Genre: Comedy

2g's 16th season launches with Instant Vaudeville: Breaking Bamboo which brings more than 35 overachieving, slightly shy, yet sensual Asian American artists together on one stage. Victor Maog states, "People have been asking where our artists are? The answer is HERE. Right now. 2g is the hub for the next generation of form-bending, ceiling-breaking, morbidly-gifted Asian American talent."

Instant Vaudeville: Breaking Bamboo plays at HERE, 145 Sixth Ave. (enter on Dominick Street one block south of Spring), NYC 10013, from November 16-18, 2012. Friday and Saturday night @ 7pm. Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Tickets are free and reservations are required.

Instant Vaudeville: Breaking Bamboo is a series of 8 original works by new and emerging Asian American artists, culminating in four free public performances. A staple of 2g's annual programming, it challenges teams to create live theatre in a fast, furious and collaborative manner over the course of one week. Playwright/director and/or devising ensembles will create 6-8 minute pieces of theater across a variety of genres such as puppetry plays, musicals, improvisation, choreography (dance and/or fight), clowning, physical theater, dramas and comedies.

2012 writers and directors include: Jon Kern (Modern Terrorism/Second Stage, 2012 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award; writer, The Simpsons), May Adrales (David Henry Hwang's upcoming Dance and The Railroad at Signature Theater, Williamstown, Goodman), Clarence Coo (2012 Yale Drama Series Prize), Susan Soon He Stanton (2012 Public/Emerging Writers Group, Clubbed Thumb), Deen (2009 Public/Emerging Writers Group, Interact), Kristina Haruna Lee ( Joe's Pub, Ars Nova), Aya Ogawa (Soho Rep/Joyce), Snehal Desai (2011 Drama League Classical Fellow - Old Globe), Andrew Pang (Steppenwolf ), Soomi Kim (2009 NY Innovative Theatre Award), Mrinalini Kamath, Mo Zhou (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Edgar Mendoza (2010 Dramatist Guild Fellow), Thang Dao (2009 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship), Samantha Chanse, Suzi Takahashi (NYTW), Ralph Pena (OBIE & Drama Desk winner, Ma-Yi) and 2g's Artistic Director, Victor Maog. Ying Le produces the event.

This production is a part of the Sublet Series@HERE, HERE's curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.


Open:   11/16/12
Close:   11/18/12

11/16/12- 7:00:00
11/17/12- 7:00:00
11/17/12- 2:00:00
11/18/12- 2:00:00
Theater:   Here Arts Center
Address:   145 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
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Closest subway: C,E to Spring Street; south to theatre

Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006