What is it?
The Atlantic hosts readings of five full plays and four short works by Asian-American writers. They will be hosting readings of full-length plays and create short one-acts and present them as readings alongside a short play.
When is it?
Performances will start on August 9th, 2017.
Performances will end on August 17th, 2017.
Where is it?
Atlantic Stage 2
330 West 16th St.
New York, NY 10011
“MEET THE WRITERS” PANEL
Wednesday, August 9 at 5pm
Asian American MixFest will kick-off with a group panel moderated by Lloyd Suh. Learn more about the writers in the festival, their creative process and what inspires their work.
"HOUSE OF JOY"
Thursday, August 10th at 3pm
Set some time like the 17th century, in some place like Delhi, India, House of Joy tells the story of Hamida, an elite female bodyguard in the Emperor’s Imperial Harem. Faced with an impossible ethical quandary, Hamida tries to help an abused Queen escape the heavily guarded harem, thus risking her life and going against everything she was raised to believe. A swashbuckling action-adventure romance inspired by the legends of Indian history.
Friday, August 11 at 3pm
Readings of three commissioned one-acts and a short play by Rajiv Joseph.
Monday, August 14th at 7pm
Alex lives in a tiny motel room with her mother and two brothers, scrambling to make weekly rent. Mason lives comfortably in a grand, empty house while his father runs jobs for the Hong Kong Triad. Until the day his father disappears and Mason has to figure out how to come up with grocery money and dodge Child Services and U.S. Immigration. Mason and Alex develop an unlikely friendship, struggling to survive, and trying to outrun their parents’ mistakes. Will they make it out or fall through the cracks? A play about Motel Kids and Parachute Kids raising themselves and living at the poverty line in a land of plenty.
Tuesday, August 15 at 7pm
The story of growing up as the only son of Benjamin Franklin: the greatest scientific mind in the world, inventor of the lightning rod and the urinary catheter and the glass harmonica and bifocal glasses, and in his spare time, the United States of America.
"WAR IS F**KING AWESOME"
Wednesday, August 16th at 7pm
A politically incorrect action-comedy following the adventures of Unity Spencer, a young colonial girl who has been imbued with immortality.
"A POWER PLAY; OR, WHATS-ITS-NAME"
Thursday, August 17th at 7pm
After State Assemblywoman Alex Hathaway’s district suffers a terrible tragedy, she goes to great lengths to capture a House seat in the next election. She even employs a strange, nameless thing to gain victory over her enemies through supernatural practices. But with all that determination and those ancient powers on her side, how did Alex end up with a community in shambles and a gun pointed at her head?
More information: https://atlantictheater.org/asianamericanmixfest2017/