ST. PAUL, Minn. (March 27, 2015) — Mu Performing Arts and Jerome Foundation proudly present the final round of readings from the New Performance Program.
The project began with four Asian American theater artists staging public readings of new or unfinished works to determine which two would move on to the next round of the program.
Twin Cities artist Oskar Ly and New York City writer Victor Maog return for the final round of readings to present new drafts of their scripts for a chance to have their project funded and produced.
Join Mu on Thursday, April 2 and Saturday, April 4 at Dreamland Arts, 677 Hamline Avenue N., St. Paul, MN 55104.
Tickets are free but seating is limited. Reserve your tickets today. In the interest of knowing how many are planning to attend, Mu is collecting RSVPs. The reading is first come, first served starting when the doors open at 6:30 p.m.
WOMN + WOMN, written by Oskar Ly, and directed by Jennifer Weir, will be held Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m. The story follows Nana (Soul), Huab (Body) and Jules (Spirit) and their journey through queerness, haircuts, cassette tapes and their intertwined fates hidden in memories and explorations of their unbeknownst affection for women.
Oskar Ly is a Hmong French-American Artist and Organizer. She is a Fashion Artist and Singer-Songwriter with a focus on social justice. She is delighted to explore and develop her first play “Womn + Womn” with Mu Performing Arts. She uses the arts and community organizing as a foundation to build community spaces that celebrate authenticity, discovery, and our stories. Her vision is to achieve responsible recognition of her communities, create space for original narratives and lift multi-dimensional identities through creative exploration. She enjoys crafting to liberate beyond words, sharing food, culture and conversations.
TOT, written by Victor Maog, and directed by Eric Ting, will be held Saturday, April 4 at 7 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.
Victor Maog is the Artistic Director of Second Generation (2g) and a NYC-based freelance director and artist-educator. He’s also directed and developed works at the Public, Hartford Stage, Williamstown, Signature, Mabou Mines, Intar, Ma-Yi, Lark, National Black Theatre, and New Dramatists. He’s brought 2g to Joe’s Pub, La Mama, 54 Below, and launched the 2ST Uptown Residency Series; and after a six year hiatus, has returned the company to full production at the New Ohio’s Ice Factory Festival. Received the NEA/TCG Career Development Award, Altvater Fellowship at Cornerstone, Van Lier Directing Fellowship at 2ST, and the Presidential Award with the Theatre Arts Project, where he served as Artistic Director at age twenty.
For information contact the Mu Box Office at 651-789-1012 or reserve tickets online.