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NEW EYES FESTIVAL 2011

December 1 - 4 & 10, 2011

 

NEW EYES FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS

This is our testing ground of new works. Come hear readings and be a part of the conversation afterward. What worked? What didn’t? Is there something promising in this piece? Be a part of the conversation! Many of these plays end up in future seasons.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION


DATES

December 1 - 4 & 10, 2011

TICKET PRICING

Free to the public. Seating is limited so RSVP as soon as possible.

VENUE INFO

NEW EYES FESTIVAL 2011 will take place at Dreamland Arts, located at 677 Hamline Avenue North Saint Paul, MN 55104

 

THE SERIES


TRAPEZOID

by NIC CHA KIM
directed by BRIAN BALCOM

SYNOPSIS

In this new-age comedy, Peter is a slam poet who gets a strange invitation to work for a computer company on the development of AIMEE: Artificially Intelligent Mechanical and Emotional Entity. Peter injects AIMEE with his poetry, giving her emotion and making her wild for him. After finding out his girlfriend is pregnant, Peter must balance his personal life with the rampaging robot who is after him.

 

 

THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO

by MIA CHUNG
directed by RANDY REYES

SYNOPSIS

The Orphan of Zhao is a classic tale of epic adventure from the warlord era of China. In this new interpretation, a female doctor of the court ends up sacrificing her own son to save the life of the only true heir to the throne.

 

EXCERPTS OF WORKS IN PROGRESS


DANCING WITH DEMONS

by IRISH SHIRAISHI & MARTHA JOHNSON
directed by JENNIFER WEIR

BECOMING

by IRIS SHIRAISHI
directed by ZARAAWAR MISTRY

THE HAWK: THE MICHIO ITO STORY

by R.A. SHIOMI
directed by R.A. SHIOMI

FAYETTE-NAM

by AURORAE KHOO
directed by JENNIFER WEIR

SYNOPSIS

In the small town of Fayetteville where the main business survives off the local military base, a young African American solider finds solace and support in the local donut shop run by a middle aged Korean American woman, her college drop out daughter, and her quirky teenaged son.

THE ANNA WAY WONG STORY

by JEANY PARK
directed by SHERWIN RESURRECCION

SYNOPSIS

Anna May Wong was the epitome of Asian glamour as the most recognized Asian American actress in the early years of Hollywood. This play, starting at the end of Anna’s life and moving backward toward her first acting job, follows the trials and tribulations of her rise and fall, revealing the complicated issues of Asian American fame along the way