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'Bound' a playreading at The Red Room

Tue 8 Feb 2005 'Bound' a playreading at The Red Room A playreading of Daniel Ho's new play Bound, is taking place at The Red Box on Tuesday 22 Feb 2005 The ancient Chinese practice of foot binding becomes a catalyst for several generations of women in the new play Bound by Daniel Ho, which straddles two time periods, and is about identity, family and the idea of home. Directed by Milk Can�s Artistic Director, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, with dramaturg and assistant director Melissa Fendall, Bound features performances by Jeff Broitman, Carolyn McDermott, Kenneth Naanep, Kimberly Felipe Villanueva, Dax Valdes, and Sheri Wang. The playreading of Bound is produced by The Milk Can Theatre Company as part of their monthly reading series 'Scene Herd Uddered'. 'Scene Herd Uddered' playreadings are not actors sitting in chairs simply reading a script. Instead, each presentation is the culmination of four weeks of intense developmental work. At the beginning of each month The Milk Can Theatre Company give a team � composed of a playwright, a director and a group of actors � a budget, rented space in which to show their work, a stage manager, publicity, and a support staff of dramaturgs. The Milk Can Theatre company says "At a time when the arts scene is so financially austere, this is a rare opportunity for emerging artists to spend an entire month developing a project together, without the intense pressures and constraints usually associated with the production of a new play. We gladly push teams to take huge creative risks and stretch the boundaries, rather than driving towards a neat, traditional end product." Suggested donation $10. Discussion with playwright Daniel Ho, director Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and cast after the performance.

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