We created La Luna Productions in 1994 to produce SAKURA – THE BANDIT PRINCESS by Kikue Tashiro, starring Japanese American actress Kati Kuroda. Our purpose: expose this little gem of a East-West fusion play from its inception at Circle Repertory Company and move it out into the big world.
And we did.
Invitations poured in from the Edinburgh Fringe and Dallas International Festivals; University of Hawai’i, University of Missouri – St. Louis, Muhlenberg College, Chaminade University and regional theaters: TheaterLab Houston, Holualoa Performing Arts Center, Lee/Leong Studio. Productions in these international venues resulted in rave reviews and enthusiastic audiences.
Based on the success of SAKURA, the same creative team mounted HANA – THE BANDIT PRINCESS at NYC’s Chelsea Playhouse after a successful reading at the New York Theater Workshop.
Continuing the mission of fusing Japanese and Western Theater, La Luna is in development of GHOST LIGHT, a new play by Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei. With generous support from the UCLA Academic Senate Council on Research, we produced a series of four readings in NYC and LA. Audience feedback sessions provided invaluable insight into ways to clarify, intensify and deepen the the play.
Now confident of the strong, fluid script, La Luna moves on to the next stage: an Equity Showcase production of GHOST LIGHT at the Barrow Group Theater in NYC, October, 2015.
The journey continues…