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LAAFF Fest: Lotsa Asian American Fractured Fairytales Festival

SIS Productions in partnership with 18th & Union and Youth Theatre Northwest present the premiere of Lotsa Asian American Fractured Fairytales! LAAFF Fest brings to life a delightful collection of deliciously fun, family-friendly fairytales with a feminist flair! Very loosely inspired by Asian and American tales, these six ten-minute scripts are penned by Asian American women and one teenage American girl, directed by Asian American women and featuring over 20 Asian American actors!
“And perhaps that’s one of the most powerful aspects of this festival—for Asian Americans and, in particular, women to see ourselves reflected on stage. We are not invisible. We are the story.”International Examiner
“This will show people a glimpse of how much phenomenal talent there is, just in terms of Asian American women.” – Listen to the full interview at WOW (Womxn of Washington on Culture & Leadership)

Two locations!

18th & Union at 1406 18th Ave at 18th & Union in Seattle’s Capitol Hill/Central Area

Sundays, June 18 and 25, 2017 at 5pm and 7pm

Purchase Seattle tickets here!

Youth Theatre Northwest in residence at Mercer Island’s Emmanuel Episcopal Church located at 4400 86th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Saturdays, June 17 & 24 at 7:30pm plus Friday, June 23 at 7:30pm

Purchase Mercer Island tickets here!

For best price, purchase tickets in advance online!

Running Time: 70 minutes with no intermission.

Appropriate for anyone 6 years and older.

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Haenyeo

by Seayoung Yim
directed by Mimi Katano
Minji, a city girl who moves to beautiful Jeju Island, looks for the answers to her struggling family’s problems in the pages of an old fairy tale. She meets Haenyeo, a real life mermaid, who shows her the answer to her problems may actually be found in her real life.
Featuring Naho Shioya & Maile Wong

Not All Fairytales Have Happy Endings

by Esther Strako
directed by Kathy Hsieh
A 13-year-old playwright challenges the concept of “happily ever after” by presenting her hilarious take on the canon of fairytales we thought we knew. This play was a top finalist in ACT’s Young Playwrights Program.
Featuring Rachel Rene Araucto (6/17 – 6/23, 6/25 at 7) or Susan Lieu (6/24 & 6/25 at 5), Chevi Chung (6/17 – 6/23, 6/25) or Anna Saephan (6/24), Aya Hashiguchi, Mi Kang, Parker Kennedy (6/17 – 6/24, 6/25 at 7) or David Hsieh (6/25 at 5), & Kevin Lin.

Another Monkey Tale

by Celeste Mari Williams
directed by Kathy Hsieh
Kimie’s downtime at her favorite hangout is dramatically interrupted when a talking monkey invites her into his world of problems. Who is this monkey? Can he be trusted or is he an evil trickster out for his own personal gain? Kimie finds herself in an odd folktale world full of ancient wisdom, secrets, curses, and lessons to be learned.
Featuring Minna Lee, Season Qiu, Asa Sholdez, & Celeste Mari Williams.

The Best Mom

written & directed by Kathy Hsieh
Sometimes Chinese American grandmothers know best. Cindy gets a surprise visit (or two!) that turns bedtime story-time into more than her mother would have ever imagined.
Featuring Rachel Guyer-Mafune, Mariko Kita, Maydene Pang & Pattie Miles (6/17 – 6/18, 6/24 – 6/25) or Julie Beckman (6/23).

The Monsoon Girls

by Julie Hoang
directed by May Nguyen Lee
What happens if you can’t let go of a grudge? Two powerful goddesses in Vietnam go head-to-head in a stormy showdown.
Featuring Annelih Hamilton, Mi Kang, Anna Saephan & Patty Sang.

The Blindman’s Daughter

by Maggie Lee
directed by Maria Batayola
A Korean American father shares the story of Shim Chung with his young daughter, and discovers a new lesson for himself in a fun, modern retelling of this time-honored tale of familial duty and sacrifice.
Featuring Rachel Guyer-Mafune & Denny Le.

PRODUCTION TEAM:

Properties Designer – Brandon Estrella

Specialty Costume Designer – Jenny Ku

Sound Designer / Associate Producer – Roger Tang

Graphic Design – Mario Gomez

Producer, Production Stage Manager & Design Support – Kathy Hsieh

Associate Stage Manager – Marilyn Gonzalez

Production Assistants – Celeste Mari Williams, Van Lang Pham, Kayla Sang

Production Support – Melvin Inouye, Rick Wong

Administrative Intern – Maya McQueen

 

SIS Productions

is a production company that strives to create, develop and produce quality works that involve Asian American women, their themes, and Asian American issues. SIS Productions encourages opportunities and support for Asian American women to be involved in all aspects of the production of artistic endeavors.
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18th & Union

is a performance space in Seattle’s Central District that serves as a home for solo and other portable performance and visual art, including theater, music, dance, comedy, and improv.

Youth Theatre Northwest

nurtures the intellectual, artistic, and personal development of children and youth through drama  education, performing opportunities, and live theatre experiences.

Special thanks to:

4Culture, ArtsWA, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Russell Family Foundation for their support of SIS Productions.