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Tuesday
Nov062018

LA Theater Works presents SISTERS MATSUMOTO

LA THEATER WORKS

LIVE IN LA 

AT THE JAMES BRIDGES THEATER/UCLA

 

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We present world classics, modern masterpieces, and groundbreaking new works performed by top actors of the stage and screen. All shows are presented in our signature audio theatre format.

 

ALL SHOWS PRESENTED AT THE JAMES BRIDGES THEATER/UCLA

 

Now Showing 2018/2019 Live Performances

 

Sisters Matsumoto

November 16, 2018 - November 18, 2018

By: 

Philip Kan Gotanda

Directed by: 

Tim Dang

Starring: 

Keiko Agena

June Angela

Ron Bottitta

Kurt Kanazawa

Suzy Nakamura

Greg Watanabe

Ryun Yu

“About an America that both triumphed and lost its innocence during the war.” —The New York Times

Stockton, California 1945. Three Japanese-American sisters return to their farm after years in an internment camp, but the once prosperous family finds it’s not easy to pick up the pieces of their former lives. As the details of their deceased father’s final arrangements emerge, the sisters must work together to keep their dreams alive.

Special Guest: George Takei in post-show discussion, Saturday, November 17, 3PM.

THE JAMES BRIDGES THEATER/UCLA

Friday, November 16, 2018 — 8PM
Saturday, November 17, 2018 — 3PM & 8PM
Sunday, November 18, 2018 — 4PM

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Sunday
Sep302018

ReOrient Forum

 

Deepen the Conversation
with ReOrient Forum

Presented in tandem with the ReOrient 2017 Festival of Short PlaysReOrient Forum includes two free panel discussions featuring master artists, as well as post-performance conversations with ReOrient artists and special guests.
Saturday, November 25, 4-6pm

Centering the Margins: Immigrant Voices and Brown Bodies Claiming the Narrative

For years — some might say centuries — America’s narratives have focused on the experience of white bodies as told through the eyes of the colonizer, framing the place of brown bodies in the process. What happens when we reorient our perspective? How do we shift the reference point away from a white narrative? How do we negotiate differences of experience and perspective within marginalized communities? (Presented in association with USF)

Participants: Eugenie Chan, Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe, Roberto Gutiérrez Varea, Philip Kan Gotanda, Lauren Spencer, Eric Ting, and Torange Yeghiazarian

Potrero Stage (1695 18th Street, San Francisco)
Free and open to the public
Saturday, December 2, 4-6pm 

Dramaturgs ReOrient: Contextualizing the Middle East for American Audiences

Master Bay Area dramaturgs share challenges and successes of their work with Middle Eastern writers and plays. (Presented in association with LMDA)

Patricipants: Nakissa Etemad and Jayne Wenger, amongst others

Potrero Stage (1695 18th Street, San Francisco)
Free and open to the public 

REORIENT 2017

Seven short plays. One unforgettable evening of theatre.

Think you know the Middle East? Think again. ReOrient 2017 will turn San Francisco into a mecca for innovative, spirited, and thought-provoking theatre from or about the Middle East. Nowhere else will you find plays and artists from Armenia, India, Iraq, Iran, Japan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the U.S. all on one stage.

through December 10
Potrero Stage (1695 18th Street, SF)
Friday
Feb102017

100 DAYS ACTION: "NOT MY PRECEDENT" at Mills College

Friday
Feb102017

Current Production: YOHEN at Theatre Esprit Asia

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Wednesday
Apr202016

After the War Blues: The Racialization of Japanese Americans

Warning: Contains explicit language. Join influential playwright Philip Kan Gotanda to get the inside scoop on the ideas and inspirations behind his groundbreaking body of work, including his play, After the War Blues, which explores the lives of a diverse community in San Francisco’s Japantown in the aftermath of World War II.

Gotanda, who teaches theater at UC Berkeley, appears in conversation with Michael Omi, associate professor of Asian American and Asian diaspora studies at UC Berkeley. To set the stage, local actors and musicians perform scenes from Gotanda’s plays.

http://education.asianart.org/explore-resources/video/after-war-blues-racialization-japanese-americans