House Rules is a compelling dark comedy written by Labbie A. Rey Pamatmat, directed by Ralph B. Pena, and featuring the dynamic James Yaegashi as Rod!

Hi James! We are so happy to have you be a part of House Rules.  This isn’t your first time working with Ma-Yi, is it?
It isn’t!  I worked on I_NY and I’ve participated in some readings here in the past.

Well, we’re glad to have you back.  What are you looking forward to most in this rehearsal process?
Playing with all the talented people in the room.

It’s a good group… So why should someone come see this play?
It’s a quietly reverberating play that will hit home in many ways.

What’s your favorite game?

Classic.  Is there any game that your family makes up its own rules for?
Uno.  We have brutal house rules.

Do you have any odd special skills or unusual hobbies?
Not odd, but I practice aikido.

What is your favorite late night snack?

Anything you want to say to your mom and dad?
Miss you.

Get your tickets to House Rules here.


JAMES YAEGASHI Ma-Yi: I_New York. Broadway: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, A Naked Girl on the Appian Way and Take Me Out (2003 Tony for Best Play). Off-Broadway: The Oldest Boy (LCT); Take Me Out, Richard III, Durango, and Ping-Pong (NYSF/The Public); A Few Stout Individuals (Signature); and Macbeth (TFANA). Regional: Longwharf, South Coast Rep, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Kennedy Center, etc. International: Singapore Arts Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Donmar Warehouse and Taganka Theatre. Film & TV: Madam Secretary, Daredevil, Man on a Ledge, 13 Conversations About One Thing, and The Thomas Crown Affair, etc. Interactive: Bioshock series, Grand Theft Auto series, and Midnight Club III Remix. James is also an award-winning filmmaker (Lefty Loosey Righty Tighty), translator of numerous contemporary Japanese plays, and was conceiver of the international benefit SHINSAI: Theaters for Japan.



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