The Courtroom: Performance of an Immigration Proceeding, Dec. 9

The Waterwell Theater Company is presenting “The Courtroom” at the historic Great Hall at Cooper Union, on Monday, December 9, 2019, at 7:00pm.

The play/performance is about the deportation proceeding of an immigrant from the Philippines who was married to a U.S. Citizen and came to this country on a K3 Visa. After inadvertently registering to vote at the DMV in Bloomington, IL, receiving a voter registration card in the mail, and voting, her removal proceedings were set in motion. It began in Immigration Court and her case was eventually heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. The Courtroom is performed entirely verbatim from court transcripts.

Waterwell is presenting monthly performances of The Courtroom at civic venues around New York City, as part of an ongoing exploration of belonging, immigration, and what it means to be a U.S. Citizen today.

See the flyer below for more details.

Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans (CAPA) Presents Gen 根

440 STUDIOS: 440 Lafayette Street, New York, NY

Conceived & Directed by Wan Zhao

“Where are your roots? Here are ours.”

Performance inspired by Stories of Asian Americans.

Show Dates

Thursday June 12, 8PM
Friday June 13, 8:00PM
Saturday June 14, 2:00PM & 8:00PM
Sunday June 15, 2014, 2:00PM

“I have never seen this combination of theater, dance, acting, and photography.”
– Bob Lee, May 4th, 2014

Recital by Steinway Artist Yoonie Han

You Are Invited
To a Recital by Steinway Artist Yoonie Han

Free Performance
Wednesday, June 4th – 11 a.m.
At Steinway Hall

Rsvp Now or Contact Ching-Wen Hsiao at 212-332-0118.
Registration is required for this event.

Romance comes to Steinway Hall, when the gallery proudly hosts Steinway Artist Yoonie Han for a special visit and performance. Showcasing a selection of music from her new album Love and Longing, Han will explore the passion and tragedy of star-crossed lovers including Romeo and Juliet, Tristan and Isolde, and Orpheus and Euridice through expressive arrangements of Schubert, Liszt, Wagner, Prokofiev, Granados, and more.

Love and Longing is Han’s debut release on the Steinway & Sons label, but she is a seasoned artist of international acclaim. Cincinnati Enquirer praises her “flowing tones, poetic phrasing, and heavenly singing melodies,” and she has won top prizes at the International Bachauer Piano Competition, Washington International Piano competition, the Fulbright Concerto Competition, the World Piano Competition, and the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition. Her performances have aired on WQXR-New York, Chicago’s WFMT, and NPR’s “Artist Showcase” series.


On Thursday, January 30, the AABANY Re-enactment Team performed “22 Lewd Chinese Women: Chy Lung v. Freeman” at Cadwalader in New York City.  Because not all the cast members who were part of the original production in Kansas City at the NAPABA National Convention were available, we welcomed John Bajit, Yasu Saito, Janicelynn Asamoto and the Hon. Kiyo Matsumoto to the New York staging. More than 250 people registered to attend this event, which played to a full house. After the performance, the audience engaged in a lively Q&A, followed by a reception. Thanks to everyone who came out to see the re-enactment!

From LaMama: The Wong Kids In The Secret Of The Space Chupacabra


The Wong Kids In The Secret Of The Space Chupacabra Go!

By Ma-Yi Theater Company
Ellen Stewart Theatre

January 28 – February 16, 2014
7pm | Thursdays – Fridays – Saturdays
1:30pm | Saturdays – Sundays

Violet and Bruce Wong just don’t fit in with the other Earth kids. Sure, they have super powers, they’re just not very good ones. But when an evil beast called the Space Chupacabra appears, intent on universal destruction, The Wong Kids must travel to outer space in order to stop it… if they can only stop bickering. Using a mix of action-driven storytelling, puppetry, and visual magic, THE WONG KIDS transports its audience into the far reaches of the galaxy. 

by Lloyd Suh | directed by Ralph B. Peña

Co-created by the Children’s Theatre Company and in partnership with The Ensemble Studio Theatre

There are still 10 dollar tickets available! This offer is a part of our new initiative, 10@$10, through which ten $10 tickets will be available to every performance on a first-come, first-served basis. We hope you can make use of them! The standard adult ticket price for this production is $30, making this opportunity a steal.

Please note: children under 10 yrs can attend for only $10!

PREVIEW performances on the 28th, 29th, and 30th are set at a discounted price of $25 for a standard adult ticket.

