May Nguyen is a producer with Pork Filled Productions whose upcoming play, “The Tumbleweed Zephyr” opens this August at 12th Ave Arts. May is also an actor who can be found on stage with the likes of sketch comedy group, Pork Filled Players, Live Girls! Theater, 14/48, SIS Productions, and ReAct Theatre. She has even written plays for the SIS Writers’ Group, SIS Productions, Infinity Box Theatre, and Live Girls! Theater. When not on stage, May is a board member with Infinity Box Theatre and can be found behind the scenes as a stage manager and assistant stage manager at Youth Theatre Northwest. Theater is team sport where everyone’s time is precious and everyone’s skills are valuable. Thank you for playing with us.
As a playwright, he’s written She Devil of the South China Seas, The Jade Con, Shadowed Intent, Truth and Lies, Third Generation Heritage and Mac ‘n Dex. He has also worked with Seattles 14/18 Festival, penned numerous sketches for the Pork Filled Players and several pieces for SIS Productions’ Revealed series of site-specific theatre work.
As a producer, he introduced Northwest audiences to such writers as Qui Nguyen, Prince Gomolvilas, Carla Ching and Genny Lim and has produced numerous Northwest and world premieres, from Hwang’s Bondage and Yellow Face to Maggie Lee’s The Clockwork Professor, The Tumbleweed Zephyr and A Hand of Talons.
He has sat on the boards of ReAct Theatre and the Northwest Asian American Theatre (where he helped build the Theatre Off Jackson). Called the “Godfather of Asian American theatre” by A. Magazine, he is a recipient of a 2016 Equity Award from the Equity In the Entertainment Industry Symposium at Stanford University, and is a member of the national board for the Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists (CAATA) where he chairs the membership committee. He is also is the Literary Manager for SIS Productions, the Executive Director of Pork Filled Productions and edits the Asian American Theatre Revue, the web’s foremost resource on Asian American theatre (www.aatrevue.com).
Narea Kang currently resides in New York as an actor. Select Seattle acting credits include: Matilda James in PFP’s production of The Clockwork Professor, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet at Book-It Repertory Theatre; Buckshot and Lollyville with Macha Monkeys Productions; The Joy Luck Club at Tacoma Little Theatre, and touring in the one-woman show Within the Silence with Living Voices. Narea has also performed with the sketch comedy group, Pork Filled Players, and is an independent film producer.
Maggie Lee is a Seattle playwright whose work reflects her love of comedy, science fiction, and horror. Her produced plays include The Tumbleweed Zephyr and The Clockwork Professor (Pork Filled Productions), The Echo Maiden (Seattle Public Theater Youth Program), The Journey of the Bell (The 14/48 Projects), The Sunshower Bride and Paper and Ink (Live Girls! Theater), Last Light (Playing in Progress), the Revealed! walking tours (SIS Productions), collaborating on Greetings from Styx and King Arthur and the Knights of the Playground (Balagan Theatre), Kindred Spirits (ReAct Theatre), H.P. Lovecraft adaptations (Open Circle Theater), the Double Shot Theatre Festival, and 14/48. Maggie is also the lead sketch writer and a performer with the Pork Filled Players, Seattle’s Asian American sketch comedy group, as well as designing lights, props, and puppets for many local fringe theaters. She was a panelist for Asian American Women in Comedy at the 2011 National Asian American Theater Conference in Los Angeles, and was twice featured at ACT’s Local Writers Showcase at the REPRESENT! Multicultural Playwrights’ Festival. She is a member of the SIS Writers Group, Rain City Projects, the Sandbox Artists Collective, and was recently an Artist in Residence at Theatre Off Jackson.