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(Secret Asian Man)

01/31 - 02/09


"8-24-9" is a Movement piece devised in response to the dual-identity of being a Laos-American. From 1964 to 1973, the U.S. dropped more than two million tons of ordnance on Laos during 580,000 bombing missions - equal to a planeload of bombs every 8 minutes, 24 hours a day, for 9 years - making Laos the most heavily bombed country per capita in history. Samson Syharath will be collaborating with dancer and choreographer, Minh Tran, to create a performance piece presented in the early summer of 2020. This workshop reading, will be the catalyst for the physical life of the piece.
Part of Fertile Ground: A City-wide Festival of New Works


The Jungle Book

02/08 - 03/04

NWCT’s original adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic returns for an encore performance! Telling the story of a mischievous young boy and his adventures in the jungles of India, The Jungle Book comes to life through traditional Indian dance and a dash of “Bollywood!” This family favorite is created in partnership with Anita Menon of the Anjali School of Dance.

Adapted by Anita Menon and Sarah Jane Hardy

Most enjoyed by ages 5 and up


The Journal of Ben Uchida

02/29 - 03/22

In 1942, 12-year-old Ben Uchida and his family are forcibly removed from their home in San Francisco and relocated to Mirror Lake Internment Camp, along with hundreds of thousands of other Japanese-American families. In this unfamiliar place, removed from everything he once knew, Ben’s emotional journey is even more upsetting than his physical one. Originally commissioned by the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, this play details–with anger, despair, sadness, and hope–a dark chapter in this country’s history, and tells a story that is relevant, moving, and one that cannot be forgotten.


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