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Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre Presents The MSG Lab New Play Readings

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Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre Presents The MSG Lab New Play Readings

Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre presents The MSG Lab New Play Readings on February 22-24, 2018 at PTC Studio, #202 - 739 Gore Ave, Vancouver

The Boat People by Sangeeta Wylie - Thurs, Feb 22, 8pm

Dramaturgy by Heidi Taylor, Directed by Manami Hara

Featuring Damon Bradley Jang, Thai-Hoa Le, Quynh Mi, Elizabeth Thai and Agnes Tong

This is a free event. Please RSVP to tickets@vact.ca to reserve a spot. Doors open at 7:30pm. Reading will begin at 8:00pm. There will be a talkback period after the reading.

The Boat People is a play based on a true story that took place in 1979-1980. It is an epic tale of a Vietnamese family, a mother with six children separated from their father on the sea, as they flee Communist Vietnam, surviving pirate attacks and typhoons, being towed out to sea and set adrift to die, shipwrecked onto a deserted island and starving nearly to death, before being rescued, living 9 months in refugee camps, and eventually reuniting with their father, presumed dead, in Victoria, BC. But the story is much more than a physical journey. It is a journey of human vulnerability, and internalized conflicts. It is a journey of finding one's courage and strength. It is a journey of forgiveness and reconciliation, grown out of a stark past. It is a journey of hope.

Japanglish by Yumi Ogawa - Fri, Feb 23, 8pm

Dramaturgy by Kathleen Flaherty, Directed by Jane Heyman

Featuring Manami Hara and Hiro Kanagawa

This is a free event. Please RSVP to tickets@vact.ca to reserve a spot. Doors open at 7:30pm. Reading will begin at 8:00pm. There will be a talkback period after the reading.

"Japanglish 2" (Working Title) gets inside the lives of Rumiko and Takashi as they become grandparents for the first time and desperately try to reconnect with their Canadian born daughter, Akiko. The story is told in the voices of the new grandparents as they struggle to bring their experiences growing up in a different culture to support their daughter, while themselves battling the complications of aging.

i broke the ocean by Gary Mok - Sat, Feb 24, 8pm

Dramaturgy by Joanna Garfinkel, Directed by Jamie King

Featuring Diana Bang, Brent Hirose, Howei Lai, B.C. Lee and Melissa Oei

This is a free event. Please RSVP to tickets@vact.ca to reserve a spot. Doors open at 7:30pm. Reading will begin at 8:00pm. There will be a talkback period after the reading.

"i broke the ocean"
A Chinese man swims the whole Pacific Ocean to immigrate to Canada. Ming can't breathe, Funny can't talk, Pip can't quit, Vicky can't love, and Sim is going to solve slavery. "i broke the ocean" was first developed at the National Theatre School of Canada.

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