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

 

2017 Shakespeare Lab 

A Midsummer Night's Dream book cover
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre‘s

SHAKESEPARE LAB - 7 Master Classes
Aug 1 - 24, 2017

Scenes from A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
by William Shakespeare

Instructors : Ernest Abuba & Rosanne Ma

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-9pm
Aug 1, 3; 8, 10; 15, 17 & 22 plus
Presentation Thurs Aug 24 at 7pm open to public in Bruce Mitchell Room At 520 8th avenue 3rd Fl

TUITION: $350
20% DISCOUNT for previous students.

To register: email photos & resumes to info@panasianrep.org 
 

Spring 2016 Shakespeare Lab

King Lear

SCHEDULE: 6 sessions
Mar 28– May 4, 2016
6:00pm – 9:00pm


Public presentation: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 7pm

TUITION: $300
Previous Pan Asian students are eligible for 20% discount. Tuition payment is for all sessions and is non-refundable.

LOCATION: 520 Eighth Avenue (between 36th & 37th Streets), 3rd Floor.

 
  This will be an immersive lab where actors will work on Scenes and Monologues from the text and culminate in a presentation. The first session will be a full read through and preliminary selection of roles and scenes. May 4th presentation of selected scenes will give arc of the play.

Prerequisite: Prefer actors have previous Classical and/or Shakespeare experience.

Text for class: The Arden Shakespeare: King Lear, Edited by R.A. Foakes

INSTRUCTOR: ERNEST ABUBA, playwright, director, and veteran Broadway and film actor. Major roles in Broadway’s THE OLDEST BOY, PACIFIC OVERTURES, LOOSE ENDS. TV: “Kung Fu,” “Adderly” Film: “Twelve Monkeys,” “King Of New York” His plays include: KWATZ! THE TIBETAN PROJECT, CAMBODIA AGONISTES, EAT A BOWL OF TEA, AN AMERICAN STORY, and LEIR REX.  Screenplays produced by Wing Prdns, and CBS/PBS: “Mariana Bracetti,” “Osceola,” “Arthur A. Schomburg,” “Lilac Chen,” “Asian American Railroad Strike,” and “Iroquois Confederacy.” He is currently on the theater faculty at
Sarah Lawrence College.

*Guest Teaching Artist: Rosanne Ma (SHOGUN MACBETH, CHINA DOLL, RASHOMON)

Rosanne Ma is a senior artist with Pan Asian Rep and a recipient of the Lilah Kan Red Socks award. Performance highlights at Pan Asian include Shogun Macbeth, Rashomon, Film Chinois. Rosanne has studied under Dennis Krausnick (Shakepeare & Co), Boris Schnader (Moscow School of Dramatic Art), Sanford Robbins (Resident Ensemble Players) and has performed under the direction of Liviu Ciulei, Henryk Baronowski, Laszlo Marton. Rosanne holds a BFA and MFA in Theater.

If interested, please contact Pan Asian Rep at info@panasianrep.org or call us at
212-868-4030. Send pic and resume with role(s) interested.

 

Fall 2015 Master Acting & Writing Lab

Ernest Abuba
SCHEDULE: 10 sessions
Oct 14 – Dec 14, 2015
6:30pm – 9:30pm


Public presentation: Monday, Dec 14, 2015 at 7pm
 
  TUITION: $375
Previous Pan Asian students are eligible for 20% discount ($300). Tuition payment is for all sessions and is non-refundable.

LOCATION: 520 Eighth Avenue (between 36th & 37th Streets), 3rd Floor.

Classical training, monologues and scene work for actors, and original pieces developed by lab process for writers. Students will come to the Class with a piece in mind to work on. Previous students have gone on to perform their works nationally and internationally, and in NYC at HERE, Chashama, PS122, and in Pan Asian showcases and other venues.

