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Pan Asian celebrates the unique heritage of all Asian Americans
under the highest artistic standards of excellence
 

2015-2016
NU WORKS

NU Works 2016
NuWorks 2016 is a two-week Immersive of a new play with music, LOST IN SHANGHAI, written and composed by Angel Lam and directed by Chongren Fan, to experiment in form and content.

LOST IN SHANGHAI is a glimpse into the lavish, decadent and mysterious world of 1940s Shanghai, based on the true story of a young man’s adventure. Lush original music and lyrical songs recreates that sensuous era and its unique cultural diversity. The city was known as "The Paris of the East" and the "New York of the West"...of beautiful clothes and elevated emotions, like a floating world, everything was transient…A time now lost to history.
NU Works 2016
 
Public Presentation
May 31 & June 1st at 7pm
Bruce Mitchell Room
520 8th Ave 3rd Fl
For reservations email info@panasianrep.org

Suggested Donation $10

NU Works 2016
 
Cast:
Ya Han Chang
Marcus Crawford Guy
Rebecca Lee Lerman
Rosanne Ma
Kevin Schuering
Henry Yuk

Musicians:
Suliman Tekalli
Zhou Yi

Stage manager:
Fenton Li
  
 

Angel Lam has received three Carnegie Hall commissions, composed works for renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and her composition has been part of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble's worldwide touring repertoire since 2007. Her work was featured on the CD Off the Map and nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Classical Crossover Album. Her other works have been performed by GRAMMY winning Minnesota Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Yale Philharmonia, Yale Cellos, among others. New York Times called her work "an otherworldly, dreamily poetic short story...[with] rich, singing tone and sense of drama" and Financial Times called her "a born storyteller." She premiered her musical June Lovers at the prestigious Hong Kong Arts Festival in 2012, and received the Hong Kong Arts Development Council literary grant award in 2013 to develop Lost in Shanghai. For more information about her, please visit: www.Angellam.com

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Chongren Fan is a Brooklyn-based stage director. He is currently a Resident Artist at the prestigious experimental theatre company Mabou Mines developing The Kindness Project. This Christmas Chongren will be making his directing debut in China with Marie Jones’ Olivier Award Best Comedy Stones in His Pockets at Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre. Most recently he directed Yangtze Repertory Theater’s critically acclaimed production Behind the Mask, A Play. In 2017 he will direct Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s 410[Gone](NY Premier) for Yangtze Rep. He was a Jonathan Alper Directing Fellow at Manhattan Theatre Club where he assistant directed the World Premier of The World of Extreme Happiness(dir. Eric Ting). He also served as assistant director on A.R. Gurney’s What I Did Last Summer(dir. Jim Simpson) at Signature Theatre Company. Other directing and associate/assistant credits: The Final Kiss(Flea Theater); Nightfall(NYU Tisch, Goldberg Award); Cloud Nine and Did You See It?/Eight Ways In(Sarah Lawrence College); Tiger Trap(Manhattan Rep/Thespis Theatre Festival); West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, South Pacific and Children’s Theater productions at Forestburgh Playhouse. He has also worked with Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, China Arts and Entertainment Group, Bard Music Festival, Da Camera/Houston Opera, Ma-Yi Theatre Company, La Mama, New Ohio Theatre, Dixon Place, Prototype Festival, American Dance Institute and Mecoon Theater(Shanghai, China).
Education: MFA in Theatre, Sarah Lawrence College. www.chongrenfan.com

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