PlayRISE celebrates the INKtank 2012 writers, Raquel Almazan, Matthew Paul Olmos, Susan Soon-He Stanton, and Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, with staged readings of their fresh new plays. Hear the voices of these hot playwrights now.
All events are free, but due to limited seating, your reservation is highly recommended.
Wednesday, June 6 @ 7:30PM
Two Panels About Sex & Art/Love & Race
Starring Past and Current INKtank writers with Special Guests
High quotient of opinions given, secrets shared, and truth exposed.
Thursday, June 7 @ 7:30PM
Written by Susan Soon-He Stanton
Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh
Description: After a long absence, Col returns home to Hawaii in response to a mysterious SOS from his estranged brother Jem. Nothing is the way Col remembers, as memory clashes violently against a strange, shadowy landscape of downtown Honolulu.
Cast: Louis Changchien, Satomi Blair, Christopher McFarland, Michael Sazonov, Lipica Shah, and Jade Wu
Friday, June 8 @7:30PM
The Hopefulness or La Esperanza
Written by Raquel Almazan
Directed by Elise Hernandez
Description: Sisters Anna and Jacqueline attempt to leave behind their dark past by stowing away at the bottom of a cargo ship traveling from the Dominican Republic to France. The price of passage is spelled out in desperate, clown-like games--rituals that bring to imaginary life their parents, former clients, and lovers--in a struggle for identity that parallels the immigrant struggle to conquer the ghosts of the Old World. Following the reading, please join us for a discussion between Raquel and Dr. Denise Brennan, Author of "What's Love Got To Do With It?: Transnational Desires and Sex Tourism in the Dominican Repulic."
Cast: Jenniffer Diaz, Anna Lamadrid and Deepa Purohit
Saturday, June 9 @ 7:30PM
Say You Heard My Echo
Written by Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai
Directed by Jesse Jou
Description: Spoken-word and theater collide in the explosive and moving story of three Asian American women who re-build their lives a decade after 9/11, prompting them to call on Mary Magdalene, Guan Yin, and Aisha.
Cast: YaliniDream, Siho Ellsmore, Adeeba Rana
Sunday, June 10 @ 7:30PM
A Brave Woman in Mexico
Written by Matthew Paul Olmos
Directed by Jose Zayas
Description: When twenty-two-year-old Mari volunteers to replace the recently beheaded Chief of Police, she sets off a chain reaction that starts with her husband, moves on to the narcos, and then fans out to the rest of the people, living and the dead, in the country of Mexico. Inspired by true events.
Cast: Doug Darwin, Audrey Esparza, JJ Perez, Felix Solis, Juan Villa and Catherine Jhung
Don't worry! We will be taking a waitlist for every event. Please email Monet at email@example.com to put your name down.
When & Where
Rising Circle Theater Collective
Rising Circle Theater Collective is a nexus for artists of color, empowering them to conceive, develop, and produce original work. We are dedicated to broadening the scope of storytelling on the American stage by placing the stories of people of color first. (www.risingcircle.org)