This darkly funny, electric new play with music tells the story of a Khmer Rouge survivor returning to Cambodia for the first time in 30 years, as his daughter prepares to prosecute one of Cambodias most infamous war criminals. JEAS CYCLO by Yol Aularong; TODAY I LEARNT TO DRINK, OLD POT STILL COOKS TASTY RICE, I AM SIXTEEN by Ros Serey Sothea; and CHAMPA BATTAMBANG by Sinn Sisamouth. She has designed for several productions with Full Circle Theater Company and a virtual show with Walking Shadow Theatre Company.
He received his BFA in acting from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Up Next: Vietgone at the Guthrie Theater | worksharp.org. Dramaturgy Fellow | He/HimCody is a second generation Khmer American writer, teacher, and scholar. Founded in 1992, Mu celebrates and empowers the Asian American community through mainstage productions, emerging artist support, and educational outreach programs. Jake also leads classes in the Mu Explorations curriculum, as well as serving as the Creative Development Programs Director with the MN Opera. Previous credits with Theater Mu are peerless and Man of God. Lighting Co-Designer | She/HerKarin has been lighting performance for over 20 years, collaborating with design teams at the Guthrie, Penumbra, Mixed Blood, Artistry, Frank Theatre, Theater Mu, Full Circle Theater, and Ten Thousand Things, and with dance companies Threads Dance Project, Alternative Motion Project, Collide Theatricals and TU Dance. As the musicians of Cambodian Rock Band come back to life through storytelling, we feel the deep chasm they left in Cambodia and the world when that music died. Berkeley Rep has announced their latest season, a six-play series that includes an inventive take on Wuthering Heights; a thriller by the team that created Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; and the return of Berkeley Reps former artistic director, Tony Taccone, with the world premiere of Out of Character., Johanna Pfaelzer, Berkeley Reps current artistic director, says the 2022-23 slate of shows promises bold theatricality, inventive storytelling and a range of voices that I hope speak to audiences in a deep and personal way.. Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer says that what she loves most about Nottages work is that its always highly political, but she imbues the politics with tremendous humor and warmly realized characters..
Directed by Chay Yew, this intimate rock epic about family secrets is set against a dark chapter of Cambodian history. Read how we protect your data. As an actor/singer, Lily has performed at theaters across the country, including Cal Shakes, Crowded Fire, Magic Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, New World Stages, Playwrights Center, Portland Center Stage, SF Playhouse, and Syracuse Stage. She fronts and founded the rock band Annie and the Bang Bang, with whom she goes on adventures. Nominated for the 2022 Tony Award for Best Play, Clydes is a comic drama that follows the formerly incarcerated kitchen staff at a truck-stop sandwich shop as they attempt to rebuild their lives. Ted/Leng | He/HimChristopher is so excited to make his Minneapolis debut with the Jungle and Theater Mu! Nonprofit newsFree for all, funded by readers, 6 MAPS: How Berkeley has changed over the last decade | MONKEYPOX: More vaccines are on the way |PREPARE:Berkeley Wildfire Guide.
Previous credits include Pip in Great Expectations, Ferdinand in The Tempest (Great River Shakespeare Festival [GRSF]); Ted/Leng/Guitar in Cambodian Rock Band (co-produced at Victory Gardens Theater, City Theatre Company, and Merrimack Repertory Theatre); and Thuy Fan/Hong Feng/Mr.
We're an independent show guide not a venue or show. An independent show guide not a venue or show. Khamphian is grateful to have worked on Cambodian Rock Band with this team to give voice to the stories that reflect an important narrative in the Southeast Asian American experience.
It is authentic, fascinating, powerful and exhilarating all at the same time. Dengue Fever music and information are available from http://denguefevermusic.com. Other credits include Paula Vogels Bard at the Gate, Guthrie Theater, Ten Thousand Things, Trademark Theater, Frank Theatre, and the Minnesota, Toronto, and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. DeMayda'd debuted at the Guthrie Theater for two nights. This season, Rice reimagines Emily Bronts gothic masterpiece about the ill-fated romance between Heathcliff and Catherine. Because the work we make and share depends on human time, labor, and love, we are committed to being good to one another. We sell primary, discount and resale tickets, all 100% guaranteed and they may be priced above or below face value. Her plays include Cambodian Rock Band (South Coast Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, City Theatre, Merrimack Rep) and The Great Leap (Denver Center, Seattle Repertory, Atlantic Theater, Guthrie Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Arts Club, InterAct Theatre, Steppenwolf). All rights reserved. What would we have done to survive had we been in their shoes? BA: Yale. Visit Berkeley Rep for more information about the upcoming season and how to become a subscriber. The Jungle is deeply rooted in its Lyn Lake neighborhood in Minneapolis and plays a vital role in the economic and cultural development of the area. Amy is a University of Minnesota graduate based in the Twin Cities. How Berkeley has changed over the last decade. As it does so, the play mines a sort of remedy for the horrors of the pasta chance at reconciliation, redemption, and inner peace. He is a proud representative of Hmong musicians and encourages education and commitment to the craft. To give voice and cultural profile to the Asian American community. Member of USA; United Scenic Artists.
