Year Zero

March 6, 2009

Mo`olelo’s Artistic Director is a 2009 Artist-in-Residence at UCSD’s Thurgood Marshall College. As part of her residency, she will direct a reading of Michael Golamco’s award-winning play, Year Zero, followed by a talk-back with the playwright.

Year Zero by Michael Golamco
A reading and playwright talk-back
Featuring Brian Huynh, Jyl Kaneshiro, Thomas Kouo and Andy Lowe
Directed by Seema Sueko
Monday, March 9, 2009, 7 PM
VisArts Theatre, UCSD, see map for directions

Free, but you must reserve your seat! There are only 30 seats available for the public at this reading. Email to make your reservation.

Year Zero is a story about Vuthy Vichea, a sixteen year old Cambodian American. He loves hip hop and Dungeons and Dragons. He is a weird kid in a place where weirdness can be fatal: Long Beach, California. And since his best friend moved and his mother died, the only person he can talk to is a human skull he keeps hidden in a cookie jar. Year Zero is a comedic drama about young Cambodian Americans — about reincarnation, reinvention, and ultimately, redemption. You can read more about it here:

About the playwright: Michael Golamco is a critically-acclaimed young writer. Mo`olelo produced his romantic comedy Cowboy Versus Samurai in 2007. Year Zero was the grand prize winner of Chicago Dramatists’ 2008 Many Voices Project and has been selected for further development at Chicago’s Tony Award-winning Victory Gardens Theatre. Michael recently received a playwriting commission from South Coast Repertory Theatre. You can read more about him here


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