Specializing in intercultural productions of Asian American new plays, Asian masterworks in translation and innovative adaptations of Western classics, its many presentations and contributions to the canon of Asian American plays include:
Stagings of the early works of Asian American pioneers include Momoko Iko, Wakako Yamauchi, Philip Kan Gotanda, and David Henry Hwang. Now in their 30th Anniversary season (2007-2008), they are in the second half of a two year retrospective of past productions that will unite seasoned veterans with the next generation of artists: The Joy Luck Club by Susan Kim adapted from the novel by Amy Tan, and Shogun Macbeth adapted by John R. Briggs.
Pan Asian Rep has a regular New York season at the West End Theatre in the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew where they serve a diverse range of audiences. In 2007, they returned to the Julia Miles Theatre to re-mount their classic large cast productions. Major programs include the Senior Artist Resident Ensemble, the Theatre For Youth program, touring and residencies nationally and internationally, Staged Reading Series directed by Ron Nakahara, and year-round Actor Training Workshops taught by Ernest Abuba.
The company has been invited to several National Theatre Festivals including Edinburgh (1988), Singapore (1992), Cairo and Johannesburg (1995) and most recently Pan Asian Rep became the first professional theatre from the United States to be invited to The Xi Havana Theatre Festival (2003). From June 11-24, 2007, Pan Asian Rep served along with Ma-Yi Theater and NAATCO as a Co-Steering Committee member of the first ever National Asian American Theatre Festival. This two-week festival brought work from more than 35 emerging and established artists and groups from across the nation to over 13 venues around New York City and outer-boroughs.