Thursday, October 28
Staged Reading of the Ma-Yi Theater Writers'
Whiskerbottom's Revenge (CHAIN PLAY)
Written by JP Chan, Nora Chau, Carla Ching, Deborah
S. Craig, Ji Hyun Lee, Qui Nguyen, Kyoung H. Park, Sung Rno, Lloyd Suh,
A. Rey Pamatmat and Nancy Bulalacao
Directed by Ken Leung
The Ma-Yi Writers Lab presents its new work-in-progress: A chain play.
Each writer contributed a scene and then passed it along to another member
for the next scene. As a twist, Lab member Lloyd Suh will complete the
play, writing the final scene during the public staged reading. Be among
the first to see this new comedy which features murder, action, and a
Ma-Yi Theater Company began the Writers Lab in conjunction with the NEA/TCG
Theater Residency Program for Playwrights and the Vivendi Universal Residency
Award. Facilitated by Sung Rno, the Lab gathers an impressive and diverse
group of writers, who develop new works for performance.
Friday, October 29
GODIVA DATES AND A ONE NIGHT STAND
Written and Performed by Regie Cabico
Astrology, men & chocolates combine in the latest play by Nuyorican
Grand Slam Performer & HBO's Def Jam poet, Regie Cabico. Featuring
his most recent poems "i got it bad for nina" and 3 minute neofuturist
plays "Soul Bargaining" & "One Night Stand Play Told
In Reverse Order or The Unbearable Lightness of Sanctity."Regie Cabico
has appeared on two seasons of HBO's Def Poetry Jam. Solo plays include
Faith,Hope & Regie and straight out directed by reg e gaines. His
work has been featured at Dixon Place, The Kitchen, Theater Offensive
(Boston), 2002 NY International Fringe Festival, the 2003 Humana Theater
Festival, and New World Theater. He is a company member of the Neo Futurists'
productions of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60
Minutes at the Belt Theater. He received three New York Foundation for
the Arts Fellowships for Poetry & Performance Art.
Saturday, October 30
Written and Performed by Adam Matta
mic/xing showcases the fearless experiments and rhythmic soundscapes
of virtuoso beatboxer and vocal improviser Adam Matta, incorporating live
and pre-recorded samples of Egyptian and Jewish traditional music. Adam
Matta fuses an old-school hip-hop sensibility with multi-disciplinary
musicianship and non-traditional performance mediums.
Adam Matta is a beatboxer and vocal performance artist influenced by
artists such as Living Colour, Rahzel, Bobby McFerrin and Meredith Monk.
With an arsenal of vocal instrumentals including brass, drum beats, vocal
scratches/turntablism, and mechanical sound effects, Matta references
blues, rock, rap, heavy metal, drum-n-bass, freestyle jazz, Middle Eastern
and vaudeville, sometimes all in the same composition.
Sunday, October 31
Written and Choreographed by Rokafella
Performed by Full Circle Productions
Curtain Raiser by F. Omar Telan.
SHOE PEACE is a glance into the dilemma of a NYC girl who is pulled by
two sides of her personality..and can't decide which shoes fit best. She
tries to shake off the judgments of her peers and just find inner peace.
Full Circle Productions is a non-profit entertainment company established
in 1996. It offers original programming in which all forms of Hip-Hop
expression are exhibited. Full Circle's name is born from the concept
that it delivers 360° of Hip-Hop entertainment. Performances include
every element of the culture including Graff Art, Djing, MCing, dancing,
Fashion, Slang and Attitude.
F. Omar Telan was educated at Emerson College, F. Omar Telan has performed
around the country at events and venues such as the Dodge Poetry Festival,
the Asian American Poetry Festival, the National Poetry Slam, and the
Philippine Embassy. His work has been published in A Gathering of the
Tribes, Maganda, Our Own Voice, and Bamboo Girl.
These productions are a part of the Performing Ethnicity International
Conference and Arts Festival, organized by Ma-Yi Theater Company, The
City College of New York, the University of the Philippines system and
Philippine Forum. Major support is provided by The Ford Foundation. For
more information on Performing Ethnicity, visit www.ma-yitheatre.org.
Ma-Yi Theater Company, now in its fifteenth season, is devoted to plays
of the Asian-American experience cross-cultural and intercultural collaborations.
It has been regularly featured in productions of The Club at La MaMa.