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Chinatown Presents: Company One Theatre (C1) PlayLab Reading

  • Pao Art Center 99 Albany Street Boston, MA, 02111 United States (map)
Image courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech.

Image courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech.

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 on Saturday, June 1st from 7-9pm! This is the culminating event of the expansive season-long partnership between Pao Arts Center and Company One Theatre.

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About the Play
by Greg Lam
directed by Pascale Florestal

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

Cast List:
Emerson: Gabe Graetz 
Paz: Jecenia Figueroa 
Henry: Jude Torres
Achebe: Michael Ofori 
Russell: Veronica Wiseman

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:

The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Albany Street. 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.

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-863-9080