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About the 2020s
The decade of the 2020s started with ACT being dark for the entire 2020 mainstage season. While closed for the pandemic, there was a change in leadership as Anita Shah moved in as Managing Director. The first play after the pandemic closure was Hotter Than Egypt, written by Core Company member Yussef el Guindi - a world premiere.


productions
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Cambodian Rock Band (2024)
Guitars tuned. Mic checked. Get ready to rock! This darkly funny hit play with music tells the story of a Khmer Rouge survivor returning to Cambodia for the first time in thirty years, as his daughter prepares to prosecute one of Cambodia’s most infamous war criminals. Backed by a live band playing contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, this thrilling story toggles back and forth in time as father and daughter face the music of the past.
About the Play
Written By: Lauren Yee
About the Production
Run Dates: 9/29/2023 - 11/5/2023
Program: Program (.pdf)
Directed By: Chay Yew
Cast: Kelsey Angel Baehrens - Understudy Neary; Understudy Sothea; Understudy Pou; Understudy S-21 Guard
Brooke Ishibashi - Neary; Sothea
Abraham Kim - Rom; Journalist
Tim Liu - Ted; Cadre; Leng
Jane Lui - Pou; S-21 Guard
Alex Lydon - Understudy Ted; Understudy Cadre; Understudy Leng; Understudy Rom; Understudy Journalist
Joe Ngo - Chum
Vi Tran - Understudy Chum; Understudy Duch
Phil Wong - Duch
Music: Dengue Fever - Songs
Behind the Scenes: Bill Berry - Producing Artistic Director - The 5th Avenue Theatre
Meghan Boyle - Carpenter
Linda Cho - Costume Designer
Imelda Daranciang - Dresser
Mikhail Fiksel - Sound Designer
Herin Kaputkin - Associate Costume Designer
Takeshi Kata - Scenic Designer
Megumi Katayama - Sound Designer
Robert "Max" Langley - Sound Engineer
John Langs - Artistic Director
Kaitlyn Lawrenz - Electrician
Robin Logerstadt - Stagehand; Carpenter
Jane Lui - Music Supervisor; Music Director
Matt MacNelly - Music Supervisor; Music Director
Katie Maltais - Managing Director - The 5th Avenue Theatre
Dave Misner - Electrician
Luke Norby - Projection Designer
Casey Price - Assistant Lighting Designer
K.D. Schill - Dresser
Graham Schmidt - Associate Director
Anita Shah - Managing Director
David Shocket - Associate Lighting Designer
Martin Sisk - Stagehand
Sokunthary Svay - Khmer Vocal Coach
Quy Ton - Assistant Stage Manager
Ben Truppin-Brown - Associate Sound Designer
Charles M. Turner III - Production Consultant
Valerie Turos - A1
Robin Vest - Associate Scenic Designer
Tom Watson - Wig Designer
David Weiner - Lighting Designer
Merrick A.B. Williams - Stage Manager
Max Zamorano - Production Assistant
A Case For The Existence of God (2024)
Inside a small loan brokerage in Idaho, two men — a study in opposites — struggle to make a place for their families in the American dream as they balance parenthood, financial security, desire, and empathy. This award-winning play, with a revelatory ending, leads audiences on a journey of intrigue and reckoning as the two fathers’ lives intertwine in a powerful narrative about what it means to be human.
About the Play
Written By: Samuel D. Hunter
About the Production
Run Dates: 2/2/2024 - 3/18/2024
Program: Program (.pdf)
Directed By: John Langs
Cast: Conner Neddersen - Ryan
Nathaniel Tenenbaum - Keith
Behind the Scenes: Larcyn Burnett - Production Assistant
John Langs - Artistic Director
Thorn Michaels - Associate Lighting Designer
Danielle Nieves - Costume Designer
Maggie Rogers - Sound Designer
Michael Ross - Interim Managing Director
Bret Torbeck - Stage Manager
JR Welden - Stage Manager
Connie Yun - Lighting Designer
Parmida Ziaei - Scenic Designer