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Bronx bred and California based performer who loves cooking, comedy, and karaoke. Engage with him at willdao.com.

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TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents TIGER STYLE! A Claws-Out Comedy About Tiger ParentIng

Don't miss 'Tiger Style!' at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley - a claws-out comedy about tiger parenting by Mike Lew, directed by Jeffrey Lo. Running from April 6-28, 2024 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

Review: MY HOME ON THE MOON at SF Playhouse

The World Premiere of Mina Lee’s At Home on the Moon is much more than a touching perspective on the love of one’s ethnic food which is handled lovingly. Lee taps the more disturbing issue of gentrification and neighborhood decimation to introduce an AI fantasy posing far more important concerns and elevating the play’s social import.

San Francisco Playhouse to Present World Premiere of Minna Lee's MY HOME ON THE MOON This Winter

San Francisco Playhouse explores the metaverse with the world premiere play 'My Home on the Moon' by Minna Lee. This sci-fi journey delves into AI, gentrification, and pho in a captivating story.

PlayGround to Present THE LEGACY OF THE LAND WE INHABIT in November

Join PlayGround on November 20th at 7PM PT for an evening of original short plays inspired by 'The Legacy of the Land We Inhabit.' Don't miss this opportunity to experience thought-provoking performances that bring awareness to land acknowledgment. Reserve your tickets now!

PlayGround to Kick Off 30th Season With MONDAY NIGHT PLAYGROUND “ORIGIN STORY” in October

PlayGround blasts into its 30th season of innovative new plays by taking you back to before the beginning! Join us for a new round of Monday Night PlayGround, featuring original short plays all inspired by the prompt 'Origin Story', Monday, October 16.

Review: POOR YELLA REDNECKS, VIETGONE 2 at A.C.T. Strand

What did our critic think of POOR YELLA REDNECKS, VIETGONE 2 at A.C.T. Strand? Oh boy! The second installment of Qui Nguyen's autobiographical Vietgone trilogy is just as exciting, creative, and rewarding as the original produced by A.C.T five years ago. Returning director Jaime Castañeda and composer Shammy Dee return to helm the production and realize Nguyen's vision of his family life in 1970's Midwest USA after leaving war-torn Saigon. Full of rap beats, slo-mo martial arts, sarcasm and romance, Poor Yella Rednecks is a sure-fire hit.

Photos: First Look at POOR YELLA REDNECKS at American Conservatory Theater

Get a first look at photos of Qui Nguyen's Poor Yella Rednecks at American Conservatory Theater!

A.C.T. Announces Cast and Creative Team For Qui Nguyen's POOR YELLA REDNECKS

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced the full cast and creative team for Qui Nguyen's Poor Yella Rednecks. After the rollicking success of Vietgone in 2018, Nguyen returns to A.C.T. with the second chapter in his kickass, hip-hop trilogy about a Vietnamese family who swap war-torn Saigon for rural 1970's Arkansas.

Winners Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards

The winners have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld [REGION] Awards, honoring the best in regional productions, touring shows, and more which had their first performance between October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Transcendence Theatre Company Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; at Ray of Light Theatre Leads Best Ensemble Performance!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Ray of Light Theatre Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Ray of Light's KINKY BOOTS Leads Best Musical

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Word for Word's Off the Page Staged Reading Series to Present Two Murakami Stories in October

Word for Word’s Off the Page Staged Reading Series 2022 continues on October 3 with two stories by Haruki Murakami The Second Bakery Attack and Bakery Attack. Stories that Word for Word theatrically presents are selected from Off the Page staged readings. This series is the public’s first look at pieces Word for Word is being considered for upcoming productions. 

PlayGround Announces 29th Season Of New Plays & Playwrights

PlayGround, California's leading playwright incubator and theatre community hub, has announced its 29th season, including the return of the celebrated Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series on third Mondays,* October - March, in-person this year at Berkeley's Freight & Salvage and live simulcast.

BWW Review: THE PAPER DREAMS OF HARRY CHIN at SF Playhouse

Award-winning playwright Jessica Huang's powerful story of the repercussions of the Chinese Exclusion Act is superbly realized by Director Jeffrey Lo (The Language Archive, The Santaland Diaries, Vietgone) and a stellar cast including my local fave Jomar Tagatac in another outstanding performance. Merging the sad history of people forced to change their identities with the mystical spirit world of Chinese fables, The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin is must-see theatre at its finest.

San Francisco Playhouse Announces Casting For THE PAPER DREAMS OF HARRY CHIN

San Francisco Playhouse has announced casting for The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin by Jessica Huang. The play will run on the San Francisco Playhouse Mainstage from May 4 through June 18, 2022. Jeffrey Lo will direct.

40+ Theatres Support AAPI Community Through TheatreWorks Benefit Reading of WRITING FRAGMENTS HOME

In a time where the manifestation of prejudice and violence toward the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has reached an extreme high, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will stream a benefit reading of Writing Fragments Home to raise funds to support and uplift the AAPI community.

Kitchen Theatre Company Launches Play Development Workshop in Association with Ma-Yi Theatre Company

The Kitchen Theatre Company will collaborate with Ma-Yi Theater, the nation’s premiere incubator of Asian-American new plays, on the first of two new play development workshops in its 2020-2021 season.

A.C.T. Announces New Performance Dates and Casting for A.C.T. Out Loud Series

The three upcoming readings are: Alice Childress’s Trouble in Mind, directed by Awoye Timpo; George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man, directed by 2020 SAG Award nominee, Obie Award winner, and Tony Award nominee Colman Domingo; and Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker, directed by Dawn Monique Williams.

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