PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE is now accepting submissions for our 2019 NUWORKS performance series, June 25–29, 2019, in Manhattan.
NUWORKS presents new work from emerging artists who explore different genres and techniques. We seek a diversity of voices; submission does not have to reflect contemporary Asian American themes.
The Brothers Paranormal
“Citizen Wong” plans to hold 3 READINGS in Ogden, Orem, and Salt lake City on May 7, 8, 9, 2019.
“Citizen Wong” is a play inspired by Wong Chin Foo (王清福, 1847–1898), the late 19th-century celebrity speaker-writer known as the first Chinese American. His affair with a rich suffragette whose father runs for president captures the essence of an era when racists supported an “anti-Chinese wall” and passed the Chinese Exclusion Act that Wong fought tirelessly against.
The Emperor's Nightingale
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.
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.