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    Posted May 14, 2014

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with AEA

Tuesday, May 27

Join us for an evening of short plays to commemorate
Asian Heritage Month:

Orphans of the Nightingale of the Desert Abridged: A Bollywood Spectacular

Featuring:
“Sanctuary” by Don Nguyen
“The Very Illuminating Allegory of Warrior Jayne Battling the Moldman” by Samantha Chanse
“Beauty and the Ignorant Beast” by Naveen Bahar Choudhury
“The Secret Treasure” by Sung Rno
“The Universal Declaration of Fungibility” by Ralph Peña
“On My Own” by Rehana Lew Mirza
“True Story” by Nandita Shenoy
“What About the Children?” by Mrinalini Kamath

When:
Tuesday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m.
This is a no-cost community event.
Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

Where:
Engelman Recital Hall
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10010

Directions:
http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/map.html
(Enter the building on East 25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues.)

Orphans of the Nightingale of the Desert Abridged: A Bollywood Spectacular revisits eight short plays written by members of the Ma-Yi Writers' Lab in 2012 to address recent casting controversies surrounding Asian characters.  By reexamining these works, the evening will allow for a post-performance discussion regarding the progress surrounding stage roles and opportunities for Asian actors in the theater. 

The evening, hosted by the Eastern EEO Committee, will be directed by Nelson T. Eusebio III and will feature Actors' Equity Association members Farah Bala, Ali Ewoldt, Julie Fitzpatrick, Karen Tsen Lee, Jason Liebman, Matthew Park and David Shih (note: cast subject to change based on availability). Bernita Robinson is stage manager. Nandita Shenoy and Mrinalini Kamath serve as producers.

 

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