For tickets and more information: CLICK HERE or call the box office at (212) 475-7710.  E-mail with questions to [email protected] or  [email protected]


Performance by Fil-Am Artist Stephen Decker

Third Streaming

10 Greene Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10013

between Grand and Canal Streets

open 4-10PM, reception at 7PM

(New York City – October 21, 2013) FAM (Filipino American Museum) —the first museum focused on examining the connection between contemporary Filipino American arts and the roots and traditions of the Philippine diaspora— will have its debut in New York City on October 29, 2013. A start-up committed to presenting cultural programs in stimulating and unprecedented ways, FAM is dedicated to seeking out what it is to be Filipino in America.

In the spirit of a diverse people, FAM’s roving programs serve as a fluid, user-generated, inquiry-based space. An untold American story, FAM presents its findings through live performances, exhibits, installations, community forums, online content and otherwise.

To kick off the founding of FAM, the public is invited to participate in a one-night event: a new sound and light performance by Queens-based, Filipino American artist Stephen Decker. While FAM will focus initially on New York City, it intends to grow the audience slowly and into other local communities. It aims to capture this national voice by serving a broader audience through original programming online. 

FAM contextualizes its work within a broader Asian American perspective. In seeking new and exciting work in the Filipino American community, FAM will explore the ways in which that work intersects with broader audiences. The goal is to frame this conversation by asking questions and letting the range of answers lead the exploration. FAM is focused on bringing these stories to a general audience and capitalizing on the diversity of the Filipino American community.

“Filipinos in America have been impacting US culture for centuries,” according to Nancy Bulalacao, a founding member of FAM. “The community is diverse, passionate, and distinguishes itself in mainstream culture in ways that I think are not often recognized. FAM intends to capture these stories and weave a narrative that acknowledges the past, present, and future contributions of Filipino Americans in this country.” 

The earliest documented arrival of Filipinos dates to 1587 in California. Filipinos make up the second largest Asian American population, numbering at 3.4 million nationwide. Today, Filipinos make their home in all corners of the United States.

FAM’s founding committee is comprised of professionals and individuals from the worlds of the visual arts and museums, fashion, design and film. The advisory board is made up of prominent Asian American cultural leaders that provide guidance and support to the founding committee. Advisors include author and historian Luis Francia, attorney Rio Guerrero, actor Ching Valdes-Aran, and Museum of Chinese in America co-founders Charles Lai and John Kuo Wei Tchen. 

About the Inaugural Event by Stephen Decker

Stephen Decker’s Salvaging the Aether, a one-night sound and light piece will transform Third Streaming, an alternative art space in SoHo, into a conduit for interpenetrating sound signals. From street intercom transmissions to long distance radio frequencies, these amoebic presences will inhabit the space inside the gallery, making audible what is already in the air. Decker’s live orchestration of found and constructed sound will be built around noise-making objects like a short wave radio transmitting Morse code, wind chimes attached to a disco ball motor, and a sub-woofer interacting intimately with baoding balls.

Filipino Americans have made important contributions to alternative music, especially in the development of West Coast hip hop. Beginning in the 1990s, DJ Q-Bert and the Invisibl Skratch Piklz crew were at the forefront of creating sci-fi themed tracks composed of fast speed record scratching. Their re-purposing of existing material echoes techniques deployed by Decker, and that is common in other Filipino cultural forms like craft arts and building construction, where appropriation is the product of both convenience and expression.

Stephen Decker (b.1987) is an artist currently based in New York. While in attendance at Yale’s MFA sculpture program he initiated a number of sound works for radio broadcast on pirate frequencies. Most recently his work has been performed for Listening Room at the Studio Museum Harlem and Crypsis at Distillery Gallery in Boston.

FAM (Filipino American Museum)


Email [email protected]


Twitter @famnewyorkcity

For high res photos, interviews or any additional press inquiries please contact Nancy Bulalacao at 917-319-3119 or [email protected].


We are offering a special discount for this show for you and your community!
B. Madonna


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Internationally acclaimed performer, Maureen Fleming brings her contemporary unveiling of the myth of Persephone to the stage of the Ellen Stewart Theatre. With text by David Henry Hwang and music by Philip Glass (performed live by pianist Bruce Brubaker), original accordion music by Guy Klucevsek, and Taiko drumming by Kaoru Watanabe, this beautiful, multimedia meditation on ’miracles’ juxtaposes Fleming’s new and repertory works with three-dimensional video projections designed by longtime collaborator Christopher Odo

La MaMa is introducing a new initiative, 10@$10, through which ten $10 tickets will be available to every performance on a first-come, first-served basis.  Even if the 10@$10 is not an option, you can still get a ticket for as low as $15.Use the DISCOUNTcode:REACH applicable for the first week of the production only.

Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa
by Maureen Fleming

”Fleming…seemed to transcend the material world and enter a realm of pure spirit…Wondrous choreographic metamorphosis.” 
– The New York Times

This performance contains nudity

For tickets and more information: click here or call our box office at (212) 475-7710