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Boston MA, United States
Thursday 20 August 2020

The AAPC PlayFestival of Food Plays

The Asian American Playwright Collective presents PlayFestival 3

Thursday 20 August 2020

The Asian American Playwrights Collective presented The AAPC PlayFestival of Food Plays livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 20 August 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EDT (Boston, UTC -4) / 6:00 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 5:00 p.m. MDT (Denver, UTC -6) / 2:00 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 1 p.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC -8) / 11 a.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC -10).

Video Archive no longer available for this event.

The Asian American Playwright Collective is excited to present its PlayFestival of Food Plays on Thursday 20 August 2020. The festival is made possible by funding from the Bob Jolly Trust and The Boston Foundation.

The PlayFestival highlights Boston-area Asian American and Asian Pacific Islander playwrights, actors, directors, and other theater artists. Since we cannot gather in Woods Hole for our annual play reading, we are taking the program online. Join us for original works by Boston-area playwrights on this fascinating new medium.

Whether characters are preparing food for family or friends, having heated conversations over a meal, learning about unusual ingredients, or trying to order their favorite foods at a local dim sum place, the plays all explore how we use food to navigate, nourish, and sometimes negate our relationships.

The plays will be followed by a Q&A with the playwrights and director, moderated by Susan Chinsen - Community Engagement Producer, ArtsEmerson & Artistic Director, Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF).

Click here to register to join the Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

In lieu of an entrance fee, please consider making a donation to organizations that support #BLM and food security such as:
The Greater Boston Food Bank
Pine Street Inn
NAACP Boston Branch

About Us:
The Asian American Playwright Collaborative is a group of Boston-based playwrights who have banded together to raise awareness about the breadth and depth of new work by theater artists who are informed by a complex and multi-layered identity, but who also just happen to be Asian American.

The plays:
"SnapCrackleYum" by Michelle M. Aguillon
"Auspicious Chicken" by Christina R. Chan
"Raw" by Hortense Gerardo
"Lightly Touch Your Heart" by Greg Lam
"A Dish Best Unserved" by Michael Lin
"Waiting for Kim Lee" by Vivian Liu-Somers
"Wrong Edamame" by Quentin Nguyen-Duy
"Milk" by Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro

Run Time: 75 minutes followed by a Q & A

Christina Mei Chen
Cheryl Daro
Liza Granada
Sarah Shin
Emily Kuroda
Jude Joseph Torres
Kai Chao
Dustin Teuber

Production Team:
Director/Co-Producer/MC: Michelle M. Aguillon
Co-Producer: Christina R. Chan
Stage Manager/Co-Producer: Sarah O'Neill
Production Consultant: Dustin D. Bell (Open Theater Project)
Social Media Consultant: Michael Lin
Graphic Designer & Social Media Consultant: Hortense Gerardo
Advisor: Alison Qu (CHUANG Stage)
Moderator: Susan Chinsen (ArtsEmerson and Boston Asian American Film Festival)

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