Current/Developing Projects

This catalog indexes the list of works currently in development.  For more information you can refer to the journal for an in-depth look at the process each piece is undergoing.

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POR LO QUE SOY by Jordanna Hernandez | THE PEACHLANDERS by Lyra Yang | DOI NANG NON a Thai-American Collaboration

POR LO QUE SOY

 

A NEW PLAY BY JORDANNA HERNANDEZ

Directed by Gregory Keng Strasser

History:

June 2021, Workshop

December 2021, Workshop Production at Housewarming Theatre Festival in Bethesda, MD

  • Producer: 4615 Theatre Company

  • Scenic Design: Jennifer Hiyama, Lighting Design: Katie McCreary, Line Producer: Charlotte La Nasa

  • Cast: Sara Hernandez, Camilo Linares, and Alejandro Diaz-Ferguson

SYNOPSIS:

In the red sands of Arizona, family ties are delicatey woven. But when tennis-star Gloria grapples with a monumental decision in the wake of her trauma, it's a decision that may completely transform a family she has held together her entire life. Por Lo Que Soy is a new Chicana dramadey about the fight for the tiebreaker and the baggage we keep tucked away.

THE PEACHLANDERS

 

A NEW PLAY BY LYRA YANG

Directed by Gregory Keng Strasser

Producer: Horticulture Playwrights Workshop, WSC Avant Bard, and WIP Arts

History:

December 2020, Private Workshop - Horticulture Playwrights Workshop, Baltimore, MD

June 2021, Staged Reading - Horticulture Playwrights Workshop, Baltimore, MD

October 2021, Staged Reading - WSC Avant Bard, Arlington, VA

November 2021, Streamed Reading - WIP Arts, Portland, OR

  • June 2021 Cast includes: Jenna Zhu, Genevieve Shi, ciale, Momo Nakamura, Mary Yee, Ronald Kuang, and Jasmine Jiang

  • Oct/Nov Cast includes: Chani Werely, Sydney Lo, Ashley D Ngyuen, Jennifer Knight, Mary Yee, Francis Cabatac, and Jasmine Jiang

SYNOPSIS:

There is a land hidden in the mountains that is so pure and abundant that all who eat its fruit may live an everlasting life. Two Chinese women are fleeing for their home when their flight crash lands outside of this mythical utopia known as the Land of the Peach Blossom Spring. The two women are immediately drawn into the pastoral society. But not all is at it seems in the land of abundance, and the gift of longevity just might test everything they've ever known, including each other. Filled with passion, meditation, and murder, The Peachlanders looks at Chinese Daoist thought, Utopia, and friendship through a modern twist. 

DOI NANG NON

 

A DANCE AND PUPPETRY DRAMA.

Co-Directed by Gregory Keng Strasser and SJ Rachel.

Choreography/Movement: Gregory Keng Strasser

Puppetry Design and Construction: Jae Sirinikarn Bunjongtad and SJ Rachel

Lighting Design: Thongchai Pimapunsri

Music: Kittipatt Permpiyatham

Assistant Director: Thongchai Pimapunsri

Performers:

Irene Laochaisri

Thanaphon Accawatanyu

Supported by the Henry Luce Foundation in partnership with the Asia Foundation. Thank you to our donors on IndieGoGo too.

Production History:
KBank Siam Pic-Ganesha Theatre Studio, Bangkok 2019

SYNOPSIS: 

In an ancient land, a princess falls in love with a stable boy. Frustrated by her oppressive father, she flees with her lover and elopes -- but as she is on the verge of having her child, her father arrives to inflict his rage. Then, thousands of years later, she awakens again to discover, deep inside her womb, a team of young soccer players have been trapped. Inspired by the true story of the Wild Boars Rescue and the myth of the sleeping goddess, Doi Nang Non is a Thai-American collaborative dance and puppetry drama.