The Jungle was founded in 1991 by Bain Boehlke and counts among its credits a dozen Ivey Awards and numerous top production awards from critics. When he is not on the stage or waiting tables at Olive Garden, he can be found snuggled up in a blanket with Dude his 10-year-old tabby cat. He enjoys working on projects that interrogate the distance between memory and truth, the relationship between artifice and "real life," and the boundaries that love always transcends. MFA: UCSD. Its script is slick and as its cast performs an eclectic selection of toe-tapping, tub-thumping songs by Cambodian-American band Dengue Fever, it paints a vivid and vibrant picture of the '60s and '70s Cambodian rock scene in a tale of gutsy determination, survival, and family. Scenic & Projections Designer | She/HerMina has been freelancing in Minnesota for the last decade. Still, the truth about how people were able to survive the genocide is often messier and harder to pin down, as shown by Chums difficulty in facing his own past in the play. Like Chum, many of our parents faced unimaginable suffering and then courageously came to America to give their children a better life. Then came 9/11. Backed by a live band playing contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, this thrilling story toggles back and forth in time as father and daughter face the music of the past. A son of refugees, Cody is excited to work on Cambodian Rock Band as a dramaturgy fellow and is incredibly grateful to be a part of the sharing of this story. Because of you, we are able to provide Pay As You Are ticketing, youth outreach programs, production mentorships, and more. His other home is in the Central neighborhood of Minneapolis, which he shares with his spouse, the multi-talented creator and performer Bradley Greenwald. She has worked on various department productions as an assistant sound designer and properties designer, and she has worked with Theater Mu as the assistant sound designer for the production of Man of God.
Please note: The term Roda Theatre and/or Cambodian Rock Band as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Roda Theatre and/or Cambodian Rock Band and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. The show is directed by Taylor Reynolds. Join our Email List for the latest news, calendar alerts, ticket giveaways and more, Seattle Mens Chorus & Seattle Womens Chorus. Because we see our audience as our final collaborators, and because we believe meaningful encounters demand intimacy, we strive to make the Jungle a place where all are welcome and everyone is home. To be a neighborhood theater with national impact, indispensable to our community and aspirational to the field. She is delighted to support Cody, Lily, and the #MuSquad once again!
Stachel says that hes thrilled to begin a new chapter of my artistic life at Berkeley Rep, where I was first introduced to the power of storytelling.. 'The Times They Are A-Changin Written by Bob Dylan, Copyright 1963, 1964 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1991, 1992 by Special Rider Music. The only certainty during this time was death. I learned that history through family stories, but also discovered it through the unraveling of family secrets, held tight by my parents as they fought to keep my brother, sister, and me free from their burdens of the past. The uniform of the entire country was black clothing with a red krama, the symbol of the party. To move, provoke, and challenge our audiences to understand, embrace, and celebrate diversity. To this day, Cambodia and her people have yet to fully recover. And thats where the brilliance of Cambodian Rock Band lies. Because we believe that exquisitely crafted theater makes us feel more alive and calls to our highest potential, we pursue beauty in our work by practicing care and attention to detail in all that we do. This story was written and paid for by theBerkeley Repertory Theatre,whose mission is to create ambitious theatre that entertains and challenges its audiences, provokes civic engagement and inspires people to experience the world in new and surprising ways. You know the drill, websites need cookies to make them work.
