Current and Upcoming Projects
I AM MAKING MY NYC DIRECTORIAL DEBUT!
Yilong Liu's Joker follows A Filipino gay writer and activist who settles into a straight marriage in Hawai'i to keep a promise he's made. The tenuous calm is rocked by the arrival of a former friend of his from the Philippines. Will the life he carefully constructed crush around him? Set during the run-up to marriage equality in Hawai'i, Joker explores love, loss and the power of our promises.
IRT Theater July 3-July 6, 2019
Saturdays 2pm and 8pm
For more info and ticket information, click here.
Produced by National Queer Theater as part of their Criminal Queerness Festival
with additional sponsorship by WorldPrideNYC, Stonewall Community Foundation, Immigration Equality
Recent Past Events/Projects
June 23, 2019. Was dramaturg associate for a reading for Chay Yew's A Language of Their Own, directed by Mei Ann Teo. The reading was part of Pride Plays at Rattlestick Theatre.
June 2, 2019. First rehearsal of Yilong Liu's Joker at New York Theatre Workshop rehearsal room. The production is produced by National Queer Theatre, 2019 WorldPride, and IRT Theatre. Rehearsals will continue at IRT Theatre until it's opening at said theatre on July 3rd.
May 12-15, 2019. Workshop presentation of Specially Processed American Me written and performed by Jaime Sunwoo, directed by Talia Feldberg, music by Matthew Chilton, dramaturgy by Gaven D. Trinidad. Presentations were at The Tank in Midtown Manhattan.
May 10, 2019. My short play Star Showers (an ending to an unwritten full length play) was performed at The Duplex. In my absence, my new piece will be performed by actor HanJie Chow. New pieces by singer-songwriter Pearl Rhein and filmmaker Travis Stewart will premiere as well at Hyacinth Production's monthly salon.
April 29, 2019. Commissioned by Ifa Bayeza to dramatize and arrange Ntozake Shange's essay "why i dance" for three performers. Actors Regina Taylor, Alfre Woodard, and Lynn Whitfield performed the piece for A Celebration of the Life and Work of Ntozake Shange at The Public Theatre in New York, NY
March 31, 2019. New York premiere of June is the First Fall by Yilong Liu, directed by Michael Leibenluft, dramaturgy by Gaven Trinidad, Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America. Official opening was April 5th and closed on April 20th.
March 2019, performed as part of MTF Overnight Sensations (24 hour create a musical extravaganza)
February 2019, dramaturg for reading/workshop of Paper Swag by Cherry Lou Sy and directed by Ifa Bayeza
February 2019, starting an early draft of a play called Gaymer
January 2019, finishing an early draft of my first-full length play dtroublewnormal and continuing research on my other plays
January 2019, "Celebrating Historic Milestones While Critically Understanding the Past" has been published on HowlRound
December 2018, dramaturg for workshop of "June is the First Fall" by Yilong Liu and directed by Michael Leibenluft, Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America
November 2018, reader for The Juilliard School Playwrights Program
November 2018, member of MTF Makers Finalist Panel
October 2018, The Wall: Immigration in the Time of 45, a play festival produced by Leviathan Theatre @ The Tank, NYC, project dramaturg
September 2018, joined Musical Theatre Festival (MTF) Makers as an MTF Makers Dramaturg Associate
August 2018, joined the The Juilliard School Drama Division as its new Administrative Apprentice