RESUMÉ FOR MIN KAHNG

PLAYS & MUSICALS

Calafia: A Re-Imagining (in development)

  • Adaptation of The Adventures of Esplandian by Garci Rodriguez de Montalvo
  • Experimental Sound Workshop: May 2016, San Francisco, CA at Playwrights Foundation.

GOLD: The Midas Musical (in development)

  • Musical adaptation of the Greek myth
  • Developmental reading: November 2016, San Francisco, CA at Playwrights Foundation.

Lowcountry (assisted) Living (in development)

  • Musical collaboration with playwright Brad Erickson
  • Writers Retreat: April 2018, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in Redwood City, CA
  • Residency: January 2018, Djerassi Winter Residency in Woodside, CA
  • Developmental Reading: December 2014, New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco, CA
  • Residency: April 2014, Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside, CA

Inside Out & Back Again (in development)

  • Stage adaptation of Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  • Commissioned by Bay Area Children's Theatre
  • Workshop: December 2017, Berkeley, CA. Bay Area Children's Theatre
  • Developmental reading: August 2017, Berkeley, CA. Bay Area Children's Theatre

The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga

  • Musical adaptation of Henry Kiyama's "documentary comic book," translated by Frederik L. Schodt
  • World Premiere: July 2017 at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, CA with TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
    • Recipient of the Edgerton New Play Award
    • Recipient of a NAMT Production Grant
    • Recipient of the Theatre Bay Area Award for Outstanding Original Musical
    • Recipient of 6 San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards including Original Script, Original Music, and Entire Production - Bay Area.
    • Finalist for 9 additional Theatre Bay Area Awards
    • Nominated for 5 additional Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards
  • Workshop: April 2017, San Francisco, CA. Playwrights Foundation.
  • Staged Readings: August 2016, Palo Alto, CA. TheatreWorks Silicon Valley New Works Festival 2016.
  • Staged Reading: December 2015, Redwood City, CA. TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.
  • Developmental Reading: January 2015, Oakland, CA. Participant in the inaugural Musical Cafe Showcase.
  • Writers Retreat: April 2014, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Redwood City, CA

Step Up Crew: A Street Smart Concert

  • School Assembly Touring Show about public transportation safety
  • World Premiere & School Tour: May 2017-Ongoing
  • Commissioned by San Francisco Unified School District

Story Explorers

  • Musical adaptation of stories created by children living with autism and other special needs
  • Partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the East Bay Community Foundation, a Theatre Bay Area CA$H Grant, and the generosity of individual donors.
  • School Tour: March 2018-Ongoing at various schools throughout the Bay Area
  • World premiere: February 18, 2017 at the Osher Studio in Berkeley, CA with Bay Area Children's Theatre
  • In-school Workshops: September 2015-December 2015, and January 2017 in various Bay Area schools.

Bad Kitty On Stage!

  • Stage adaptation of Nick Bruel's Bad Kitty series
  • Co-comissioned by Bay Area Children's Theatre & Oregon Children's Theatre
  • World premiere: January & February 2016 in Portland and the SF Bay Area
  • Subsequent Productions: January 2017 with TYKEs at the JCC Rochester, NY. May-June 2017 with Gifford Family Theatre in Syracuse, NY.
  • Workshop: August 2015, Oakland, CA. Bay Area Children's Theatre.
  • Workshop: July 2015, Portland, OR. Oregon Children's Theatre.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

 The Song of the Nightingale

  • Two-act musical based upon Hans Christian Andersen’s The Nightingale
  • World premiere: October 11, 2013 with Altarena Playhouse in Alameda, CA
  • Subsequent Production: October 2017 at Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette, CA
  • Developmental reading at Diablo Theatre Company, June 2011
  • Staged Reading performance produced by Altarena Playhouse November 22, 2010 at the Little Theater in Alameda, CA

Tales of Olympus Jr.

  • One-act, condensed version specifically designed for young actors
  • World premiere: September 18, 2015 at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton, CA with Civic Arts Stage Company and Bay Area Children's Theatre.

Tales of Olympus: A Greek Myth Musical

  • Two-act Children’s Musical based upon Greek mythology
  • World premiere: December 8, 2012 at the Osher Studio in Berkeley, CA with Bay Area Children’s Theatre
  • Toured twenty-six elementary schools in the Bay Area in Jan-Feb 2013
  • Touring the greater Chicagoland area with American Eagle Productions.    

