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24-Hour Asian American Play Festival Aims to Diversify Asian Stories in Theatre

by Amanda Ong


The oldest Asian American theatre group in the Pacific Northwest will put on a 24-hour play festival this Saturday, Nov. 13. Pork Filled ProductionsResilience! An AAPI 24-Hour Play Festival will showcase seven 10-minute plays, conceived, written, rehearsed, and performed all within 24 hours. Each play will be put on by a team of distinguished Asian American writers, directors, and actors. The online production will be livestreamed on Youtube

Pork Filled Productions was founded in Seattle in 1998 as an Asian American sketch comedy group dedicated to blending community activism with theatre. While their genres have expanded in years since to include science fiction, noir, fantasy, steampunk, and more, they have continued their mission to imagine fantastical universes informed by diverse perspectives. 

Resilience! was conceived by senior producer Kendall Uyeji in response to the surge of Asian hate crimes and the #StopAsianHate movement in the spring of 2021, particularly after the shooting of six massage parlor workers in Atlanta, Georgia.

Uyeji said he felt he wanted to do something to help raise the profile of the movement. “We want to write about the now,” he told the Emerald. “And the best way to write about the now is to literally have [playwrights] write the night of and then produce it the next day.”

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Pork Filled Productions Unleashes A Fresh Batch of POC Theater

by Beverly Aarons


As Seattle’s theater scene continues to migrate to online platforms, Pork Filled Productions has joined the shift. This year’s Unleashed Festival is going all digital. Beginning Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 7 p.m., Unleashed will live-stream staged readings of new works by POC playwrights via YouTube. The online staged readings will begin on November 10th with I Thought I Was Safe by Patrick Zhang, and end on November 14th with Mustard Seeds by Michelle Tyrene Johnson. The festival will also include a selection of short plays and two other full-length staged readings. The full schedule is available online. Tickets are being sold on a “name-your-price” model. 

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