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Jude Narita and Friends
Miles Memorial Playhouse
Santa Monica, CA
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Jude Narita and Friends
Jude Narita in her one-woman play "From the Heart" which celebrates the lives, and brings to life the dreams, of different Asian and Asian American women. From a Korean student to a Japanese American woman, a Cambodian woman to a Chinese American, Narita illuminates the universal humanity of us all.

"Narita's performance is lustrous, shining, radiant, and precious" - The Georgia Straight, Vancouver.

"...funny, sad, shocking, enlightening, empowering, heart-warming and vitally relevant to all of us . . . a consummate work of art and marvelously entertaining" - The Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

The wonderful L.A. artists joining Jude to perform before "From The Heart" are:
Nov 27 - singer/musician Dawen & singer/musician Sue Jin.
Nov 28 - performance artist DLo & Sue Jin
Nov 29 matinee - D'Lo & Dawen

Dec 3 - performance artist Denise Uyehara & poet Elizabeth Iannaci.
Dec 4 - Denise Uyehara & poet Amy Uyematsu
Saturday, Dec. 5 - performance artist Dan Kwong & Elizabeth Iannaci.
Sunday, Dec. 6 - Dan Kwong & Elizabeth Iannaci.

At the Dec. performances, Filmmaker/Actress Darling Narita will be screening one of her films.

Thur - Sat 8 PM
Sundays 3 PM.

After Nov 26, tickets are $15, with student & senior $12 tickets.

JUDE NARITA'S award-winning one-woman plays portray Asian and Asian American women with humor, courage, and fearless celebration.
Narita is best known for COMING INTO PASSION/SONG FOR A SANSEI, which ran for two years in Los Angeles, and won numerous awards including the Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle Award, and  a Drama-Logue Award,  and was featured on the PBS Smithsonian episode Gender.
   Narita has had the great joy of acting in two of Darling Naritas films: SLAM BAM, coming of age in Hermosa Beach; and SEX 101, a comedy about relationships.  Narita played the lead in SPRING ETERNAL, a romance between an older woman and younger man, and was awarded the Method Fest Best Actress award for the film NISEI FARMER.
    Named one of the "50 Asian Americans Who'll Be Making a Difference"  by Asian Week, The Voice of Asian America, and one of the "Top 100 Asian Americans in the Nation"  by Trans-Pacific Magazine,  Narita was the first international artist to perform for the Inaugural season of the Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT).
    "So Powerful is Narita that she transcends color and class, celebrating, instead, the power of universal experience: motherhood, love, loss and bereavement...the greatest gift is Narita's performance."  The Straits Times, Singapore.
More infor:www.judenarita.com

Bios on artists joining Jude:

DAWEN is a soul/r&b singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. His music fuses the grooves of funk, soul, and r&b mixed with heartfelt and socio-conscious lyrics that appeals to both the emotions and intellect.
  As a singer-songwriter, Dawen hopes his music will further the dialogue on racism and social injustice in American society. The music video for his single Wake Up was recently screened at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival and the Chicago Asian American Showcase.
   Dawens debut album American Me is available on iTunes and Amazon. For more info, check out dawen.us

SUE JIN -  After graduating in 2005 with a BA degree in Anthropology from UCLA, she decided to pursue her passion for music. Since then, she has performed throughout Los Angeles and Hollywood, appeared on MTV's "My Own," been a featured artist on radio and television,  and was a top 10 finalist for Asian American Popstar. Her originality, sincerity, and soul, are what make her one of the most inspiring upcoming Asian American artists of today.

D'LO - A "jolt of creative and comedic energy", D'Lo is a Tamil Sri L.A.nkan-American, political theatre artist. D'Lo performs and facilitates performance workshops extensively throughout the US, Canada, UK, Germany, Sri Lanka and India. D'Lo holds a BA from UCLA in Ethnomusicology and is a graduate of NYs School of Audio Engineering (SAE). Aside from touring the university/college circuit with stand up comedy or solo theater, this year, DLo has worked on countless theater productions, either acting, directing or doing sound design. Currently, D'Lo is touring with "Ramble-Ations: A One D'Lo Show(NPN Creation Fund Grant) and just presented a new solo show "Minor D'Tales" work at Brava Theater. www.dlocokid.com

DENISE UYEHARA is an interdisciplinary performance artist and writer whose work has been presented in London, Vancouver, Helsinki, Tokyo and across the United States. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the mid-career COLA Fellowship from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.  She is a founding member of The Sacred Naked Nature Girls and teaches Asian American Performance & Writing at UC Irvine.  Her book, "Maps of City & Body: Shedding Light on the Performances of Denise Uyehara" is published by Kaya Press.   Denise thanks Jude for the opportunity to try out an excerpt from a brand new piece, "Mari Jesus Kojimoto Explains it All to You."    More info at www.deniseuyehara.com

ELIZABETH IANNACI is a widely published and anthologized Los Angeles-based poet.  She earned her MFA in Poetry from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and recently was a finalist for the 2009 New Letters Literary Award. She served for five years as co-director of the Valley Contemporary Poets and co-editor of their yearly anthology, has appeared at countless venues in the United States, Slovenia, and Paris, France, has one son and prefers paisley to polka dots. You would like her.

AMY UYEMATSU is a Sansei teacher and poet from Los Angeles.  She has three published books:  30 Miles From J-Town (Story Line Press, 1992), Nights Of Fire, Nights Of Rain (Story Line, 1998), and Stone Bow Prayer (Copper Canyon Press, 2005).  She also co-edited UCLA's Roots: An Asian American Reader.

DAN KWONG is an award-winning solo performance artist whos been touring internationally since 1989. His work has been presented throughout the U.S. and in England, Hong Kong, Thailand, Korea, Cambodia, Indonesia, Mexico, Canada and China. His book, FROM INNER WORLDS TO OUTER SPACE: THE MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCES OF DAN KWONG, was published by Univ. of Michigan Press. He is a Resident Artist at 18th Street Arts Center and Project Director for Great Leaps Collaboratory mentorship program.  He just returned from a residency in South Korea at the Gyeonggi Creation Center and a lecture/workshop tour in Japan.  www.dankwong.com


Miles Memorial Playhouse
1130 Lincoln Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
United States


Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


Owner: Jude Narita
On BPT Since: Oct 28, 2009
Jude Narita

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