INSTRUCTOR: ERNEST ABUBA, playwright, director, and veteran Broadway and film actor. Major roles in Broadway’s THE OLDEST BOY, PACIFIC OVERTURES, LOOSE ENDS. TV: “Kung Fu,” “Adderly” Film: “Twelve Monkeys,” “King Of New York” His plays include: KWATZ! THE TIBETAN PROJECT, CAMBODIA AGONISTES, EAT A BOWL OF TEA, AN AMERICAN STORY, and LEIR REX.  Screenplays produced by Wing Prdns, and CBS/PBS: “Mariana Bracetti,” “Osceola,” “Arthur A. Schomburg,” “Lilac Chen,” “Asian American Railroad Strike,” and “Iroquois Confederacy.”
He is currently on the theater faculty at
Sarah Lawrence College.

If interested, please contact Pan Asian Rep at info@panasianrep.org or call us at
212-868-4030. 
 

Spring 2015 Season
ACTING & WRITING LAB PRESENTATION 

Acting/Writing Lab Presentation
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
7:00pm in the Bruce Mitchell Room
520 8th Ave, 3rd Fl

TO RSVP email info@panasianrep.org
Suggested donation of $10 collected at the door
to cover wine/cheese reception

Join us as we hear excerpts from new, original works, as well as scene work from classics performed by students from the 2015 Lab led by Ernest Abuba, to be followed by feedback and reception.

2015 students:

Heesuk Chae, Richard Chang, Shira Flam, Angel Lam, Ioana Preda Buburuzan, Yokko Usami, Audrey Wang, and Frank Yip.

 

 

Fall 2014 HULA BASICS with Marina Celander 

hula

Sep 10- Oct 29, 2014
8 Wednesdays 6-8pm
With presentation* Monday Nov 3 at 7pm
in the Bruce Mitchell Room (520 8th Ave 3fl.)
*open to the public

Tuition $200, no prior experience necessary. To register call 212-868-4030. Returning students are welcome.

Hula, Hawaiian traditional dance, is a sacred art form of the Hawaiian Islands. It originated a long time ago, and with the arrival of the Western influences ancient hula evolved into 'hula auana', modern hula, but it is still connected to its sacred past. In our fall hula workshop series we will learn the basic steps of the feet, hands and hips; we will talk story about Hawai'i; we will also learn choreography, words and meaning of a beautiful 'hula auana'. 

About the instructor: MARINA CELANDER is a theatre artist and dancer originally from Sweden. She graduated from London Contemporary Dance School's three year professional training program in modern dance and ballet in London, England. Her training in New York also includes Gene Frankel Theatre Workshop. Marina has since performed extensively in theatre and dance in many venues across the USA.

She has dedicated many years to the study of Hula, traditional Hawaiian dance, both on the mainland and in Hawai'i, and is currently studying under the guidance of kumu hula, or master hula teacher, Vicky Holt Takamine with halau Pua Ali'i 'Ilima O Nuioka.

 
 

Spring 2015 Master Acting & Writing Lab

Ernest Abuba's Acting and Writing workshop
SCHEDULE: 9 Wednesdays Feb 4 – Apr 1
6:30pm – 9:30pm


Public presentation: Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 at 7pm

TUITION: $375
Previous Pan Asian students are eligible for 20% discount ($280). Tuition payment is for all sessions and is non-refundable.

LOCATION: 520 Eighth Avenue (between 36th & 37th Streets), 3rd Floor.

Classical training, monologues and scene work for actors, and original pieces developed by lab process for writers. Students will come to the Class with a piece in mind to work on. Previous students have gone on to perform their works nationally and internationally, and in NYC at HERE, Chashama, PS122, and in Pan Asian showcases and other venues.

