Contemporary Asian Theater Scene

Contemporary Asian Theater Scene

Next up from CATS

March 10 - 31, 2019



Sunday March 10, 2019 1:00 - 5:00 PM Exhibit Opening CHCP Speaker Series Presentation: - Book Talk by Tim Myers, Children's Author: "Yao Bai and the Egg Pirates" - Video: "The Canton Army in the High Sierras" - Talk by Phil Sexton , CA State Park Interpreter/Historian, Park Manager: "Conquering Time and Space: How Chinese Labor Helped Put the United States In Motion" - Reception/Artists' Meet-and-Greet For more info/updates:

Art Exhibition: March 10-31, 2019
Location: MILPITAS LIBRARY AUDITORIUM, 160 N Main St., Milpitas, CA 95035

Multiple showings from March 8 - March 16, 2019

Last Sunrise

A future reliant on solar energy falls into chaos after the sun disappears, forcing a reclusive astronomer and his bubbly neighbor out of the city in search of light in the perpetual darkness.

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Saturday March 16, 2019


An epic film by Zhang Yimou. With Chinese action and suspense to be shown at Cinequest. Saturday, March 16th  @ 6:45 PM at the California Theater.

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Set during China's Three Kingdom's era (AD 220-280). The story of a great king and his people, who will be expelled from their homeland and will aspire to claim it. The king, violent and ambitious, of mysterious methods and motives; his general, a visionary who yearns to win the final battle but needs to prepare his plans in secret; the women of the palace, who struggle to find redemption in a world where they have no place; and a commoner called "Lord of all the world", will be the characters around who turn the inexorable forces of this story.

Saturday, September 15, 2018


On behalf of the Japanese American Women Alumnae of UC Berkeley (JAWAUCB), the UC Berkeley Japanese American Studies Advisory Committee, and the Contemporary Asian Theater Scene (CATS), please join us for the world premiere showing of “Pool of Unknown Wonders: Undertow of the Soul” and a special post-production discussion with award-winning playwright Philip Kan Gotanda on Saturday, September 15th, at 4 PM at Julia Morgan Hall located at 1821 Catalina Avenue in Berkeley.

At the center of this surreal drama is six unexpected companions who find themselves on a voyage that leads to the darkest corners of their own humanity – and beyond.

An exploration of identity, community, and prejudice, this tale inspired by Hermann Hesse’s Journey to the East offers a fresh, visceral, and urgent exploration of the human longing for wholeness, identity, and belonging.

For tickets and additional information about the production, please go to: Pool of Unknown Wonders Tickets and Info for 9/15 at 4 PM.

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

4th Annual Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest

Screening January 4, 2018

Screening of Jory 

Screening of Jory was held at Starbright Theaters in Campbell. This is a celebration for the Jory creators celebrating the submission/creation of the film to the HBO Visionaries Film Competition and to celebrate Asian American content creators in our community. 

Congratulations to the Jory Cast and Crew.

The CATS board and family at the screening

A few of the manyf friends of the Jory Cast and Crew that came out for the sold out screening.

Our latest project

Jory - A movie short

CATS is proud to be Associate Producer of the film short, JORY.

JORY is a story about a young Asian American teenager who struggles to find a home between his love for dance and his relentless, immigrant parents who want what's "best for him."

The film is inspired by the hardships of first-generation Asian Americans who grow up with "tiger parents" and are constantly told to meet extremely high expectations, whether that means sacrificing sleep, extracurricular activities, or mental health.

This short film will explore the perspectives of both first-generation Asian Americans and their immigrant parents and what it means to be a good parent or a good immigrant son/daughter or none of those.xt

Caleb Jo - Executive Producer

Masora Fukura - Producer
Carl Molina - Director

Emily Lew - Producer


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