ART Book Club

From Grief to Grievance: An Insider’s Guide to Cambodian Rock Band

with Joe Ngo

Join Obie Award Winning Actor Joe Ngo in two class discussions about the process of development, dramaturgy, and music of Lauren Yee’s Cambodian Rock Band.

Explore Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee with Obie Award winning actor Joe Ngo. Joe was instrumental in the development of this play and also originated the role of Chum. This course will delve into the collaborative process of building a play from its onset; investigate its characters, history and cultural impact on audiences; as well as examine the play’s relationship to its siblings in unofficially titled “Father Trilogy”. The class will be reading Cambodian Rock Band as a group and with the soundtrack of the New York production. There will be excerpts from The Great Leap and King of the Yees by Lauren Yee . All sessions will be virtual.

May 16 and May 23, Mondays (2 Classes)


Joe Ngo

Joe Ngo

Joe Ngo (he/him) is a Khmer-Chinese American actor/writer/musician who most notably originated and developed the role of Chum in Lauren Yee’s Cambodian Rock Band, with productions at South Coast Repertory, La Jolla Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Off-Broadway at the...

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ART Book Club

From Grief to Grievance: An Insider’s Guide to Cambodian Rock Band

with Joe Ngo


Date Time Info:
May 16 and May 23
6:30 - 8:30pm
with Joe Ngo
Best for: Everybody

Online Class

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Flex Pass Cost: 2 Passes
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