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2g: SIXTEEN GOING ON SEVENTEEN @ Joe’s Pub celebrates the 2012-13 season and introduces its commissioned writers.
Playwright Sung Rno is an NEA/TCG Playwrighting Fellow, graduating from Harvard and Brown. His musical partner Aaron Jones, graduated from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.
Playwright Anna Moench is a recent Jerome and Van Lier Fellow, as well as a member of the Public Theater’s Emerging Writer’s Group.
Five-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald just recorded one of Composer/Lyricist Adam Gwon’s songs for her latest album and performed it on PBS.
You’re invited to sneak peek at their plays and musicals-in-progress and see why these significant voices are making 2g an artistic home.
2G: SIXTEEN GOING ON SEVENTEEN, hosted by the ukulele-wielding Jen Kwok (Complex Magazine’s “25 Funny People Who Should Get Their Own TV Shows”), will be joined by Alfredo Narciso (NYTW, Atlantic, The New Group), Jason Tam (A Chorus Line), Maria-Christina Oliveras (Public’s Here Lies Love), Damon Daunno (Brief Encounter), Obie winners James Saito, Ching Valdes-Aran & Jojo Gonzalez, Broadway Barkada, Angel Desai (Company), Aisha Jackson, Bobby Foley, Addi McDaniel (The Fantasticks), Eileen Rivera, David Ross, Elena Chang, Allison Buck, Jed Orlemann (The Assembled Parties), Eugene Oh and more.
Second Generation, under the artistic direction of Victor Maog, is a sixteen-year old, NYC-based non-profit that has produced at Carnegie Hall, The New York State Theatre, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Public Theater. 2g is one of the country’s most important incubators of Asian-American theatrical talent.
Victor Maog has been appointed the new Artistic Director of Second Generation (2g) Gladys Chen, Board President, announced and will start his new position by spearheading 2g’s signature event, Instant Vaudeville. Mr. Maog will bring his many talents to Second Generation’s mission of supporting the Asian American theater community by bringing this population’s stories to the world’s stage.
“Victor Maog is one of the leading lights of his generation- smart, talented, capable, and an artist with deep principles and integrity,” said Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of the Public Theater. “I’ve been delighted to be his colleague in the theater, and am even more delighted he will be assuming the Artistic Directorship of Second Generation. He’s going to make a real impact.”