©2019 by Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists

PAPA Playwrights Weekend

The Proscenium Theater at The Drake
302 S. Hick Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Come check Philly's first ever reading series featuring local Asian American playwrights!  All readings are Pay-What-You-Decide and showcase the work of the PAPA Playwrights Project

 
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Bread and Butter by Pratima Agrawal

Saturday February 1, 2020
2:00pm

Directed by: Nicole Miller
Featuring: Shahana Jan, Ru Pujara, Kala Moses Baxter, Madhusmita Bora, Maryam Ahmed, Adam Hammet, Jay Mehta

Aarti Patel is a recently divorced, single mom. Between struggling to pay the bills, taking care of her infant daughter, and constant reminders of her singlehood, she can't seem to catch a break - or any sleep for that matter. When an opportunity to compete on a reality baking show comes along, she can't resist trying to make her dreams come true.

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save the kids by Claris Park

Sunday February 2, 2020
5:30pm

Directed by Cat Ramirez
Featuring: Briyana D. Clarel, Melissa Dunphy, Frank Jimenez, Vida Manalang

CW: School-Shootings

As of November 2019 there were 45 school shootings in the US. Set amidst an active school shooting, save the kids is told from the viewpoint of the teachers – the grownups who actively make their life about fostering and protecting the lives of children in this harrowing exploration of the reality faced by some our most vulnerable.

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Child Like by Amy Boehly

Sunday February 2, 2020
8:00pm

Directed by Kasual Owens-Fields
Featuring Danny Gleason, Doreen Nguyen, Taiwo Sokan, and Alexis Thammavong

Navigating a long period of emotional despondence, Kimmie Zhou can barely find the motivation to get out of bed, let alone replicate her early success as an author. But when her eight year old self flies in through the window for some much needed real-talk, Kimmie might finally find a way reconnect to a past part of herself she thought she’d left behind.

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镜花, Water Moon by Arthur Robinson

Saturday February 8, 2020
2:00pm

Directed by Daniel Park
Featuring: Gina Pisasale, Kimie Muroya, Fi Chin, Nox Shou

CW: Death of family member, supernatural horror

Trapped in their ailing Ye Ye's house during a particularly violent blizzard, Olivia and Anthony find a collection of old correspondence sent to Shanghai during the 1930's. What begins as a window into their grandfather's personal life quickly devolves into a nightmarish discovery in this story of intergenerational demons.

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Half of Chopsticks by Stephanie Kyung Sun Walters

Sunday February 9, 2020
7:00pm

Directed by Joseph Ahmed
Featuring Tyler Elliott, Annie Fang, Makoto Hirano, and Arthur Robinson

Emmy Young’s dad was the King of Koreatown until the day he was swallowed by a hole. It’s not just the ghost of her dad that cracks the plaster off the walls of Young’s Chopsticks - Traditional Korean Take Out and Delivery. When Emmy’s half-secret, half-white, half-brother shows up with half the deed to her dead dad’s restaurant, everything Emmy knew about her home begins to crumble.

This event will be followed by a short celebratory reception!

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