Pregones Theater presents
rasgos asiáticos/asian traces
Written by Virginia Grise
Pregones' Asunción Playwrights Project
New York – May 16th, 2012 – Pregones Theater’s 32nd Season concludes with the workshop production of rasgos asiáticos/asian traces as part of the 2012 Asunción Playwrights Project from May 31 thru June 2nd, 2012.
rasgos asiáticos/asian traces is the courageous portrayal of four generations of women and the historic confluence of China, Mexico, and the U.S. Drawing from memory and sensory experience, the Chicana protagonist and five other characters, including her lesbian lover, summon us into a world that is gentle and fierce in equal measure. rasgos asiáticos/asian traces is a love story for a new generation!
About the author: Virginia Grise is recipient of the Princess Grace and Yale Drama Awards. Her play blu, a finalist for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Latino/a Playwriting Award, premiered in Los Angeles last year and is published by Yale University Press.
rasgos asiáticos/asian traces won Pregones Theater’s annual Asunción Playwright Project’s play competition in 2011.
This workshop production is performed in English. The direction is by acclaimed director Jorge B. Merced, and features the great star of stage, television and film Teresa Yenque, Broadway veteran Elise Hernández, and award winning actors Omar Pérez, Sol Crespo, and Anna Lamadrid.
Pregones Theater’s Asunción Playwright Project showcases the work of Latina and Latino playwrights exploring issues of difference and transformation at the limits of queer identity. The project fosters fun and genuine dialogue between playwrights, theatermakers, LGBTQ communities, and a general audience.
Thursday May 31@ 8:00 PM
Friday June 1st@ 8:00 PM
Saturday June 2nd @ 8:00 PM
WHERE: Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue Walton, between 149 & 150 Streets in The Bronx. DIRECTIONS: Trains # 2, 4, 5 to 149th Grand Concourse.
TICKETS: $7.00 ZipTickets for residents of zip codes 10451, 10452, 10454, 10455, 10474, 10029, 10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10035, 10040; seniors and students $12.00 advance, $22 door; general admission $14.50 advance, $22 door. Group rates available. Limited seating, BUY EARLY. Online ticket sales at www.pregones.org or by phone at 718-585-1202.
CREDITS: This program is made possible by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts. Funding also provided by JPMorgan Chase Foundation. Southwest Airlines is the Official Airline of Pregones Theater.