Beyond Orientalism: The Forum at Fordham University in New York City—Monday 2 May 2016
The Asian American Arts Alliance, Asian American Performers’ Action Coalition (AAPAC), Theatre Communications Group, and Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts in association with Fordham University Theatre Program and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center presented Beyond Orientalism: The Forum livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 2 May from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. EDT (New York) / 6 p.m.-9 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 4 p.m.-7 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 23:00 GMT (Monday, May 2)-02:00 GMT (Tuesday, May 3).
How can the creative community advance race equity in the theatre? How do artists and producers agree to work together to eradicate yellowface and brownface? What are lessons learned that can be shared? Beyond Orientalism: The Forum will be held at Fordham University’s Pope Auditorium to explore these vital questions. This interactive public event, in which every attendee will play a role and have a voice, features panel conversations, a breakout session, and multimedia components, more than just a series of talking heads.
This three-hour forum will include two panels and a breakout session. The first panel will be a conversation among influencers in the American theatre—artistic directors and producers impacting the American theatre landscape.
The second panel will feature Asian Pacific Islander (API) artists who are activists for diversity in the theatre community. Composed of theatre artists and allies, the public forum will also explore collaborations among API and primarily white arts organizations around the country. The panel features cultural influencers Chay Yew of Victory Gardens, David Wannen of New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, playwright Lloyd Suh, director Nelson Eusebio, and NAATCO artistic director and actor Mia Katigbak.
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