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      January 28, 2019

      Monday   6:30 PM

      2257 N Lincoln
      Chicago, Illinois 60614

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      Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings. Reading One

      This show is sold out. Email sydney.r.mercado@gmail.com to be placed on the waiting list and we'll be in touch when/if tickets become available. Congratulations to playwrights, cast, and crew! Join us at the after-party at Red Lion Pub at 2446 North Lincoln Avenue starting at 9pm. Sit by the fireplace for warm food and drink, and warmer conversation. Service by cash or by starting a tab. 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. READING ONE Games by Susan H. Pak, Directed by Karissa Murrell MyersA 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? Featuring actors Lynne Baker, Ian Michael Minh, Gavin D. PakYankee Princess by Preston Choi, Directed by Mia ParkThe 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. Featuring actors Maya Kitayama, Gavin D. Pak, Jimbo Pestano Following by Alvin Dantes, Directed by Heather JencksSam'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. Featuring actors Lynne Baker, Maya Kitayama, Ian Michael Minh, Giau TroungBlack Box by Zhen E. Rammelsberg, Directed by Marie TredwayBlack 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. Featuring actors Francesca Atian, Janice Hasegawa, Grace Hutchings, Tea Ro Ticketing: Your name will be on a list at the theatre. Please arrive at 6:15.

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