Ma-Yi 28th Annual Gala
Ma-Yi Theater Company requests the pleasure of your presence
28th Anniversary Gala Benefit
in appreciation and gratefulness of our playwrights and honorees
at 6:00 pm on Monday, April 24, 2017
Three Sixty-Tribeca / 10 Debrosses Street / New York, NY 10013
Silent Auction / Premium Beverages / Live Music / Fine Dining / Festive Attire RSVP 4/12/17.
This year’s Outstanding Honorees are Elizabeth Roxas Dobrish, legendary prima ballerina of Ballet Philippines and Alvin Ailey Dance Company, and Frank and Lolita Valderrama Savage, an outstanding couple whose knowledge and love for the arts and business make theirs an extraordinary union.
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“SAFE: Three Queer Plays” by Lab Member, A. Rey Pamatmat
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 10, Pearl Studios- 500 8th ave, Room 401,
directed by May Adrales, dramaturgy by Jesse Alick, Sarah Lunnie, and Aaron Malkin.
Ma-Yi Lab Member, A. Rey Pamatmat’s “SAFE:Three Queer Plays” will begin on 11:30 AM on Friday. See schedule below. Space is limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
with Satya Bhabha, Erica Bradshaw, Nicholas Carriere, Helen Cespedes, Tina Chilip, Daniella De Jesús, Sue Jean Kim, Jacob Knoll, Jon Norman Schneider, and Nick Westrate
11:30am: Reading of “Picture 24″
1:30pm: Reading of “Beautiful Day”
3:30pm: Lunch Break!
4:30pm: Reading of “Here Are Our Monsters”
I: “Picture 24″ — Joey meets Max, and it’s love at first sight… sort of. Joey meets Chuck, but love has nothing to do with it. While preparing an autobiographical photo series for a public showing, the romance and pornography in Joey’s private life start blurring together. Dot com parties, safe sex that’s hot sex, and dial-up Internet welcome you to a queer love story in the year 2000.
II: “Beautiful Day” — In 2007, Joey, Felicia, Kat, and Matthew reunite for a wedding in their small hometown of Port Huron, Michigan where a constitutional amendment was passed defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Haunted by past lives, they navigate the present traditions of marriage in the five nights preceding one beautiful day.
III: “Here Are Our Monsters” — Rupesh wants to marry Joey; Ilsa wants security for her impending tri-racial, quadra-cultural daughter; Philippa wants to buy a condo; and Joey wants to know why “acceptance” makes him more confused and not less. One week after the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision declaring marriage equality the law of the land, a “no” to a wedding proposal unleashes everyone’s anxieties and makes them wonder whether those monsters can ever be locked back up again.