Velina Hasu Houston

Plays by Velina Hasu Houston

audio American Dreams

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

After World War II, an African-American war vet brings home his Japanese bride. The family must learn to be tolerant of their new family member, while dealing with prejudice in the outside world. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Mary Bond Davis, Yvonne Farrow, Bonnie Oda Homsey, Peter A. Jacobs, Carl Lumbly, Vonetta McGee, Don Reed, Charlie Robinson and Patricia Thompson. Directed by Peggy Shannon. Recorded before a live audience by L.A. Theatre Works.

Featuring: Mary Bond Davis, Yvonne Farrow, Bonnie Oda Homsey, Peter A. Jacobs, Carl Lumbly, Vonetta McGee, Don Reed, Charlie Robinson and Patricia Thompson

Featuring: Mary Bond Davis, Yvonne Farrow, Bonnie Oda Homsey, Peter A. Jacobs, Carl Lumbly, Vonetta McGee, Don Reed, Charlie Robinson and Patricia Thompson

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Mary Bond Davis, Yvonne Farrow, Bonnie Oda Homsey, Peter A. Jacobs, Carl Lumbly, Vonetta McGee, Don Reed, Charlie Robinson and Patricia Thompson.

Directed by Peggy Shannon. Recorded before a live audience in Santa Monica, CA in January, 1991.

Featuring: Mary Bond Davis, Yvonne Farrow, Bonnie Oda Homsey, Peter A. Jacobs, Carl Lumbly, Vonetta McGee, Don Reed, Charlie Robinson, Patricia Thompson

audio Tea

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

Velina Hasu Houston’s Tea uses history and poetic writing to weave a drama about Japanese “war brides” living in Kansas. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Shuko Akune, June Angela, Takayo Fischer, Lily Mariye and Diana Tanaka.

Featuring: Shuko Akune, June Angela, Takayo Fischer, Lily Mariye and Diana Tanaka

Velina Hasu Houston is an American playwright, screenwriter and author. A multi-award-winning writer, she has been awarded fellowships from a number of organisations and foundations including the Japan Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Sidney F. Brody Foundation; she won the Silver Medal at the 2003 Pinter Review Prize for Drama and was a finalist for the 1986 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Houston is the Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Recognition, Director of Dramatic Writing, Resident Playwright and a Professor in the School of Dramatic Arts at University of Southern California. Her plays include Albatross, American Dreams, As Sometimes In A Dead Man's Face, Asa Ga Kimashita (Morning Has Broken), Broken English, Calling Aphrodite, Christmas Cake, The Confusion of Tongues , Cultivated Lives, Eyes of Bone, Father, I Must Have Rice, The House of Chaos, Hula Heart, Ikebana (Living Flowers), Kapi'Olani's Faith, Kokoro (True Heart), The Last Resort, The Legend Of Bobbi Chicago, The Lotus of the Sublime Pond, The Matsuyama Mirror, Morning Has Broken, My Life is a Loaded Gun, Necessities, The Peculiar and Sudden Nearness of the Moon, Petals and Thorns, Shedding the Tiger, Tea, Tea With Music, Thirst, Tokyo Valentine and Waiting For Tadashi.