8-24-9 (Workshop Reading)
01/31 - 02/09
"8-24-9" is a Movement piece devised in response to the dual-identity of being a Laos-American. From 1964 to 1973, the U.S. dropped more than two million tons of ordnance on Laos during 580,000 bombing missions - equal to a planeload of bombs every 8 minutes, 24 hours a day, for 9 years - making Laos the most heavily bombed country per capita in history. Samson Syharath will be collaborating with dancer and choreographer, Minh Tran, to create a performance piece presented in the early summer of 2020. This workshop reading, will be the catalyst for the physical life of the piece.
Part of Fertile Ground: A City-wide Festival of New Works
The Jungle Book
02/08 - 03/04
NWCT’s original adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic returns for an encore performance! Telling the story of a mischievous young boy and his adventures in the jungles of India, The Jungle Book comes to life through traditional Indian dance and a dash of “Bollywood!” This family favorite is created in partnership with Anita Menon of the Anjali School of Dance.
Adapted by Anita Menon and Sarah Jane Hardy
Most enjoyed by ages 5 and up
The Brothers Paranormal by Prince Gomolvilas
10/25 - 11/16
Brothers Max and Visarut launch a ghost-hunting business to capitalize on the nationwide increase in sightings of “Asian-looking ghosts.” When the siblings investigate the home of an African-American couple displaced by Hurricane Katrina and haunted by a terrifying spirit, everyone involved must reevaluate their notions of sanity and superstition to discover the shocking truth. A spooky and heartfelt west coast premiere by self-proclaimed “world’s only Thai-American playwright,” Prince Gomolvilas.