RESUMÉ FOR MIN KAHNG
PLAYS & MUSICALS
Calafia: A Re-Imagining (in development)
Adaptation of The Adventures of Esplandian by Garci Rodriguez de Montalvo
Workshop: June 2018, Berkeley Rep's The Ground Floor, Berkeley, CA
Experimental Sound Workshop: May 2016, Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Kinda Home (in development)
Musical collaboration with playwright Brad Erickson
Workshop & Reading: July 2018, Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Writers Retreat: April 2018, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Redwood City, CA
Residency: January 2018, Djerassi Winter Residency, Woodside, CA
Table Reading: December 2014, New Conservatory Theatre Center, San Francisco, CA
Residency: April 2014, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA
Freedom Conference (in development)
Residency: March 2019, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE
New Play Lab: 2018-2019, Just Theater, Berkeley, CA
Untitled Asian-American Senior Sex Scandal Murder Mystery Musical (in development)
Writers Retreat: January 2019, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Redwood City, CA
GOLD: The Midas Musical
Musical adaptation of the Greek myth
World Premiere: February 23, 2019, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Berkeley, CA
Workshop: October 2018, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Oakland, CA
Table Reading: June 2018, Bay Area Children's Theatre, Oakland, CA
Table Reading: November 2016, Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Inside Out & Back Again
Stage adaptation of Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Commissioned by Bay Area Children's Theatre
World Premiere: March 31, 2018, Bay Area Children's Theatre, Berkeley, CA
Finalist for 9 Theatre Bay Area Awards
Workshop: December 2017, Bay Area Children's Theatre, Berkeley, CA
Table Reading: August 2017, Bay Area Children's Theatre, Berkeley, CA
The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga
Musical adaptation of Henry Kiyama's "documentary comic book," translated by Frederik L. Schodt
World Premiere: July 12, 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
Finalist for the Richard Rodgers Award
Recipient of 6 San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards including Original Script, Original Music, and Entire Production - Bay Area.
Recipient of the Theatre Bay Area Award for Outstanding Original Musical
Finalist for 9 additional Theatre Bay Area Awards
Nominated for 5 additional Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards
Workshop: April 2017, Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco, CA.
Staged Readings: August 2016, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley New Works Festival, Palo Alto, CA
Staged Reading: December 2015, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Redwood City, CA
Excerpt Reading: January 2015, Musical Cafe Showcase, Oakland, CA
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
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, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Berkeley, CA
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
Co-World Premiere: January 23, 2016, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Berkeley & San Francisco, CA
Co-World Premiere: February 27, 2016, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Portland, OR
Subsequent Production: January 2017, TYKEs at the JCC Rochester, NY.
Subsequent Production: May-June 2017, Gifford Family Theatre, 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
Musical adaptation of Grace Lin's Newbery Honor novel
World premiere: February 22, 2014, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Berkeley, CA
Recipient of three Theatre Bay Area Awards in 2014; Finalist in seven categories
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
Nominated for a SF Bay Area Critic's Circle Award for Original Musical
Subsequent Production: October 2017 at Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette, CA
Table 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, Firehouse Arts Center, Civic Arts Stage Company & Bay Area Children's Theatre, Pleasanton, CA
Tales of Olympus: A Greek Myth Musical
Two-act Children’s Musical based upon Greek mythology
World Premiere: December 8, 2012, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Berkeley, CA
Toured twenty-six elementary schools in the Bay Area in Jan-Feb 2013
Touring the greater Chicagoland area with American Eagle Productions.
