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Episode 3 of City Theatre’s CitySpeaks podcast features City Theatre’s Clare Drobot in conversation with Lauren Yee, whose play, Cambodian Rock Band, with music by Dengue Fever, premiered at South Coast Rep. and is now at City Theatre on Pittsburgh’s Southside.
Lauren and Clare discuss life as a playwright, and how research and a trip to Cambodia inspired an incredible story.More about Lauren: Subsequent productions of Cambodian Rock Band have appeared at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, Merrimack Rep, Signature Theatre, Portland Center Stage, and Jungle Theatre. Yee’s play The Great Leap, has been produced at the Denver Center, Seattle Repertory, Atlantic Theatre, the Guthrie Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, Arts Club, and InterAct Theatre, with future productions at Steppenwolf, Long Wharf, and Asolo Rep. Honors include the Doris Duke Artists Award, Whiting Award, Steinberg/ATCA Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters literature award, Horton Foote Prize, Kesselring Prize, Primus Prize, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton, and the #1 and #2 plays on the 2017 Kilroys List. She’s a Residency 5 playwright at Signature Theatre, New Dramatists members, Ma-Yi Writers’ Lab member, and Playwrights Realm alumni playwright. TV credits include: PACHINKO (Apple) and SOUNDTRACK (Netflix). Current commissions include Geffen Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, Second Stage, South Coast Rep. She received her bachelor’s degree from Yale. MFA: UCSD.
CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND By Lauren Yee Directed by Marti Lyons
September 14 – October 6, 2019
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#2 – Marti Lyons
Introducing the Pittsburgh City Theatre’s inaugural CitySpeaks podcast all about the making of Cambodian Rock Band. Â Part thrilling new play, part electrifying rock concert, Cambodian Rock Band is an epic tale of family, love, and heritage featuring the Cambodian surf rock music of Dengue Fever. This podcast is all...
#1 – Marc Masterson
Today's episode is with Cambodian Rock Band, Artistic Director Marc Masterson. This podcast is all about how the show came together with stories from the people who know it best. Part thrilling new play, part electrifying rock concert, Cambodian Rock Band is an epic tale of family, love, and heritage...
Introducing the Pittsburgh City Theatre's inaugural CitySpeaks podcast all about the making of Cambodian Rock Band. Part thrilling new play, part electrifying rock concert, Cambodian Rock Band is an epic tale of family, love, and heritage featuring the Cambodian surf rock music of Dengue Fever. This podcast is all about...
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