Last year, I asked you to make me smile. This year, I’m asking you to make me dance.
As you well know, I served as Ma-Yi Theater’s Executive Director from 1990 through 2017, after which I joined Ma-Yi’s Board of Directors full time, in charge of individual giving. That is why I write to you now.
Ma-Yi Theater had a banner year in 2018, producing critically acclaimed productions of Michael Lew’s “Teenage Dick,” at The Public Theater, and most recently, Orlando Pabotoy’s “Sesar,” and Lloyd Suh’s “The Chinese Lady,” that the New York Times raved about and called “extraordinary.”
We’re hard at work on our next plays “Fruiting Bodies,” by Samantha Chanse, and Kristine Haruna Lee’s “Suicide Forest,” a collaboration with Brooklyn’s hippest theater, The Bushwick Starr. Both of these plays promise to introduce audiences to unfamiliar worlds, and spark conversations that are necessary and timely for our current times. I’m writing to you to ask for your support.
Your tax-deductible donation will help Ma-Yi Theater continue to champion new, Asian American voices, and increase our community’s visibility in American Theater.
A note from Producing Artistic Director, Ralph B. Peña:
Friend, I don’t know about you, but I’d pay to get Jorge to dance. We’ll post a video of this and share it with all of you. I echo Jorge’s request. Help us make Asian American theater artists more visible on New York stages. Thank you!