current season 2018-19
THE BROTHERS PARANORMAL, written by Prince Gomolvilas, directed by Jeff Liu. The play follows two Thai brothers who launch a business to investigate paranormal activities. When the siblings investigate the home of an African-American couple, who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina, their notions of reality, fantasy, and sanity clash against the shocking truth.
ABOUT THE CLASS: Classical and contemporary text, monologues and scene work for actors, and original pieces developed by lab process for writers. Students will come prepared to class with a piece in mind to work/idea on. Previous students have gone on to perform their works nationally and internationally, and in NYC at various festivals and in Pan Asian showcases and other venues.
The Emperor’s Nightingale is an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s story The Nightingale, set in 18th-century China, and brings to light the youthful exploits of the future Emperor Qianlong. He befriends a magical bird who helps him learn what he must do to be King. The play employs traditional Chinese lion dance, puppetry, and a pair of tigers and pandas to tell this fun, thrilling tale.
Last Season 2017 - 18
“Inventive staging and stellar design….transcends pure entertainment.”
- Laurel Graeber, The New York Times
“Chongren Fan’s staging, for Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, uses shadow puppets, playful costumes…. It is refreshing to be able to bring kids to such a s show.”
- Elisabeth Vincentelli, The New Yorker
“..new educational initiative ..is a captivating piece of children’s theater..... two Pandas, a Tiger in two pieces, a head and a tail,...will appeal to theater goers of all ages. ... The concept of working to do the right thing ...Important to see on stage.”
- Karen Nowosad, Let’s Go to the Theater
THE EMPEROR'S NIGHTINGALE SOARS- Pan Asian Repertory Theatre embarks on new ground ... You have to see this show. There’s nothing else ... which will give you the same level of entertainment, educated insight, and disarming, heartfelt performances.
- Jara Jones, Theater That Matters