CAATA CONFEST

SEISMIC SHIFTS

October 1-9, 2016

Hosted by Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon

ConFest passes on sale now through August 31!

Conference Only, Day Passes, and Single Show Tickets on sale beginning September 1.

Over the course of nine days in Ashland, Oregon, the 2016 National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival (ConFest) will bring theater productions, panel discussions, plenary sessions, new play readings, workshops, special events, and most importantly, a space for Asian American theatre practitioners and our allies from across the country to connect and build the relationships that help keep the community vibrant and alive. It will be an opportunity to see some of the amazing work being presented by theater artists across the country.

This year’s ConFest at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a historic partnership with one of America’s largest theater companies. The theme Seismic Shifts: Leading Change in the American Theater will engage people in passionate dialogues about social injustice and inequality in American culture and what we, as theater practitioners, can do about it.

CONFEST-Schedule

A fast-paced week of performances, panel discussions, plenary and breakout sessions, new play readings, parties, networking and more.

October 1-9, 2016

CAATA-Presented Shows

HOT ASIAN EVERYTHING: A SEISMIC EXTRAVAGANZA [+]

HOT ASIAN EVERYTHING: A SEISMIC EXTRAVAGANZA [+]

Kick off ConFest 2016 in style with a collection of excerpts, special performances, and guest appearances by some of our closest CAATA friends, old and new.

PURPLE CLOUD [+]

PURPLE CLOUD [+]

By Jessica Huang. Directed by Randy Reyes.

THE WONG STREET JOURNAL [+]

THE WONG STREET JOURNAL [+]

Written and performed by Kristina Wong. Directed by Emily Mendelsohn.

MUTHALAND [+]

MUTHALAND [+]

Written and Performed by Minita Gandhi. Directed by Heidi Stillman.

EMPIRE OF THE SON [+]

EMPIRE OF THE SON [+]

Written & Performed by Tetsuro Shigematsu. Directed by Richard Wolfe.

ELEVEN REFLECTIONS ON SEPTEMBER [+]

ELEVEN REFLECTIONS ON SEPTEMBER [+]

Written, Directed & Performed by Andrea Assaf

NEW PLAY READINGS

Two Mile Hollow [+]

Two Mile Hollow [+]

By Leah Nanako Winkler | Presented by Artists at Play/2g | Friday, October 7, 11:30am

You Mean To Do Me No Harm [+]

You Mean To Do Me No Harm [+]

By Christopher Chen |Presented by East West Players | Friday, October 7, 2pm

Oskar & the Curiously Colorful Clash [+]

Oskar & the Curiously Colorful Clash [+]

By Matt Ackels & Prince Gomolvilas | Presented by East West Players | Saturday, October 8, 2pm

PICNIC [+]

PICNIC [+]

by Joned Suryatmoko (Indonesia) | Translated by Barbara Hatley | Presented by Boom Arts | Thursday 8/6 @ 11:30am

OPTIMISM [+]

OPTIMISM [+]

By Damon Chua | Presented by Pan Asian Rep | Thursday 8/6 @ 2pm

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Karen Narasaki

Karen Narasaki

Karen Narasaki | Plenary Speaker, October 5, 9:30am

Roberta Uno

Roberta Uno

Roberta Uno | Opening Plenary, October 3 @ 9:30am

$200
Student Pass
$400Through August 31 Only
Conference & Festival (ConFest) Pass
$200On Sale Sept 1
Conference Only Pass

Your ConFest Pass Includes:

Your ConFest Student Pass Includes:

Registration opening soon – signup for early bird access!

Travel Information

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival

15 S Pioneer St
Ashland, OR 97520

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Accommodation & Travel

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Sponsors & Partners

Thanks to our generous sponsors and partners for their continued support.