INSTRUCTOR: ERNEST ABUBA, playwright, director, and veteran Broadway and film actor. Major roles in Broadway’s PACIFIC OVERTURES, LOOSE ENDS. TV: “Kung Fu,” “Adderly” Film: “Twelve Monkeys,” “King Of New York” His plays include: KWATZ! THE TIBETAN PROJECT, CAMBODIA AGONISTES, EAT A BOWL OF TEA, AN AMERICAN STORY, and LEIR REX.  Screenplays produced by Wing Prdns, and CBS/PBS: “Mariana Bracetti,” “Osceola,” “Arthur A. Schomburg,” “Lilac Chen,” “Asian American Railroad Strike,” and “Iroquois Confederacy.”
He is currently on the theater faculty at
Sarah Lawrence College.

If interested, please contact Pan Asian Rep at info@panasianrep.org or call us at
212-868-4030. 
 
 
 

Fall 2013 HULA BASICS with Marina Celander 

hula

Oct 3- Dec 5, 2013 (skip Nov 7 & 28)
8 Thursdays 6-7:30pm
With presentation* Friday Dec 6 at 7pm
in the Bruce Mitchell Room (520 8th Ave 3fl.)
*open to the public

Tuition $200, no prior experience necessary. To register call 212-868-4030 

 
 

Fall 2013 ACTING & WRITING LAB 

Ernest Abuba's Acting and Writing workshop
SCHEDULE: Weds Oct 9 – Dec 11, 2013
6:30pm – 9:30pm

(no class Nov 27)
Public presentation: Thursday, Dec 12 at 7:30pm

TUITION: $350.
Previous Pan Asian students are eligible for 20% discount ($280). Tuition payment is for all sessions and is non-refundable.

LOCATION: 520 Eighth Avenue (between 36th & 37th Streets), 3rd Floor.
 
 

Winter 2014 Stage Combat and Real Life

With Michael G. Chin
Feb 5 - Mar 12, 2014
6 Wednesdays 6-8pm
520 8th Ave, 3rd Flr.

Hand to hand techniques for stage and real life scenarios; plus some weapons know how.

This course will focus on Self Defense and how to react to perilous situations, and to ward off attacks in the home, workplace, or on the street. This course will explore the defense of unarmed and knife attacks, as well as heighten awareness to identify dangerous situations. No experience necessary! The benefits of practicing Self Defense are life strengthening and empowering!

Tuition is $180. To register call 212-868-4030

About the Instructor: 
Michael G. Chin is a Senior Artist and resident Violence Coordinator with Pan Asian Rep. He is recognized as a Fight Master with the Society of American Fight Directors. He teaches stage combat as an adjunct at four schools. He has studied self defense techniques and Northern Shaolin Kung Fu for the past 20 years.


 

2012 - 2013 Season
ACTING & WRITING LAB PRESENTATION 

Acting/Writing Lab Presentation
Thursday, January 10, 2013
7:00pm in the Bruce Mitchell Room
520 8th Ave, 3rd Fl

TO RSVP email info@panasianrep.org
Suggested donation of $10 collected at the door
to cover wine/cheese reception

With Scenes and Monologues
from Original Works:

Wong Chin Foo: The First Chinese American
by Richard Chang
Tears of the Son by Aaron Chieu
Seven Fifteen by Nancy Eng
Brooklyn Dreams by John Quincy Lee
Fighting For Family and Bliss in the Burbs
by Jo Shui

And excerpts from plays by
Neil Simon, Yukio Mishima,
Anton Chekhov, and David Henry Hwang performed by
Ryun Hobbs,
Youn Jung Kim,
Hui-Shurn Yong
and more!  
 

2012 - 2013 Season
ACTING & WRITING LAB 

Wednesdays: Oct 17, 2012 – Jan 9, 2013
(no class Oct 31,Nov 21, or Dec 26)
6:30pm – 9:30pm

with public presentation*:
Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 7:00pm
in the Bruce Mitchell Room
520 8th Ave, 3rd Floor
RSVP to info@panasianrep.org
*$10 suggested donation collected at the door

Tuition: $350 for 10 sessions
only $35 per session!*
20% discount for previous students ($280)
*Registration for all 10 sessions
- cannot be prorated or refunded.


