MEET “THE CHINESE LADY” AND HER INTERPRETER
REHEARSALS BEGIN, “Sesar” and “THE CHINESE LADY”
Meet The Designers for “SESAR” and “THE CHINESE LADY”
Diversity for Dummies Part Two: Why The Best Intentions Sometimes Fail
“SESAR” Provides Adults with Autism Philippines (AAAP) Benefit October 28
Proceeds from The October 28 Matinee at SESAR (arrive at 2Pm) will contribute to AAAP’s (Adults with Autism Philippines) capital campaign fund for establishing this first residential and work facility devoted exclusively to adults on the Autism spectrum.
GET TICKETS HERE FOR $75 or $100 for VIP SEATING
for the performance of SESAR, October 28, arrive at 2PM, 2:30 Showtime.
410 West 42nd Street, NYC between 9th and 10 Avenue Theatre Row
Yes, it is a little more expensive than a regular ticket but proceeds will benefit the following causes:
Adults with autism need work spaces, recreational areas, and homes suited to their individual, often unique, and lifelong needs. The mission of the Association for Adults with Autism Philippines (AAAP) is to help these adults accommodate those needs by developing the first community where these adults, living with their peers and independently of their families of origin, will grow and thrive in safe and comfortable conditions.
AAAP is poised to build the first structures for this community, a home and an activity center, to be located in the town of Alfonso, Cavite province, in the Philippines.
Come join us to watch a beautiful story about the blossoming of a relationship between father and son when they discover the power of the word of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, enjoy an outstanding play, and know you’re contributing to a worthy cause!
Ma-Yi Theater Company salutes the efforts of AAAP in bringing recreational and domestic facilities to adults who suffer for Autism in The Philippines.
Find out more about AAAP HERE
Meet “THE CHINESE LADY” playwright, Lloyd SUH
October Lab Member Updates, Upcoming Performances
Labbie, Leah Nanako Winkler’s “Hot Asian Doctor Husband” at Theater MU
Theater Mu’s 2018/2019 season will include the world premiere of Labbie, Leah Nanako Winkler’s Hot Asian Doctor Husband (Aug. 16-Sept. 1 2019), at Mixed Blood Theatre. The comedy is about a biracial woman in pursuit of a hot Asian doctor husband after the sudden death of her Japanese father leaves her questioning her identity. Randy Reyes will direct.
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Above from the play “Two Mile Hollow” by Leah Nanako Winkler at Theater Mu in 2018. (Photo by Rich Ryan)
Labbie Diana Oh’s ” THE INFINITE LOVE PARTY” at the Bushwick Starr January 2009.
“The Infinite Love Party” January 11 – February 2, 2019 more HERE
Also, in February, Ma-Yi Theater Company teams with the Bushwick Starr as Co-Producer of SUICIDE FOREST, by Kristine Haruna Lee and directed by Aya Ogawa.
Labbie Mia Chung’s NYC professional debut “CATCH AS CATCH CAN”
opens at the New Ohio Theater October 22nd through November 17.
The Phelans and the Lavecchias grew up together in working class New England, weathering good times and bad. But Tim Phelan’s homecoming this winter sets off a spiraling crisis that strains their hold on each other—and themselves. In Mia Chung’s Catch as Catch Can, six characters are brought to life by three actors playing across gender and generation, capturing father/daughter and mother/son in a family drama that doubles as a theatrical tour de force.. directed by Ken Rus Schmoll. READ MORE
Chung’s plays include You for Me for You and This Exquisite Corpse. You for Me for You had a U.K. premiere at the Royal Court Theatre, a US premiere at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in DC, and multiple productions around the country,
Labbie Mrinalini Kamath is connecting with Seattle and finding inspiration
ROXANNE RAY OCTOBER 8, 2018 , INTERNATIONAL EXAMINER
Labbie, Mrinalini Kamath has been the Ma-Yi Theater/ University of Washington Mellon Creative fellow, and that has allowed her to present work at the University of Washington in both January and June of this year. “The Mellon Creative fellowship that Todd London at the UW School of Drama began with Ralph Pena at the Ma-Yi Theater Company, with the blessings of the Mellon Foundation, was my first encounter with theater in Seattle,” she said.
“I was hooked after my first playwriting class,” Kamath said. “The reaction of a live audience was unlike anything I had ever experienced writing fiction.”
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PLAYWRIGHTS FOUNDATION/ BAY AREA PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL INCLUDES TWO LAB MEMBERS:
seduction, skullduggery and swordplay in a mythic 17th Century rebellion by the female bodyguards of an Imperial Harem.
an irreverent satire on colonialism as seen through the transformation of a bowl of noodle soup over two centuries.
THE LARK NAMES LAB MEMBER LAUREN YEE AS NEW RITA GOLDBERG PLAYWRIGHTS’ WORKSHOP FELLOW
ALONG WITH NATHAN ALAN DAVIS, BRANDEN JACOBS-JENKINS, SYLVIA KHOURY, LAUREN YEE, AND ARTHUR KOPIT AS NEW RITA GOLDBERG PLAYWRIGHTS’ WORKSHOP FELLOWS
The Lark announced five New York City-based playwrights, have been named as the 2018-19 Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop Fellows. The group spans a wide range of backgrounds and professional experiences and will meet regularly throughout the year to develop new plays.
Labbie, Lauren Yee is among them. Yee recently won the Horton Foote Prize for her play Cambodian Rock Band, developed through The Lark’s Roundtable program.
“The Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop is designed to be a process where a dynamic group of contemporary playwrights can engage with each other around brand new, raw, and challenging work,” said THE CHINESE LADY playwright Lloyd Suh, Director of Artistic Programs at The Lark and a Member and co-founder of THE MA-YI WRITERS LAB. “This cohort of five writers represents such an eclectic range of styles and sensibilities, and yet all five have proven themselves to be rigorous in telling urgent, vital stories in unexpected and imaginative ways. We’re thrilled that they’ll be sharing space with each other and with The Lark over the course of the season.”
PANASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE presents Labbie Damon Chua‘s “THE EMPEROR’S NIGHTINGALE”
42nd Milestone Season | Tisa Chang, Artistic Producing Director
Presents a Holiday Special for Families and Children
Abingdon Theater presents “Hatefuck”
by Lab Member and Ma-Yi Mellon Reisident Playwright, Rehana Lew Mirza
The world premiere of the 2017 Kilroys List play opens in March 2019: Abingdon Theater Company will team up with WP Theater and Colt Coeur to present HATEFUCK by Rehana Lew Mirza and directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt. The four-week limited engagement runs March 3 – 31, 2019 at WP Theater
In this bracingly insightful new play, passions ignite when Layla, an intense literature professor, accuses Imran, a brashly iconoclastic novelist, of trading in anti-Muslim stereotypes. But as their attraction grows into something more, they discover that good sex doesn’t always make good bedfellows. Conflicting cultural identities collide in this thornily clever antidote to a “meet-cute” romance.
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