FW: Leilani Chan performs "E Nana I ke Kumu" in San Francisco from August 9-19
Kearny Street Workshop - ksw@...; ph/fax 415.503.0520
934 Brannan St.; SF, CA 94103 - www.kearnystreet.org.
Please join us for the 24th I-HOTEL COMMEMORATION
Saturday, August 4, 1 - 5pm; Kearny @ Jackson
Readings/Janice Mirikitani, Al Robles; music & more.
co-presented by Manilatown Heritage Foundation, KSW, CCDC
Please join us for our APATURE FUNDRAISERS!!!
ROHAN LOUNGE: Saturday, August 4; 8pm - 2am
RoHan Lounge, 3809 Geary (btw. 2nd and 3rd Aves.)
DJs! Performances! Soju! $5+ Donation
(H)API HOUR: Thursday, August 9; 6 - 9pm
Lisa's on Folsom, 299 9th St (@ Folsom, natch)
Asian Tapas, infused drinks, donations requested
California Arts Council: The Year of the Arts-2001. www.cac.ca.gov
From: TeAda Productions <teada@...>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 14:51:31 -0700
To: TeAda Productions <teada@...>
Subject: Leilani Chan performs "E Nana I ke Kumu" in San Francisco from
If you are in San Francisco this August, don't miss your chance to catch
this show in full!
In its FULL LENGTH for the first time in the Bay Area...
More than just fake coconuts & plastic leis
Asian American Theater Company presents
"E Nana I ke Kumu, Look to the Source"
written and performed by Leilani Chan
WHERE: Asian American Theater Company at the New Langton Arts Center, 1246
Folsom Ave. (downstairs black box theater) in San Francisco.
TIME, DATE, and TICKET PRICES: August 9 19, Thursday Saturday 8:00PM,
Sunday 7:00PM. Tickets are $10 General, $8 Students/Seniors. Special
preview Wed., August 8, $8 at the door, $5 for invited guests with
Tickets Reservations (415) 440-5545.
"E Nana I Ke Kumu" is a journey that travels from Hawai'i to the mainland
and back asking the audience and the characters themselves to "look to the
source." Utilizing the haku (weaving) of characters and hula, this
groundbreaking solo work, portrays the tales of contemporary souls searching
to reclaim their heritage, their honor and the lost memories of a shattered
homeland. Destroying the images of the islands as a "simple care-free
coconut and palm tree water playground," these voices cry out their concern
for Hawai'i's future. Exploring cultural exploitation, racial prejudice,
economic crises and fights over native lands, these characters search for
the true Hawai'i.
"E Nana I Ke Kumu" was originally commissioned and developed by New WORKS
for a New WORLD and the New England Foundation for the Arts in partnership
with the Department of Theater at the University of Massachusetts at
Amherst. "E Nana " also received partial commissions from the National
Performance Network Creation Fund and the New England Foundation for the
Leilani Chan (WRITER/PERFORMER) is an internationally known poet, playwright
and performance artist who was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai¹i. As
Artistic Director and founder of TeAda Productions, Chan has brought
together members of Los Angeles¹s diverse ethnic communities to create
performances that offer authentic first voice stories by people of color.
Chan recently received a grant from the Durfee Foundation for the ensemble
work, "Native Immigrant," a multi-cultural performance piece made in
collaboration with twenty multi-ethnic cast members and premiered at Los
Angeles' Japan America Theatre to a sold out crowd. Chan has also performed
with Ping Chong and Company and Guillermo Gomez Peña. She is a California
Community Foundation Performing Arts Brody Fellow and a California Arts
Council award-winning theater artist. Chan has been an artist in residence
and has performed in venues across the nation including: Grand Performances,
Highways Performance Space, Self Help Graphics, Japan American Theatre, the
Getty Center (L.A., CA), La Peña Cultural Center (Berkeley, CA), Galería de
la Raza (S.F., CA), Conference on World Affairs (UC Boulder, CO), New World
Theater (Amherst, MA), Kumu Kahua Theater (Hawai¹i), amongst many other
"Leilani Chan is thought-provoking, challenging, artistic, entertaining,
funny and educationalAn American original, rising star for the 21st
Century." Phil Esparza, World Theater
The New Langton Arts Center is located on 1246 Folsom Ave., near 10th
Street. Tickets can be reserved by calling (415)440-5545. For more
information on this performance or TeAda Productions please visit
1653 18th Street #2
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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