Location: 520 Eighth Avenue
(between 36th & 37th Streets), 3rd Floor.

Classical training, monologues and scene work for actors, and original pieces developed by lab process for writers.

Students will come to the Class with a piece in mind to work on. Previous students have gone on to perform their works nationally and internationally, and in NYC at HERE, Chashama, PS122, and in Pan Asian showcases and other venues.

Instructor: ERNEST ABUBA, playwright, director, and Obie Award Winning Actor for his role in YELLOW FEVER. Major roles in Broadway’s PACIFIC OVERTURES, LOOSE ENDS.
TV: “Kung Fu,” “Adderly”
Film: “Twelve Monkeys,” “King Of New York”

His plays include: KWATZ! THE TIBETAN PROJECT, CAMBODIA AGONISTES, EAT A BOWL OF TEA, AN AMERICAN STORY, and LEIR REX. Screenplays produced by Wing Prdns, and CBS/PBS: “Mariana Bracetti,” “Osceola,” “Arthur A. Schomburg,” “Lilac Chen,” “Asian American Railroad Strike,” and “Iroquois Confederacy.” He is currently on the theater faculty at
Sarah Lawrence College.

If interested, please contact Pan Asian Rep at info@panasianrep.org or call us at 212-868-4030.

Suggested Reading: (For Actors) - Stella Adler: The Art of Acting, Compiled & Edited by Howard Kissel, ISBN: 1-55783-373-7 (Copy:2000) (For Playwrights) - In Their Own Words, (Contemporary American Playwrights), by
David Savan, ISBN: 0-930452-70-4  
 
 

2011 - 2012 Season
ACTING & WRITING MASTER CLASS 

 Ernest Abuba's Acting and Writing Workshop
 
Mondays, October 24 – December 26, 2011
(no class Nov 14) 6:30pm – 9:30pm

with public presentation: Tuesday, December 27 at 7:00pm

Tuition: $315 for 9 sessions
Previous Pan Asian students are eligible for 20% discount ($253).

Tuition payments are for all 9 sessions and non-refundable.

Location: 520 Eighth Avenue
(between 36th & 37th Streets), 3rd Floor.

Classical training, monologues and scene work for actors, and original pieces developed by lab process for writers.

Students will come to the Class with a piece in mind to work on. Previous students have gone on to perform their works nationally and internationally, and in NYC at HERE, Chashama, PS122, and in Pan Asian showcases and other venues.

Instructor: ERNEST ABUBA, playwright, director, and Obie Award Winning Actor for his role in YELLOW FEVER. Major roles in Broadway’s PACIFIC OVERTURES, LOOSE ENDS. 
TV: “Kung Fu,” “Adderly” 
Film: “Twelve Monkeys,” “King Of New York”

His plays include: KWATZ! THE TIBETAN PROJECT, CAMBODIA AGONISTES, EAT A BOWL OF TEA, AN AMERICAN STORY, and LEIR REX.  Screenplays produced by Wing Prdns, and CBS/PBS: “Mariana Bracetti,” “Osceola,” “Arthur A. Schomburg,” “Lilac Chen,” “Asian American Railroad Strike,” and “Iroquois Confederacy.”

He is currently on the theater faculty at Sarah Lawrence College.

If interested, please contact Pan Asian Rep at info@panasianrep.org or call us at
212-868-4030.

Suggested Reading: (For Actors) - Stella Adler: The Art of Acting, Compiled & Edited by Howard Kissel, ISBN: 1-55783-373-7 (Copy:2000) (For Playwrights) - In Their Own Words, (Contemporary American Playwrights), by
David Savan, ISBN: 0-930452-70-4 

 
 

2010 - 2011 Season
ACTING & WRITING MASTER CLASS 

Led by Ernest Abuba


 

 

 

 

Wednesdays, June 1 - July 6, 2011
6:30pm – 9:30pm

Classical training, monologues and scene work for actors, and original pieces developed by lab process for writers. Students will come to the Class with a piece in mind to work on. Previous students have gone on to perform their works nationally and internationally, and in NYC at HERE, Chashama, PS122, and in Pan Asian showcases and other venues.

