This is for you theater-goers in in New York... The Ma-Yi Writers Lab, the largest collective of Asian-American playwrights in the country, invites you Mga Kasabihan (Tagalog for "Words of Wisdom"), a one-night-only event of brand-new short plays benefiting Typhoon Haiyan recovery efforts in the Philippines.
The evening will feature the talents of Mia Katigbak (The Foundry's Good Person of Szechwan), Ron Domingo (Phillip Himberg's Paper Dolls), Ali Ewoldt (Broadyway's Les Miserables) and more. All net proceeds will go to Negrense Volunteers for Change. It's happening Monday, February 17 at Playwrights Horizons.
Here are some more details about the benefit:
MGA KASABIHAN (WORDS OF WISDOM)For further information, and to purchase tickets, visit the Ma-Yi Theater Company website.
Monday, February 17th (7:00PM)
416 West 42nd Street
between 9th and 10th Avenues
As people seek out words of wisdom for guidance in hard times, for this one night benefit event, the country’s largest collective of Asian American writers has written several brand-new short plays inspired by Filipino proverbs, sayings, and even some nonsensical malapropisms. Come join us for a brief, unforgettable lesson in Tagalog, starting with “kawanggawa” – charity.
All net proceeds will go to Negrense Volunteers for Change, a not-for-profit organization based in Bacolod, capital of Western Negros, an island hit hard by the typhoon. For every $500 raised, the organization will be able to buy a new fishing boat, restoring the livelihood of victims in Negros, Cebu, Panay, Leyte, and Samar.
Tickets are $35 (General) or $50 (Premium, reserved seating)
Additional information about Ma-Yi Theater or Negrense Volunteers for Change Foundation can be found at www.ma-yitheatre.org and www.nycfoundation-ph.org