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Playbill.com | Olivia Clement

SoHo Rep. will present Hansol Jung’s WOLF PLAY in association with Ma-Yi Theater Company in March 2020

Soho Rep. will launch its 2019–2020 season this fall with the American premiere of for all the women who thought they were Mad, a new play by writer-actor Zawe Ashton, who is currently starring on Broadway in Harold Pinter’s Betrayal. The season will continue in the spring with the New York premiere of Wolf Play by Wild Goose Dreams playwright Hansol Jung. First […]

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Ma-Yi News Desk

FELIX STARRO begins previews Off-Broadway

Tonight, Jessica Hagedorn and Fabian Obispo’s musical adaptation of Lysley Tenorio’s Felix Starro begins previews at Theatre Row. The show will marks the first Off-Broadway musical created by Filipino Americans and the first production of Ma-Yi Theater Company’s 30th Anniversary Season. Felix Starro is directed by Ma-Yi Producing Artistic Director Ralph B. Peña, with choreography by […]

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Broadwayworld

Ma-Yi Theater Company Announces Cast And Creative For FELIX STARRO

Since its founding in 1989, Ma-Yi Theater Company has distinguished itself as one of the country’s leading incubators of new work shaping the national discourse about what it means to be Asian American today. Building on the recent success of the Lortel Award-winner KPOP and Mike Lew‘s Teenage Dick, Ma-Yi is pleased to open its 30th anniversary season […]

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Playbill.com | Olivia Clement

Ma-Yi Season Includes First Filipino American Musical To Be Seen Off-Broadway And Return Of SUICIDE FOREST

Ma-Yi Theater Company will launch its 2019-2020, the company’s 30th, with the world premiere of Felix Starro, marking the first time ever a musical created by Filipino Americans will be presented Off-Broadway. Following will be a return engagement of Kristine Haruna Lee’s critically acclaimed Suicide Forest, seen at the Bushwick Starr earlier this year. In August, Ma-Yi will […]

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Playbill.com | Olivia Clement

Ma-Yi Theater’s FRUITING BODIES Begins Off-Broadway

Performances begin April 23 at Off-Broadway’s Theatre Row for the world premiere of Fruiting Bodies by Sam Chanse. The newest production from Ma-Yi Theater Company was partly developed in the company’s Writers’ Lab, of which Chanse is a member. In Fruiting Bodies, directed by Shelley Butler, two sisters go looking for their mushroom-hunting father in a Northern California forest. […]

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Ma-Yi News Desk

TEENAGE DICK will open in London and D.C.

Following its sold-out run at The Public Theater, Ma-Yi Writers Lab member Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick will open in London and in the U.S. capitol. The critically acclaimed play will have its international premiere at London’s Donmar Warehouse, beginning December 6, 2019 and running through February 1, 2020. Michael Longhurst (Constellations, Belleville) will direct the all-new production, […]

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American Theatre | American Theatre Editors

THE CHINESE LADY Will Open At Long Wharf Theatre

Long Wharf Theatre has announced its 2019-20 season, the first under new artistic director Jacob G. Padrón. It will open with the world premiere of Ricardo Pérez González’s On the Grounds of Belonging (Oct. 9-Nov. 3). It is a story of forbidden love set in 1950s Jim Crow Texas. David Mendizábal will direct. Next is I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright […]

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The New York Times | Laura Collins-Hughes

Review: A Family Divide Haunts Heart-rending SUICIDE FOREST

If there is a way to write about Kristine Haruna Lee’s vivid, haunted Suicide Forest without mentioning the ending, I don’t know what it is. Because when the fourth wall breaks, this nightmare-vision play about Japanese-American identity cracks wide open, and what’s underneath is so heart-stingingly tender and explicitly personal that the whole work shifts. […]

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The New York Times | Laura Collins-Hughes

Review: A CHINESE LADY On Heart-Rending Display

The teenage Afong Moy made headlines when she arrived in New York by ship in 1834. It’s impossible to prove that she was the first Chinese woman in the United States, but it’s certain that she was a rarity, brought here to be displayed before paying crowds of gawkers. “It is human nature to be curious,” she […]

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