Animation from Act 2, Scene 5 from Seamless.

Special thanks to Ilani Umel for animating this video.


Plays

Seamless

SEAMLESS stages a theatrical view of history and identity, refracted through gender, work, family, and generation. Switching from comedic to poignant in a beat, the play centers on Diane Kubota, a successful Japanese American corporate attorney, whose life is seamlessly perfect - on the surface. When Dr. Kathleen Goto, a Harvard psychologist, interviews Diane about her parents' internment during WWII, the questions launch Diane on a quest that compels her to ask how well she knows herself, her family, her culture. A play about history and memory, the afterlife of trauma, and the (im)possibility of knowing the people you love most.

Readings:

Lark Theatre/Play Development Center, directed by Victor Maog, Artistic Director, Second Generation Theater, New York, NY

New York Theatre Workshop. Liz Diamond, Yale School of Drama, director. Cast included Jodi Long, from Broadway’s Flower Drum Song

Awards:

2nd place, 2014 Jane Chambers Award

Honorable Mention, See Change Festival, East West Players

But Can He Dance?

BUT CAN HE DANCE? is a multiracial relationship comedy.

Production:

Asian American Repertory Theatre, San Diego, October 25-November 13, 2003

Reading:

Moving Arts Theater Company, Los Angeles Theater Center, April 2001.

(Dis)graceful(l) Conduct

(DIS)GRACEFUL(L) CONDUCT is a high disco satire on sexual and racial harassment in the academy.

Readings:

East West Players

Powerhouse Theater

Women Artists’ Group

Moving Arts Theater

Playwrights’ Theatre of New Jersey