Stage: Paper Angels

Monday, March 16, 2009

So I got some news sent to me from the folks down at Direct Arts who are putting on Genny Lim's "Paper Angels" directed by Victoria Linchong and are having a benefit in NYC at the end of the month to raise additional funds for the project.

Here's the info:

Direct Arts Presents "The Paper Angels Party"
A benefit on Friday, March 27 for a new multimedia workshop production of
Paper Angels by Genny Lim

Friday, March 27th
7 pm to 11 pm
Tickets: $50-100
Speyer Hall at University Settlement
184 Eldridge Street
b/t Rivington and Delancey

New York, NY – East meets West, past meets present at The Paper Angels
Party, Direct Arts not-to-be-missed Gala Benefit on Friday, March 27.

This exotic, eclectic evening of music, dance and silent auction will
feature Indonesian dance group Saung Budaya, Korean drummer Vongku Pak and Japanese DJ Jaiko Suzuki (Mon Mon Mon Amour), spinning garage, psychedelic and underground pop from the ‘60’s on. Revelers can bid on exciting silent auction items like a handbag by Marc Jacobs, a year-long membership for two at Film Forum, tickets to the Metropolitan Opera, and dinner for two at Nobu 57. Guests are asked to dress Gilded Age, villain, vamp or vintage for this night of mingling with downtown artists, activists and cultural adventurers.

High-resolution promotional photographs by Don Spiro available.

Artistic Director Victoria Linchong available for interviews.


General admission to The Paper Angels Party is $50. Angel Tickets at $100
includes a ticket to BOTH the benefit and the opening night of Paper
Angels, plus a gift bag sponsored by Sephora and Koream Journal. For more
information, go the Direct Arts website at

Proceeds from the Paper Angels Party will benefit Paper Angels by Genny Lim, opening April 29th for four performances only. Set in 1915, long before Arab-Americans were targeted as unwelcome émigrés to America, Paper Angels explores America’s historic ambiguity towards its immigrants through the story of a group of Chinese detainees on Angel Island, the Ellis Island of the West. This new multimedia production of the seminal 1979 play will feature archival footage of Angel Island, a traditional Chinese music ensemble and Obie Award winner Jojo Gonzalez (The Romance of Magno Rubio) as a long-time Californ’ caught in the net of the Chinese Exclusion Act.