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Nomad Motel Takes Us Inside Rehearsals

Carla Ching new play will be performed at Atlantic Theater Company.

Rehearsals have begun for Atlantic Theater Company's Nomad Motel, written by Carla Ching and directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. Performances will run at Atlantic Stage 2, May 22-June 23, with an official opening on June 3.

Andrew Pang (James), Carla Ching (playwright), Ian Duff (Oscar), Molly Griggs (Alix), Christopher Larkin (Mason), Samantha Mathis (Fiona), and Ed Sylvanus Iskandar (director).
(© Ahron R. Foster)

The cast of Nomad Motel features Ian Duff, Molly Griggs, Christopher Larkin, Samantha Mathis, and Andrew Pang.

The story is described as follows: "In the not-so-sunny side of California, Alix bounces between motel rooms, taking care of her brothers for her mostly MIA mother. Her classmate Mason is a budding songwriter trying to keep off the radar of his absent father in Hong Kong. Together, they must learn to scrape by without giving up their dreams. This New York premiere is a surprising tale of kids raising themselves and making something out of nothing in the land of plenty."

Carla Ching (playwright) and Ed Sylvanus Iskandar (director) in rehearsal for Nomad Motel.
(© Ahron R. Foster)

The creative team includes scenic design by Yu-Hsuan Chen, costume design by Loren Shaw, lighting design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, sound design and original compositions by Emily Gardner Xu Hall, fight direction by Ryan-James Hatanaka, and dialect coaching by Joy Lanceta Coronel.

Nomad Motel was presented as part of Atlantic's 2017 Asian American MixFest, a festival of new plays exploring and celebrating the wealth of diverse stories in the American theater, and bringing these artists into the Atlantic family.

Director Ed Sylvanus Iskandar in the rehearsal room.
(© Ahron R. Foster)

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