Category: Theater

July 14th, 2009

EWP Studio Lab Project: The Marriage of Cruz & Chu

It was such a great experience for me participating in this show which was the culmination of the East West Player’s Studio Lab Project- The Marriage of Cruz & Chu: Our Big Fat Filipino-Chinese Wedding Banquet as part of the Arts Education program headed by Marilyn Tokuda. With the support of the Artistic Director Tim Dang & the Board of Directors, this project would not have been possible. Our Director & teacher, Leslie Iishi noted that audience support of the artists’ creativity is critical in nurturing talent and growth of the artist.

Mother of the Groom & the Bride

Mother of the Groom & the Bride

The Bridesmaids

The Bridesmaids


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June 30th, 2009

Creating Moments at “Cruz & Chu Wedding”

Next week, we’ll be presenting the culmination of Studio Lab Project- “The Marriage of Cruz & Chu: Our Big Fat Filipino-Chinese Wedding Banquet.” This will be on July 11, 2009, Saturday, 6:00 PM at the Miyako Hotel  328 East 1st Street Los Angeles, CA 90012. I’m really quite excited how this will pan out because it’ll be an interactive dinner theatre show. The show for this day is sold out after only a couple of weeks being online which is awesome.

The Marriage of Cruz & Chu: Our Big Fat Filipino-Chinese Wedding Banquet

Working on this project is quite a journey of self-discovery in my part. This group is a mixture of people I worked with in the past & people from the other EWP classes. I do love the collaboration  & exchange of ideas that was just born from each moment when we’re working on the scenes. But at times it can be quite challenging when people with strong ideas clash, too. So, I asked my friends what do you do when you’re in this process? Interesting results:

a. stay away from the person as far as possible

b. slap the person in the face

c. count 1-10 & then smile

d. kill your scene partner

e. give a deadly stare

I didn’t do anything of the above. I blew my top in public which is RARE but in the end I compromised.

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