Archive for the ‘410 [GONE]’ Category

410[GONE] Video & Reviews are Digitizing!

June 18th, 2013 | 410 [GONE], Blog | CF Monkey | 1 Comment

Great teaser trailer from Amanda Melton allows for a peek into the complex and exciting world depicted in 410[GONE]! Only two weeks left to see this stunning otherworldly adventure!   Hyphen Magazine, Joy Tang “A previous Hyphen review called Frances a “fearless, fiercely intellectual writer whose work unsettlingly thematizes the transgression of boundaries…”  This reviewer simply adds that […]

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Interview with the Playwright: Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig

June 5th, 2013 | 410 [GONE], Blog | CF Monkey | No Comments

by Laura Brueckner Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, born in the U.S. to an Irish-American father and a Taiwanese mother, has a complex and growing body of work that tackles some very difficult themes, including loss, violence, and conflict both between cultures and within the family. Crowded Fire Director of New Works Laura Brueckner catches up with […]

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Wesley Cabral on Video Design in 410[GONE]

June 4th, 2013 | 410 [GONE], Blog | CF Monkey | No Comments

You never know what kind of strange situations will arise when working in theater. For example, in designing projections for 410[GONE] I found myself in a basement with Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) national champion, Omid Farivar, recording footage that the characters of the Monkey King and Goddess of Mercy will rehearse and perform live. In […]

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Welcome to the Chinese Land of the Dead

June 1st, 2013 | 410 [GONE], Blog | CF Monkey | No Comments

“The Earth’s Deepest Retreat” Whether you are an ancient spirit desiring rest and recreation or a tortured ghost seeking the solace of oblivion, your hosts will provide an experience free from the turbulent memories of previous lifetimes. Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with their personal histories: The Goddess of Mercy [Guan Yin]  Her […]

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A Taste of 410 [GONE]

May 28th, 2013 | 410 [GONE], Blog | CF Monkey | No Comments

Taking publicity shots for 410[GONE] proved to be an exciting adventure! Christopher James Cortez as Seventeen and Alexander M Lydon as the Monkey King met up with photographer Lea Bruno at the Musee Mecanique in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. The play 410[GONE] has an incredible contemporary landscape filled with video games and avatars, but it also lives within […]

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Email from Twenty-One to Seventeen

May 22nd, 2013 | 410 [GONE], Blog | CF Monkey | No Comments

In 410[GONE] by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Cindy Im plays “Twenty- One,” a 21 year old Chinese American woman in search of her brother “Seventeen” (played by Christopher James Cortez). What follows is her opening monologue… (Click to enlarge.)                                     […]

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The Artists of 410[GONE]

May 14th, 2013 | 410 [GONE], Blog | CF Monkey | No Comments

The Playwright: Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig  Frances’ play Lidless received the Yale Drama Series Award, an Edinburgh Fringe First Award, the Keene Prize for Literature, and the David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize. In 2011 she was awarded the Wasserstein Prize by the Educational Foundation of America for her most recent work, The World of Extreme […]

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Unlocking 410[GONE]

May 9th, 2013 | 410 [GONE], Blog | CF Monkey | No Comments

Here at Crowded Fire it’s par for the course that marketing a show of ours is going to be kind of tough. Besides the limited funds and the fact that our playwrights are only at the beginning of their journeys to become the next Tennessee Williams and August Wilsons of the 21st Century, we choose […]

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2013 Tickets on Sale – Extra Savings with Flex Passes

February 12th, 2013 | 410 [GONE], Blog, The Bereaved, The Taming | CF Monkey | No Comments

Tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Mainstage Season including:    THE BEREAVED by Thomas Bradshaw – April 4-27, 2013 410[GONE] by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig – June 6-29, 2013 THE TAMING by Lauren Gunderson – October 3 – 26, 2013 We’ve also got an incredible deal for you with the CFT FLEX PASS! PREMIUM Flex Pass – […]

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2013 Season! Catch it from page to stage…

January 10th, 2013 | 410 [GONE], Blog, Featured, The Bereaved, The Matchbox, The Taming | CF Monkey | 2 Comments

Folks, it’s been an exciting couple of months scurrying around behind the scenes to finalize the Crowded Fire 2013 season, but well worth it. We’re thrilled to announce this line-up of works by some of the most promising and influential playwrights of today! First up in our inaugural season as a Resident Company at the […]

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