Performances begin May 22 at Atlantic Theater Company for the New York premiere of Carla Ching's Nomad Motel, directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. The new play is the story of kids raising themselves and trying to make something out of nothing in the not-so-sunny side of California.
Molly Griggs and Christopher Larkin lead a company rounded out by Ian Duff, Samantha Mathis, and Andrew Pang.
In Nomad Motel, Alix (Griggs) bounces between motel rooms trying to care for her brothers in her mother's absence; meanwhile, her classmate Mason (Larkin) is a budding songwriter trying to keep off the radar of his absent father in Hong Kong.
The production features scenic design by Yu-Hsuan Chen, costume design by Loren Shaw, lighting design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, sound design and original compositions by Emily Gardner Xu Hall, fight direction by Ryan-James Hatanaka, dialect coaching by Joy Lanceta Coronel, and casting by Stephanie Yankwitt, CSA; Margaret Dunn.
Nomad Motel was first produced as a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere by City Theatre Company (Pennsylvania), Horizon Theatre Company (Georgia), and Unicorn Theatre (Missouri).