One Night Stands by Emerging Artists
Presented by The Club at La MaMa in association with Ma-Yi Theatre Company

The Club
October 28 - 31, 2004
Thursday - Sunday 10:00pm
Sunday 5:30pm

Performing Ethinicity Arts Festival


Thursday, October 28
Staged Reading of the Ma-Yi Theater Writers' Lab
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 giant hamster!
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
mic/xing
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
Shoe Peace
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.

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