OCTOBER 2018 at Theatre Row, in repertory with THE CHINESE LADY

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written and performed by Orlando Pabotoy / directed by Richard Feldman

Previews October 20/ Opening October 24/ Closing November 1, 2018

After watching an excerpt of “Julius Caesar” on television, a 14-year Filipino boy locks himself in the only family bathroom to dive head-first into the world of ancient Rome, determined to make sense of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy. The boy’s father, a former town mayor now exiled because of his democratic beliefs, joins his son in the bathroom. Using his own political experience, a father helps his son understand Caesar’s story, and real-life lessons about power, life, and loss.

Set and Costume Design: Junghyun Georgia Lee

Lighting Design: Oliver Wason

Sound Design: Fabian Obispo

Projection Design: Dan Scully

Production Stage Manager: Rachael Gass

“Sesar” was commissioned by Ma-Yi Theater Company and was developed in part during Mr. Pabotoy’s Fox Foundation Actor Fellowship at Ma-Yi Theater Company.

 
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Hoy! Ganus-a mang ka naka dungog ug Bol-anon nga nag hisgut ug Bol-anon, gyud, sa Off-Broadway?  Kaning esturya namo bahin sa usa ka Bol-anon. Ug dili ka taga Bohol, okay ra ka-ayo, basta maka sabut ka pud. Dali, para ma bibo ta.”
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in repertory with The Chinese Lady (November 7-18, 2018)
The Beckett Theater 410 W. 42nd Street, New York City

SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES

10/20/18

Saturday

Preview 1

 

SESAR

1

7:30

10/21/18

Sunday

Preview 2

 

SESAR

2

2:30

             

10/23/18

Tuesday

Preview 3

 

SESAR

3

7:30

10/24/18

Wednesday

OPENING  

SESAR

4

7:30

10/25/18

Thursday

SESAR

 

SESAR

5

7:30

10/26/18

Friday

SESAR

 

SESAR

6

7:30

10/27/18

Saturday

SESAR

 

SESAR

7

2:30

10/27/18

Saturday

SESAR

 

SESAR

8

7:30

10/28/18

Sunday

SESAR

 

SESAR

9

2:30

             

10/30/18

Tuesday

SESAR

 

SESAR

10

7:30

10/31/18

Wednesday

SESAR

 

SESAR

11

7:30

11/01/18

Thursday

SESAR

 

SESAR

12

7:30

11/07/18

Wednesday

Preview 1 CL

 

THE CHINESE LADY

1

7:30

11/08/18

Thursday

Preview 2 CL

 

THE CHINESE LADY

2

7:30

11/09/18

Friday

Preview 3 CL

 

THE CHINESE LADY

3

7:30

11/10/18

Saturday

Preview 4 CL

 

THE CHINESE LADY

4

2:30

11/10/18

Saturday

OPENING CL

 

THE CHINESE LADY

5

7:30

11/11/18

Sunday

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THE CHINESE LADY

6

2:30
             

11/13/18

Tuesday

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THE CHINESE LADY

7

7:30

11/14/18

Wednesday

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THE CHINESE LADY

8

7:30

11/15/18

Thursday

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THE CHINESE LADY

9

7:30

11/16/18

Friday

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THE CHINESE LADY

10

7:30

11/17/18

Saturday

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THE CHINESE LADY

11

2:30

11/17/18

Saturday

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THE CHINESE LADY

12

7:30

11/18/18

Sunday

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THE CHINESE LADY

13

2:30

 

First Preview Date Opening Date On Sale Through
October 20, 2018 October 24, 2018 November 1, 2018

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SESAR, written by and starring Orlando Pabotoy, who previously acted with Ma-Yi, makes his debut as a first time playwright; directed by Richard Feldman (The Juilliard School). October 20- November 1, 2018 in repertory with THE CHINESE LADY written by Lloyd Suh (The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go!), directed by Ralph B. Peña (Among The Dead), and starring Shannon Tyo (Bright Half Life), and Daniel K. Isaac (The Gentleman Caller), is inspired by the true story of America’s first female Chinese immigrant.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

ORLANDO PABOTOY

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ORLANDO PABOTOY (SESAR – Playwright and Performer) is New York City based and is of Lebanese, Irish and Filipino descent. This is his debut as a playwright with Ma-Yi Theater Company. His recent work as playwright includes That Beautiful Laugh and an adaptation of Goldoni’s The World In the Moon. His recent work in devising and creation of new works were in collaborations with projects such as The Object Lesson (NYTW, BAM, various International Festivals) Home (BAM, various International Festivals) by Geoff Soebelle and Holoscenes – a site specific art piece that deals with the Trauma of flooding by Lars Jan. Pabotoy was recently a movement director for NAATCO’s Henry VI. His professional works in performance, direction and choreography has been seen in (selected venues): NAATCO, Ma-Yi Theater, The Public, NYTW, Yale Rep, Met Opera, Kirk Douglas, The Guthrie. American Airlines Theater, TFANA, The Lake Lucille Project. Salzburg Festival (Austria). He is a faculty member at NYU Tisch School of The Arts, ITW (Amsterdam) and The Juilliard School. Awards: Obie Award (Magno Rubio with Ma-Yi), TCG Fox Fellowship Foundation. This is for Jessica, Nicholas and Olivia.

To read more: TCG Fellowship Spotlight On Orlando Pabotoy.  

