- New York's NAATCO seeks actors (for 23rd and 24th) (ack! sorry!) (posted 11/23/08)
- News from Chicago (posted 11/23/08)
Next Summer Silk Road Theatre will partner with one of Chicago's largest cultural institutions, the Adler Planetarium, on what will be the largest production in their history.
Silk Road Theatre and Chicago's Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum have commissioned Elizabeth Wong to write a new family play for the Adler's Universe Theater. To be titled Dragon/Sky, it will provide a human connection to the stars, and celebrate the long history of Chinese astronomy.
In the coming months Silk Road will produce the Midwest premiere of an important work by celebrated playwright and Israel Award winner Motti Lerner. Pangs of the Messiah is a fiercely humane drama, an important and authentic Israeli work that offers Chicagoans a rare window into an intra-Israeli conflict.
- East West presents Tis The Season with the Three Filipino Tenors (posted 11/23/08)
- Damon Chua's FILM CHINOIS, which premiered last year at Grove Theater Center (Los Angeles) and won the 2007 Ovation Award for Best World Premiere Play (and a finalist for the NYC-based TRU Voices Reading Series), has been published by Samuel French and is currently available for purchase on Amazon.com for $9.95.
- SF's AATC announces new co-artistic directors (posted 11/11/08)
Celebrating its 35th Anniversary Year, the Asian American Theater Company proudly announces that Duy Nguyen and Alan S. Quismorio have joined the company as co-artistic directors.
That journey began in different ways for the two co-artistic directors. Duy emigrated from Vietnam and received his BA in English from UC Berkeley. Alan received his BA in Radio and Television from San Francisco State University and has been a long-time actor, director and producer in the Bay Area.
Their first season will open in the spring with an AATC New Works Incubator Showcase, two weeks of staged readings and workshops of new scripts. A full world-premiere production of Aurorae Khoo's "Fayette-Nam" will open in June. The company is also working with Campo Santo on a new experimental piece by noted local playwright Philip Kan Gotanda and is in development with emerging playwright Alex Park for the premiere of his "Macho Bravado."
- New York's Downtown Urban Theatre Festival now looking for new works (posted 11/11/08)
- TeAda presents Farid Mercury (posted 10/27/08)
- East West lauches Beyond Presence (posted 10/25/08)
- San Francisco's AATC in theatrical alliance (posted 10/18/08)
Two of San Francisco's more significant ethnic theater companies have entered into a collaborative effort to help each other stage and promote upcoming shows. Leaders of the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, long the region's premier African American theater company, and the Asian American Theater Company announced a new program Tuesday at a press conference at the PG&E Auditorium.
In part, it's a matter of serendipity. The Hansberry is staging its next two works at the PG&E facility. The second show, in February, William A. Parker's Waitin' 2 End Hell, features an interracial marriage between an African American man and an Asian American woman.
AATC is planning to return to the boards next year at Thick House with the world premiere of Aurorae Khoo's Fayette-Nam, a dark comedy about an AWOL black soldier hiding out with a Chinese American family.
Under the arrangement, announced by Hansberry Artistic Director Stanley Williams and AATC interim Executive Director Darryl Chiang, the two companies will assist each other in casting and promoting the shows to each other's audiences, with the help of the weekly AsianWeek and the NAACP, which also took part in the press conference.
- Ping Chong and Company recognized by Doris Duke Foundation (posted 10/18/08)
- Plays wanted! (posted 10/18/08)
NYC's LES - Every other 1st Sunday of the Month - 7 New Ten Minute Plays.
Please email cover letter, your play(s) and proof of ownership to K.Stevens.Plays@gmail.com in PDF form only. All other formats will not be looked reviewed. If chosen, you will be notified at least 1 month before the date and will be responsible for finding a director, actor
(s), rehearsal space, and then perform 2 shows that Sunday evening in an off-off Broadway Theatre. (Tech rehearsal is the afternoon of the show.) Three or less characters only. No multi-media.
- East West presents Joy Luck Club (posted 10/18/08)
- Call for scripts from Chicago's Pintig (posted 10/9/08)
- Kumu Kahua premieres Rolling the R's (posted 10//9/08)
- Chicago's Silk Road lauches Sojourns (web/podcast/print) (posted 10/9/08)
- SIS Exec Producer hosts theatre show on Seattle's Art Channel
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