              

SHORT PLAYS

  • Variations on a Fairy Tale, The Leap 2017, American Conservatory Theater MFA Program
  • Please Seat Yourself, ShortLived 2017, PianoFight
  • Homeless Fairy Godmother, FlashPlays 2016, Playwrights Foundation
  • Space Spelunker, FlashPlays 2016, Playwrights Foundation

 

SONGS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Like Lotto, What's Your Story Bay Area? Muttville, FOGG Theatre Company

 

AWARDS, GRANTS & HONORS

2018

  • Djerassi Residency
  • Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards for Original Script, Original Music, and Entire Production - The Four Immigrants

2017

  • Theatre Bay Area Award for Outstanding World Premiere of a Musical - The Four Immigrants
  • Edgerton Foundation New Play Award to TheatreWorks for The Four Immigrants
  • NAMT Production Grant to TheatreWorks for The Four Immigrants
  • Lafayette Community Foundation, Anonymous Donor to Town Hall Theatre for The Song of the Nightingale
  • Bill Graham Foundation Grant to Town Hall Theatre for The Song of the Nightingale
  • Mechanics Bank Grant, Lafayette Branch to Town Hall Theatre for The Song of the Nightingale

2016

  • Theatre Bay Area CA$H Grant for Story Explorers
  • East Bay Fund for Artists Grant for Story Explorers
  • Resident Playwright with Playwrights Foundation

2015

  • NEA Grant to Bay Area Children's Theatre for Story Explorers
  • NAMT Writers Residency Grant to TheatreWorks for The Four Immigrants
  • Theatre Bay Area CA$H Grant for The Four Immigrants

2014

  • TheatreWorks Writers Retreat participant

2013

  • Theatre Bay Area Titan Award recipient

2012

  • East Bay Fund for Artists Grant for Tales of Olympus
  • Safeway Foundation Grant to Bay Area Children's Theatre for Tales of Olympus

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING

2016 Resident Playwright with Playwrights Foundation
2013 Business of Arts Workshop: East Bay Community Foundation & Center for Cultural Innovation
2013 ATLAS for Playwrights: Theatre Bay Area
2004 BA Music & Rhetoric: University of California, Berkeley


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Dramatists Guild of America
Theatre Communications Group
Theatre Bay Area
Theatre for Young Audiences/USA


PANEL, SPEAKING & GUEST LECTURE EXPERIENCE

2018

  • Guest Artist, Practical Aspects of Being A Professional Musician, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, CA
  • Guest Artist, Creating A Musical, TAPS department, Stanford University, CA

2017

  • Master Class Teacher, Song-aturgy: Making Musical Songs Serve Your Story
  • Guest Presenter, Lit Up, Town Hall Theatre, Lafayette, CA
  • Panelist, Radical Hope & The New Resistance, Dramatists Guild Town Hall at 3 Girls Theatre New Works Festival, San Francisco, CA
  • Guest Speaker, How Musical Theatre Songs Work, Town Hall Theatre Summer Camp, Lafayette, CA
  • Presenter, Song Slam, One Theatre World Conference, Berkeley, CA
  • Guest Artist, Theatre and Loneliness, TDPS department, UC Berkeley, CA
  • Resume Doctor, Theatre Bay Area Annual Conference, Berkeley, CA

2016

  • Panelist, How to Get Your Musical Produced, Musical Cafe, Berkeley, CA

2015

  • CA$H Grant Panelist, Theatre Bay Area, San Francisco, CA
  • Master Class Teacher, Song and Dramaturgy, Playwrights' Center of San Francisco, CA
  • Guest Lecturer, Theatre/Forensics, San Jose State University, CA
  • TBA Conference Panelist, Intrinsic Impact, Berkeley, CA

2014

  • Open Door Panelist, TheatreWorks (San Francisco State, Berkeley High, Willow Glen High), CA


PUBLISHED ARTICLES

2016

  • The Dramatist, "What are the Obligations of Writing Outside Your Own Ethnicity?" Contributor


THEATRE DIRECTION

2014

  • Beauty & the Beast Jr., Bay Area Children's Theatre
  • Mulan Jr., Bay Area Children's Theatre

2013

  • The Little Mermaid Jr., Bay Area Children’s Theatre
  • Once Upon a Mattress (Kids Version), Bay Area Children’s Theatre

2012

  • Shout! The Mod Musical, Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
  • Seussical Jr., Bay Area Children’s Theatre
  • Aladdin Jr., Bay Area Children’s Theatre

2011            

  • The Last Five Years, Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
  • Café Broadway, Bay Area Children’s Theatre                       

2010          

  • The Nightingale, Altarena Playhouse/Min Kahng (Staged Reading)
  • Beasts of Broadway, Bay Area Children’s Theatre

 

THEATRE MUSIC & VOCAL DIRECTION

2013

  • The Song of the Nightingale, Altarena Playhouse, Christina Lazo dir.
  • Reel Blondes: Back to the Roots, Jeff Seaberg dir.

2012        

  • Tales of Olympus: A Greek Myth Musical, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Emily Morrison dir.
  • Annie, Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre, John Maio dir.

