The Ma-Yi Writers Lab presents
ORPHANS OF THE NIGHTINGALE OF THE DESERT: A BOLLYWOOD SPECTACULAR
A benefit performance for the Ma-Yi Writers Lab.
A hilarious look at some of the compelling reasons why Asians are not always the best choice to play Asians.
December 16 @ 8:00pmFive bucks. That’s all you need to accomplish the following:1) Support Starving Writers
2) Silence your inner Scrooge
3) Achieve World PeaceFive bucks.
Where some have channeled their energies into panels, or letters, or blogs, the Lab is responding the best way they know how: an evening of minimally-rehearsed on-book satirical shorts. And we’re doing it on the set of Golden Child, written by none other than the Godfather of Asian-American Theater David Henry Hwang.
With special thanks to David Henry Hwang and the Pershing Square Signature Center… featuring plays and opinions in no way associated with David Henry Hwang or the Pershing Square Signature Center.
Pershing Square Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street
(between 10th and 11th Aves.)
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Ma-Yi Writers Lab, the largest collective of Asian-American playwrights in the country, brings you their collective response to the recent casting controversies over The Nightingale, Orphan of Zhao, Pippin: a Bollywood Spectacular, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. (If you don’t know, look ’em up!) This will be a benefit performance to support Lab activities, performed in association with several members from AAPAC (Asian-American Performers Action Coalition).