Leviathan Lab Spotlight: Applied Theatre Initiative

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Led by Leviathan Lab's Co-Directors of its Applied Theatre Initiative Lydia Gaston and Claro de los Reyes, the Applied Theatre Initiative seeks to promote and create community based work in Asian American communities, including its After School Playmaking Program which nurtures and encourages dramatic writing for the 5th grade students of Chinatown's P.S. 124–Yung Wing SchoolThe program was awarded a 2013 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council – Manhattan Community Arts Fund grant, and will be conducted again at P.S. 124 in 2015. The plays, written by the 5th grade participants, will be performed by the grown-up professional actors of Leviathan Lab for the P.S. 124 community both in their school and in a downtown performance venue.

Recently Lydia and Claro presented about Leviathan's work at P.S. 124 at the 2014 National Asian American Theater Conference & Festival

This program is one of the many you'll help support in Leviathan Lab's Fall Fundraiser on IndieGoGo. Please consider donating even the price of your daily latte to this terrific cause – every bit helps!


Vampire Cowboys, the OBIE-Award winning pioneers of geek theater, are busy working on a new project. A top-secret untitled new project...UNTITLED VAMPIRE COWBOYS PROJECT. In a seemingly utopian future, a young lady with unique abilities sets out on a murderous path to keep that world intact. What she doesn't realize is if she fails, the world will go to hell...literally.

UNTITLED VAMPIRE COWBOYS PROJECT is the first new Vampire Cowboys' play in three years to be written by Co-Artistic Director Qui Nguyen. And we are bringing it to the stage for only 4 performances from July 30th to August 2nd. Co-Artistic Director Robert Ross Parker will take the reins to mount this new production as part of the Ice Factory Festival presented by the New Ohio Theatre.

The Vampire Cowboys having so much fun creating this new Qui Nguyen play, with fights, and puppets and projections and songs and more!  But they need a little more help to get it to the stage.  

Please consider contributing toward the $6000 that will help bring all of these elements together and make it a Vampire Cowboys' event. $6000 will help us to pay VC artists for their work both onstage and backstage. VC artists give their time, their creativity, and their hearts to make VC's geek-y theater dreams a moving, fighting, fun reality.  Your help makes this work possible. 

Happy Opening to A.C.T.'s ORPHAN OF ZHAO

Happy opening night to A.C.T.'s ORPHAN OF ZHAO and its stellar cast: Marie-France Arcilla, Stan Egi, Philip Estrera, Nick Gabriel, Cindy Im, Orville Mendoza, Paolo Montalban, Brian Rivera, Sab Shimono, Julyana Soelistyo, Daisuke Tsuji, BD Wong, Anna Ishida, and James Jin Seol!

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