In this issue…

  • From our national 10-minute play contest, FREE RANGE, come three brand new works chosen to be commissioned into full length productions! Check out who the lucky ducks are below.
  • We have some great breaking news from 2g friends who want you to eat cake for the arts, and get yourself disOriented. Scroll down and check it out.

And finally, coming soon… 14: Instant Vaudeville, playing at HERE, Feb 26-28.

New Commissions!

The results are in! In November, you came to see the staged readings of the winners of our first national 10-minute play contest, FREE RANGE. Of those magnificent works, three have been chosen to be commissioned by 2g to adapt their 10-minute play into full-lengths!
They are…

Boni Alvarez for Add Like Poke Tag
Miyoko Conley for The Joke
Susan Stanton for Furball

Also, through your votes, the Award for Audience Favorite goes to…

Daniel Ho for Don Quixote at Tienanmen Square

Congratulations to these artists! We look forward to helping them develop their riveting stories into full length productions!

Be a taster in Q Up’s 2011 Cake Pageant!

2011 Cake Pageant Fundraising Competition

Rising Circle is hosting a Fundraiser Benefit for Q Up this Sunday where the bravest of the brave are profiling their best baked goods in a taste challenge. You are invited to be a guest aficionado assisting us with the tasting and judging of the goods. Each cake will be judged on delectability, texture, personality and presentation! Prizes for the Audience Favorite Cake!

Proceeds from this event will benefit a wonderful cause: Q Up, Rising Circle’s storytelling and performing arts program for Asian American and South Asian high school girls from Queens:

Your donation of $25 in advance; $30 day of event will gain you entry into the Cake Pageant! Kids are welcome. Under 18: pay your age! Click “Q Up” at for further details.

When: This Sunday! January 30, 2011; 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Where: The Kitchen – 512 West 19th Street, NYC
(Between 10th and 11th Avenues on the south side of the street.)

Check out 3-Time NY Innovative Theatre Award winning Theatre C’s production of disOriented written by Korean-Chilean playwright Kyoung H. Park; special opening at 7pm on Wednesday, February 16!



Written by Kyoung H. Park
Directed by Carlos Armesto

February 16 – March 5
Thurs-Sat 7:30 pm; Sat 3:00 pm, Sun 4:00pm

Ariel Estrada*, Daniel K. Isaac*, Jinn S. Kim*,
Julian Charles Leong*, Bert Matias, Amy Waschke*, Virginia Wing*
*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

…with Yanghee Lee as JIN HEE the dancing spirit

disOriented tells the story of Ju Yeon, an immigrant living in New York, who has distanced herself from her Korean roots. When a sudden crisis hits her family, she must return to Korea and face the parents and the life she abandoned long ago. A dancing spirit caught between the worlds of tradition and modernity guides us through past and present, propelling the family members to their ultimate fates.

Tickets $18
Purchase tickets:
By Phone:Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200

Peter Jay Sharp Theater
416 W. 42nd Street, 4th Fl.
New York, NY 10036
(Btwn 9th & 10th Avenues)

Directions: Take the A/C/E to 42nd Street or the N/Q/R or 1/2/3/7 to Times Square

For more info visit