PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE
Tisa Chang, Artistic Producing Director
Masterpiece Cycle, 32nd Season continues with
March 30 and April 6, 2009
Tickets only $18
At the West End Theater, 263 W 86 Street
Pan Asian Rep’s production NEW WORKS ’09 introduces a new facet into the
company’s repertoire: Monday Music Nights. Stellar veteran musicians, from
across the musical spectrum, will bring their craft to the intimate West End
March 30 – Jazz pianist HELEN SUNG has been called “one of the brightest
emerging stars in jazz today.” Breaking stereotypes as an Asian-American jazz
pianist and composer, her experience in classical, jazz, & popular music gives
her a compelling, unique voice. Her CD Helenistique was praised as “…one of the
year’s most exciting listens.” (JazzTimes), and her latest CD Sungbird after
Albéniz, a jazz-classical adventure, is being hailed “a real winner” (All About
Jazz – Los Angeles), a “seamless recording in which one composer’s contributions
complement the other’s” (BillBoard). A graduate of the Thelonious Monk Institute
of Jazz Performance, she has gone on to work with such masters as Clark Terry,
Slide Hampton, Jon Faddis, and Wayne Shorter; and with luminaries including
Steve Turre, T.S.Monk, and McArthur Fellow Regina Carter.
April 6 – Steel Pan Percussionist ANDY AKIHO is an award winning composer and
performer with a broad range of interests that stretch from steel pan to western
classical music. As a percussionist Akiho has performed with numerous
professional ensembles, and his immersion in various genres has given him a
unique approach to his primary instrument, the steel pan. Since 2003, he has
performed and taught steel pan extensively in New York City and has successfully
taught his arrangements to many groups including the Sesame Flyers International
Steel Orchestra. He has also had the opportunity to perform for Bill Clinton,
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Donald Trump, Billy Crystal, and baseball greats
Yogi Berra and Joe Torre.
ABOUT PAN ASIAN REP
Founded in 1977, Pan Asian Rep is the largest producer of Asian American theatre
with regular international and national touring and residencies. For 32 years,
Pan Asian Rep has celebrated the artistic expressiveness of Asian and American
theatre artists with the highest standards of professional theatre. The company
encourages production of new plays with contemporary Asian American themes,
explores new forms by drawing upon the unique heritage of Asian American style,
music and movement and nurtures emerging Asian-American talent. Under the
direction of Tisa Chang, Pan Asian Rep continues to bring Asian American Theatre
to the general theatre-going public and deepen their appreciation and
understanding of the Asian American cultural heritage.
PAN ASIAN REP’S NEW WORKS’09 runs off-Broadway at the West End Theatre (263 W.
86th Street between Broadway & West End Avenue in the Church of St. Paul & St.
Andrew, 2nd floor) March 16 – April 12. Via Subway, take the 1 train to 86th
Street. Performances are Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30PM with matinees Sunday at
3:00PM, Monday Music Nights continue on March 30 and April 6, Various Shorts
plays March 31 and April 1.
Visit www.panasianrep.org to see entire calendar of programs.
Tickets only $18 for any performance, call 212-352-3101.
West End Theatre box office opens one hour before showtime.
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
520 Eighth Avenue
New York NY 10018