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 […]
Presented by East West Players in Association with the Los Angeles LGBT Center By Nathan Ramos Winner of East West Players’ 2042: See Change Playwriting Competition Directed by Alison M. De La Cruz As We Babble On explores the pursuit of success, its costs, and whether the whole adulting thing is ever going to happen. […]
Presented by Center Theatre Group in Association with East West Players WORLD PREMIERE By David Henry Hwang Music by Jeanine Tesori Choreography by Sam Pinkleton Directed by Leigh Silverman A contemporary comedy explodes into a musical fantasia in the first collaboration between two of America’s great theatre artists: Tony Award® winners David Henry Hwang (M. […]
A brilliantly hilarious take on Richard III, Shakespeare’s classic tale of power lust, TEENAGE DICK reimagines the most famous disabled character of all time as a 16-year-old outsider in the deepest winter of his discontent: his junior year at Roseland High. Picked on because of his cerebral palsy (as well as his sometimes creepy Shakespearean […]
Having fled Iran where he was imprisoned for being a gay man, a damaged Razi arrives at his sister’s doorstep in Chicago only to disrupt the life she and her American husband built together. As the Chicago Cubs vie to make history, rivalries of a different kind simmer in the Uptown two-flat that Razi tries […]
Join us in Chicago this August for a week of performances, new play readings, and networking.