NEW EYES FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS
Coming up in December, we invite you to see works in progress. After each performance reading, we ask the audience for feedback on the work that may help the playwright. More information and schedule updates will be added here soon.
This event is free to the public with a suggested donation of $5 at the door.
Free to the public. Seating is limited so RSVP as soon as possible.
NEW EYES FESTIVAL 2011 will take place at Dreamland Arts, located at 677 Hamline Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104
Thursday, December 1 at 7:30 PM
CHINITA WIT FLAVA
by ROSE LE TRAN
directed by RANDY REYES
It is a play about self-discovery -- about the journey of life and not the end result.
Friday December 2 at 7:30 PM
(NOT) LOST AND (NOT) FOUND
by EMMA HYEONJIN VALENTINE
directed by MELISSA BECHTHOLD
Traveling from one great river (Mississippi) to another (Han), this story brings together several Korean adoptees as they journey back to Korea. It is about the common bond that adoptees share with each other. Everyone has a different process and speed to get to a place where they are comfortable in their own skin.
Saturday December 3 at 2:00 PM
by ERIC SHARP
directed by BOB ROSEN
Every unhappy Korean is unhappy in his own way. Or something like that.
Saturday December 3 at 7:30 PM
by FRES THAO
directed by SUN MEE CHOMET
Best friends Shot and Neej discover they can create a time machine in Shot's garage. We follow them as their perspectives on life are altered, as their creation comes to life.
Sunday December 4 at 2:00 PM
KUNG FU ZOMBIES VS. CANNIBALS
by SAYMOUKDA DUANGPHOUXAY VONGSAY
directed by RANDY REYES
In a world where modern civilization has collapsed beyond recognition and the earth has been littered by zombies and cannibals, two women from opposite ends of the world kill their way to salvation. Framed under the Five Buddhist tenets, their journey is told through an amalgamation of severed heads, forced kisses, human steaks, and a chorus of gang bangin' monks. Live video manipulation and fight scenes may cause epileptic seizures.
Saturday December 10 at 2:00 PM
by KAYVA YANG
directed by MEENA NATARAJAN
Her Back(Bone) is a new performance that explores the flesh of memories, the disquiet with which we bury and unearth them, and the questions surrounding forced migration and displacement. Inspired by two stories woven together: the journeys of grandmothers during post Cultural Revolution and the protests against loss of home and land caused by the Three Gorges Dam Project, Her Back(Bone) explores through movement and text how women and their communities often dig up bones and lay down our stories to rest.