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Video: First Look At A DIFFERENT POND With Stages Theatre And Theater Mu Photo Video: First Look At A DIFFERENT POND With Stages Theatre And Theater Mu
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2022

Stages Theatre Company in collaboration with Theater Mu present the world premiere adaptation of A DIFFERENT POND! Check out the trailer here!

Theater Mu Announces 2022/23 Season Featuring Four World Premieres Photo Theater Mu Announces 2022/23 Season Featuring Four World Premieres
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2022

To celebrate 30 years of Theater Mu, its 2022/23 season‚ÄĒdubbed the Pearl Anniversary season‚ÄĒwill feature four world premieres and a conference honoring Asian American theater luminaries.¬†

NEW EYES FESTIVAL 2021: UN(SCENE) to be Presented by Theater Mu Photo NEW EYES FESTIVAL 2021: UN(SCENE) to be Presented by Theater Mu
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2021

To mark Asian Pacific American Heritage Month this May, Theater Mu announced NEW EYES FESTIVAL: UN(SCENE) as part of the current 2020-2021 season. Theater Mu's longest-running tradition, the New Eyes Festival, has become a much-anticipated annual series of staged readings of new works from Asian American playwrights.

Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists Announces Initiatives to Combat Ant Photo Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists Announces Initiatives to Combat Anti-Asian Hate and Violence
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 24, 2021

The national advocacy organization to issue several statements and demands from the national Asian American theatre community, featuring a PSA to honor the victims of the Atlanta massacre and condemn anti-Asian hate, the social media campaign #HadABadDay, and community anti-violence training sessions.

'The Alchemy of High-Performing Arts Organizations, Part II: A Spotlight on Organizat Photo 'The Alchemy of High-Performing Arts Organizations, Part II: A Spotlight on Organizations of Color' Released
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2021

SMU DataArts, in partnership with The Wallace Foundation, today released The Alchemy of High-Performing Arts Organizations, Part II: A Spotlight on Organizations of Color, which explores how leaders of these organizations viewed the reasons for their success along with challenges they face.

BWW Interview: Playwright Susan Soon He Stanton Commemorating Her BIRTHDAY & Episodic Photo BWW Interview: Playwright Susan Soon He Stanton Commemorating Her BIRTHDAY & Episodic Works
by Gil Kaan - Feb 6, 2021

Minnesota’s Theater Mu's first mainstage production since the pandemic lockdown - playwright Susan Soon He Stanton's TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY  - will be live broadcasted February 5 through February 14, 2021, with video-on-demand available February 15 through February 21, 2021. In support of Theatre Mu, East West Players is including BIRTHDAY in its 55th anniversary season as a part of an East West Passport membership.

Ordway's Free Virtual Series Is An Invitation To 'Meet The Artists' Photo Ordway's Free Virtual Series Is An Invitation To 'Meet The Artists'
by Stephi Wild - Feb 2, 2021

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts has announced several new guest artists who will appear in the Ordway's 'Meet the Artists,' a series of free livestreamed conversations with performers, directors, designers and more.

East West Players Adds Theater Mu's TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY To Virtual 55th Anniversary  Photo East West Players Adds Theater Mu's TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY To Virtual 55th Anniversary Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 29, 2021

East West Players presents Theater Mu in its production of Susan Soon He Stanton's comedy Today Is My Birthday, directed by Theater Mu Artistic Director Lily Tung Crystal. The play stars Katie Bradley, China Brickey, Eric Sharp, Jomar Tagatac, and features East West Players' veteran actors Emily Kuroda and Greg Watanabe.

Playwrights' Center Announces 37th Annual PlayLabs Festival Photo Playwrights' Center Announces 37th Annual PlayLabs Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2020

For the 37th annual presentation of PlayLabs Festival, the premier new play incubation program, the Playwrights' Center is meeting the changing needs of the moment. Public readings will be presented online and the festival roster has expanded to include four playwrights developing their work.

Theater Mu Gathers 30 Artists From Across The Country For TWENTYPHO HOUR PLAYFEST Photo Theater Mu Gathers 30 Artists From Across The Country For TWENTYPHO HOUR PLAYFEST
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2020

Theater M­u presents the TwentyPho Hour PlayFest, its first ever play festival featuring thirty theater artists creating brand new plays in under 24 hours.

