[BALTIMORE, MD, August 29, 2019] Produced by Donna Ibale & Roger Wu Fu, and made possible with a generous Dean’s Incentive Grant from Peabody Conservatory, Yappie: A Musical Comedy will be presenting a public workshop performance of the world premiere musical on Friday, October 4th @ 7:30pm at the Cohen-Davison Family Theatre in Peabody Conservatory (1 East Mount Vernon Place).
Yappie (a combination of YAP, a young Asian professional, and yuppie) follows the story of Grace, a young Asian professional living her best life in the corporate world. Or is she? Passed over for a promotion, Grace finds herself in the unlikeliest of places: auditioning for a musical. Having spent most of her life living up to the expectations of her family, Grace begins to question who she is, where she belongs, and what it means to be Asian American.
Written by Jenny C. Lares and composed by Bobby Ge, Yappie: A Musical Comedy promises to be a fun journey asking hard questions about identity & stereotypes with tons of empathy, warmth…and lots of laughs. Immediately following the performance, we will be hosting a talk back & feedback session with the creative team about first impressions of the play, and their plans for the main stage opening in Spring 2020.
Yappie: A Musical Comedy
Public Workshop Performance
When: Friday, October 4th, 2019 @ 7:30pm
(Doors open @ 7:00pm)
Where: Cohen-Davison Family Theatre,
1 East Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
Free for JHU/Peabody Students & Staff
18 & under are free.
$5 for Students (any non-JHU student ID)
$8 General Admission
Creative Team: Donna Ibale & Roger Wu Fu (prod.), Jenny C. Lares (book & lyrics), Bobby Ge (music & lyrics)
Workshop Development Team: Marela Kay Minosa, Isabella Xie, Nick Tucker, Abigail Wentz, Jennifer
Nguyen, Cori Dioquino, Brian Lai, Pooja Chalwa, Davine Ker, Jenny Lares, Roger Wu Fu, Bobby Ge, Donna
Ibale, Lance Bankerd. Special thanks to Baltimore Asian Pasifika Arts Collective for organizing our first