Playwright Prince Gomolvilas and Director Jeff Liu share about their new play “The Brothers Paranormal”. Prince and Jeff discuss why we need to be the heroes of our own imaginations, the casual intersection of the play’s AsianAm and Black characters, and the deeper meaning of diversity. (Intro: When I’m 65)
Prince Gomolvilas is a Thai-American playwright whose work includes Big Hunk o’ Burnin’ Love, The Theory of Everything (PEN Center USA Literary Award for Drama), and Mysterious Skin (based on the novel by Scott Heim). His plays have been produced at The Drill Hall (London), East West Players (Los Angeles), Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (San Francisco), and Singapore Repertory Theatre. His work has also been developed at the Alley Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Geva Theatre Center, La Jolla Playhouse, The Lark, Ma-Yi Theater Company, South Coast Repertory, and TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.
Jeff Liu adapted the Pulitzer nominated play Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang for the YOMYOMF Network on YouTube. His productions include: Two Mile Hollow (Artists at Play), Mexican Day (Rogue Machine, LA Times Critics Choice), Tiger Style! (Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists), Chinglish (LA Premiere, LA Times Critics Choice), Texas,Terminus Americana, The Golden Hour (Lodestone Theatre Ensemble), The Chinese Massacre Annotated (Circle X), Ixnay, Wrinkles, Christmas in Hanoi (East West Players), Slice (Fremont Centre Theatre), and three years with Sci-Fest, the LA Science Fiction One Act Play Festival. He is a member of the O’Neill National Directing Fellowship cohort of 2016.