Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Avenue North  Saint Paul, MN 55104

Coming up in December, we invite you to see works in progress. After each performance reading, we ask the audience for feedback on the work that may help the playwright. More information and schedule updates will be added here soon.

This event is free to the public with a suggested donation of $5 at the door.

Make a reservation by calling Dreamland Arts at 651-645-5506 or email

Thursday, December 1, 2011

By Rose Le Tran
Director: Randy Reyes
Dramaturg: Cynthia Uhrich
Time: 7:30 pm

It is a play about self-discovery -- about the journey of life and not the end result.

Friday, December 2, 2011

(not) Lost and (not) Found
by Emma HyeonJin Valentine
Director: Melissa Bechthold
Time: 7:30 pm

Traveling from one great river (Mississippi) to another (Han), this story brings together several Korean adoptees as they journey back to Korea. It is about the common bond that adoptees share with each other. Everyone has a different process and speed to get to a place where they are comfortable in their own skin.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Middle Brother
Jerome New Performance Program
By Eric Sharp
Director: Bob Rosen
Dramaturg: Jennifer Weir
Time: 2:00 pm

Every unhappy Korean is unhappy in his own way. Or something like that.

Beyond Time
Jerome New Performance Program
By Fres Thao
Director: Sun Mee Chomet
Dramaturg: Saikong Yang and Zaraawar Mistry
Time: 7:30 pm

Best friends Shot and Neej discover they can create a time machine in Shot's garage. We follow them as their perspectives on life are altered, as their creation comes to life.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Kung Fu Zombies vs Cannibals
Jerome New Performance Program
By Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay
Director/Dramaturg: Randy Reyes
Time: 2:00 pm

In a world where modern civilization has collapsed beyond recognition and the earth has been littered by zombies and cannibals, two women from opposite ends of the world kill their way to salvation. Framed under the Five Buddhist tenets, their journey is told through an amalgamation of severed heads, forced kisses, human steaks, and a chorus of gang bangin' monks. Live video manipulation and fight scenes may cause epileptic seizures.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Her Back(Bone)
Jerome New Performance Program
By Kayva Yang
Director & Dramaturg: Meena Natarajan
Creator & Performer: Kayva Yang
Consultant: Sumanth Gopinath
Time: 2:00 pm

Her Back(Bone) is a new performance that explores the flesh of memories, the disquiet with which we bury and unearth them, and the questions surrounding forced migration and displacement. Inspired by two stories woven together: the journeys of grandmothers during post Cultural Revolution and the protests against loss of home and land caused by the Three Gorges Dam Project, Her Back(Bone) explores through movement and text how women and their communities often dig up bones and lay down our stories to rest.

Comment: Kayva is honored to be part of Mu Performing Arts’ new performance program, which has given her the chance to create her own work for the first time. Kayva is a company member of the interactive performing arts company, Aniccha Arts and is a former performer and member of the dance company, Ananya Dance Theater.

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The Jerome New Performance Program is funded in part by The Jerome Foundation.