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
Extraordinary, Lyrics by Leah Nanako Winkler, Music by Min Kahng, for Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company's production of Two Mile Hollow by Leah Nanako Winkler
This Woman Does It All, "Instant Song" in honor of Charlotte Jacobs MD, TheatreWorks
Like Lotto, What's Your Story Bay Area? Muttville, FOGG Theatre Company
AWARDS, GRANTS & HONORS
Semi-finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival for Calafia
Richard Rodgers Award Finalist for The Four Immigrants
Jonathan Larson Grant Finalist
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency
Theatre Bay Area CA$H Grant for Calafia: A Reimagining
Just Theater New Play Lab Playwright
Safeway Foundation Grant to Bay Area Children's Theatre for Story Explorers School Tour
Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards for Original Script, Original Music, and Entire Production - The Four Immigrants
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
Theatre Bay Area CA$H Grant for Story Explorers
East Bay Fund for Artists Grant for Story Explorers
Resident Playwright with Playwrights Foundation
NEA Grant to Bay Area Children's Theatre for Story Explorers
NAMT Writers Residency Grant to TheatreWorks for The Four Immigrants
Theatre Bay Area CA$H Grant for The Four Immigrants
TheatreWorks Writers Retreat participant
Theatre Bay Area Titan Award recipient
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
Dramatists Guild of America
Theatre Communications Group
Theatre for Young Audiences/USA - currently serving as a member of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force
Theatre Bay Area
GUEST ARTIST, LECTURE & PANEL EXPERIENCE
Guest Artist, Young Playwrights of The Rose Theater, Omaha, NE
Compositional Dramaturg, Musical Cafe Next Stage, Berkeley, CA
Reader, Musical Theatre Factory Makers Program, New York, NY
Guest Artist, Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, Berkeley, CA
Guest Speaker, From Manga to Musical: The Journey of the Four Immigrants, Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Guest Artist, Musical Theater Workshop, Learning from Performers, Office for the Arts at Harvard, Cambridge, MA
Reader, Young Playwrights in Process, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
Panelist, The Great American Musical, ConFest, Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists, Chicago, IL
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
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
Panelist, TITAN Award, Theatre Bay Area, San Francisco, 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
Panelist, How to Get Your Musical Produced, Musical Cafe, Berkeley, CA
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
Open Door Panelist, TheatreWorks (San Francisco State, Berkeley High, Willow Glen High), CA
The Dramatist, "What are the Obligations of Writing Outside Your Own Ethnicity?" Contributor
Beauty & the Beast Jr., Bay Area Children's Theatre
Mulan Jr., Bay Area Children's Theatre
The Little Mermaid Jr., Bay Area Children’s Theatre
Once Upon a Mattress (Kids Version), Bay Area Children’s Theatre
Shout! The Mod Musical, Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
Seussical Jr., Bay Area Children’s Theatre
Aladdin Jr., Bay Area Children’s Theatre
The Last Five Years, Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
Café Broadway, Bay Area Children’s Theatre
The Nightingale, Altarena Playhouse/Min Kahng (Staged Reading)
Beasts of Broadway, Bay Area Children’s Theatre
THEATRE MUSIC & VOCAL DIRECTION
CHURCH by Young Jean Lee, Crowded Fire Theatre, Mina Morita dir. (“Bread” by On!Air!Library!)
The Song of the Nightingale, Altarena Playhouse, Christina Lazo dir.
Reel Blondes: Back to the Roots, Jeff Seaberg dir.
Tales of Olympus: A Greek Myth Musical, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Emily Morrison dir.
Annie, Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre, John Maio dir.
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.
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.
Annie, Alameda Civic Light Opera, Christina Lazo dir.
Seussical, Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre, Eric Neiman dir.
Beauty & the Beast, Pleasanton Playhouse, Kathleen Breedveld dir.
Urinetown, Pleasanton Playhouse, Eric Neiman dir.
Little Shop of Horrors, San Ramon Community Theater, Mike Kasin dir.
Las Arañas, Gus, Developmental Reading, Berkeley Rep's The Ground Floor, Playwright Leonard Madrid
Story Explorers School Tour, Clayton, Bay Area Children's Theatre, Hannah Dworkin dir.
Story Explorers, Clayton, Bay Area Children's Theatre, Hannah Dworkin dir.
Seussical TYA, Cat in the Hat Understudy, Bay Area Children's Theatre, DerekTravis Collard dir.
The Day the Crayons Quit, the Musical, Green Crayon, Developmental Reading, Bay Area Children's Theatre, Nina Meehan dir., written by Austin Zumbro
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre, Christina Lazo dir.
Reel Blondes, Dante/Ensemble, Victoria’s Reel Blondes, Jeff Seaberg dir.
Tales of Olympus, Hermes, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Emily Morrison dir.
Legally Blonde, Lowell, Diablo Theatre Company, Gia Solari dir.
Japanese Demons and How To Date Them (Reading), Akira (lead), Playwrights Center SF
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.
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.
HONK!, The Cat, Contra Costa Christian Theatre, Derrick Silva dir.
Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jimmy Smith, Pleasanton Playhouse, John Baiocchi dir.
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