NAATCO (National Asian American Theatre Company)

June 14–July 6, 2024
7pm & 3pm

Matt is fixing a Cheap Old House in the middle of nowhere; then Harriet and Isabel show up unannounced, bringing news about mysterious abandoned staircases in the forest, a backpack named Loaves, and the uncannily human screams of mountain lions.

Written by reid tang
Directed by Kedian Keohan
With Sagan Chen, Haruna Lee and Ni-Ni

Scenic Design dots
Costume Design Hahnji Jang
Lighting Design Barbara Samuels
Sound Design Tei Blow
Production Stage Manager Nat Kelley DiMario
Assistant Stage Manager Mars Juno Bartolome Neri



Axe-Houghton, Howard Gilman Foundation, Lucille Lortel Foundation, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, Shubert Foundation, Tiger Baron Foundation, Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation


NAATCO was founded in 1989 by Mia Katigbak and Richard Eng to assert the presence and significance of Asian American theater in the United States, demonstrating its vital contributions to the fabric of American culture. The company presents the following repertory:

  • European and American classics as written with all-Asian American casts
  • Adaptations of these classics by Asian American playwrights
  • New plays – preferably world premieres – written by non-Asian Americans not for or about Asian Americans, but realized by an all Asian American cast
  • Development and production of new plays by Asian American playwrights that incorporate other performative arts and media

NAATCO puts into service its total commitment to Asian American theater artists to more accurately represent onstage the multi- and intercultural dynamics of our society. By doing so, they demonstrate a rich tapestry of cultural difference bound by the American experience. The enrichment accrues to each different culture as well as to America as a whole. NAATCO was the recipient of the OBIE’s Ross Wetzsteon Award, the Lucille Lortel Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women for their work “highlighting the multi- and intercultural dynamics of our society,” and the Rosetta LeNoire Award from Actors' Equity Association in recognition of its contribution toward increasing diversity and non-traditional casting in American theater. NAATCO was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play, as well as Outstanding Costume Design for a Play for their acclaimed production of Henry VI: Shakespeare's Trilogy in Two Parts. Additionally, NAATCO Actor-Manager and Co-Founder Mia Katigbak was honored in 2019 with a Special Drama Desk Award: “the backbone of the Off-Broadway scene, we acclaim her for her performances this season in Henry VI: Shakespeare's Trilogy in Two Parts, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, Peace for Mary Frances and Recent Alien Abductions. This award also recognizes her vital presence as the artistic director of NAATCO and her sustained excellence as a performer and mentor.”