ST. PAUL — What do our past productions of Kung Fu Zombies Vs. Cannibals, Four Destinies, Asiamnesia, and Sia(b) have in common? They were all developed at Mu through our exciting partnership with The Jerome Foundation.
Join Mu Performing Arts this weekend only at Dreamland Arts for the next round of staged readings from the Mu Performing Arts/Jerome Foundation New Performance Program. Don’t miss this first peek at brand new scripts by Twin Cities artists Oskar Ly and Brooke Newmaster, and NYC artists Victor Maog and Marisa Marquez.
All reading performances will be held at Dreamland Arts, 677 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55104.
Seating is limited so make your reservations today. Performances are free with a suggested donation appreciated.
New Performance Program Staged Readings:
By Victor Maog
Director and Dramaturg: Eric Ting
Friday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.
TOT follows an immigrant boy who travels from the Ferdinand Marcos-ruled Philippines to the San Francisco Bay Area to meet his long lost parents. He journeys from a country full of strife and military rule only to find himself in his lonely American bedroom conjuring a pro wrestling fantasy to escape his new life.
WOMN AND WOMN
By Oskar Ly
Director and Dramaturg: Jennifer Weir
Saturday, May 3 at 1 p.m.
If the spirit is the hunter, the soul is the hunger and the body is the carrier, Body, Spirit and Soul journey through queerness, haircuts, cassette tapes and their intertwined fates hidden in memories and explorations of love affairs with other women. This is their America.
By Marisa Marquez
Director and Dramaturg: Elyzabeth Gorman Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Miss Oriental looks at the complex legacy of women in Asian history and the narrow lens through which Asian-American women are viewed. It is a comedy of culture and a drama about learning to stand for only oneself.
WHITE PAPER CRANE
By Brooke Newmaster
Sunday, May 4 at 1 p.m.
White Paper Crane uses dance, music, and an intricate soundscape to explore Korean adoptees’ place in their adopted families, society and birth country.