| sarahbahr.com. She has been writing her own music and performing internationally for over 10 years. Fight Choreographer | She/HerAnnie is a fight director, musician, teaching artist, and former actor. It transforms. Next up is Cambodian Rock Band, which Lauren Yee developed in Berkeley Reps new works incubator program, The Ground Floor. Her writing has been incubated with Fresh Ground Pepper, and she is a member of the inaugural PlayGround-NY Writers Pool. Other appearances include world premiere productions of The Ballad Of Yachiyo (Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Public Theater-New York), The Summer Moon (A Contemporary Theater, South Coast Repertory Theatre), The Happy Ones (South Coast Rep, LA Drama Critics Circle nomination for best featured performance), and Extraordinary Chambers (the Geffen Playhouse, Ovation nomination for best featured actor). Thank you for making another season of engaging, provocative theater possible. Dramaturgy Advisor | She/HerAnnie is a first-generation Chinese American dramaturg based in Brooklyn. Audiences have been smitten with Rice and her whimsical aesthetic since 2011s The Wild Bride, and Rice herself says shes eager to return to the theater that has supported, celebrated, shared and inspired me for so many years.
Stop by their store to view the display or order online here. Annie is the associate director for programming and communications at PlayCo and the artistic associate at Theater Mu. She designs regionally for Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Syracuse Stage, and Trinity Rep. He is represented by Shirley Hamilton Talent Representation. Her designs have been featured with companies including the Jungle Theater, Theater Mu, Minnesota Opera, San Diego Opera, Trademark Theater, Ten Thousand Things Theater, History Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, Penumbra Theatre, Guthrie, and Vail Dance Festival. He has recently directed [title of show] (Lyric Arts) and Disney's The Little Mermaid (Lakeshore Players Theatre). Acting credits include The 39 Steps (Lyric Arts), Romeo and Juliet (Classical Actors Ensemble), Flower Drum Song (Theater Mu/Park Square Theatre). As a neighborhood theater with national impact, the Jungle focuses on telling stories that matter, with deep care and attention to detail.
The season kicks off this November with the return of much-beloved director Emma Rice and her latest wildly imaginative theatrical experience. BAs: Wellesley College.
Pou/Ensemble | She/HerMayda is a Korean adopted musician/producer. Acting Fellow: Ensemble | He/HimDeryck is thrilled to be part of his first production with Theater Mu! Similar to how ones actions may echo into the next life, heand the audienceare haunted by the plays live band as it brings up memories of a happier time long past. Neary/Sothea, Fight Captain | She/TheyDanielle graduated from the UMN/Guthrie BFA acting program in 2020. An excellent part-play, part-rock concert about the legacy of the Khmer Rouge. Suspected or accused dissenters were taken away, imprisoned, and executed. Once the Khmer Rouge took over, Pol Pot declared it was Year Zero and intended to purify Cambodia of its past in favor of a communist future. Her collaborations range from Shakespeare and contemporary plays, to musical theater and opera. Mic checked. Ultimately, I find Cambodian Rock Band to be a journey toward acceptance. BFA: California Institute of the Arts, 1997. Into this story of love and loss enter the vibrant sounds of Khmer music. An advocate of new work, she develops new plays, musical theater, and opera with the likes of the Ojai Playwrights Conference, the Playwrights Center, Nautilus Music-Theater and The Moving Company. Her plays, which include King of the Yees and The Great Leap, have won critical acclaim, and pundits have been quick to laud praise on this, her latest triumph, Cambodian Rock Band. Photo by Rich Ryan (Featuring Isabella Dawis, Meredith Casey, Francesca Dawis; PEERLESS 2020).
You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Director Lianna McLernon, Programs Manager Morgen Chang, Office Manager & Literary Associate Jane Pea, and Mellon Foundation Playwright-in-Residence Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay, Jon F. Jee (Board Chair), Elizabeth Hang, Ruthie Johnson, Curtis Klotz, Gloria Kumagai, Katie Hae Leo, Gabrielle Ryan, Nonoko Sato, Lily Tung Crystal (Ex-Officio), and Anh Thu Pham (Ex-Officio).
Deryck would like to thank his family for their continued support and love. How does our ancestors trauma affect us?
Eric recently directed the YouTube series The Remix with Theater Mu, and produced, directed, and performed in You Shall Hear Me: Stories From Beyond. Cultural and Language Consultant | He/HimMongkol is honored to serve as a cultural consultant and language coach for Cambodian Rock Band. Then May brings the supernatural thriller Let the Right One In. Before they bewitched audiences with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Tony Award winners Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, along with Obie Award winner Steven Hoggett, thrilled audiences in Great Britain and beyond with this coming-of-age romance and brutal vampire myth they adapted from the Swedish novel and film screenplay by John Ajvide Lindqvist. In the future, Cody hopes to continue to collaborate with others to uplift Asian American stories through his work and art.
