The Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists ( CAATA )dedicated to advancing the field of Asian-American theaterhas announced that Chicago will host the Sixth National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival ( ConFest ) Aug. 13-18.
At least two of the productions included this year employs queer themes and/or companies.
Pillowtalk ( which Brooklyn company Kyoung's Pacific Beat is presenting Aug. 17-18 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. ) brings to life one night in the lives of Sam and Buck, a recently married interracial couple. Ya-Ku-Za ( from Austin company GenEnCo, and which is running Aug. 16-17 at Victory Gardens ) follows an ambitious young assassin's bid to become the first female member of the infamous Japanese crime syndicate. GenEnCo is devoted to work from queer people of color.
Victory Gardens Theater, Silk Road Rising and the DePaul University School of Theater are hosting ConFest.
See CAATA.net for tickets and passes.