Love is in the Air (and So Are Narrators) (2012)
Youth for Asian Theater presents Love is in the Air (and So Are Narrators)
Friday, August 3, 2012 at 7:00 P.M.
Lowell High School
1101 Eucalyptus Drive, San Francisco
Join Youth for Asian Theater for an evening of original plays and monologues written, directed and performed by San Francisco youth.
- ”Prom Nightmare” written and directed by Nick Bourgault. Will the most anticipated night of Alexis’s life be ruined by her date?
- “The Idiot’s Guide to Teenage Romance” written by Jesse Chung, directed by Jesse Chung and Viola Mai. Asking out a crush can be both an amazingly uplifting and utterly heartbreaking experience. You’ll feel like a rock star one day and then like a complete idiot the next. So for the purposes of future generations, this Idiot’s Guide was born.
- “A Rocking in the Kitchen” written by Eva Morganstein, directed by Julie Lam. Betsy walks into the kitchen, where her dying sister Gertude waits to hear her confess to cheating with her boyfriend.
- “Romeo and Juliet Abridged” written by Viola Mai, Reena Lam and Lawrence Chiu, directed by Viola.An eccentric narrator attempts to retell Shakespeare’s wildly popular “Romeo and Juliet.”
- “The Worst Thief” written by Reena Lam, directed by Nick Bourgault. G. D. Locks found sleeping in the smallest bed. Guilty?
- “How Forgiving is Love” written by Denise Lam, directed by Julie Lam and Melanie Lee. A boy embarks on a quest to help his love interest forgive and forget.
- “The Twelve Teachers” written and directed by Jesse Chung. In the paraphrased words of Narrator, the purpose of this experiment is to assess twelve of the teachers that most students have in their lifetime. And with a little style, of course.
Youth for Asian Theater is the only not-for-profit San Francisco theater company in which students operate all aspects of theater production. Thus, YFAT members are given the opportunity to develop into articulate and effective leaders. YFAT is absolutely free not only for actors, but for audience members as well, enabling us to reach a large part of the community not typically exposed to theater. YFAT is also the only San Francisco youth acting group that concentrates on the struggles of being Asian-American, a much-neglected subject in a city where the population is one-third Asian and local history is rich with Asian culture. Every summer, members rehearse rigorously for eight weeks at various locations in the community.
Company also includes: Sydney Chan, Teresa Ibarra, Jamie Lam, Reena Lam, Lawrence Law, Yasmeen Law, Kenny Li, Polina Litvak, Jason Ho, Reyana Maguad, Gordon Mah, Jerry Ng, Andy Nguyen, Srinand Paruthiyil, Norman Yu