Asian American Theater Festival Announces October Programming

News   Asian American Theater Festival Announces October Programming
The National Asian American Theatre Company will stage a production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull as part of the 2nd annual Asian American Theater Festival in New York City.

Running Oct. 13-18 at the Theater for the New City and Julia Miles Theatre, the festival will showcase a collection of work from established and emerging writers including Kristina Wong, Alice Tuan, Soo-Jin Lee, Sheetal Gandhi and Shishir Kurup.

Programming includes Shishir Kurup's play Sharif Don't Like It, and Sheetal Gandhi's dance-theatre work Bahu-Beti-Biwi (Daughter-in—law, Daughter, Wife).

The festival will also host a series of public forums entitled 20th Century Performance in the 21st Century: The Future of Asian American Theatre, featuring Kristina Wong, Alice Tuan, Katie Pearl and Hatnim Lee.

Auxiliary offerings running beyond the festival dates include the Ma-Yi Writers Lab play reading series Labfest III, the New York premiere of the musical Imelda and the NAATCO production of The Seagull, under the direction of Gia Forakis.

For tickets phone (646) 522-0931 or visit NAATF.

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