making tracks
the wedding banquet
concert of excellence
in the works
new york shows


2g After Dark
Something More
Julie Danao
Wed June 11 @ 8 pm
The Cutting Room

In The Works Reading
KILGORE by Eric Lin
Directed by Welly Yang
Wed June 25 @ 7 pm
The Rose Hall at the Asia Society

The Karaoke Show
Extended through August!

Little Known Fact

Dev Janki, who choreographed the 2001 Concert of Excellence (COE) at Lincoln Center has just been honored with the prestigious Lucille Lortel Award for his chorography on Zanna Don't! Dev will be directing and choreographing this year's COE on December 1, at Lincoln Center's New York State Theater. Congratulations Dev!

In The Works Reading Series - Now accepting submissions
Scripts can be one-acts or full-length plays (NOT screenplays). Please send scripts as a word document to . Please limit submissions to one full-length script or two one-acts per author. If you have submitted your script before to 2g, please do not resubmit. Submission deadline for 2003 is July 7, 2003.

2g is looking for interns for the summer and fall. Please contact for more information.

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From the Editor's Desk
May has been a busy month! In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Second Generation (2g) has been all over New York, including CAPA's 24th Annual Pacific Heritage Festival and the Passport to Taiwan festival in Union Square, and Time Warner's A3 event. Big thanks to our wonderful volunteers who helped at these events and a big welcome to those who stopped by to chat with us and learn more about out organization. It was fun meeting all of you and we look forward to seeing you at future 2g events. Up ahead, we are preparing for our first In the Works Reading this year, the first 2g After Dark event of the year, Something More from this month's featured artist Julie Danao, and the Karaoke Idol Grant Finals at The Karaoke Show on June 26. Don't miss them!

Grace Leung, editor

  Behind the Scenes: The Wedding Banquet - Meet the Principals

Finding the core people to cast in a brand new musical is always a daunting task. For The Wedding Banquet, the creative team combed the United States - New York, LA, and Seattle - for the six principals and twelve ensemble members who will perform in this touching and funny new musical. After meeting with 170 actors, the team, including Tony-nominated director John Tillinger, authors Welly Yang, Brian Yorkey, and composer Woody Pak, cast them from all three cities, with some even based in Toronto, Canada! Each actor had his own unique experience with Second Generation and his or her own reason for hopping onboard with the project. []

Meet the Artist: Julie Danao
Perhaps you've seen her onstage in a cowboy hat, getting her Dragon Boys in line, crooning "Mustang Sally" in the crowd at the Happy Twins Karaoke Lounge; singing or dancing the world away at a concert version of Making Tracks; onstage as Egyptian queen Amneris in the national tour of Broadway's Aida; performing her own songs at intimate shows; or singing the national anthem for Governor Pataki-any way you look at it, 2g Resident Artist Julie Danao gets around! This talented artist always grabs the hearts of audience members with her unique voice and presence. [].

Q: Why isn't The Wedding Banquet showing in New York first?
Most musicals don't. New shows are typically tested and taken on out-of-town developmental tours before they attempt to hit Broadway. Also, eager to offer something new and exciting to their audiences, out-of-town theatres and presenters like the ones in collaboration with 2g (Siraya Theatricals and Dream Park in Taiwan, Fiction Farm in Singapore, and the Village Theater in Seattle) help significantly in raising funds necessary to mount a new musical. Funds are harder to find in New York when the material is untested. So it is not atypical that The Wedding Banquet is not showing first in the Big Apple; the difference is that it is REALLY going out of town, to Taipei and Singapore.

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