** 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 2018 in style with a collection of sketch comedy, musical performances and celebrity sightings by some of Asian American theater’s most noted artists. Spend the evening with some of our closest CAATA friends, both old and new. Lineup includes excerpts and performances by:
Moses Goods’ Kinolau
Prince Gomovilas’ The Brothers Paranormal
Presented by Definition Theatre
Anu Bhatt’s Hollow/Wave
Shishir Kurup’s Merchant on Venice
Presented by Rasaka Theatre & Vitalist Theatre
Comedy troupe Stir-Friday Night!
Ticket includes access to the ConFest 2018 Opening Night Party hosted at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Avenue from 9:30pm-midnight. Individual tickets to the Opening Night Party are $10 at the door, 18+. The Opening Night Party features a dance party hosted by Chicago’s TeeJay the DJ.
TeeJay the DJ has been spinning ever since he knew he needed to make more money to pay for student loans. As a hybrid of an Emcee, Host, and Comedian, TeeJay uses his Second City improv skills to launch us into an open-format set full of dope times and memorable rides. His most notable appearance as a DJ was on Fox’s Empire where he played DJ Selection. For more information about TeeJay, follow him @tjspokenword.