2019 DISCOVER: New Musicals
Baayork Lee, Artistic Director of National Asian Artists Project (NAAP), is pleased to announce the 6th Annual DISCOVER: New Musicals, a presentation of staged-readings of new short or one-act musicals performed by casts of professional Asian-American actors in New York City. This program complements NAAP’s REDISCOVER series, in which casts perform classic or established works of the American musical theater.
This year’s DISCOVER: New Musicals will take place on
May 6, 2019 at 7:30pm
315 West 47th Street
This Year's Selected Musicals:
BETHUNE - by Yan Li
Director Robert Lee
Canadian surgeon Norman Bethune finds his passion and purpose renewed when he travels to 1930s China and aids the Communists in their struggle for liberation. Aided by his staff and local militiamen, he learns the price of belonging to two worlds and captures a glimpse of Mao's vision for the future.
YOU, ME, I, WE - by Jessica Wu
Director Cassey Kivnick
"You, Me, I, We" is an exploration of the crazy and chaotic way our minds work - the voices that direct our everyday actions, the ones that knock us down with harsh thoughts and lift us back up with a song. Take a journey inside the beautifully turbulent mind of Yu-Mei Wei.
ZOOKEEPER - Music by Emily Chiu, Book/Lyrics by Ellen Mairin Johnston
Director Nina Zoie Lam
Two very different young women, on a hitchhiking trip across America, get detoured on the bayou when they're picked up by a local named Zookeeper.