The Asian Pacific American (APA) population is seriously under represented on stage. “Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings” is a staged play reading series intended to provide inspiration, space, and audiences for Midwest APA playwrights, directors, and actors. These are script-in-hand concert readings where actors read plays written and directed by Asian Americans. Presented by Asian Improv Arts Midwest’s AA Arts Incubator, “Our Perspective” is the first ever Asian American play reading series in the Midwest. These history making events are long overdue.
There are three readings in 2019. The first reading is of four brilliant short plays. Cast TBA.
Games by Susan H. Pak, Directed by Kaiser Ahmed
A highly ambitious, Korean American teen will stop at nothing to get into his dream university. He’s conquered his classes and mastered his prep tests, but can he triumph over Improv?
Yankee Princess by Preston Choi, Directed by Mia Park
The arrival of half Korean high schooler Nancy Wilson disrupts the calm of a quaint 1960s American town. Though she and her “unconventional” family try to settle into the neighborhood, her identity, family history, and patriotism fall under scrutiny. Yankee Princess is a political coming of age story in the fallout of the Korean War.
Following by Alvin Dantes, Directed by Giau Troung
Sam’s girlfriend Jessie is having the time of her life at her friend Alex’s birthday party. But Sam’s paranoia gets the better of him and he starts stalking her on social media to find out what’s really going on.
Black Box by Zhen E. Rammelsberg, Directed by Marie Tredway
Black Box is a choreopoem with voices for 3 women of color as they come together to tell their adoption story from birth to coming of age and understand who they are in white middle America.
Ticketing: Your name will be on a list at the theatre. Please arrive at 6:15.