MFA: Columbia University. Christina has been a recording artist and vocalist with the Minnesota Orchestra, a writer/actor on NPRs Wits and A Prairie Home Companion, and has lent her voice to animated short films by the Dutch filmmaker Rosto A.D. (Cannes Film Festival award-winner). Theater Mu produces great performances born of arts, equity, and justice from the heart of the Asian American experience. | wang-annie.com. Through author events, educator discounts, community partnerships, and more, Magers & Quinn remains dedicated to sharing a love of reading to contribute to a livable community in which books play an important part. All Dengue Fever songs administered by Ellipsis Music Corp. (ASCAP) and Pentagon Lipservices (BMI) on behalf of CHHOM CHIMNEY 1 ARMED CRAB PUB FOOLISH MORTAL PUB NOON KEY MUSIC S W O P SONGS TROLL UNDER THE BRIDGE. Regional theater credits include the Old Globe, Dallas Theatre Center, the New Victory Theater, Arizona Theatre Company, Seattle Childrens Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum, Cornerstone Theater Company, and ZACH Theatre. We sell primary, discount and resale tickets, all 100% guaranteed and they may be priced above or below face value. Annie is a 2010 Playwrights Center McKnight fellow, and has received support from the Minnesota State Arts Board, Jerome Foundation, and MRAC to devise performances that use music as their primary mode of expression. Enjoy the show! The show features a live band playing contemporary hits by LA surf and garage psychedelic band Dengue Fever along with classic Cambodian oldies. By day, Emma is the Head of Wig and Makeup at Childrens Theatre Company, and by night, you can find her jetting around working on various projects all around town. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Chum | He/HimGreg made his Broadway debut in Allegiance and was recently seen in Cambodian Rock Band at Victory Gardens, the City Theatre Pittsburgh, and Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Hold These Truths at Virginia Stage Company, and The Great Leap at Asolo Repertory Theatre. Emma has had the opportunity to work with many incredible companies including Minnesota Opera, Childrens Theatre Company, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Guthrie Theater, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Mixed Blood, Santa Fe Opera, and of course, Jungle Theater! Share this page on social media and let your friends know about Cambodian Rock Band at Roda Theatre. However, this idea can also create a sense of powerlessness, similar to how the Cambodian people were unable to stay out of an unwanted war, or how they couldnt save their country from themselves. Since then, Mayda has been cast in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Theater Latt Da. She writes, adapts, and directs operas. We sell primary, discount and resale tickets, all 100% guaranteed prices may be above face value. Berkeley Rep, Addison Street 2015, Berkeley, CA 94704. Located on Hennepin Avenue in Uptown since 1994, Magers & Quinn carries all subjects, ranging from rare out-of-print editions to the latest bestsellers. Amid all that, she immensely enjoys traveling the world seeking experiences different than and not found at home. In her take on Wuthering Heights, expect live music, dance, passion, hope and a dash of impish irreverence, making for an intoxicating and modern revenge tragedy. And can facing our past heal our family wounds? An independent show guide not a venue or show. She holds a Design and Technical Theatre BFA from University of Minnesota Duluth, a Studio Art MA from New York University, and a Design and Technical Theatre MFA from the University of Minnesota. Loved it? To promote awareness of and progressive action on issues of social justice and gender equality in society. Mayda's music has been featured on the Rachael Ray Show, HBO, Showtime, Good Morning America, KFC, MTV, BRAVO TV, KARE 11, movies, and commercials. She is a YBCA 100 honoree, named by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as a "creative pioneer making the provocations that will shape the future of culture." What were they forced to endure? Help your fellow San Francisco Theater visitors by leaving the first review!
In 2015, Mayda cut her teeth in theater by boldly writing and producing her one- woman piece, DeMayda'd.
Costume Designer | She/HerKhamphian is a Twin Cities-based freelance designer-artist with a background in fashion, theater, and costume design.
Be sure to follow her journey on IG @danielle.troiano, TikTok @dlourdesmusic, as well as on Facebook and YouTube for release dates, upcoming performances, and good ol fashioned foolery. We're an independent show guide not a venue or show. You can find lots more detail in our, Bullets on Broadway: A Virtual Murder Mystery. Upcoming projects include the world premiere adaptation of A Different Pond, at Stages Theatre Company.
