Theater Mu’s very long standing tradition, the New Eyes Pageant, will return this 12 months in a virtual format to mark Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Thirty day period this Might 21-22. Theater Mu will current a collection of staged readings of new operates from Asian American playwrights—and this 12 months, in reaction to surging anti-Asian and Asian American violence, they’ll function a collection of authentic 10-minute virtual plays by regional and nationwide playwrights for a weekend they’ve titled New Eyes Pageant: Un(Scene).
The notion to change the festival’s format arrived from Theater Mu board member Katie Hae Leo, who’s also the festival’s producer.
“I approached Mu with this notion in March when it was crystal clear that hate crimes against people of Asian descent had been continuing to rise,” reported Leo in a push release. “Then the up coming week, the shootings in Atlanta transpired, taking the life