SUN | SEPT 23 | 2 PM | STAGED READING
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CAST: Kristina Auten, Bonnie Black, Alex Carroll, Jonathon Culver, Scott Klavan, Whit K. Lee, Zixin Liu, Zach Lusk, Eric Mead, Samantha Opitz; Stage Manager Shuyuan Lyu
Richard Chang (Playwright) blends genres based on solid research to tell neglected stories, reflecting his background as a journalist and performer in Asian and Western theater, dance and opera; puppetry and improv comedy. His solo comedy Goy Vey! Adventures of a Dim Sun in Search of his Wanton Father debuted at Pan Asian Repertory Theatre. At the Leeds (UK) International Jewish Performing Arts Festival, the Leeds Jewish Telegraph declared Goy Vey! as the "Greatest Show in Festival's History". Other works include Ah Chew! Drama of a Diva Mama, and News to a Muse: A Farcedy of Terrors. Richard co-wrote and co-directed Chinese Theatre Works' (CTW) Climbing the Gold Mountain at Abron Arts Center. As an actor, he has also appeared in other productions by Pan Asian Rep, CTW, Goodwin Theatre (Hartford, NY), NY Fringe Festival and Midtown Theatre Festival. Screen roles include New York, I Love You, Windhorse, Saving Face, Never Forever, Chasing America, Return to Paradise; Cantonese Style, No Menus Please, and NBC-TV series Kidnapped.Richard has received awards from the Queens Council on the Arts and Puffin Foundation, and has been an Urban Artist Initiative/New York City fellowship recipient.
Ernest Abuba (Director) is an award-winning actor, playwright, director on stage, film, and TV, and last seen in THE OLDEST BOY at Lincoln Center Theatre. Plays he has written include: KWATZ! THE TIBETAN PROJECT, EAT A BOWL OF TEA, AN AMERICAN STORY, THE DOWAGER, DOJOJI: THE MAN INSIDE THE BELL, CAMBODIA AGONISTES, PAPA-BOY, NIGHTSTALKER, LIER REX, and co-created BAUDELAIRE: LA MORT with Shigeko Suga. He is the author/co-director of six Educational Short Screenplays aired/produced by WING Productions CBS/PBS and is the voice of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama on the audiobook The Art of Happiness. Recipient of an Obie, a Rockefeller Playwright Residency, five New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Grants for Playwriting and Directing, and a Creative Artists Public Service (CAPS) Grant.
Chongren Fan (Asst. Dir) is a Brooklyn-based stage director. He directed the China Premiere of Marie Jones’ Olivier Award, Best Comedy, STONES IN HIS POCKETS at Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre. He was a Resident Artist at Mabou Mines, Jonathan Alper Directing Fellow at Manhattan Theatre Club, and Resident Director at the Flea Theater under the leadership of founding Artistic Director Jim Simpson. He is also a video programmer for large scale live performances. Recently, he programmed projections for Disney’s Broadway Musical ALADDIN (North America Tour) and directed Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s 410[GONE] (NY Premiere) at Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America. www.chongrenfan.com
PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE, now in its 42nd Milestone Season, is the pioneer Asian American theatre in New York City, at the forefront of promoting pan-Asian cultural stories not seen elsewhere on the American stage. The company’s mission is to promote Excellence, Access, and Service to diverse AA artists and communities with Off-Broadway Productions, International Tours, Educational Outreach, and Community Engagement. The company has nurtured thousands of artists currently seen on Broadway, television, and films. www.panasianrep.org
Flushing Town Hall is a not for profit organization which receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Bill de Blasio; Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; Council Members Adrienne Adams, Costa Constantinides, Daniel Dromm, Barry Grodenchik, Peter Koo, Karen Koslowitz, Francisco Moya, and Paul A. Vallone; and the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation.
Support for our programs is also provided by Atlantic Philanthropies Director / Employee Designated Gift Program, Cathay Bank, Michael Cheng / Epos Development, Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou / New York Institute of Culture and the Arts, Con Edison, Crossings TV, Culture Center of TECO in New York, Heidi & Jonathan Davis, Exploring the Metropolis, Steven Facey, Jim Henson Foundation, Keith Haring Foundation, Kenneth Koranyi, Kuang-Yu Fong / Chinese Theatre Works, Barbara Garii, Heather Harrison, Raymond D. Jasen, Ellen Kodadek, Nelson Lee / Flushing Bank, Law Offices of Vincent Toomey, James S. Liao, Emily Lin / Lin & Loveall Foundation, Anita Liu, Louis Armstrong Education Foundation, Lyell Korea, Materials for the Arts, William McClure, NYC & Company Foundation, New York Community Bank Foundation, Northwell Health, Queens Art Education Center / Arthur Liu, Queens College, Queens Courier, Georgiana Reese-Benatti, RuDance / Asian American Dance Sport Corp., Mike Sperendi & Jan Schneider, Vincent Toomey, Mei Ya Tsai, Veronica Tsang, Claire Shulman, Tai & Tony Wang / WAC Lighting, Jay Wegman, Edwina & Eldwin Wong, Minwen Yang, and Hank Yeh.