This story is brought to you by theBerkeley Repertory Theatre. Wig, Hair, & Makeup Designer | She/HerEmma is a Twin Cities-based wig, hair, and makeup designer for opera and theatre. A whimsical take on a gothic masterpiece, a Tony Award-nominated play, the long-awaited Cambodian Rock Band and more hit Berkeley Rep starting this fall. Magers & Quinn is the largest independent new and used bookstore in Minneapolis. When I first experienced Cambodian Rock Band, it was a revelation. A PLAY ISNT COMPLETE WITHOUT AN AUDIENCE. | karinolsonlighting.com. At Theater Mu, Eric has appeared in Today Is My Birthday, Hot Asian Doctor Husband, Charles Francis Chan Jr, Two Mile Hollow, and Yellow Fever, among many others. Theater credits include The Acting Company in NYC, Guthrie Theater, Ten Thousand Things, Parallel 45, Theater Mu, and Notre Dame Shakespeare.
It lifts. Theater Mu is a member of the Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists as well as a member of the Twin Cities Theatres of Color Coalition, proudly standing alongside New Native Theatre, Pangea World Theater, Penumbra Theatre, and Teatro Del Pueblo. The music continues. We have paired up with Magers & Quinn Booksellers in Uptown to put together a list of books for our patrons to further explore the world of CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND, including Afterparties: Stories by Anthony Veasna So; Ma and Me by Putsata Reang; Tiger Girl by May-Lee Chai; and more. Her passion is putting beautiful, appropriate, flattering, and natural-looking wigs on stage that make actors and audiences feel at home. This is her third show with Theater Mu and her first show to be featured at Jungle Theater. Honors: Doris Duke Artists Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, Whiting Award, Steinberg/ATCA Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters literature award, Horton Foote Prize, Kesselring Prize, Primus Prize, Hodder Fellowship, No. She recently opened for Jay R, the "Filipino King of RnB" in March, and she is looking forward to doing more live shows with her original music in the coming year. Theater Mu celebrates and empowers Asian Americans through theater. While it mourns a regions immense loss, it also celebrates the resilience of the human spirit. New Dramatists, Ma-Yi Writers Lab, Playwrights Realm alum.
Christopher is an actor and musician from Chicago, Illinois. Artistic Director Lily Tung Crystal, Managing Director Anh Thu Pham, Development Director Wesley Mouri, Marketing & Comm.
TV: Pachinko (Apple+ TV), Soundtrack (Netflix). + Member of IATSE; the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States. Artistic Director | CHRISTINA BALDWINManaging Director | ROBIN GILLETTE Artist and Audience Services Manager | BARRY INMAN Advancement & Artistic Associate | ALISON RUTH Marketing Manager | CARLY CAPUTA Finance Manager | FIONA ROBINSON Production & Facilities Manager | MATTHEW EARLEY Season Stage Manager | JOHN NOVAK Artistic Cohort | SEQUOIA HAUCK, JUCOBY JOHNSON, JAMES RODRGUEZ, ANGELA TIMBERMANDevelopment Consultant | DON SOMMERSFront of House | Anika Barland, Kendra Buro, Adam Clair, Shalee Mae Cole Maulen, Arianna Diaz-Celon, Jessica Goldade, Rossi-Anne Jaffe, Clara Kennedy, Reanna Madson, Zach Staads, Ben Scott (Board Chair), Juliane Ray (Board Vice Chair), Barbara Klaas (Treasurer), David Dobmeyer (Secretary), Erika Eklund, Andrea Fike, Kelly Kita, Karl Lambert, Nancy Monroe, Kelsey Norton, Erin Oglesbay, Juliane Ray, Peter Scherf, Marcia Stout, David Weinstein. Psychedelic rock meets Cambodian pop in Lauren Yee's story of familial atonement and the shameless brutality of the Khmer Rouge regime. Desperate to avoid taunts and threats at school, Stachel hid his Middle Eastern background for years. Pfaelzer says this show does that incredibly rare thing in the theater, which is to make me gasp out loud., Closing out the season in June, Berkeleys own Ariel Stachel teams up with former Berkeley Rep artistic director Tony Taccone to tell his story in the world premiere solo show, Out of Character., A Tony Award winner for his role in The Bands Visit, Stachel grew up in Berkeley, an Israeli American of Yemeni Jewish descent. Other shows include David Henry Hwangs Chinglish and Flower Drum Song at Palo Alto Players, and the world premiere of Leah Nanako Winklers Two Mile Hollow at Ferocious Lotus, all for which she was named a three-time Theatre Bay Area Award Finalist for Outstanding Direction.