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The Nervous Breakdown featured a self-interview with Sam Chanse, author of LYDIA’S FUNERAL VIDEO, in which she explores her resistance to social media, differentiates solo play and one-woman show, talks anxiety, and more. If you haven’t read her book yet, get to it! You can get a head start by reading an excerpt on the Nervous Breakdown […]

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Come to our fundraiser in NYC on June 11 and enjoy a performance from Kaya’s theater artist and playwright SAM CHANSE, author of LYDIA’S FUNERAL VIDEO. Sam’s humor is definitely going to be a fun highlight of the event! Here’s what she has to say about us: “Kaya is a Mighty & Beneficent Force for sharing […]

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Join Kaya Press and four Asian diasporic artists for Self/Split next Wednesday! Sam Chanse, Nicholas Wong, and D’Lo are authors of three forthcoming Kaya books, and Chiwan Choi will also be reading his poetry. The event will be at USC’s Ground Zero Performance Café on Wednesday, April 1 at 7 PM. Below is the event description on USC’s website: “Self/Split” […]

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Sam Chanse was in New York one weekend last month for GHOST STORIES, a reading of short musicals inspired by Asian ghost stories and directed by BD Wong! The event was the inaugural project for Leviathan Lab‘s New Musicals Initiative. Chanse’s piece at Ghost Stories was LOBSTERS LIVE FOREVER, a collaboration with composer Bob Kelly. Check out […]

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Last week, Sundance announced the artists participating in their next Playwrights & Composers Retreat at Ucross Foundation—among them is Kaya author Sam Chanse. A big congrats to Sam and the six other artists! These artists will get to spend three weeks in February 2015 at Ucross Foundation, a residency program in Wyoming where artists will “both contribute to […]

 
 
 
 

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— Junot Díaz