En route to New York City
Very excited and grateful to have an opportunity to find out more about the Asian American Theatre scene with thanks to ACE and AIDF grant. I am travelling as a independent artist and will be sharing thoughts/experiences via this blog and Twitter – follow me on @kumikomendl
First stop will be meeting Tisa Chang AD of Pan Asian Rep TC one of the first Asian American TC’s in the U.S. She has just produced and co-directed YE’s Artistic Associate’s Jeremy Tiang’s adaptation of A Dream of Red Pavilions;Hong Lou Meng first developed with Yellow Earth’s when Jeremy was part of our writers group Yellow Ink. Now premiering off Broadway at the Clurman Theatre with a cast of 10. Jeremy has tackled an epic story and beautifully rendered the story focusing on the story of the stone and the flower , 2 immortals who arrive in the human guise of Bao Yi and Dai Yu. Hong Lou Meng is a Chinese classic beloved by all Chinese – yet barely known in the West. Hats off to Jeremy, Tisa and her team for making this happen.