Where is the Hero? (2011)

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Youth for Asian Theater presents Where is the Hero?

Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 7:00 P.M.
Lowell High School
1101 Eucalyptus Drive, San Francisco
Admission FREE

Join Youth for Asian Theater for an evening of original plays and monologues written, directed and performed by San Francisco youth.

 

  • “My Name is Munchkin” written by Robyn Huey, directed by Melanie Lee and Robyn Huey.
    A young man.s attempt to sell his home opens more doors than he expected.
  • “Fresh Air” written and directed by Kim Do.
    A maid conspires to help Lizzy, whose brother has been keeping her under house arrest, breathe fresh air.
  • “Minor” written and directed by Arty Zhang.
    A teenage girl rethinks her purchase from Apple, while the same purchase leads the Apple store employees to re-evaluate their lives.
  • “Perfect Score” written by Lisa Lee, directed by Kim Do.
    Soomi is willing to do anything to get into a good college, but her only cohort seems more interested in pizza than her.
  • “Devil” written by Ollie Reyes, directed by Melanie Lee.
    Satan gives away the most delicious cake in the world.
  • “Voice of Truth” written by Norris Almare, directed by Jacinta Wu.
    Lottie McGrady: Dead. Samuel: Deaf, found with knife in hand. Guilty?
  • “Psychic Therapy” written and directed by Matt Kitagawa.
    Akira seeks out answers from a not-so-typical source.
  • “Idea Needed” written and directed by Delaney Woo.
    The forces of good and evil struggle over the mind of the average boy.

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: Amanda Balomaga, Jeffrey Li, Jesse Chung, Julie Lam, Kenny Li, Liang Wu, Nicholas Borgault, Norman Yu, Paul Mallari, Polina Litvak, Reena Lam, Reza Kurniawan, Sydney Chan, Terry Kitagawa, and Viola Mai.