Geneseo's Asian American Performance Ensemble

FALL 1999

GENseng founded by Dr. Randy Kaplan, including Carl Marcelo (Class of ’01), Jacqueline Lee (Class of ’02), Michelle Hui (CUNY-Queens, Class of ’03)

FLIPZOIDS by Ralph Peña

SPRING 2000

Based on the success of Flipzoids, it’s decided that adding a curtain raiser provides more performance opportunities. R.A.W., ‘CAUSE I’M A WOMAN by Diana Son, a play which considers the sexual objectification of Asian women, is chosen. Playwright Son grants GENseng permission to rewrite parts of the text, originally created for four women of East Asian descent, to allow for this cast to include an Indo-American woman.

EATING CHICKEN FEET by Kitty Chen

FALL 2000

Michelle Hui, founding member of GENseng, is accepted for an acting internship at Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Company, NYC, one of the oldest professional (union) Asian American performance ensembles. It becomes time for GENseng to move to full length (rather than one-act) readings and to add a second performance to accommodate the growing audiences which are becoming dangerously large for the Black Box Theatre in Brodie Hall.

KIMCHEE AND CHITLINS by Elizabeth Wong

SPRING 2001

Samantha Chan (RIT Class of ’02) is cast as Lady Macbeth in the SOPA main stage production of MACBETH, and Judy Joon Hee No (Class of ’03) is cast as Macduff’s Son. GENseng members are starting to venture out of the organization to become integrated into the larger School of Performing Arts Program, as intended.

TRYING TO FIND CHINATOWN by David Henry Hwang

BALLAD OF YACHIYO by Philip Kan Gotanda

FALL 2001

CHINA DOLL by Elizabeth Wong

YANKEE DAWG, YOU DIE! by Philip Kan Gotanda

SPRING 2002

MISTRESS OF SPICES by Chitra Divakaruni

PAPER ANGELS by Genny Lim

FALL 2002

YELLOW FEVER by Rick Shiomi

SPRING 2003

LETTERS TO A STUDENT REVOLUTIONARY by Elizabeth Wong

FALL 2003

SPRING 2004

TRYING TO FIND CHINATOWN by David Henry Hwang

FALLING FLOWERS by Jeany Park

FALL 2004

2004-2005 is GENseng’s FIFTH ANNIVERSARY YEAR. It’s decided that a year of comedy is an appropriate way to celebrate.

S.A.M. I AM by Garrett Omata

SPRING 2005

GATE OF HEAVEN by Lane Nishikawa and Victor Talmadge

IRIS CHANG’S MEMORIAL SERVICE

A [KOREAN] COMEDY OF ERRORS by William Shakespeare

IDENTITY THROUGH ART: SIX ASIAN AMERICAN ARTISTS

FALL 2005

SEX, LIES, ALMOND EYES

SPRING 2006