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.
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!
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.”
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.
A deep clean into the soul of the
kitchen and one woman's
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.
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.