Announcing Mixed Blood's Season Headliner INTERSTATE Photo Announcing Mixed Blood's Season Headliner INTERSTATE
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 19, 2019

Mixed Blood Theatre will premiere the new musical Interstate as the headliner of its 44th season.  

PARADISE SQUARE Earns More TBA Award Nominations Than Any New Musical; Full List! Photo PARADISE SQUARE Earns More TBA Award Nominations Than Any New Musical; Full List!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2019

Theatre Bay Area, one of the largest regional performing arts service organizations in North America, has announced the finalists of the 2019 TBA Awards. The sixth-annual TBA Awards Celebration will take place on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco).

Ferocious Lotus Names May Liang New Artistic Director Photo Ferocious Lotus Names May Liang New Artistic Director
by Julie Musbach - Sep 3, 2019

Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company names May Liang as its new Artistic Director, effective September 2019. Previously the company's Literary Manager, Liang succeeds Founding Artistic Director Lily Tung Crystal, who is stepping down to become the Artistic Director of Theater Mu in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. Tung Crystal remains part of Ferocious Lotus as co-founder and artistic director emeritus.

California Shakespeare Theater Extends THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN Photo California Shakespeare Theater Extends THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN
by Stephi Wild - Jul 11, 2019

Due to critical and box office success, California Shakespeare Theater extends The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht, adapted by Tony Kushner from a translation by Wendy Arons, through July 28, 2019 at the Bruns Amphitheater. Tickets will continue to be available through TodayTix, online at calshakes.org, or through the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666.

Lily Tung Crystal Steps Down as Artistic Director of Ferocious Lotus Photo Lily Tung Crystal Steps Down as Artistic Director of Ferocious Lotus
by Julie Musbach - Jun 6, 2019

Lily Tung Crystal, Co-Founder and Founding Artistic Director of Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company, will be stepping down from her nine-year position in August to become the new Artistic Director at Theater Mu in the Twin Cities. Ferocious Lotus will be appointing a new artistic director later this summer. To support Ferocious Lotus and the new artistic director through this transition, Crystal will continue as the company's Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus.

California Shakespeare Theater Continues Its 45th Season With THE GOOD PERSON OF SZEC Photo California Shakespeare Theater Continues Its 45th Season With THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2019

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2019 summer season with The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Wendy Arons and adapted by Tony Kushner, playing July 3 through July 21, 2019 at the Bruns Amphitheater. A Pay What You Can performance will be held on Wednesday, July 3. Tickets will be available starting at 10am on the day of the show through TodayTix and the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666.

BWW Review: FLOWER DRUM SONG at Palo Alto Players Provides a Moving & Entertaining Po Photo BWW Review: FLOWER DRUM SONG at Palo Alto Players Provides a Moving & Entertaining Portrait of the Asian Diaspora
by Jim Munson - May 13, 2019

Palo Alto Players presented a wonderfully stirring and delightfully entertaining production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Flower Drum Song."

Palo Alto Players Presents FLOWER DRUM SONG Photo Palo Alto Players Presents FLOWER DRUM SONG
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 2, 2019

 Palo Alto Players continues its 2018-19 season with FLOWER DRUM SONG, Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang's new adaptation of the 1958 Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical.

Contra Costa Civic Theatre Opens 59th Season With Bay Area Premiere Of ALLEGIANCE Photo Contra Costa Civic Theatre Opens 59th Season With Bay Area Premiere Of ALLEGIANCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) today announced the cast for its season-opening production, Allegiance, directed by Lily Tung Crystal, with music direction by Kenji Higashihama and choreography by Allison Paraiso.

Photo Flash: First Look at Contra Costa Civic Theatre's ALLEGIANCE Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Contra Costa Civic Theatre's ALLEGIANCE
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2018

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) presents Allegiance, directed by Lily Tung Crystal, with music direction by Kenji Higashihama and choreography by Allison Paraiso. This musical about the World War II experiences of Japanese-Americans in the US, with book by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo, and Lorenzo Thione, and music by Jay Kuo, makes its Bay Area premiere September 21 through October 21 at CCCT. For tickets and information visit the theatre's website at www.ccct.org or call 510.524.9012.

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