THE LAST SHIP TO PROXIMA CENTAURI by Greg Lam - A C1 PlayLab / Pao Fellowship Staged Reading
Join us for a staged reading of C1 PlayLab Pao Fellow Greg Lam's new play THE LAST SHIP TO PROXIMA CENTAURI, followed by a conversation and reception at the Pao Arts Center. This is the culminating event of the expansive season-long partnership between Company One Theatre and Pao Arts Center, and is part of the Chinatown Presents series.

When: Saturday, June 1st at 7pm
Where: Pao Arts Center

>> About the Play
by Greg Lam
directed by Pascale Florestal
dramaturgy by Ilana M. Brownstein

The world has become uninhabitable. The last escape ship from Earth arrives at their new home centuries after all the others, but they are not prepared for what they find there. Greg Lam's THE LAST SHIP TO PROXIMA CENTAURI asks us to examine 21st Century America through the lens of futurist neo-colonialism, 2500 years after "Friends" is finally off the air for good.

>> About Greg Lam
Greg Lam is an Asian-American playwright, screenwriter, and board game designer who lives in Boston, MA. He is the creator and host of the "Boston Podcast Players" Podcast ( which presents excerpts of new full length plays by Boston playwrights and playwright interviews in a monthly podcast format. His full length play Repossessed received readings at Fresh Ink Theatre in Boston, Pork Filled Players in Seattle, and The Depot in Connecticut in 2017. Greg was a member of the 2016 Company One PlayLab Unit for the development of Boston area playwrights. His works have been produced by Company One, Fresh Ink Theatre, Aching Dogs Theatre Company, The Boston Theatre Marathon (6 times), The Pulp Stage, Malarkey Films, Argali Films, Suffolk University Theatre, Shadow Boxing Theatre, and others. You can read a selection of his plays at the New Play Exchange or see works of his that have been filmed including the webseries he created, on YouTube (@stripeyg). For more information about Greg, visit his website:

>> How to Get There
If you are navigating to the Pao Arts Center via GPS driving directions, please use address 66 Hudson Street, Boston rather than the building's street address on Albany Street, which would lead you onto the Mass Pike. Street parking should be available nearby, and there is a parking garage on Hudson Street.

If you are travelling via public transportation, the Pao Arts Center is a 5-7 minute walk from the Chinatown or Tufts Medical Center stops on the Orange Line, or a 10 minute walk from Boylston on the Green Line.

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