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GABRIEL'S INFERNO

based on the novel by 

Sylvain Reynard

A Passionflix Production

Date: November, 2019

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SENSE AND THE CITY

by Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin

Directed by Aripta Mukherjee

Flights Up Festival @ Access Theater

September 26th, 2019

VANESSA KAI  is an actor, collaborator, and a native New Yorker. Vanessa was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as "Ruby' in the sold out, extended run of KPOP - an immersive, musical event produced by Ars Nova (Broadway's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) in association with Ma-Yi Theater + Woodshed Collective. Book by Jason Kim (HBO's 'Girls'). Music and Lyrics by Helen Park & Max Vernon. Directed by Teddy Bergman. 

 

Most recently, Vanessa performed in the world premiere of THE PAIN OF MY BELLIGERENCE at Playwrights Horizons along with Halley Feiffer & Hamish Linklater. Written by Halley Feiffer (Netflix's 'Kidding', Amazon's 'Mozart in the Jungle', 'I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard' at Atlantic Theater Company)Directed by Trip Cullman (Broadway's The Choir Boy (Tony Award Nominated for Best Play- MTC), Lobby Hero (Tony Award Nominated for Best Rival of a Play - Second Stage), 'Significant Other' (Roundabout Theatre Company).

Other Off Broadway credits include HENRY VI: Shakespeare's Trilogy in Two Parts (2019 Drama Desk Nominated for Outstanding Revival of a Play) with award winning theater company, the National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO). Adapted and Directed by, Stephen Brown-Fried (Nominated for a Drama League Award for Best Revival for Awake and Sing!), Second Stage Theater and Women’s Project Theater.

 

Regional theater productions include TOP GIRLS, written by Caryl Churchill and directed by Liesl Tommy (Tony Award Nominated for Best Director, Eclipsed), at Huntington Theatre Company. Other regional credits include Seattle Repertory Theater, Riverside Theater, and Stamford TheaterWorks where she received a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Debut by the Connecticut Critics Circle.

 

Vanessa has also helped develop new works at New York Stage and Film, Roundabout Theatre Company, The New Group, the Lark Play Development Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, New Dramatists, and others. 

 

In television and film, Vanessa has appeared in a recurring role as Dr. Izuka in NBC's hit show, "New Amsterdam." Other select television and film credits include “Orange Is The New Black,” “Gotham,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” and "Off The Rails." 

Vanessa lives in Brooklyn, NY with The Hubz.

 

 

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DANCE MOMS

by Ying Ying Li

Directed by Jessica O'Hara-Baker

Lady Fest @THE TANK

August 24th, 2019

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THE EXCAVATION OF MARY ANNING

by Ian August

Directed by Sammi Cannold

@

New York Stage and Film's 2019 Powerhouse Season

July 16th - 21st, 2019

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I AM GOING TO CHANGE THE WORLD

by Andrew Hinderaker

with

Corey Hawkins & Michael Chernus

Directed by Jonathan Berry

Closed Reading @

Roundabout Theatre Company

July 8th & 9th, 2019

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PLAY ON! 

@ CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY

 

May 24th - June 30th, 2019

For more info: playonfestival.org

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* DRAMA DESK AWARDS - 2019 * 

 

HENRY VI

by William Shakespeare

NOMINATED FOR OUTSTANDING REVIVAL  OF A PLAY.

ADAPTED by  STEPHEN BROWN-FRIED

PRODUCED by NATIONAL ASIAN AMERICAN THEATRE COMPANY (NAATCO)

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* THE PAIN OF MY BELLIGERENCE *

by Halley Feiffer

Directed by Trip Cullman

@ Playwrights Horizons

 

MARCH 29th - MAY 12th

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SHORT FILM

 

FRIED

A SUITCASE PRODUCTION

Date: November, 2019

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THE WORLD'S GREATEST

Date: December, 2019