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  • Kearny Street Workshop
    ... Kearny Street Workshop - ksw@somarts.org; ph/fax 415.503.0520 934 Brannan St.; SF, CA 94103 - www.kearnystreet.org. Please join us for the 24th I-HOTEL
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 1, 2001
      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
      August 9-19

      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 leisŠ

      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 Š" 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
      notable venues.

      "Leilani Chan is thought-provoking, challenging, artistic, entertaining,
      funny and educationalŠAn 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

      Kristina Wong
      Operations Manager
      TeAda Productions
      1653 18th Street #2
      Santa Monica, CA 90404
      fax: 310/453-4347

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