3rd national asian american theater conference and festival, june 16-26

Time to get your theater on. And it's going to be pretty epic. The Asian American theater world converges next week in Los Angeles for the 3rd National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival, presented by the Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists and hosted by East West Players and TeAda Productions, June 16-26.

The Festival will showcase ten works from around the world -- and four partner productions from local companies -- that feature Asian Americans performers and stories, and an eclectic array of multidisciplinary arts that include traditional theatre, dance, multimedia, storytelling, aerial arts and spoken word. The core participating performers of the festival are:
- The National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO)

- RasaNova Theater

- Performance Artist Denise Uyehara

- Navarasa Dance Theater

- Performance Duo: Aerial Artist/Actor Kennedy Kabasares and Multidisciplinary Performance Artist Traci Kato-Kiriyama

- Multidisciplinary Artist Soomi Kim

- Post Natyam Collective

- Writer/Performer Jason Magabo Perez

- Comic Duo: Writer/Performer Prince Gomolvilas and Singer/Songwriter Brandon Patton

- Writer/Performer May Lee-Yang
The core participating performers will present their productions in alternating performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 23-25, at 7pm and 9pm and Sunday, June 26, at 2pm and 4pm.

The Conference, June 20-23, will address issues that both Asian American and general theater communities face today, with more than 25 panels and workshops by more than 50 theater professionals, including artistic directors, executive directors, funders, artists, administrators and educators.

For more information about the National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival, including the full schedule and lineup of shows and performers, as well as descriptions of all the workshops and panelists, go to the CAATA website here.

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