I am overjoyed to be performing in a reading of in THIS IS NOT A TRUE STORY this Thursday 4/12. Join Artists at Play at USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena for this FREE performance.
Written by Preston Choi and directed by Reena Dutt, THIS IS NOT A TRUE STORY unravels the history of Orientalist art, theatre, and the danger of fiction becoming reality. When the heroine of Madame Butterfly (Lisa Sanaye Dring as CIOCIO) completes her tragic suicide, she wakes up trapped in a never-ending loop of her story. Then Miss Saigon (VyVy Nguyen as KIM) is born, thrusting another heroine into the deadly cycle, until a mysterious office woman (Jennifer Soo as KUMIKO/TAKAKO) throws the world out of balance. (Also featuring Rob Nagle.)
I have just finished an amazing week-long workshop with The New Group, developing my play as part of the No Limits Reading Series. Under the guidance of Thomas Bradshaw and Ian Morgan, I got to collaborate with brilliant director Shariffa Ali and some incredibly talented performers to develop The 626 Project. The play has found a new title: The Wicked One.
I will be directing Jaisey Bates' beautiful new play, Sisters Three and the Tree at Sacred Fools' We The People! We The People is a bi-monthly performance which champions new political work.
Kaidan Project, the play I co-wrote with Chelsea Sutton, was nominated for 8 Ovation Awards (including Best Production!) and we went home with 5 wins! Big thanks to Rogue Artists Ensemble and East West Players for having me.
I am so honored to have been selected as one of two finalists for the 2018 Relentless Award. Top 3 out of 2,000! Ya!
I am thrilled to have been invited to play the central character in a reading of Tea, directed by Rebecca Wear and produced by Hero Theatre. Velina Hasu Houston is a hugely inspirational artist and it's an honor to share her work.
I'm on all these TV shows this winter! Come visit me on your TV screen!
Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin, the play I co-wrote with my dear friend Chelsea Sutton last fall, has been nominated for 6 Ovation Awards and has received 2 Ovation Honors already!