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Two Mile Hollow by Leah Nanako Winkler at The Lounge Theatre begins Sunday, October 14, 2018, and ends Sunday, November 4, 2018.
*This trip is for current USC students only. You must use the provided transportation to participate. Space is limited and advance registration is required. RSVP beginning Thursday, October 4, at 9 a.m. Check-in for the event will begin at 6:15 p.m. on campus. Buses will depart at 7 p.m. and return to campus at 11 p.m. Dinner will be provided at check-in.
“Unrelentingly hilarious”—Chicago Tribune
When the Donnellys gather for a weekend in the country to clear their belongings from their recently sold estate, storms are brewing both inside and outside the house (uh oh!). As this brood of famous, longing-to-be-famous, and kind-of-a-mess Caucasians comes together with their non-white personal assistant, Charlotte, some really really really complicated and totally unique secrets are revealed over white wine.
Two Mile Hollow, by rising-star playwright Leah Nanako Winkler, is a satirical takedown of the popular “White People by the Water” genre—in which affluent white people discover secrets and fight in a big house by the water. A non-white cast plays the very white Donnelly family with both compassion and brutality as Charlotte, a POC playing a POC, comes of age. It’s a direct response to ridiculous things that happen in the American theatre—hello, yellowface—and a sincere comedy that finds the humor in trenchant social critique.
Leah Nanako Winkler is a Japanese American playwright from Kamakura, Japan, and Lexington, Kentucky. Her plays include Kentucky (2015 Kilroys List), Two Mile Hollow (2017 Kilroys List), Death for Sydney Black, Diversity Awareness Picnic, Double Suicide At Ueno Park, and Linus and Murray. Her new play, God Said This, premiered at the 42nd Humana Festival of New American Plays in 2018, received the 2018 Yale Drama Series Prize, and will premiere Off-Broadway at Primary Stages in 2019. (Instagram, Twitter)
Artists at Play is a collective of Asian American creative professionals who have come together to curate quality theatre in Los Angeles. They present theatrical productions otherwise missing from the Los Angeles theatre landscape that tell the stories of underrepresented communities and will challenge, engage, and broaden the theatrical experience for the Los Angeles community. (Official website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative.
It is time to change the way we talk about writing in theater. This book offers a new argument that reimagines modern theater's critical power and places innovative writing at the heart of the experimental stage. While performance studies, German Theaterwissenschaft, and even text-based drama studies have commonly envisioned theatrical performance as something that must operate beyond the limits of the textual imagination, this book shows how a series of writers have actively shaped new conceptions of theater's radical potential. Engaging with a range of theorists, including Theodor Adorno, Jarcho reveals a modern tradition of 'negative theatrics,' whose artists undermine the here and now of performance in order to challenge the value and the power of the existing world. This vision emerges through surprising new readings of modernist classics - by Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and Samuel Beckett - as well as contemporary American works by Suzan-Lori Parks, Elevator Repair Service, and Mac Wellman.
Off off Broadway Festival Plays, 39th Series by Jennifer Jasper; Martyna Mojak; Will Arbery; Kelly Younger; Leah Nanako Winkler; Skylar Fox
Call Number: PS627.O53 O349 2015
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
ET-Y-MOL-O-GY: "Seven words map the course of Susan Anne and Calvin's journey through life"--publisher's website.John, Who's Here from Cambridge: "Overworked, under-qualified, and broke, Jess takes on another job to make ends meet -- as a personal caretaker for a graduate student named John. John has cerebral palsy. John is beautiful. And John is here from Cambridge. That is, Massachusetts. Where he went to undergrad, just in case you were wondering. One Friday night after the timesheet has been put away, music is played, assumptions are challenged, and two lonely people learn some things about each other"--publisher's website.The Logic: "Evan and Andrew reconnect on Facebook. While Evan is starting a career in publishing in New York, Andrew is incarcerated in a Texas prison. As their childhood friendship starts to resurface, Andrew tries to push through the banality of digital communication to fulfill a plan they had when they were kids"--publisher's website.Mandate: "Forced into a guy's night out by their wives, a stay-at-home dad and a stay-in-his-cubicle accountant go on a disastrous 'first date' only to learn that friendship really is magic"--publisher's website.Taisetsu Na Hito: "Bethany and Charles, a wholesome American couple, become owners of Android Minami, a Japanese robo-maid. As Minami becomes integrated into their mundane lives, repressed emotions arise and the line between servitude and fetishism begin to collide"--publisher's website.A Wake for David's Fucked-up Face: "David did something stupid on the way home from prom. Now, Cal's covered in blood, eating Funyuns in his room, and Cal's mom doesn't know what to do with him. Why doesn't he seem sad? Are live-action role-playing fantasy games really the answer? And where is David's head?"--publisher's website.
North American Theatre Online is a comprehensive reference work covering all aspects of the Canadian and American Theatre. It includes some 40,000 pages of major reference materials, together with records to approximately 30,000 plays, 57,000 people, 5,400 theatres, 22,000 productions, and 2,500 production companies.
Digital Theatre Plus is the immersive platform for English Literature and Performing Arts that brings contemporary theater to life. Digital Theatre collaborates with leading theater companies worldwide to develop their engaging collection of filmed and written content, including exclusive backstage insights.
(Available at Doheny Journal stacks and Online)
Center for Advanced Study in Theatre Arts.; Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.
New York, N.Y. : CASTA, CUNY Graduate School; Print began with v. 1, no. 1 (spring 1989).; 1989
(Available at Doheny Library Journal stacks)
University of Kansas. Department of English.; University of Toronto. Graduate Centre for Study of Drama.
Lawrence, Kan. : Dept. of English, University of Kansas; Vol. 1, no. 1 (May 1958)-; 1958]-