The New York premiere of Carla Ching's Nomad Motel opens June 3 at Atlantic Theater Company's Stage 2. Ed Sylvanus Iskandar directs the new play about young people raising themselves and trying to make something out of nothing in the not-so-sunny side of California.
In Nomad Motel, Alix (Molly Griggs) bounces between motel rooms trying to care for her brothers in her mother's absence; meanwhile, her classmate Mason (Christopher Larkin) is a budding songwriter trying to keep off the radar of his absent father in Hong Kong.
Rounding out the cast are Ian Duff, Samantha Mathis, and Andrew Pang.
The production, which began May 22 and runs through June 23, 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).