Casting Set for Reading Three "Our Perspective" Asian Amer. Play Readings 8/13/18 Victory Gardens

Featuring "2 MINUTES," by David Rhee, Directed by Brian Balcom; "Battleground," by Tanuja Jabernauth, Directed by Jonald Jude Reyes; and "Lucy And Charlie's Honeymoon," by Matthew C. Yee, Directed by Vi Tran
By: Asian Improv aRts Midwest/Our Perspective
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CHICAGO - July 2, 2018 - PRLog -- The AA Arts Incubator Program of Asian Improv aRts Midwest (AIRMW) is pleased to announce the selection, casting and creative teams for Reading Three of its historic 2018 series featuring four readings,"Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings," which will be presented Monday, August 13, 2018 in The Richard Christiansen Theater at Victory Gardens, 2433 North Lincoln Street, in Chicago, Illinois from 6 - 7 p.m. Mia Park is serving as the project's Producer and Guest Curator. Launched last February at Goodman Theatre in Chicago to a standing room only crowd, this is AIRMW's first-ever invited staged reading series of short and full-length plays written by Midwest Asian Americans.

Reading Three of "Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings" will feature "2 MINUTES," by David Rhee, directed by Brian Balcom; "Battleground," by Tanuja Jabernauth, directed by Jonald Jude Reyes; and "Lucy And Charlie's Honeymoon," by Matthew C. Yee, directed by Vi Tran."Acts of Revolution" occur at just the right time in these short plays written by Chicago Asian American playwrights.

The August presentation features readings of short plays and is running parallel to the Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists (CAATA)'s ConFest, the 6th National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival .

"Our Perspective" is a microcosm of the ever expanding national Asian American theatre scene. I'm proud and honored to showcase Midwestern Asian American playwrights, directors, and actors to a national audience at our parallel event to ConFest, the 6th National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival. I am concurrently the Local Coordinator for ConFest and welcome participants to Chicago's vibrant, electric theater scene," said Mia Park, Producer and Guest Curator of "Our Perspective."

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Media requests for images or interviews regarding "Our Perspective," should be directed to ENERI Communications at info (at) ( . Media is invited to attend and should request press credentials by August 1, 2018 to info (at) ( .

The series will continue in November 2018 in The 1700 Theatre at Steppenwolf Theatre, with the date to be announced. The November presentation will feature the reading of a short and a full-length play each.

Casting for the August 13, 2018 Reading Three of "Our Perspective: Asian American Plays" is announced as follows:

"2 MINUTES" by David Rhee, Directed by Brian Balcom

After a quick lunchtime work out, Steven goes to the steam room at his local gym hoping for a quick "after noon delight," until he meets John, who's looking for more than a 'quickie.'

Gordon Chow (Stage Directions), Whitman Johnson (Steve) and Scott Shimizu (John).

"Battleground" by Tanuja Jagernauth, Directed by Jonald Jude Reyes

It's the 4th of July, and Deepa and Zena are attending Zena's work barbecue. Can Deepa manage her anxiety, attend the BBQ, and make it through in one piece?

Anu Bhatt (Zena), *Marissa Lichwick (Drone and Stage Directions), Priya Mohanty (Deepa) and Vahishta Vafadari (Aliyah).

*Indicates Member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.

"Lucy and Charlie's Honeymoon" by Mathew C. Yee, Directed by Vi Tran

In an act of rebellion against their perceived cultural identity, two Chinese American newlyweds improvise a reckless plot to commit armed robbery to afford a modest honeymoon. A comedic short play, with live music inspired by classic country western and folk. Aurora Adachi-Winter (Lucy), Richard Costes (Jeff and Cashier) and Diana Lee (Grandma, Waitress, Stage Directions) and Matthew C. Yee (Charlie).

Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings

The Asian Pacific American (APA) population is seriously under represented on stage. "Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings" is a staged play reading series intended to provide inspiration, space, and audiences for Midwest SPA playwrights, directors, and actors. Curated by Mia Park and produced by Asian Improv Arts Midwest's AA Arts Incubator, "Our Perspective" is a series of four play reading events at the Goodman Theatre and Victory Gardens Theater, and presented as a part of Steppenwolf Theatre's LookOut Series.

For more information, visit and follow #OurPerspectiveReadings on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about AIRMW or to share an idea, please contact AIRMW here:, 4427 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60640 or infoairmw (at) ( .

NOTE: Media is invited and encouraged to cover the overall concept and goals of the "Our Perspective: Asian American Plays" project. However, since this is a Staged Reading, no reviews will be allowed, nor the televising, broadcasting, visual and/or sound recording, motion picture filming or videotaping, in whole or in part, per industry standards.


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This is an abbreviated release - for full release, bios and more, see website or request full PRESS KIT from info (at) enericom (dot) net .

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