Formosa Solo Show with Spoken Word Artist Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai

FORMOSA is a surrealistic romp through beauty, body, culture, and Barbie. Created and performed by spoken word poet Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, the solo show combines spoken word, movement, multimedia, and fictional characters, jumping into Tsai’s imaginary encounters with a Taiwanese factory worker who makes the dolls, an 8-year old Chinese adoptee girl who loves the dolls, and a Nicki Minaj-wannabe Asian American female hip hop MC who just might be turning into a doll.

Show #1
Date: Friday, April 11, 2014
Time: 8:30pm
Location: Downtown Urban Theater Festival, HERE Arts Center
Address: 145 6th Ave., New York, NY
Cost: $18

Show #2
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Rising Circle Theater Collective Q UP, Chain Theatre
Address: 21-28 45th Road, Long Island City, NY
Cost: Free with RSVP, Limited Seating
To RSVP, email:

Other April 2014 Performances:
4/17: University of Virginia, Charlottesville Take Back the Night Rally, 6:30 PM. Info here.
4/25: National Asian American Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Annual Meeting, Ford Foundation, NYC. 12:00 PM-4:00 PM. Info & registration here.
4/26: New York City Asian American Student Conference, Spoken Word & Poetry Panel with Adriel Luis & Eugenia Leigh + Special Workshop Facilitation “K-Drama Social Justice Improv Theater!” Info & registration here.

Kelly will also be in the house for the NYC Urban Word NYC Grand Slam Finals at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Info and tix here.

Now booking for Fall 2014-Spring 2015 Tour. To book a performance, residency, or workshop, contact

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