Saturday, June 27, 2020

Pan Asian Rep Announces Special Pride Week Virtual Event: "NuWorks 2020" June 27 - July 1

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WHEN: from June 27 – July 1, 2020
: YouTube—Each video will remain online for three days after the first viewing.
To make a reservation to view the videotaped presentations, please RSVP via Eventbrite at
A link will be sent when the presentations are posted online. 
Additional information is available on the Pan Asians Repertory Theatre website at

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (Tisa Chang, Founding Artistic Producing Director), is proud to announce a special Pride Week Virtual Event: NuWorks 2020, an annual experimental series presenting self-created work from innovative artists exploring an eclectic range of genres and techniques using poetry, text, dance and music. Featuring new works by diverse artists Kandie Carle, Mikao Bo and Shigeko Sara Suga. NuWORKS 2020 is curated by playwrights Damon Chua (The Emperors Nightingale), Richard Chang (Citizen Wong), and Project Directors Ernest Abuba and Chongren Fan.

Schedule of Events


First Viewing Live on YouTube
SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2020 AT 5:00PM
Available online through June 29, 2020

Osaki-San, William Gillett’s Gentleman Valet
by Kandie Carle

A poignant one-man drama based on the life of Yukitaka Osaki featuring Taku Hirai as Osaki-san, William Gillette's Gentleman Valet.



First Viewing Live on YouTube
SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2020 AT 5:00PM
Available online through June 30, 2020

Inside Joke: A Solo Show From Hong Kong With Love
by Mikao Bo

Set in Hong Kong amid the current student protests and coronavirus scare, this one-man show is a slice of-life record of a man’s stay in the city featuring
Mikao Bo.



First Viewing Live on YouTube
MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2020 AT 5:00PM
Available online through July 1, 2020

Une Saison En Enfer – Selected Poetry by Arthur Rimbaud
Directed, Adapted and Performed by Shigeko Sara Suga

A love affair gone wrong – Arthur Rimbaud’s agony after being shot by his lover Verlaine and to be ostracized by the whole literary society in France.

The three-member cast features Shigeko Sara Suga, Dinh Doan and Zack Lusk.

NuWORKS 2020 is curated by playwrights Damon Chua (The Emperors Nightingale), Richard Chang (Citizen Wong), and Project Directors Ernest Abuba and Chongren Fan.

For additional information, please visit the website at

Tisa Chang (Pan-Asian Founding Artistic Director) has led the company since inception, promoting stories seldom told and voices seldom heard. She has been a theatre professional for 6 decades as an actor, dancer, and director. Highlights include: 2015’s Sayonara; 2007’s The Joy Luck Club, iKwatz! The Tibetan Project, and Rashomon which was invited to Havana Theatre Festival in 2003. She has innovated premieres, in English and Mandarin Chinese, of the Peking opera, Return of the Phoenix, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. January 2021 she will helm the re-envisioning of the signature epic musical, Cambodia Agonistes, to honor he resilience and recovery of the Cambodian people and all who overcome tumultuous trauma.

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, celebrating its 43rd Milestone Season, is the most veteran Asian American theatre company on the East Coast. Tisa Chang founded Pan Asian Rep in 1977 at Ellen Stewart’s La Mama ETC with the vision to promote equity and access that Asian Americans artists can equally follow, focusing on stories of probing social justice issues with distinctive Off-Broadway Productions, Tours, National Outreach, and Community Service. Mel Gussow of The New York Times described it as "A Stage for All the World of Asian –Americans” and wrote that “Before Pan Asian Rep, Asian Americans had severely limited opportunities in the theater....” The company has nurtured thousands of artists and is a “who-is-who” of Asian American theatre history, with notable alumni/ae:, Tina Chen, Philip Gotanda, Wai Ching Ho, David Henry Hwang, Daniel Dae Kim, Lucy Liu, Ron Nakahara, R.A. Shiomi, Lauren Yee, and Henry Yuk.

Pan Asian Rep Programs are made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; City Council member Margaret Chin; and major support from the Shubert, NY Community Trust, Howard Gilman, Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels, Lucille Lortel Foundations; and generous individuals.