The Wong Kids was first commissioned and produced by
Children’s Theatre Company – Minneapolis
Developed in the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, Ma-Yi Theater Company, NY
Produced by special arrangement with
Plays For Young Audiences
- Mirror, Mirror by Lamar Legend (local Seattle writer)
- Repossessed by Greg Lam
- My Samurai, by Celeste Mari Williams (SIS Writers Group and Parley playwright)
- Reparations, by Darren Canady
- Blood Makes Noise, by Kuan Foo (head sketch writer for Assaulted Fish)
- She Devil of the China Seas, by Roger Tang (yes, the Head Hawg!)
- and an original commissioned play by Seayoung Yim (Do it for Umma)
PFP and the Seattle Foundation team up on May 10, for GiveBIG, Seattle¹s day of giving where Seattle donors join with the area non-profits to do good.
For PFP, the Seattle Foundation are collaborators on our mission to stretch the boundaries of Asian American theatre and to center Asian American theatre artists on stage, using genres like steampunk, science fiction, comic books, adventure stories and more!
For GiveBIG, PFP has lined up a pool of matching funds to double the impact of your gifts. The first $500 in gifts will be matched by our producers, so a $10 gift from you will turn into $20 for PFP!
We have a slew of projects coming up that could use your support. Help two young Asian American siblings save the universe in a staged reading of The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go! (Coming up at DragonFest this summer!) Help develop new works and new writers for Unleashed! New Pulp Stories for the 20th Century!
It¹s coming up quickly, so get ready for GiveBig! And give to PFP at http://www.givebigseattle.org/PorkFilledProductions!
If you have a play (or are writing one) that tells a thrilling, larger-than-life tale, that uses recognizable genre tropes in inventive new ways, Pork Filled Productions might produce it. The goal of Unleashed: New Pulp Stories of the 21st Century is to give playwrights of color the opportunity to let loose their imaginations. We want to unleash stories that will make our audiences lean forward in their seats in anticipation, or send shivers up their spines in terror, or make their pulses pound with excitement. We want to make some fun theater!
Plays are not required to have specifically diverse casts or racial themes; however, Pork Filled Productions is dedicated to casting all of our shows with at least 51% actors of color, so please keep that in mind when considering your submissions.
Seattle theatre critics honor the best in local theatre with the annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards and Pork Filled Productions has received six nominations for 2016 from this alliance of print and on-line reviewers.
Jostling with the likes of both the Seattle Repertory and fellow fringe level groups like Theatre 22, PFP’s nominations span acting, writing and design, and include:
- Excellence in Production of a Play (Small theatre):
A Hand of Talons, Pork Filled Productions
- Excellence in Performance in a Play as a Lead Actor (Female): (Small theatre):
Stephanie Kim-Bryan – A Hand of Talons (Pork Filled Productions)
- Excellence in Set Design: (Small theatre)
Brandon Estrella – A Hand of Talons (Pork Filled Productions)
- Excellence in Costume Design: (Small theatre)
Jocelyne Fowler – A Hand of Talons (Pork Filled Productions)
- Excellence in Lighting Design: (Small theatre)
Tess Malone – A Hand of Talons (Pork Filled Productions)
- Excellence in Local Playwriting:
Maggie Lee – A Hand of Talons (Pork Filled Productions)
Winners will be announced January 27 , 2017.
- Amy Poisson for Best Direction of a Play, A Hand of Talons
- Maggie Lee for Best New Play, A Hand of Talons
- Stephanie Kim-Bryan for Best Leading Actress in a Play, A Hand of Talons
- Jocelyne Fowler for Best Costume Design, A Hand of Talons
- Sara Porkalob for PERSON TO WATCH
- Brad Walker for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, Little Shop of Horrors
- Kevin Lin for Best Featured Actor in a Play, A Tale for the Time Being
- Mariko Kita for Best Leading Actress in a Play, A Tale for the Time Being
It’s about time!
We always knew it was only a matter of time before our very own MAGGIE LEE would get the wider recognition her work deserves. The Tumbleweed Zephyr has been nominated for Gregory Award for Outstanding New Play. And it’s not just Pork Filled Productions who knows about one of Seattle’s most creative treasures.
Maggie’s written plays for Seattle Public Theater (twice!), Live Girls! Theater (and again!), and Youth Theatre Northwest. Her work has also been produced in San Francisco. If anything, the Gregories had to catch up to her. Congratulations, Maggie. You have our vote!