$240 for six Master Classes

20% discount for previous Pan Asian Rep students. Payments are are non-refundable and cannot be prorated.

520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor
(between 36 & 37th Streets)

Contact the Pan Asian Rep office to sign up or for more information: info@panasianrep.org or 212-868-4030
 
 

2010 - 2011 Season
ACTING/WRITING LAB PRESENTATION

 

Thursday January 6, 2011 at 7:00pm
in the Bruce Mitchell Room
520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor
between 36th and 37th Streets

$10 suggested donation, collected at door
Followed by Q&A and reception

Scenes and shorts (students in bold):

THIS KOREAN STORY by Susan Kim

DANCE by Jillian Hassett

Monologue, INFINITUDE by Sung Rno
Johnson Chong as Filo

INTENTIONS OF A FATHER by Dorim Lee

UNTITLED #1 by Julia Amsterdam

Monologue, HAMLET by William Shakespeare
Timothy Liu as Hamlet

a good sc(rub) by Kira Neel

ALL THIS INTIMACY by Rajiv Joseph
Rachel Lin as Jen, Johnson Chong as Ty

PARTY by Jillian Hassett

UNTITLED #2 by Julia Amsterdam

MEASURE FOR MEASURE by William Shakespeare, Johnson Chong as Claudio

ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA
by John Quincy Lee

 
 

SATURDAYS WITH SHAKESPEARE


Shogun MacBeth
photo by Corky Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturdays Oct 23, Nov 20, 27 and Dec 11
2:00pm — 5:00pm
520 8th Ave. 3rd Floor, Studio A
(btw 36th and 37th St.)

These Shakespeare labs will provide a nurturing space to explore the words of the Bard.

4 sessions for $120

Overseen by Artistic Producing Director Tisa Chang, with each session helmed
by a company director — Ernest Abuba, Ron Nakahara or Kaipo Schwab.
Participants would work with the Pan Asian Rep Senior Artists Core and veteran actors on RICHARD III and other plays under consideration.

Directors assign the roles, which will rotate regardless of gender, race or age
and with every participant getting a chance to read more than one role. The
purpose is to explore text, character, relationship, and history; to be comfortable with classical language; and to evolve a cohesive acting style; with the goal of
assessing possible future productions.

To register, call 212-868-4030 or email info@panasianrep.org
Registration is limited.
 

MANDARIN CHINESE LANGUAGE
FOR ACTORS AND PROFESSIONALS
 

 

Led by Lu Yu

 

 

This course will offer Mandarin, the predominant language of China, with an emphasis on pronunciation, learning the four tones, and conversation to help increase the versatility and confidence of one’s delivery, for actors taking a Chinese-speaking role, professionals who travel overseas, or just to broaden one’s vocabulary!

Tuesdays, January 11 - March 1, 2011
6:15pm – 7:45pm
520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor
(Between 36th & 37th Streets)

Tuition: 8 sessions for $320
20% discount for previous Pan Asian Rep students and corporate members

Tuition is for all 10 sessions and is
non-refundable. Limited enrollment

To enroll or for more information,contact the Pan Asian office: 212-868-4030 or info@panasianrep.org
 
 

Lu Yu performed on national radio shows in Taipei from the age of eight years old. He produced and hosted three weekly Mandarin programs for The Voice of America in Hong Kong, 1967 to 1972 and acted in 35 Mandarin Movies in Hong Kong. In New York, he has been the spokesperson for General Electric, Mercedes Benz, Sesame Street for Shanghai TV, Oxford language books, and hundreds of other voice-over clients.

 
 

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA

Led by Kaipo Schwab

Coming in 2011

This course teaches acting technique for actors looking to transition from a theater process to a film process.

