After the rollicking success of Vietgone (2018) at The Strand, playwright Qui Nguyen returns to A.C.T. with Poor Yella Rednecks: Vietgone Part 2, the second chapter in his kickass, hip-hop, autobiographical trilogy about a Vietnamese family who swap war-torn Saigon to build a new life in Arkansas. Lovers Tong and Quang are now married, but with low-wage jobs, a son struggling with English, and rumors of old flames, the challenges are only beginning. Nguyen reunites with director Jaime Castaeda to draw from rap, leap into martial arts, and dig deep into his own family journey. Funny, sexy, and subversive, Poor Yella Rednecks confirms Nguyen as a groundbreaking playwright of the new American story.
News About Poor Yella Rednecks: Vietgone Part 2 at American Conservatory Theater
American Conservatory Theater Raises Over $320,000 and Counting at Spring Forward
May 05, 2020
With over 850 guests tuning in via multiple platforms, American Conservatory Theater Executive Director Jennifer Bielstein announced today that Spring Forward-A.C.T.'s one-night-only virtual fundraising event held on Saturday, May 2, 2020-has raised over $320,000 and counting.
VIDEO: Anthony Veneziale Hosts American Conservatory Theater's SPRING FORWARD Fundraising Event
May 03, 2020
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) hosted Spring Forward, a one-night-only virtual fundraising event, on Saturday, May 2, 2020.
A.C.T. Announces Spring Forward Fundraising Event
April 16, 2020
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today that it will host Spring Forward, a one-night-only virtual fundraising event, on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the event will support A.C.T.'s diverse and far-reaching artistic, artist-training, and education and community programs, reaching almost 200,000 Bay Areaa?"based recipients each year. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will support Theatre Bay Area's Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund, a resource for Bay Area performing arts workers who are facing a loss of income due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
A.C.T. Cancels Upcoming Productions Of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW and POOR YELLA REDNECKS: VIETGONE PART 2
March 19, 2020
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Executive Director Jennifer Bielstein and Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon announced today that the remaining two productions of A.C.T.'s 2019/20 mainstage seasona?"Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show and Qui Nguyen's Poor Yella Rednecks: Vietgone Part 2a?"have been canceled.
ACT Ushers in the Holidays with A CHRISTMAS CAROL
October 10, 2019
Featuring a lively cast of dozens, delightful music, gorgeous costumes, and those deliciously spooky ghosts, the Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition returns as American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) presents its celebrated production of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol.
Single Tickets For A.C.T.'s 2019–20 Season On Sale This Friday
August 05, 2019
Tony Award winner and American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon and Executive Director Jennifer Bielstein announced today that tickets for A.C.T.'s 2019a?'20 season will be available beginning Friday, August 9 at 10 a.m
A.C.T. Announces Performance Schedule for 2019–20 Season
June 10, 2019
American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon and Executive Director Jennifer Bielsteinannounced the performance schedule for the previously announced productions that will make up the company's 2019-20 season. In addition, A.C.T. announced new weekday performance times for Geary Theater productions for the 2019-20 season.
American Conservatory Theater Announces 2019–20 Season
March 04, 2019
American Conservatory Theatre's new season includes Caryl Churchill's acclaimed play, TOP GIRLS; the world premiere of Kate Attwell's TESTMATCH; Obie Award-winning playwright Will Eno's latest work, WAKEY, WAKEY; Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's shocking and scalpel-sharp dark comedy, GLORIA; Lydia R. Diamond's unforgettable baseball play, TONI STONE; the cult classic, Richard O'Brien's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW; and Qui Nguyen's raucously funny and deeply moving sequel to Vietgone, POOR YELLA REDNECKS