The Asian Pacific American (APA) population is seriously under represented on stage. “Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings” is a staged play reading series intended to provide inspiration, space, and audiences for Midwest APA playwrights, directors, and actors. These are script-in-hand concert readings where actors read plays written and directed by Asian Americans. Presented by Asian Improv Arts Midwest’s AA Arts Incubator, “Our Perspective” is the first ever Asian American play reading series in the Midwest. These history making events are long overdue. Co-produced by Mia Park and Tanuja Jagernauth. Our-Perspective.com
We are accepting play submissions of plays written by Asian American playwrights in the Midwest for the 2019 Our Perspective: Asian American Play Reading series. Completed plays of all lengths that are ready to be read or produced are preferred. Our Perspective is not intended to be a workshop series. Submit completed plays to Tanuja Jagernauth at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no limit to the quantity of plays you send in and you may re-submit previous work. There is no cost to submit.
To be considered for the JANUARY 28, 2019 PLAY READING AT VICTORY GARDENS THEATER, Chicago, submit by November 1, 2018. Selected works will be announced December 1, 2018.
To be considered for the MAY 20, 2019 PLAY READING AT 1700 THEATRE AT STEPPENWOLF THEATRE, Chicago, submit by February 15, 2019. Selected works will be announced April 1, 2019.
To be considered for the SEPTEMBER, 2019 PLAY READING AT TBA, Chicago, submit by June 15, 2019. Selected works will be announced August 1, 2019.
Catch the October 22, 2018 Our Perspective reading at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theater of “First Data Gold” by Tanuja Jagernauth. Directed by Puja Mohindra. Tickets are $5 available here.
Actor auditions for the 2019 Our Perspective readings will be held in December, 2018 and January, 2019. Audition information TBA. Karissa Murrell Myers is the Our Perspective casting director.
Free internships available. Learn to produce play readings and theatre productions. Email Mia@MiaPark.com to apply.
Coming in 2019: Sue Pak’s full length play, The Fixer!