Two new plays by Alice Tuan, the head of the Writing for Performance program, will be read at Los Angeles Theatre Center this week, featuring CalArts talent.
A staged reading of Hit, which Tuan describes as a “severely Los Angeles play that starts with a car crash and swerves into a wild ride,” will be read on Wednesday, May 18 at 7 pm. Hosted by Jose Luis Valenzuela, artistic director of the Latino Theater Company, with special help from Dr. Chantal Rodriguez, the reading will be directed by Robert Cucuzza (Theater MFA 11) and will feature a talented cast of CalArts actors, including Kalean Ung (MFA 12), Gabriella Trigo-McIntyre (MFA 12), Sam Breen (MFA 11), Frank Raducz (BFA 13), Olivia Sandoval (MFA 13 ) and Jasmine Hughes (MFA 12).
Cocks Crow will be read on Monday, May 23 at 7:30 pm. Tuan writes of the play, “Cocks Crow follows Americans that carry their superpower swagger to Shanghai, only to find that the Chinese have their own way of doing business.” The reading will be directed by CalArts alumna Vicki Grise (Theater MFA 09) and features actors Evan Hyde (BFA 11), Jennifer Greer (MFA 11), Jozben Bennett (MFA 12), Shannon Holt and Ping Wu, and is hosted by Jon Lawrence Rivera, artistic director of Playwrights’ Arena.
Wednesday, May 18 at 7 pm
Monday, May 23 at 7:30 pm
Los Angeles Theatre Center
514 Spring St. (at 5th Street), Los Angeles, Calif.