The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center presents
The United States of Asian America Festival, featuring:
ATYPICAL: Stories from the anomalous Asian American
Short stories from seven not-so-textbook Asian Americans. These comics, solo performers, and storytellers will challenge all that stereotypical crap we think of when we think "Asian" - from strict "Chinese" mothers to piano prodigies, from asexual men to bad drivers, from Lucy Liu to Maggie Q! Throw that out the window!
This show is decidedly NOT about how essentially, deep down, we're all the same on the inside. On the contrary, these Asians are quite ... different ... from the rest of us.
With live performances by:
M O N I C A B H A T N A G A R
N I C O L E M A X A L I
T H A O P. N G U Y E N
V A N E S S A L E E K H A L E E L
L I S A M A R I E R O L L I N S
And short films by:
N A R I S S A L E E
Z A H R A N O O R B A K H S H
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
THAO P. NGUYEN has been writing and performing solo shows since she joined the Solo Performance Workshop in 2007. She will be debuting her full-length one-woman show, "Fortunate Daughter" in the Summer of 2011. Her director, the critically acclaimed W. Kamau Bell (selected "Comedian of the Year" by SF Weekly, SF Bay Guardian, the East Bay Express, and 7x7 Magazine), has awarded her with the coveted "W. Kamau Bell Solo Performance Black Belt," a distinction which to this date has been awarded only four times. Thao has produced such successful shows as "DIS-ORIENTED: A trio of Middle Eastern and Asian American women", "See Mom, I Didn't Forget!", "Best Feeding", "City Solo" and San Francisco's premier solo series, "Words First".
Mission Cultural Center
2868 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
|Minimum Age: 15|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|