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Livestreamed on this page on Wednesday 17 June 2020 at 6:00 p.m. EDT (Boston, UTC -4) / 5:00 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 4:00 p.m. MDT (Denver, UTC -6) / 3:00 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 2 p.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC -8) / 12 p.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC -10).

Boston MA, United States
Wednesday 17 June 2020

A Holistic Review by Nelson Niu

A new play where an overachieving college student is tasked to tutor a smart yet rebellious high school student with a scholarship essay

Wednesday 17 June 2020

Asian American Theatre Artists of Boston (AATAB) presented A Holistic Review by Nelson Niu livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 17 June 2020 at 6:00 p.m. EDT (Boston, UTC -4) / 5:00 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 4:00 p.m. MDT (Denver, UTC -6) / 3:00 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 2 p.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC -8) / 12 p.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC -10).

A Holistic Review by Nelson Niu
Directed by Rosalind Bevan
Dramaturgy by Mckayla Witt

Featuring
Kyle Tristan Chua
Sarah Shin
Christina R Chan
Thomas Mitsock

Synopsis
Will, a Chinese American student at a prestigious college, returns home to the Silicon Valley one summer and is asked to answer some questions about the immigrant experience. But Cassie, the high schooler assigned to interview him, proves abrasive. His answers infuriate her; nothing he says seems to inspire her. Cassie’s shrewd remarks threaten to shatter the careful facade that Will has crafted for himself, sending shockwaves through his relationships.

Runtime: approx. 60 minutes

Each of our readings will be presented live on Zoom, Facebook Live, and HowlRound TV.

About AATAB Online

We've gathered (and still are gathering!) theatre artists from the AATAB community, the Boston theatre community, and friends across the country that are now virtually available, to explore a play in development by a Boston-based Asian American playwright, and experiment with how we can become even more creative storytellers through Zoom.

Our goal is to find new ways for us to gather and celebrate our community, and to find some joy through collaboration and creativity during these unknown, frustrating, and difficult times, all while raising money for organizations in need! For this reading we would like to amplify The Okra Project and BAMS Fest.

The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home-cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever they can. To honor #NinaPop, #TonyMcDade, and the many Black Trans people who been murdered by state-sanctioned violence, The Okra Project recently created the Nina Pop Mental Health Recovery Fund and the Tony McDade Mental Health Recovery Fund.

Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Fest is a nonprofit organization that strives to break down racial and social barriers to arts, music, and culture for color across Greater Boston.

Asian American Theatre Artists of Boston (AATAB) is a social collective that seeks to empower and connect Asian American, Pacific Islander American, MENA American, and Kanaka Maoli theatre artists in the Greater Boston area. Find us on Facebook or Instagram: @aataboston

About HowlRound TV

HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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