Inspired by the true story of the first Chinese female to step foot in America, THE CHINESE LADY is a tale of dark poetic whimsy and a unique portrait of the United States as seen through the eyes of a young Chinese woman. In 1834, Afong Moy is brought from China to America and put on display […]
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 […]
By Melissa Slaughter In 2007, my college did a production of the show Speak Truth To Power. The first show of my college career, it was a monologue piece comprised of speeches by civil rights activists. Bishop Tutu, Wei Jingsheng, Hafez Abu Seada, Doan Viet Hoat, and Elie Wiesel were just a few of the […]
This year’s Chicago gathering of Asian American and Asian Pacific Islander theatremakers overflowed with dialogue, camaraderie, and activism.
Brava presents a Residency and Continental US Premiere of TeAda Productions Created by Leilani Chan and Ova Saopeng FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 – 8PM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 – 3PM Calling upon the shared histories of refugees in Hawai’i, Masters of the Currents follows the story of recent newcomers from Micronesia who have fled their island nations due to […]
Yellowface? We’re not talking about the David Henry Hwang play, of course. Despite its roots in racist practices of the 19th Century, Yellowface still pops up regularly on North American and British theater stages, often wallowing in stereotypes and caricature.
*Presented as part of ConFest 2018: Revolutionary Acts, running in Chicago from August 11-19.* TeAda Productions, Tradewind Arts, and aetherplough present an evening of international Drag Bingo hosted by Cocoa Chandelier with special guests from across the country along side hometown Chicago talent. Join your ConFest colleagues for a thrilling late night at Fiesta Mexicana, right down the […]
**ConFest 2018: Chicago Partner Event** Free Event A night of storytelling, improv, and music by performers and community members of Asian descent in Chicago. Co-hosted and produced by Ada Cheng and Archy Jamjun. Join Talk Stories: An Asian American/Asian Diaspora Storytelling Show for a night of storytelling, improv, and music by performers and community members […]
**ConFest 2018: Chicago Partner Event** Use code CAATA at checkout for $20 discounted tickets for performances August 15-26. Written by Qui Nguyen Original Music & Music Direction by Gabriel Ruiz Choreographed by Tommy Rapley Directed by Lavina Jadhwani Featuring: Aurora Adachi-Winter, Rammel Chan, Emjoy Gavino, Ian Michael Minh and Matthew C. Yee. It’s 1975 and […]