausau
(715) 842-0988

November 22 Janesville, Wisconsin
7PM Parker High School Auditorium, 3125 Mineral Point Ave.
(608) 756-1376

November 24 Menomonie, Wisconsin
7PM U.of Wisconsin-Stout Memorial Student Center
(715) 235-0001

November 27 Buffalo, Minnesota
7PM Buffalo High School Perf. Arts Center, 877 Bison Blvd.,Buffalo
(612) 682-8771

November 29 Mankato, Minnesota
7PM Ted Paul Theatre,Perf. Arts Center, Mankato State Univ.
(507) 389-6661

December 1 New Ulm, Minnesota
7:30PM Chapel/Auditorium Wittenberg Collegiate Center
Martin Luther College, New Ulm
(507) 354-8221 ext. 281

December 4 Hutchinson, Minnesota
7PM Hutchinson High School Auditorium, 1200 Roberts Rd.
(320) 587-0899

December 6 Monticello, Minnesota
4PM Monticello High School Auditorium, East Broadway
(612) 295-2915

December 7 Maple Grove, Minnesota
7PM Maple Grove High School, 9800 Fernbrook Lane
(612) 391-7114

December 8 Cloquet, Minnesota
7PM Cloquet Sr. High School Auditorium, 1000 18th St.
(218) 879-6721

December 10 Grand Rapids, Minnesota
7PM Myles Reif Art Center, 720 Connifer Dr.
(218) 326-3453

December 13 & 15 Winona, Minnesota
7:30PM Page Theatre, The Performance Center, St. Mary's Univ.

December 20 Marshall, Minnesota
4 & 7PM Marshall Sr. High School Auditorium, 401 S. Saratoga
(507) 537-6924

December 28 & 29 Ortonville, Minnesota
7PM Ortonville High School
(320) 839-2618

Any additional questions can be referred to Jim Tinsley of The Childrens Theatre Co. (612) 874-0500

Lonely Planet Benefit
December 17 to 23, 1998

We invite you to join us for a production of Steven Dietz's play "Lonely Planet" (description below) to benefit Camp Amerikids, which provides free summer camp experience for underprivileged children dealing with AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses.

The show will be presented at the Pelican Studo Theater on the 6th floor at 750 8th Ave. (between 46th and 47th Streets). Curtain is at 8pm Thursday-Saturday December 17-19, and Monday-Wednesday 21-23, 28-30.

This show, in association with the New Perspectives Theatre Company, is a Baulinhandabeu production featuring Ron Domingo (WPA's "On Home" and Ken Leung( Jackie Chan's "Rush Hour" and the recent "Corpus Christi", who make up the first Asian cast to perform Mr. Dietz's script. The production was designed by Joey Mendoza, with lighting by Jeff Dodson and sound by Jill DuBoff. Redrick deLeon is the Production Stage Magager of this show, which was directed by Marnie Ann Joyce.

We suggest a donation of $15, but more than anything else, we hope you will join us. Please feel free to give whatever you can afford.

Description of the play:

This compassionate play reveals friendship and fear in the age of AIDS. Jody runs a map store. Not one for the outside world, he stays in the store all the time. His friend, Carl, has been bringing charis of dead friends into Jody's store and leaving them there. When Jody needs to take an AIDS test, Carl tries to convince him that it is not only okay to leave the store but also that he must take responsibility for his own life. If he doesn't, he will join the set of chairs that Carl has taken great pains to place in the right spots around his store. Through their interaction, the two realize how grateful they are to have such a strong lasting friendship. Jody finally leavs the map store to take his HIV test and returns to find that he must take Carl's place as the caretaker.

please visit the Lonely Planet web site at

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