520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor
(between 36 & 37th Streets)

Contact the Pan Asian Rep office to sign up or for more information at 212-868-4030. 
  Instructor Bios 
 

ACTING AND MOVEMENT FOR TEENS

Led by
Movement Instructor Jen Yip,
Acting Instructor Ernest Abuba
and guest instructors

Coming in 2011

For Beginner or Experienced young actors, ages 15-17, including acting instruction, scene study, dance and movement

520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor
(between 36 & 37th Streets)

Contact the Pan Asian Rep office to sign up or for more information at 212-868-4030.

Dance and Movement is an energetic section of the program incorporating elements of hip-hop, modern, jazz, musical theater, African, and other ethnic forms of dance. The class is geared
towards providing students with a foundation for working with movement as part of their overall performance in theater. Other benefits will include gaining confidence for dance auditions and developing physical strength.

In the Acting section, students will be introduced to the world-renowned Constantine Stanislavski System and work on contemporary scenes and monologues.  

 
  Instructor Bios 

2009 - 2010 Season
ACTING/WRITING LAB PRESENTATION

 

Thursday June17, 2010 at 7:00pm
in the Bruce Mitchell Room
520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor
between 36th and 37th Streets

$10 suggested donation, collected at door Followed by Q&A and reception

Scenes and solo work excerpts:

ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA
by John Quincy Lee
LITTLE MURDERS
performed by Dara Simms and Allen Hope Sermonia
6 DEGREES OF DANCE
by Jen Yip
TOP GIRLS,
performed by Azalea Huang and Sue Ann Pien
SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL

performed by Maria Alegre
INTENTIONS OF A FATHER
by Dorim Lee AMERICAN MIXED TAPE by Allen Hope Sermonia
THE BLUE LOTUS SERIES
by Jessica Yee ALMOST THERE by Sue Ann Pien
THOSE WHO SAVE US
by Maria Alegre
FROM OLIVE TO MADAME: THE STORY OF SOONG MAI-LING

by Nancy Eng

 
 

MANDARIN CHINESE LANGUAGE
FOR ACTORS AND PROFESSIONALS
 

 

Led by Lu Yu

 

 

Tuesdays, May 11 - June 29, 2010
6:15pm – 7:45pm
520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor
(Between 36th & 37th Streets)

Tuition: 8 sessions for $320
20% discount for previous Pan Asian Rep students and corporate members

Tuition is for all 10 sessions and is
non-refundable. Limited enrollment
   

SPRING 2010 ACTING & WRITING LAB


Workshop alum Nancy Eng, creator of THE WOMEN OF TU-NA HOUSE

Led by Ernest Abuba

Wednesdays, April 14 - June 16, 2010 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Lab Presentation (open to the public) Thursday June 17 at 7:00pm

520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor
(Between 36th & 37th Streets)

$350 for ten sessions plus presentation
20% discount for previous Pan Asian Rep students and corporate members


Workshop alum Lan Tran, creator
of ELEVATOR SEX and SMART ASS

Tuition is for all 10 sessions and is
non-refundable. Limited enrollment

Instructor: ERNEST ABUBA, playwright, director, and Obie Award Winning Actor for his role in YELLOW FEVER. Major roles in Broadway’s PACIFIC OVERTURES,
LOOSE ENDS
. TV: "Kung Fu," "Adderly" 
Film: "Twelve Monkeys," "King of New York" His plays include: KWATZ! THE TIBETAN PROJECT, CAMBODIA AGONISTES, EAT A BOWL OF TEA, AN AMERICAN STORY, and LEIR REX.  He is currently on the theatre faculty at Sarah Lawrence College.

To enroll or for more information, please contact Pan Asian Rep at info@panasianrep.org or call 212-868-4030.

Send your headshot and resume to:

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
520 Eighth Avenue Suite 314
New York NY 10018


Workshop alum Richard Chang, creator of GOY VEY! ADVENTURES OF A DIM SUN IN SEARCH OF IS WANTON FATHER

   
   
   
   
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