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The O’Neill Has Got the Power (Play)

22 May

I’m delighted and honored to announce that A Power Play; Or, What’s-its-name will be presented at the O’Neill Playwrights Conference this summer. This is my second time up to the O’Neill (the first was when Thunder Above, Deeps Below went up back in 2008), and I’m so excited to be headed out to “summer camp” again. The O’Neill Playwrights Conference was truly one of the first places to take my work seriously and celebrate it’s quirkiness, and with the presentation of this 10-character, reverse chronological, multi-ethnic, political play with magical spells (no, really), it seems they’ve done so again.

Read the full announcement on Playbill, Broadway World, or on the O’Neill website and then get ready to head on up to Waterford, CT! Watch us make magic this summer out of a play inspired by stuff like this:

GMPDirector and cast announcements will be coming soon. In the meantime, check out the magic of this amazing trailer for The Mysteries! They shut down for a couple of weeks after this Sunday, but tickets are now on sale for their extended run in June and July.

A Power Play; Or, What’s-its-name in LabFest at the Ma-Yi Studio

8 Nov

It’s been a very busy couple of months, and I’ve been writing up a storm. While it’s all for things in developmental stages, there will be a lot to show from several projects in 2014 and ’15. I’ll be sure to keep you posted until then.

In the meantime, the end of November is going to be a time for readings, readings, readings. Two of which are open to the public (hey, that’s you!). With necessary apologies for the short notice, the first reading will be of a brand-spanking new play that I developed ideas for in a workshop with the A.R.T. Institute and that I wrote while I was at Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor this past summer.

RamA Power Play; Or, What’s-its-name

by A. Rey Pamatmat

Directed by Kara-Lynn Vaeni

After her district suffers a violent and heart-wrenching tragedy, State Assemblywoman Alex Hathaway goes to great lengths to capture a House seat in the next election. She even employs a strange, nameless thing to gain victory over her enemies through supernatural practices. But with all that determination and those ancient powers on her side, how did Alex end up with a community in shambles and a gun pointed at her head?

with Ethan DubinBobby FoleyMary Jane GibsonJennifer LimTeresa Avia LimErik OlsonChristina PumariegaJon Norman SchneiderCory Michael Smith, and Jennifer Tsay

2013 LabFest at the Ma-Yi Studio
260 West 35th Street, 2nd Floor
RSVP to info@ma-yitheatre.org

Come one, come all! You’ll get to see a play at the very beginning of it’s life and you’ll be providing me with some much needed insight into what is one of my more ambitious plays.

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