MADlab 2017: MODEL MINORITY by Chloé Hung

Moving Arts and Bootleg Theater present

MADlab 2017: MODEL MINORITY by Chloé Hung

Sat. October 7, 2017

Doors: 11:30 am / Show: 12:00 pm (event ends at 1:30 pm)

Bootleg Theater

Los Angeles, CA

$0.00

MODEL MINORITY by Chloé Hung

Director: Chuma Gult

Dramaturg: Trey Nichols

Four sheltered Chinese-American teens want to perform an original rap song for their church’s talent show but none of them know how to DJ. When an African-American student answers their flyer, they all must confront their prejudices. A play about the appropriation of African-American culture by young Asian-Americans.

MADlab 2017: First Look Reading Series
MADlab 2017: First Look Reading Series
Moving Arts and Bootleg Theater present

MADlab 2017: First Look Reading Series

A weekend event showcasing the work produced from MADlab, a unique 9-month program that focuses on the development of new plays from the idea up. Each year, Los Angeles playwrights are selected through a highly competitive submission process to work with dramaturgs, directors and actors to craft brand new plays, culminating in the First Look Reading Series. This year MADlab is proud to have collaborated with four female playwrights!

Join us for staged readings, then stay for post-reading gatherings with food and drink.


First Look Readings Schedule:

Sat Oct 7
12pm MODEL MINORITY by Chloé Hung
2pm HAMMER by Makeda Declet
4pm Gathering

Sun Oct 8
11am CATCALL by Nayna Agrawal
1pm FOOTPRINT by Jennie Webb
3pm Gathering


The Plays:

MODEL MINORITY by Chloé Hung
Director: Chuma Gault
Dramaturg: Trey Nichols
Four sheltered Chinese-American teens want to perform an original rap song for their church’s talent show but none of them know how to DJ. When an African-American student answers their flyer, they all must confront their prejudices. A play about the appropriation of African-American culture by young Asian-Americans.

HAMMER by Makeda Declet
Director: Devere Rogers
Dramturg: Alcia Tycer
A self-styled playwright finds himself trapped within destructive family dynamics, unrequited love, and the burning desires of his own imagination. As he fights to escape the oppressive systems surrounding him, he becomes more of the thing he hates. Inspired by the tragic true story of the murder of an aspiring actress in 1978, Hammer is a look inside the mind of a man putting art before all else.

CATCALL by Nayna Agrawal
Director: Jeff Liu
Dramaturgs: Paige Vehlewald / Staci Mitchell
What happens when you strive for more...do you become the best version of yourself or the least content version of everything? At the intersection of girl versus woman, young versus old and possible versus past, Nina Rao confronts this conundrum...with disastrous results.

FOOTPRINT by Jennie Webb
Director: Laura Stribling
Dramaturg: Elyse Griffin
Anna is suddenly having difficulties navigating her life in LA—is it being without a car or being stalled by a “Denver Boot of Sorrow?” And then there’s that body following her around. FOOTPRINT is a new play about loss, mystery and leaving one’s mark.


MADlab 2017 is produced by Terence Anthony and Cece Tio. Alicia Tycer is Lead Dramaturg. Moving Arts’ Artistic Director is Darin Anthony.

For more information about MADlab and Moving Arts, go to www.MovingArts.org.
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/