AA Arts Incubator Program of Asian Improv Arts Midwest's "Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings" Returns to Chicago

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The AA Arts Incubator Program of Asian Improv Arts Midwest (AIRMW) is proud to announce that its historic series, "Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings," begins its second year Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N Lincoln Ave. from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for general admission seating and may be reserved online at  OurPerspective.eventbrite.com. Seating is limited. For any additional information about the event, go to Our-Perspective.com or call 773.972.6745.


Launched in February 2018, at Goodman Theatre in Chicago to a standing room only crowd, this is AIRMW's first-ever play reading series of short and full-length plays written by Midwest Asian Americans. “Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings” is a three part series with Mia Park serving as the project's guest curator and executive producer. In addition to Park, the Our Perspective team also includes include co-producers Stephen George, Sydney Mercado and Friday Savathphoune. Karissa Murrell Myers is casting director.


The first reading includes four short plays:

  • Games by Susan H. Pak, Directed by Kaiser Ahmed

    • A highly ambitious, Korean American teen will stop at nothing to get into his dream university.  He’s conquered his classes and mastered his prep tests, but can he triumph over Improv?

  • Yankee Princess by Preston Choi, Directed by Mia Park

    • The arrival of half Korean high schooler Nancy Wilson disrupts the calm of a quaint 1960s American town. Though she and her "unconventional" family try to settle into the neighborhood, her identity, family history, and patriotism fall under scrutiny. Yankee Princess is a political coming of age story in the fallout of the Korean War. 

  • Following by Alvin Dantes, Directed by Giau Troung

    • Sam's girlfriend Jessie is having the time of her life at her friend Alex's birthday party. But Sam's paranoia gets the better of him and he starts stalking her on social media to find out what's really going on.


  • Black Box by Zhen E. Rammelsberg, Directed by Marie Tredway

    • Three women of color share their adoption stories from birth to coming of age. Guided by a chorus of women as well as the mysterious Black Box, they use humor, tears, and forgiveness to understand who they are in white America

Location and contact
Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
2433 N Lincoln Ave.
Chicago  Illinois  60614
United States