Moving Earth Productions is proud to present Kelly’s solo show “Formosa” as an official selection of the 12th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival in NYC. “Formosa” will be presented in a double bill with Martyna Majok’s “Woman at the Well” on Friday, April 11, 2014 at HERE, 145 6th Ave., New York, NY, 8:30 PM. For tickets and information, visit: http://www.here.org.
“Formosa” will also be presented by Rising Circle Theater Collective at Chain Theatre in Long Island City, NY on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 7:00 PM. RSVP for limited seating, contact email@example.com.
FORMOSA is a surrealistic romp through beauty, body, culture, and Barbie. Created and performed by spoken word poet Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, the solo show combines spoken word, movement, multimedia, and fictional characters, jumping into Tsai’s imaginary encounters with a Taiwanese factory worker who makes the dolls, an 8-year old Chinese adoptee girl who loves the dolls, and a Nicki Minaj-wannabe Asian American female hip hop MC who just might be turning into a doll. More info, click here.
The creation of “Formosa” was supported, in part, through a commission from New York Live Arts’ Studio Series program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation, Asian Women’s Giving Circle, and with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.