2011           

  • Alice in Wonderland Jr., Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Meredith Meeks dir.
  • Bat Boy, Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre, Paul Plain dir.
  • Little Shop of Horrors, Town Hall Kids, Joel Roster dir.

2010

  • I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Altarena Playhouse, Noah Haydon dir.
  • Once On This Island Jr., Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Meredith Meeks dir.
  • HONK!, A Dramatic Cure, Chris Ciabattoni dir.
  • Peter Pan, Alameda High School, Fred Chacon dir.
  • Cinderella (R&H), Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre, Kathleen Breedveld dir.
  • The Wizard of Oz, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Meredith Meeks dir.
  • Disney’s Cinderella Kids, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Rebecca Posamentier dir.

2009

  • Annie, Alameda Civic Light Opera, Christina Lazo dir.
  • Seussical, Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre, Eric Neiman dir.

2008

  • Beauty & the Beast, Pleasanton Playhouse, Kathleen Breedveld dir.
  • Urinetown, Pleasanton Playhouse, Eric Neiman dir.

2006

  • Little Shop of Horrors, San Ramon Community Theater, Mike Kasin dir.


THEATRE PERFORMANCE

2018

  • Story Explorers School Tour, Clayton, Bay Area Children's Theatre, Hannah Dworkin dir.

2017

  • Story Explorers, Clayton, Bay Area Children's Theatre, Hannah Dworkin dir.

2016

  • Seussical TYA, Cat in the Hat Understudy, Bay Area Children's Theatre, DerekTravis Collard dir.

2015

  • The Day the Crayons Quit, the Musical, Green Crayon, Developmental Reading, Bay Area Children's Theatre, Nina Meehan dir., written by Austin Zumbro

2014

  • I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre, Christina Lazo dir.

2013           

  • Reel Blondes, Dante/Ensemble, Victoria’s Reel Blondes, Jeff Seaberg dir.

2012         

  • Tales of Olympus, Hermes, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Emily Morrison dir.
  • Legally Blonde, Lowell, Diablo Theatre Company, Gia Solari dir.

2011         

  • Japanese Demons and How To Date Them (Reading), Akira (lead), Playwrights Center SF

2010           

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Joseph (lead), Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre, Todd Aragon dir.
  • I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre, Christina Lazo dir.

2009           

  • Lady Windermere’s Fan, Lord Darlington (lead), San Leandro Players, Hallie Hunt dir.
  • Godspell, Jesus (lead), A Dramatic Cure, Chris Ciabattoni dir.          
  • Another Depression (Staged Reading), Oral Hender (lead), Sylvia Bayeux dir.

2008

  • HONK!, The Cat, Contra Costa Christian Theatre, Derrick Silva dir.

2007           

  • Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jimmy Smith, Pleasanton Playhouse, John Baiocchi dir.

2006          

  • A Christmas Carol, Bob Cratchit, San Ramon Community Theater, Mike Kasin dir.
  • Jekyll & Hyde, John Utterson, Diablo Valley College, Buddy Butler dir.

 

OTHER MUSICAL/THEATRE WORK

Marketing Director, Bay Area Children's Theatre, 2014 to 2017

  • Construct and execute marketing strategy, according to budget and business plan goals
  • Develop and implement audience feedback and research
  • Oversee brand messaging and awareness

Casting Director, Bay Area Children's Theatre, 2016 to 2017

  • Coordinate auditions and callbacks for Mainstage performances, student matinees and touring shows
  • Assist creative teams with and communicate with actors about casting process and decisions
  • Maintain database of actor headshots & resumés

Publicity Coordinator, Altarena Playhouse, 2014 to 2015

  • Generate and distribute communication and press materials for season productions
  • Manage publicity calendar
  • Maintain website & social media

Youth Education Program Instructor, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, 2010 to 2014

  • Primary teacher and director of the early teen class (ages 11-14)
  • Direct and produce high quality shows for young performers each session
  • Provide specific feedback to parents for guidance on future theatre goals for their children

Songwriter/Singer, 1995 to present

  • Have written over 50 pop and art songs (unrelated to theatre)
  • Have performed at special events ranging from open mic nights to City of Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Employee Appreciation Banquet

Marketing Coordinator, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, 2011 to 2014

  • Coordinate with graphic designer, copywriter and director to create and distribute marketing pieces
  • Maintain Marketing Calendar

Church Pianist, Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2011 to 2014

  • Play liturgical and special music each Sunday
  • Accompany choir and other special performances/services at the church

Voice Teacher, Self-employed, 2008 to 2013

  • Self-run studio consisting of about 15 students
  • Conduct semi-annual recitals for students
  • Train students in technique, artistry, showmanship and theory