Reading of Alice Tuan’s Play Hit on Thursday

Alice Tuan is the new Head of Writing for Performance at CalArts, and an occasional blogger for 24700. On Feb. 11, she will be formally welcomed by the Office of the Provost in a truly CalArtian way: a reception and reading of her play, Hit (an excerpt is posted above).

Directed by Robert Cucuzza (Theater MFA candidate) and produced by Ashley S. Walden (Theater MFA candidate), the staged reading begins at 5 pm at the Coffeehouse Theater on the CalArts campus. The play, notes Tuan, is a “severely contemporary play about Los Angeles.” It focuses on Mank, an out-of-towner, who hits Korean adoptee Kim in a car accident and “gets pulled into her perverse world.”

The cast is composed of CalArts actors: Theater MFA students Jenny Greer, Matt Valladares and Gabriela Trigo-McIntyre, and BFA actors Evan Hyde and Tatiana Williams.

The CalArts community and the public are welcome to attend the reading and reception that will follow, but with a small caveat: We’ve been told this play is not for squeamish.

Reception and reading of Hit by Alice Tuan
Thursday, Feb. 11
Coffeehouse Theater at CalArts
5-8 pm

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