Statement read at a session titled “how we move forward” on Saturday, June 16th at the TCG Conference regarding the Friday, June 15th performance of Jerome Robbins’ Broadway at the St. Louis Municipal Opera Theatre (The MUNY).
**ConFest 2018: Chicago Partner Event** Use code CAATA at checkout for $5 discounted tickets Sat/Sun August 4/5: Speaking as Then Sat/Sun August 11/12: Dialogue & Rebuttal Sat/Sun August 18/19: Sand on a Distant Star Curator: David Henry Hwang Lead Director: Helen Young Staged readings of three plays translated from Chinese to English that highlight the […]
** Purchase a ConFest pass for access to all festival shows, new play readings, conference sessions, workshops, and parties.** Devised by Ric Oquita, Julie Trappett and Bernardo Mazón Daher Directed by Bernardo Mazón Daher Presented by Leslie Ishii Instrumental Journey follows the journey of Noa and Onda, who are forced to flee their home and overcome obstacles en […]
** Purchase a ConFest pass for access to all festival shows, new play readings, conference sessions, workshops, and parties.** Opening Night Show Presented by CAATA Directed by Victor Malana Maog An evening of revolutionary proportions featuring a powerhouse mix of Chicago and national talent — all hosted by the illustrious Emi Macadangdang and Jasmine! Kick off ConFest […]
World Premiere YBCA Forum Two Nights Only Award-winning actor, writer, and director Roger Guenveur Smith (A Huey P. Newton Story, Frederick Douglass Now) teams up with the diversely talented cast of San Francisco-based theater ensemble Campo Santo to create the world premiere of their new performance piece, Casa de Spirits. The neon glow of Casa […]
Sara Porkalob (Madame Dragon) returns to Nordo to direct and star in the premiere of playwright Seayoung Yim’s sultry tale. Set during the first large scale wave of Asian American Immigration in The Persimmon Grove, a lurid nightclub, a brash young Korean immigrant rises to great heights in his ethnic enclave while balancing two lovers […]
World Premiere by Mu Performing Arts By May Lee-Yang Directed by Randy Reyes She’s a Hmong personality coach addicted to Korean Dramas (soap operas with fantasy plot lines). He’s the heir to a Korean manufacturing giant banished to the new Midwest office. Will she find a man before the magic hour of her 30th birthday? […]
A note from CAATA board president Randy Reyes.
Written and performing by Anu Bhatt Directed by Barbara Zahora Anu Bhatt combines the personal with the poetic in her new one-woman show about depression, body image, and confronting sexual abuse. Seeking to balance and embrace two identities, Bhatt explores her South Asian-American background with courage and insightful humor. A mix of raw memories, lyricism […]
Written by Damon Chua Directed by Randy Reyes A thrilling new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Nightingale.” In eighteenth century China, the prince and the princess of the dynasty embark on a magical competition to learn the wonders of their land. Will they be distracted by the glitter of royalty and fantastical entertainment […]