Next Up: Monday, November 22nd, 7:30pm (EDT)
Student Screenplay-in-progress & New Tunes!
In this month that celebrates giving thanks, we are truly grateful to welcome back student writer, Liam Cheng, with his screenplay-in-progress, Not a Foreigner and the musical duo Dem Chonies, as well as introducing our dear friend, Luke Anthony Rivera, with a new composition, “Oculus for Ocean,” a response to Ocean Vuong’s poem, Untitled: Blue, Brown, Green. Rothko; and the
Liam’s piece was originally written in response to a high school application essay question, “What do I stand for?” The school offers a choice of writing in any format, so as a person who loves to do creative writing, Liam opted to answer the question in a screenplay format.
In Not a Foreigner, two teenage friends, both professional actors from New York City, are having a conversation over dinner. They are having some differences about stage names. David, a young man who always plays by the rules, believes that his childhood friend Li-Wei should have an American stage name in order to fit in more in the acting community, but Li-Wei believes that they can live in a better world with open diversity.
Read by Aaron Banes, Emma Holt, Kevin Luong, and Joyce Wu.
Since April 2020, monthly storytelling has been a donate-what-you-can event taking place online via Zoom with proceeds shared among the organization, participating artists, and our non-profit partner of the month. Registered attendees will receive the Zoom link and login information for the event via email once they’ve registered at Eventbrite. Please be sure to download Zoom to your computer or mobile device prior to the event.