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In 2022, Ma-Yi Theater Company, in collaboration with Resident Artist Jesse Jae Hoon, received a grant from the Tides Foundation under the Creatives Rebuild New York’s Artist Employment Program with Ma-Yi Theater Company to create two new short plays for issues facing working-class Asian Americans in New York City – inspired by interviews with organizers like Whitney Hu, Hailie Kim, and Rima Begum and observations of organizing operations such as the Flushing Food Collective. Since May 2023, Jesse has been working with Ma-Yi to develop these plays in a series of internal workshops. This work culminates in public showings of the plays which will be held at Glow Cultural Center with free food and a discussion on topics from the plays following each performance. 

The Plays

BAGS

JUNE 18 at 4PM

This play is a circle. When federal funding for food banks can only provide blocks of fortified cheese, Diana Song and Lanie set out against all the odds to feed their neighborhood. Part-Lehrstück and part raucus comedy, BAGS explores the dishearteningly cyclical nature of organizing and teaches about the importance of continued engagement & the power of mutual aid.

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Always Eat the Food

JUNE 20 at 4PM

A landlord. An organizer. All the tenants. Based on Jesse Jae Hoon’s conversation with organizers Rima Begum and Whitney Hu, Always Eat the Food follows the forming of a tenants union against a predatory real estate company.

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Directions

Glow Cultural Center 133-29 41st Ave floor 1 Flushing, NY 11355

Design Team

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