In celebration of its upcoming 10th anniversary season, the Asian-American theatre company Second Generation will present a free special concert staged reading for two nights only at the Public Theater.
The event, called TEN, will feature 10 new 10-minute plays by Asian-American dramatists both established and emerging. Each piece will include an ensemble cast of veteran actors and young talent.
The event's plays were written by Carla Ching, Julia Cho, Andrew Chu, Michael Golamco, David Henry Hwang, Mrinalini Kamath, Chiori Miyagawa, Qui Nguyen, A. Rey Pamatmat and Sung Rno.
Actors who slated to participate include Jessica Jade Andres, Mariko Barajas, Rajesh Bose, Don Castro, Emily C. Chang, Yung-I Chang, Jackie Chung, William Jackson Harper, Sue Jean Kim, Michelle Krusiec, Ken Leung, Allison Mui, May Nazareno, Matthew G. Park, Constance Parng, Taniya Sen, James Seol, Shanti Wesley.
The production is produced and directed by Lloyd Suh, with associate directors Michael Lew and Rehana Mirza.
TEN was specifically designed to help partner early-career Asian-American performers with recognized artists.
TEN will be held April 30 and May 1, at 7 p.m. at the Public, 425 Lafayette St.
To make reservations or find more information, visit www.2g.org.