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On Monday, February 17, Ma-Yi Theater Company & Playwrights Horizons will present MGA KASABIHAN / WORDS OF WISDOM, a benefit to raise funds for people affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. The performance will consist of several short plays, including one written by Kaya author Sam Chanse of forthcoming Lydia’s Funeral Video.

As the New York Times reported earlier this week, the Philippines still struggles to rebuild three months after Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. The benefit will feature short plays inspired by Filipino proverbs, written by members of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab.

Date & Time: Monday, February 17 @ 7 pm

Location: Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street, NYC

Ticket Prices:

$15 Artist-Rate Tickets with code BOATS (limited availability – first come/first serve)

$35 General Seating

$50 Premium Seating

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Featuring Rajesh Bose, Joel de la Fuente, Ron Domingo, Ali Ewoldt, Margaret Ivey, Mia Katigbak, Anjili Pal, Eileen Rivera, Jon Norman Schneider, Krystal Seli, Dax Valdes, and Daniel Velasco

Directed by Nelson Eusebio, Andy Pang, Colette Robert, and RJ Tolan

Written by Sam Chanse, Dustin Chinn, Naveen Bahar Choudhury, Clarence Coo, Mrinalini Kamath, Mike Lew, Edgar Mendoza, Rehana Lew Mirza, Jiehae Park, Sung Rno, Nandita Shenoy, Susan Soon He Stanton, and Lauren Yee

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