A-Squared Asian American
Performing Arts Festival
co-presented with Links Hall
TICKETS AND SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE!
October 20–23, 2016 at 7 pm
3111 North Western Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60618
The A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival features four evenings of contemporary dance, music, performance art, puppetry, sound art, spoken word, and theatre by American artists of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese descent.
On Saturday October 22, there will be a sight, sound and taste
installation delving into the interaction of memory, rapid development and food inspired by Hoi An's outdoor night culture and the diverse Vietnamese cuisine derived from China, France, America and the indigenous people of Vietnam.
Curated by A-Squared company members Hope Kim, Cary Shoda, and Giau Truong
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
The festival is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Illinois Arts Council and the Crane Group.
The presentation of 2125 Stanley Street by Dahlia Nayar was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
by Lloyd Suh
directed by Helen Young
co-produced with Halcyon Theatre
February 24 – April 1, 2017
Halcyon Theatre at Christ Lutheran Church
3255 W Wilson Avenue (enter from Spaulding Avenue)
Chicago, Illinois 60625
American Hwangap tells a deftly observant, funny, and moving story about a weekend in the lives of the Chuns, a Korean American family living in suburban Texas in 2005. After abandoning his family to return to his native South Korea, Min Suk Chun abruptly reappears in the lives of his ex-wife and children on the occasion of his hwangap, the traditional way of celebrating one’s 60th birthday in Korean culture. However, his ex-wife and kids, now adults, have moved on and do not welcome the patriarch back into their family. As his birthday approaches, Min Suk struggles to reunite his family and obtain forgiveness from the ones he loves most.
More information will be available soon!
This program is sponsored in part by Asian Improv aRts: AA Arts Incubator. This program is also partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
American Hwangap is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.