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Livestreamed on this page on Wednesday 1 July 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).

Boston MA, United States
Wednesday 1 July 2020

Women Behind the Curtain

Written by Michael Lin

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Asian American Theatre Artists of Boston presented a reading of Women Behind the Curtain livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 1 July 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).

AATAB ONLINE: Women Behind the Curtain by Michael Lin

Directed by Michelle Aguillon
Stage Managed by: Anna Levin
Sound Design by: Bram Xu

Christina Mei Chen
Vivian Liu-Somers
Lisa Nguyen
Quentin Nguyen-Duy
Ankur Singh
Jude Torres

SYNOPSIS: In Cold War Moscow, the minister of propaganda lies dead in the street. In his apartment above are two figures -- Aleksandra, his horrified secretary, and Renee, a French spy. With a critical dossier in hand and the stubborn Aleks in tow, Renee must navigate unexpected allies and a dogged agent of the KGB to find her way out from behind the Iron Curtain.

Runtime: approx. 60 minutes

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

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 Official Navajo Nation COVID-19 Relief Fund and Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund.

The Navajo Nation COVID-19 Fund has been established to help the Navajo Nation respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the Navajo Nation’s only official COVID-19 fundraising and donation effort. For more information see their website or call (928) 871-6206. The Official Navajo Nation government website.

The Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund is an initiative of Yee Ha'oolniidoo, a grassroots, indigenous-led, nonprofit organization whose goal is to help the elderly (especially those raising their grandchildren), the immunocompromised and mobility impaired, single parents, and struggling families by helping them buy groceries, water, health supplies, and necessary items so they (and their vulnerable communities) can be protected from exposure to the virus. They are also making masks for medical workers and first responders, and investing in a media campaign to urge folks to stay home and socially distance, and to embrace sterilization practices. Learn more on their GoFund Me Page and at this article.

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.

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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