FringeNYC Shows with Asian or Asian American Connections

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Dan Bacalzo's Asian American Performance Site

Ikumi Sugamoto in Dancing Monk Ippen Photo Credit: Shota Suzuki Ikumi Sugamoto in Dancing Monk Ippen
Photo Credit: Shota Suzuki

Today is the beginning of the 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival, which runs August 8-24 in various venues located in downtown Manhattan. I wrote up a preview of LGBT-inclusive FringeNYC shows for the GLAAD blog, and I’ll be reviewing several shows – mostly musicals – for NiteLife Exchange. But I’ll also be covering some other Fringe offerings here on this site.

Several pieces in this year’s festival have Asian or Asian American subject matter. There are a few more that involve Asian American artists, even if the subject matter is not ethnic-specific. Here’s a rundown of shows that I’m aware of that fit that rather broad-based criteria, in alphabetical order. Click on the links for more information.

Campo Maldito

Filipina American director Jesca Prudencio helms this dark comedy about gentrification in San Francisco, in which…

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