Awake and Sing

Awake and Sing

About

With: Sanjit De Silva*, Mel Duane Gionson*, Mia Katigbak*, Teresa Avia Lim*, Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte*, Jon Norman Schneider*, David Shih*, Alok Tewari*, Henry Yuk*

Directed by Stephen Brown-Fried

Run

Previews: August 16 – 20, 2013
Run: August 21 – September 8, 2013
Performances: Tuesday – Saturday 7:00pm
Monday 8/19 at 7:00pm
Matinees 9/7 and 9/8 at 2:00pm

Tickets: $25
Student rush tickets for $10 available 1/2 hour before curtain, subject to availability.

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Walkerspace
46 Walker Street, New York, NY

Franklin St (1)
Canal Street (J, M, Z, N, Q, R, W, 6)
Canal-Church Sts (A, C, E)

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Production Staff

Anshuman Bhatia: Set Designer
Moria Clinton: Costume Designer
Gina Scherr: Lighting Designer
Toby Algya: Sound Designer
Barrett Brown: Postcard Designer
Charley Layton: Dialect Coach
Stephanie Johnson: Assistant Director
Belen Ferrer: Assistant Stage Manager
David Beller: Production Stage Manager

Reviews

NAATCO’s production easily makes the point that ethnicity is transcended by the humanity of frightened, imperfect people facing unpleasant realities. Theatergoers deserve to hear great plays as they were originally performed, especially in productions like this.

(Anita Gates: New York Times)

Awake and Sing! is especially fresh in the new revival from National Asian American Theatre Company at Walkerspace, directed with precise raucousness by Stephen Fried. Jon Norman Schneider, is a guileless marvel…Teresa Avia Lim is terrifically moving.

(Alan Scherstuhl: Village Voice)

Awake and Sing! allows for some truly fine ensemble work. Alok Tewari is quite touching as the Marxist grandfather Jacob. His frustrated grandchildren [are] played with impassioned conviction by Jon Norman Schneider and Teresa Avia Lim. Sanjit De Silva is rock solid as Moe Axelrod, the renegade border who helps them to cut their familial bonds. And Mia Katigbak is masterful, evoking Bessie as both a villain and tragic figure.

(NY1 On Stage)

The all-Asian cast gives splendid performances as the Jewish clan, a conceit that lends additional insight into the general themes of poverty, class, and pride, resulting in a more universal scope. This production of Awake and Sing! is very rich indeed.

(This Week in New York)

Odets’ Depression-era drama may be old-fashioned, but it’s moving, and it still feels relevant. Under the direction of Stephen Fried, the performances are strong.

(The New Yorker)

Photos

Bessie and Jacob (Mia Katigbak and Alok Tewari)
Bessie and Jacob (Mia Katigbak and Alok Tewari)
(Photographer: William P. Steele)

Bessie, Jacob and Morty (Mia Katigbak, Alok Tewari and Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte)
Bessie, Jacob and Morty (Mia Katigbak, Alok Tewari and Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte)
(Photographer: William P. Steele)

Hennie (Teresa Avia Lim)
Hennie (Teresa Avia Lim)
(Photographer: William P. Steele)

Jacob (Alok Tewari)
Jacob (Alok Tewari)
(Photographer: William P. Steele)

Jacob and Morty (Alok Tewari and Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte)
Jacob and Morty (Alok Tewari and Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte)
(Photographer: William P. Steele)

Jacob and Ralph (Alok Tewari and Jon Norman Schneider)
Jacob and Ralph (Alok Tewari and Jon Norman Schneider)
(Photographer: William P. Steele)

Myron (Henry Yuk)
Myron (Henry Yuk)
(Photographer: William P. Steele)

Myron and Moe (Henry Yuk and Sanjit De Silva)
Myron and Moe (Henry Yuk and Sanjit De Silva)
(Photographer: William P. Steele)

Ralph, Jacob and Morty (Jon Norman Schneider, Alok Tewari and Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte)
Ralph, Jacob and Morty (Jon Norman Schneider, Alok Tewari and Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte)
(Photographer: William P. Steele)

Ralph and Myron (Jon Norman Schneider and Henry Yuk)
Ralph and Myron (Jon Norman Schneider and Henry Yuk)
(Photographer: William P. Steele)

The Berger Family
The Berger Family
(Photographer: William P. Steele)

Notes

This production is made possible in part by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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