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

RICHARD FELDMAN

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Richard Feldman is a director and acting teacher. He has been on the faculty of Juilliard’s Drama Division for over thirty years, and on the faculty at NYU Graduate Acting for 14 years. His directing work includes The Tempest, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, The Cherry Orchard, The Seagull, Ashes, Infinity’s House and the first New York production of Angels in America: Millennium Approaches.  He is honored to work with Orlando Pabotoy and Ma-Yi Theatre Company. He thanks his artistic and life partner, Carolyn Serota who makes everything possible.

CAST AND DESIGN TEAM

JUNGHYUN GEORGIA LEE (Set and Costume Designer) is a Korean-born, NY-based set and costume designer. She designed for Ma-Yi, Soho Rep, The Play Co., Guthrie Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Playmakers Rep, The Juilliard School, Dallas Theater Center, Indiana Rep, Milwaukee Rep, American Players Theater, Syracuse Stage, Humana Festival, Center Stage (Baltimore), Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and National Theater in Seoul, Korea. She is a member of New Neighborhood. MFA, Yale School of Drama. junghyunleedesign.com

FABIAN OBISPO (Sound Designer/Composer) MaYi: Teenage Dick, House Rules, The Square, No Foreigners Beyond This Point. Off- Broadway: The Public, MTC, MCC, CSC, Atlantic Theatre Company, Vineyard Theatre, The New Group, NYTW, TFANA, Primary Stages among others. Regional: Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Kennedy Center, ACT, Goodman, Guthrie, OSF, Cleveland Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Hartford Stage, Barrington Stage, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Westport Country Playhouse, Playmakers Repertory Company and Cincinnati Playhouse to name a few.

OLIVER WASON (Lighting Designer) Previously with Ma-Yi: Among the Dead, House Rules. Recent work: peerless (Yale Rep, Barrington Stage); Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Berkeley Rep, Yale Rep); Sagittarius Ponderosa (NAATCO); Stones in His Pockets (Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center); Little Shop of Horrors, Bells Are Ringing, A Little Night Music (Berkshire Theater Festival); Dido and Aeneas, Lucia di Lammermoor (Heartbeat Opera); Cosi Fan Tutte (Loft Opera); Empty the House (Curtis). MFA Yale. oliverwason.com
DAN SCULLY (SESAR – Projection Designer) is a Brooklyn-based projection and lighting designer whose work explores the intersection of visual art, technology, and storytelling. Credits include Peter and the Wolf with John Lithgow (Carnegie Hall); Rocky (Broadway); If/Then (National Tour); Jedermann (Salzburger Festpiele); The Bobby Darin Story with Jonathan Groff (92Y); Untitled America (Alvin Ailey/ADT); Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (NY Pops); The Orchestra Moves! (Carnegie Hall); Dearest Home (Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion); Seven Last Words (Lincoln Center Chamber Orchestra Society); I Am A Seagull (feature film – 2018). MFA – NYU. danscully.com
GEOFF BORONDA (THE CHINESE LADY, Production Stage Manager; SESAR, Assistant Stage Manager) Credits include: New York: Ain’t No Mo’, Mobile Unit: Romeo & Juliet, Mobile Unit: The Comedy of Errors, Buzzer, Ping Pong, Under the Radar Festival, The Urban Retreat, The Great Immensity, Fortress of Solitude (The Public Theater); The Undertaking (The Civilians); generations (Soho Rep). Regional: The Chinese Lady, Typhoid Mary (Barrington Stage Company); Shakespeare in Love, Jazz (Baltimore Center Stage); A View from the Bridge (Center Theatre Group); Hamlet, A Doctor in Spite of Himself (Yale Repertory Theatre); Appropriate (Westport Country Playhouse). Education: MFA Stage Management from the Yale School of Drama.
RACHAEL GASS (SESAR – Production Stage Manager; THE CHINESE LADY – Assistant Stage Manager) Broadway: Cirque Du Soleil Paramour, Motown (2016). Off Broadway credits include Neurosis (DR2), Illyria (The Public), Ernest Shackleton Loves Me (Tony Kiser Theatre), First Daughter Suite (The Public), Signature Plays (Signature Theatre), A Walk in the Woods (Keen Company). BFA from UNCSA.
ALLISON QUEEN (Production Manager) is a graduate of The University of Oklahoma. Most recently she served as Production Manager for the Off-Broadway production The Mad Ones and One Thousand Nights and One Day. She interned with Aurora Productions where she had a chance to assist on many Broadway shows including Anastasia, Six Degrees of Separation, The Present, and Holiday Inn. Allison spent 8 years stage managing professionally before crossing into production management. She would like to thank her family for their never-ending love and support!
PRODUCTION STAFF FOR SESAR AND THE CHINESE LADY

Dramaturge (THE CHINESE LADY)—Rebecca Weiss

Asst. Production Manager—Christy Perez

Asst. Set/Costume Designer—Aram Kim

Asst. Sound Designer—Jorge Olivo

Master Electrician—Stephen Cornelius

Associate Lighting Designer—Alex deNevers

Assistant Lighting Designer (SESAR)—Xander Coleman

Sound Board Operator—German Martinez

Light Board Operator—Gianna Rini

Technical Director—Courtney Kupferschmidt

Props Coordinator—Mackenzie Trowbridge

Wardrobe Supervisor—Bill Nguyen

Run Crew—Miranda Thompson

Production Associate—Sarah Hanlon

House Manager—Sean Daley

Promotion and Production Videographer—Jon Burkland, Zanni Production

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