FRIDAY, JUNE 28 – MONDAY, JULY 1 | TIMES VARY
David Henry Hwang Theater
120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles 90012
The David Henry Hwang Writers’ Works In Progress is back for the DHHWI New Works Festival! Join Workshop Leader Dorie Baizley along with playwrights Timothy Tau, David Hideo Maruyama, Joy Regullano, Judy Soo Hoo, Gene Lee, Evan Moua, Anna Woo, Neelanjana Banerjee, and Michael Mason for their readings being held on Friday, June 28 – Monday, July 1 at the David Henry Hwang Theater.
This event is free and open to the public.
FRIDAY, June 28 @ 7:30pm
BROS/HOS/FOES by Timothy Tau
Two Asian American Hollywood Actors stumble upon “The Limitless Eternity,” a space outside of time that allows them to see all of time. They use it to reflect on the past, present and future of their calling and the harshness of “The Industry,” as well as their shared camaraderie (Bros), their relationships with women (Hos), and the competition and sometimes veiled antagonism of the creative community that they struggle to thrive in (Foes).
DOUBLE EXPOSURE by David Hideo Maruyama
Mix a shrink, an A-list White Actress, A celebrity chef and a Transvestite Fortune-Telling Thai Cooking Show host of the Third Sex. Stir fry with sweet, salt, sour and spicy relationships. Serve hot and bothered.
SATURDAY, June 29 @ 2pm
UNDOCUMENTED by Joy Regullano
Not all undocumented people work on farms or hang around Home Depot. Some of them are high school seniors in magnet schools.
Try getting a girlfriend when you can’t get a job or a driver’s license.
THE NORMS by Judy Soo Hoo
Norm and Norma discover their late dear mom and dad were happy swingers. But as more secrets are uncovered, what more will they inherit?
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN by Gene Lee
A heavyweight contender gets the opportunity of a lifetime, but must choose between the two men she loves.
SUNDAY, June 30 @ 2pm
I WON’T MISS YOU by Joy Regullano
When 17-year-old Janey’s best friend Tim begins to appear in her bedroom at night after dying in a car crash, their awkward undeclared feelings begin to surface. Will he still take her to prom like he promised in the B.D. era (Before Death) or must she move on?
ALDEN AND THE JANITOR by Evan Moua
The untold story of Aladdin, the magic lamp, and his high school years at Sultan Prep.
LIFE CYCLE OF A GIRL by Anna Woo
When Happily Ever After goes terribly wrong, what is a girl to do?
COWGIRLS by Neelanjana Banerjee
When the Wild West’s Calamity Jane and Radha–the consort of Hindu mythology’s blue-skinned God, Krishna–find themselves trapped together, they discover that they have a surprising amount in common.
YELLOW SHAKESPEARE by Timothy Tau
A long-lost Shakespeare play is discovered that is the first and only play from the bard to feature Asian characters. As the play becomes a worldwide phenomenon, a theater troupe led by an ambitious young academic prepares to adapt it for the very first time on stage. When Hollywood comes knocking, will the theater troupe sell out or will they remain true to their artistic integrity? And, is the play for real?
MONDAY, July 1 @ 7:30pm
MASKS by Michael Mason
Have you ever been stuck in a dream before? Or smoked a Bob Baker? Our main character has. BAM!