An intimate story about the fluidity of borders, time and the historic confluence of China, Mexico and the United States. Staged site specifically at different locations throughout the USMexico borderlands, rasgos asiaticos will premiere at the Center for New Performance through their Duende initiative in March 2020, as the second performance in their migration cycle series. In April, elements of the performance installation will be staged in a rice silo at Sawyer Yards, presented by DiverseWorks in Houston, TX as part of the CounterCurrent Festival. These two performances are a culmination of a four year artist residency at CalArts, generously supported by the Map Fund and the NPN Creation & Development Fund. It will mark the beginning of an ongoing project to trace the diasporic journeys and hidden histories of Chinese communities along the USMX border.
Winner of the 2011 Pregones Asuncion Award for Queer Playwrighting.
rasgos asiaticos is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by CalArts Center for New Performance, Valencia; DiverseWorks in partnership with MECA, Houston; Performance in the Borderlands, Phoenix; Fulcrum Theater, New York and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). rasgos asiaticos also received generous support for development by the MAP Fund, Soho Rep Theater’s Writer/Director Lab, and Pregones Theater’s Asuncion Award for Queer Playwrighting.