Coronavirus brings curtain down on Cambodia’s shadow puppet theatre

Cambodia's shadow puppet tradition goes back to the 7th century and has survived the collapse of empires, wars and Khmer Rouge reign of terror that left about 1.7 million people dead.

Coronavirus brings curtain down on Cambodia shadow puppet theatre

In recent years, however, local interest in the art that was designated a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage in 2005 has dwindled, with foreign tourists and funding becoming its main supporters.

Cambodian Rock Band to Release Off-Broadway Cast Recording

Lauren Yee's hit play, with music by Dengue Fever, ran at the Signature Theatre.

The Defiant Ones: ‘Cambodian Rock Band’ Stands Witness to History — and Reclaims It for Our Time

Lauren Yee’s play uncovers the country’s surf-rock scene of the 1960s and ’70s and includes songs by L.A. band Dengue Fever.

Cambodian Rock Band, Starring Courtney Reed & More, Extends Again Off-Broadway

Lauren Yee's New York premiere play Cambodian Rock Band has received a second extension by off-Broadway's Signature Theatre.

‘Cambodian Rock Band’ Makes Music From Khmer Rouge Horrors, and Hero Worship in ‘All the Natalie Portmans’

‘Cambodian Rock Band’ is an excellent part-play, part-rock concert about the legacy of the Khmer Rouge, while ‘All the Natalie Portmans’ makes the actor a much-loved ghost.

Review: Partying With the Khmer Rouge in ‘Cambodian Rock Band’

Lauren Yee’s ambitious, tonally mixed play uses bait-and-switch tactics to approach the dark heart of a genocidal regime.

How Playwright Lauren Yee Took the Khmer Rouge Genocide and Turned It Into the Joyful Cambodian Rock Band

When actor Joe Ngo was growing up, his parents would tell him stories about their time as labor camp prisoners under the Khmer Rouge regime. One story stuck with him.

A Look Inside Rehearsals for Lauren Yee’s Cambodian Rock Band at Signature Theatre

Yee’s intimate rock epic, which begins previews in February, is directed by Chay Yew.

Cambodian Rock Band, Starring Courtney Reed & More, Extends at Off-Broadway’s Signature

Lauren Yee's New York premiere play Cambodian Rock Band has received an extension by off-Broadway's Signature Theatre.

A ‘Cambodian Rock Band’ worth hearing

Cambodian psychedelic and surf-rock music provide both the backdrop and the catalyst for truth-telling in Lauren Yee’s fascinating “Cambodian Rock Band,” playing through Dec. 15 at La Jolla Playhouse.

Lauren Yee’s Cambodian Rock Band Announces Casting

Courtney Reed and more are set for the New York premiere at Signature Theatre.

A Stirring Work

'Cambodian Rock Band' echoes with power, urgency.

Award-Winning Playwright, UCSD Alum Brings ‘Cambodian Rock Band’ to Playhouse

The San Diego premiere of "Cambodian Rock Band" can trace its origins back to America's Finest City, back when award-winning playwright Lauren Yee was a student at UCSD.

UCSD grad Lauren Yee making noise with ‘Cambodian Rock Band,’ as La Jolla Playhouse stages much-buzzed work

Locally trained playwright, who has gained national prominence since receiving degree here in 2012, sees local debut of her music-driven, time-jumping play.

Cambodian Rock Band: Feel the Beat at Merrimack Repertory Theatre

A mini-trend in local theaters this season is staging musicals and plays with music that border on the definition of concert, but for varying degrees of book content.

City Theatre Opens Season With Much-Anticipated ‘Cambodian Rock Band’

Southside-based City Theatre Company is kicking off its 45th season with one of the most-anticipated new works in American Theater, Lauren Yee’s “Cambodian Rock Band.”

Showing Cambodian Spirit, Rock ‘n’ Roll Perseveres, New U.S. Play Attracts Awards

“It’s a joyful, defiant celebration of Cambodian artists as they existed before the Khmer Rouge tried to destroy them,” Yee told VOA Khmer.

America’s ‘hottest new play’ is ready to rock Pittsburgh

“The hottest play in America” comes to Pittsburgh when “Cambodian Rock Band” opens City Theatre’s 45th season this week.