The world premiere of the One-Log-Bridge concert adaptation.
This concert adaptation of One-Log Bridge has been created especially for the Alphabet City stage and audience, exploring (through music) cross-cultural exchange as well as the latitudes of the human experience—from pain and hurt to community and joy. One-Log Bridge is the creation of composer Yan Pang, who combined elements of traditional Chinese opera and American musical theater to produce a unique show that premiered in December 2023 at the New Hazlett Theater. Based on Yan Pang’s own story, the play tells the story of an aspiring composer from China moving to America to pursue their dream. What will they find stateside? Friendship, community, and love? Or racism, humiliation, and alienation? What about both?
A Note from Yan Pang: “My creations intricately interlace Chinese and American cultural aspects. This amalgamation generates harmonious tensions that serve as the foundation for performances addressing social justice, belonging, and my own experiences as a first-generation Chinese immigrant woman. One-Log Bridge endeavors to transcend norms, challenging expectations by venturing beyond the confines of traditional classical composition.”
This program features a concert and dance performance followed by a talkback with the performers.
About the Creator:
Yan Pang (she/they) is a composer, performer, and scholar. She is a visiting assistant professor of music at Point Park University. She received her Ph.D. in music with a minor in theater arts & dance from the University of Minnesota. Her work focuses on intercultural composition and performance. A selection of her textbooks includes Cool Math for Hot Music, All About Music, Basic Music Technology, and The Future of Music (co-authored with Guerino Mazzola et al.) by Springer.
Yan Pang: Librettist & Playwright
Madison Thongmonkolchai: Director | Assistant Director / Assistant Stage Manager
Jill Musser: Media Design
Jason Noer: Choreographer
Richard Keitel: Director
Simone Hunt: Assistant Director/Dramaturg
Rianne Lindsey: Lighting Design
AJ DePetris: Music Director
Yang Jin: Pipa Player
PJ Roduta: Percussionist
Cora Reddinger: Photographer/Media Design
Madison Gasper: Graphic Designer
Stella Frazer: Scenic Design
Emmaline Naud: Scenic Design
Lauren Wijangco: New Hazlett Stage Manager
Ayden Freed: J-Sun Understudy
Alyssa Daley: Social Media Maker
Amanda Sun: Yan | Soprano
Mimi Jong: Min | Alto
Lulu James: Faye | Alto
Ben Heavner: Issac | Tenor-Bass
Braden Stroppel: J-Sun | Tenor
Eli Plummer: Understudy David | Bass
Julia Resnick: Understudy Faye
Arden Adams: Alto
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