Event Title

Performance by Jude Narita

Presenter

Jude Narita

Event Type

Event

Location

University Hall 1000

Start Date

27-10-2010 7:30 PM

End Date

27-10-2010 8:30 PM

Description

Jude Narita (actor/writer) is best known for her award winning one-woman show, Coming Into Passion/Song For A Sansei, of which she was actor, writer and producer. PASSION ran a total of 24 months in Los Angeles, and was honored with a Drama-Logue Award, the Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle Award, a JIMMIE from AAPAA (Association of Asian Pacific American Artists), and a VESTA Award from the Women's Building of Los Angeles. Narita and PASSION were featured on the PBS Smithsonian episode Gender, which presented the works of five artists across the United States. Narita and PASSION were also chosen to represent American theater in the Mark Taper / USIA tour of Poland. In 2004, along with Lilly Tomlin and Linda Hopkins, Narita was awarded the 2004 Integrity Award from the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival. Narita was also won the "Best Actress" award in Method Fest 2003 for her work in the film Nisei Farmer. Narita was the first artist to perform for the Singapore Repertory Theatre's Inauguration Season. She also taught a writing/acting workshop to Singaporean women, culminating in an ensemble play, The Tiger On The Right/The Dragon On The Left - II. In Los Angeles, Narita has taught free acting/writing workshops to encourage other Asian American actresses to create their own original material. Narita has been awarded a City of Los Angeles Fellowship, eight grants from the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Dept., one National and two California Civil Liberty Grants, a Recognition Award from University of Santa Barbara where she was a Raznick Distinguished Lecturer in the College of Letters and Science, a Brody Foundation grant, a Living History grant, and a Rockefeller from UCLA Asian American Studies. Narita is on the board of PAAWWW (Pacific Asian American Women Writers--West). Narita is proud to be executive producer of the highly acclaimed independent feature film, BANG starring her daughter Darling Narita, who was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.


Introductions by Professor Stella Oh, Department of Women's Studies, and Curtiss Takada Rooks, Associate Dean, Bellarmine College

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Oct 27th, 7:30 PM Oct 27th, 8:30 PM

Performance by Jude Narita

University Hall 1000

Jude Narita (actor/writer) is best known for her award winning one-woman show, Coming Into Passion/Song For A Sansei, of which she was actor, writer and producer. PASSION ran a total of 24 months in Los Angeles, and was honored with a Drama-Logue Award, the Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle Award, a JIMMIE from AAPAA (Association of Asian Pacific American Artists), and a VESTA Award from the Women's Building of Los Angeles. Narita and PASSION were featured on the PBS Smithsonian episode Gender, which presented the works of five artists across the United States. Narita and PASSION were also chosen to represent American theater in the Mark Taper / USIA tour of Poland. In 2004, along with Lilly Tomlin and Linda Hopkins, Narita was awarded the 2004 Integrity Award from the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival. Narita was also won the "Best Actress" award in Method Fest 2003 for her work in the film Nisei Farmer. Narita was the first artist to perform for the Singapore Repertory Theatre's Inauguration Season. She also taught a writing/acting workshop to Singaporean women, culminating in an ensemble play, The Tiger On The Right/The Dragon On The Left - II. In Los Angeles, Narita has taught free acting/writing workshops to encourage other Asian American actresses to create their own original material. Narita has been awarded a City of Los Angeles Fellowship, eight grants from the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Dept., one National and two California Civil Liberty Grants, a Recognition Award from University of Santa Barbara where she was a Raznick Distinguished Lecturer in the College of Letters and Science, a Brody Foundation grant, a Living History grant, and a Rockefeller from UCLA Asian American Studies. Narita is on the board of PAAWWW (Pacific Asian American Women Writers--West). Narita is proud to be executive producer of the highly acclaimed independent feature film, BANG starring her daughter Darling Narita, who was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.


Introductions by Professor Stella Oh, Department of Women's Studies, and Curtiss Takada Rooks, Associate Dean, Bellarmine College