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!
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Running Time: 65 minutes with no intermission
Appropriate for anyone 6 years and older.
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by Seayoung Yim
directed by Mimi Katano
Minji, a city girl who moves to beautiful Jeju Island, looks for the answers to her struggling familys 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 ACTs Young Playwrights Program.
Featuring Rachel Rene Araucto or Susan Lieu, Chevi Chung or Anna Saephan, Aya Hashiguchi, Mi Kang, Parker Kennedy or David Hsieh, & 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 Season Qiu, Asa Sholdez & Celeste Mari Williams
The Best Mom
written & directed by Kathy Hsieh
Sometimes its grandmothers who know best. Cindy gets a surprise visit (or two!) that turns bedtime story-time into more than her mother ever would have ever imagined.
Featuring Rachel Guyer-Mafune, Mariko Kita, Maydene Pang & Pattie Miles or Julie Beckman.
The Monsoon Girls
by Julie Hoang
directed by May Nguyen Lee
What happens if you cant 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.
Props: Brandon Estrella
Specialty Costumes: Jenny Ku
Sound/Printing/Program: Roger Tang
Graphic Design: Mario Gomez
Production & Stage Manager: Kathy Hsieh
Production Assistants: Marilyn Gonzalez, Maya McQueen, Van Lang Pham
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 Seattles 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.
Youth Theatre Northwest in residence atMercer Islands Emmanuel Episcopal Church (View)
4400 86th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
|Minimum Age: 6|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|