Off Broadway's Ma-Yi Theater Company has announced Michi Barall as the inaugural recipient of the Generation Now commission, presented by Ma-Yi and The Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Generation Now unites five theatres in order to commission and develop new works over a five-year period for a multigenerational audience. Other members of the cohort include The Latino Theatre Company, Penumbra, and Native Voices at The Autry. Michi Barall’s The Drawing Play will receive developmental workshops in New York City and Minneapolis, as well as a full production at Ma-Yi and The Children’s Theatre.
Additionally, Ma-Yi has announced that it will serve as the U.S. partner and host for the GENesis 2022: Pocket Conference & Festival, which celebrates innovation and reinvention in Asian theater and performance. Running November 21 through 27, GENesis 2022 will be presented by fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company in partnership with Ma-Yi Theater Company, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre, and the University of Toronto.
Ma-Yi will continue to their Anti-Asian Violence community events in partnership with Audible Theater on November 1, following a performance of Yilong Liu’s Good Enemy at the Minetta Lane Theater. The post-show conversation will feature Yasmeen Hamza and attorney Amy Hsieh.
For more information, visit Ma-YiTheatre.org.