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NEWWORKS 2011






May 18 - 21, 2011
At 7pm

at the Chen Dance Center Theater
70 Mulberry Street, 2nd Floor
Only $20 - BUY TICKETS ONLINE!



An expansion of emerging works by diverse artists, NEWWORKS 2011, led by program directors Ernest Abuba and Ron Nakahara, features 3 FULL LENGTHS: RECESS, by Una Aya Osato, AMERICAN MIXED TAPE by Allen Hope Sermonia, and THE WOMEN OF TU-NA HOUSE by Nancy Eng; which are introduced by three alternately hilarious and moving SOLO-SHORTS: PARTY by Jillian Hassett, A GOOD SC(RUB) by Kira Neel, and THE UNFELT WONDER by Angela Santillo.

   
 
  Pan Asian Rep's NEWWORKS | 
 

FULL LENGTH Solo Pieces! 55 min 








AMERICAN MIXED TAPE

By Allen Hope Sermonia

May 19 & 21 at 7pm

If the eyes are the window to the soul, surely the ears are its backdoor. It posits the question: What’s on your Ipod and Why? This full-length comedy fresh from a run in Chicago explores the writer’s past, its intermingling with pop-culture songs and their importance in his personal evolution as a Filipino in America. A hilarious journey with mixed tapes and space cakes! 
   





RECESS

By Una Aya Osato

May 18 at 7pm
w/ School Matinee May 18 @ 11am

Fresh off the festival circuit and an international tour, this award winning performance takes you inside the hearts and minds of 7 year olds navigating their way through NYC public schools. Get inspired during a piece nominated by the NY Innovative Theater awards for “Outstanding Solo Performance” and winner of the SF Fringe Festival’s “Best Female Solo Show.” 
 

 





The WOMEN OF TU-NA HOUSE

By Nancy Eng

May 20 at 7pm

Most recently seen at the New Orleans Fringe Festival, welcome to the world of Tu-Na House, a massage parlour that offers more bang for your buck (if you know who to request)! Hear from the women who work there while searching for their own happy endings. 
   

Solo SHORTS! 

   
Jillian Hassett in PARTY



PARTY

By Jillian Hassett

May 18 & 21 at 7pm

In a suburban basement, she dresses up for a party (shoulder pads courtesy of ‘Dynasty’) dreaming of finding her Dylan McKay.  
   



A Good Sc(rub)

By Kira Neel

May 18 & 21 at 7pm

A deep clean into the soul of the kitchen and one woman's secrets... Kira Neel is a performer, educator, radio journalist and birth doula. Projects she develops are a mashup of soundscapes, physical expression, personal narratives, radio pieces, character creation, and oral histories that have been shared locally and internationally. 
   




THE UNFELT WONDER

By Angela Santillo

May 19 & 20 at 7pm

Come one, come all and see the woman who has lived her whole life without direct skin contact with objects, people, or herself! A touching portrait of overcoming loneliness. Ms. Santillo is a playwright and actress. Her play Sera was a national finalist for the Kennedy Center’s 2010 David Mark Cohen Award and she was recently a semi-finalist for the Bay Area Playwright's Festival. 
   
   
Pan Asian Rep programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the
New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong,
creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties;
the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council;
Queens Council member Peter Koo;
the Shubert Foundation and Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.