Eric Bogosian To Lead Talkback Panel Following Performance Of DAYBREAK At Pan Asian Rep

Eric Bogosian To Lead Talkback Panel Following Performance Of DAYBREAK At Pan Asian Rep

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (Tisa Chang, Founding Artistic Producing Director), continuing its 41st milestone season on themes of social justice and historic amnesia, has announced star of screen and stage, writer and historian Eric Bogosian, will lead a talkback panel that will include the playwright Joyce Van Dyke, the director Lucie Tiberghien, cast member Iranian actor Nicole Ansari, and Tisa Chang following the performance of the new play Daybreak by Joyce Van Dyke (A Girl's War) on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street) where performances began April 21, 2018 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 13, 2018.

A 2004 Guggenehim fellow, a double recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and the 1986 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding One-Person Show for Drinking in America, Eric Bogosian (Talk Radio, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent") is a prominent speaker in the Armenian community. Known for using his platform to advocate for recognition of the Armenian Genocide, he published a history Operation Nemesis: The Secret Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide in 2015, which trails the story of the 1920 covert operation that hired a group of Armenian Assassins to avenge the death of one and a half million victim of the tragic events of 1915 to 1923.

Directed by Lucie Tiberghien (The Pavilion), the six-member cast features Melis Aker (Manar), Nicole Ansari (Rock 'n' Roll), Robert Najarian (Sleep No More), Angela Pierce (Oslo), Michael Irvin Pollard (The Apple), and Tamara Sevunts (The Good Girl).

Daybreak is a lyrical story of two Armenian women friends, survivors from 1915, who are transported with their families into the 21st century. Set in three-time periods, the play is inspired by the true stories of Victoria and Varter, survivors driven from their homeland of Armenia, and using memory, dreams, and music, carries the story of these women through three generations to celebrate love, beauty and the endurance of the human spirit.

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Founding Artistic Producing Director Tisa Chang shared "Daybreak has brought together such a diverse cast of Armenian, Turkish, Iranian and American actors, and we are so thrilled to have Eric Bogosian join us to lead a panel discussion associated with this new play." She went on to add, "We proud of our collaboration with Joyce Van Dyke in bringing the world premiere of Daybreak to diverse community groups, high school students, and the larger populace in New York City, and have been awarded a prestigious grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help with our mission."

The creative team includes sets by Sheryl Liu (A Dream of Red Pavilions), costumes by Dina El-Aziz (Pay No Attention To The Girl), lights by Marie Yokoyama (Sayonara), and sound by Kate Marvin (Ugly Lies the Bone). The Stage Manager is Kristine Schlachter with Sabrina Morabito.

Davbreak plays the following performance schedule: Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday & Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets for Daybreak are priced at $62.25 for all performances and may be purchased through Telecharge at, or by calling 212-239-6200. Groups of 10 or more are available at $47.25 with Code TRDAYGrp, and may be purchased online at, or by calling (212) 947-8844.

For information about group Talk Backs/ or 11:00 a.m. H.S. school performances, email or call (212) 868-4030.

For additional information, please visit the website at

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

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