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Ma-Yi Theater Company Presents CLIFFORD ODETS IN STATEN ISLAND by Obie-Winner Ron Domingo, Now - March 31, 2022
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 01:40 pm EDT 10/17/21

MA-YI THEATER COMPANY PRESENTS CLIFFORD ODETS IN STATEN ISLAND BY OBIE-WINNER RON DOMINGO

Digital Premiere Celebrates Filipino American History Month

In celebration of Filipino American History Month, Ma-Yi Theater Company is proud to present the digital premiere of Clifford Odets in Staten Island by Obie award-winning, Ma-Yi affiliated artist Ron Domingo. Building on the critically-acclaimed success of Sophocles in Staten Island, Domingo, along with his charming family, move beyond the Greeks to embrace the social protest theater of American playwright Clifford Odets. Written by Michi Barall and Sung Rno, Clifford Odets in Staten Island is directed by Jack Tamburri and runs October 15, 2021-March 31, 2022, at www.ma-yistudios.com. The digital stream is complimentary; however, donations are encouraged.

In Clifford Odets in Staten Island, the homeschooled teenage kids are studying the U.S. Labor Market using the plays of Clifford Odets as the take-off points. The results are both eye-opening and hilarious, as the family comes to grips with its place on the labor pecking order.

In the Fall of 2020, Sophocles in Staten Island was heralded in both The New York Times and Vulture.

The cast for Clifford Odets in Staten Island includes Kassandra Cordova, Autumn Domingo, Connor Domingo, Consuelo Domingo, Ron Domingo, Nolan Hidaka, Ralph B. Peña, and Lynn Taylor.

The creative team includes Thomas Moon (director of photography), Melanie Chen Cole (sound designer & editor), Meredith Ries (production designer), A.K. Howard (production manager), Jorge Z Ortoll (executive producer) Jakob Carter (associate producer), Jesse Jae Hoon (production associate), and Ralph B. Peña (producer).

Please visit http://ma-yitheatre.org/ for more information.


About Ma-Yi Theater Company

Founded in 1989, Ma-Yi Theater Company is a Drama Desk, Lortel, and Obie Award-winning, Off-Broadway not-for-profit organization whose primary mission is to develop and produce new and innovative plays by Asian American writers.

Its numerous acclaimed productions include Mike Lew's Teenage Dick and Bike America, Qui Nguyen's The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G and Soul Samurai (with Vampire Cowboys), and Hansol Jung's Among The Dead. Other productions include: Rescue Me by Michi Barall, Lloyd Suh's The Chinese Lady and Lonnie Carter's The Romance of Magno Rubio.

The Ma-Yi Writers Lab, a signature program founded in 2004, is the largest resident company of Asian-American playwrights ever assembled. The Lab emboldens a new generation of Asian American artists to voice their experiences, while developing a steady stream of quality new works by Asian American playwrights for Ma-Yi's own performing repertory. New works developed at the Writers Lab have gone on to successful productions around the country, at such theaters as Victory Gardens, Laguna Playhouse, Long Wharf Theater, Woolly Mammoth and the Actors Theater of Louisville, to name a few.

Ma-Yi's productions have earned 10 Obie Awards, 5 Henry Hewes Award nominations, a Drama Desk nomination for Best Play and the Special Drama Desk Award for "more than two decades of excellence and for nurturing Asian-American voices in stylistically varied and engaging theater."

Ma-Yi Theater is under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Ralph B. Peña.
Link http://ma-yitheatre.org
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