Asian-American Theatre

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Acknowledging Impact, Regardless of Intent
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Acknowledging Impact, Regardless of Intent

by Bri Ng Schwartz
9 May 2019
A Different Portrait of America
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A Different Portrait of America

by Carlos Morton
31 January 2019
The Japanese Playwrights Project 
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The Japanese Playwrights Project 

Satoko Ichihara/Kristine Haruna Lee, Jun Tsutsui/Soraya Broukhim, Kuro Tanino/Mallory Catlett

Monday-Tuesday 12-13 November 2018
New York City
Howlround Theatre Commons
From the World Theatre Map
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Acknowledging Impact, Regardless of Intent
Essay

Acknowledging Impact, Regardless of Intent

9 May 2019

Bri Ng Schwartz looks at the importance of companies doing the hard work when it comes to equity, diversity, and inclusion conversations and initiatives.

Still from Valley of the Heart
A Different Portrait of America
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A Different Portrait of America

31 January 2019

Carlos Morton discusses Luis Valdez’s latest play, Valley of the Heart, what the Mexican philosopher José Vasconcelos calls la raza cosmica, and being part of a mixed-race family himself.

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The Japanese Playwrights Project 
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The Japanese Playwrights Project 

Satoko Ichihara/Kristine Haruna Lee, Jun Tsutsui/Soraya Broukhim, Kuro Tanino/Mallory Catlett

Monday-Tuesday 12-13 November 2018
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented the Japanese Playwrights Project (Day 1) livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 12 November and Tuesday 13 November 2018.

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The Magnificent Peony Dreams: Yin Mei – Installation Performance + Artist Talk
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The Magnificent Peony Dreams: Yin Mei – Installation Performance + Artist Talk

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center

Thursday 8 November 2018
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented The Magnificent Peony Dreams: Yin Mei – Installation Performance + Artist Talk livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 8 November at 3:30 p.m. PST (San Francisco) / 5:30 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 6:30 p.m. EST (New York).

How Post-Colonial Imagination Can Make Theatre into an Agent of Revolution
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How Post-Colonial Imagination Can Make Theatre into an Agent of Revolution

16 August 2018

Using three different plays—M. Butterfly, Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart, and QPH—playwright Massi Monfiletto examines theatre’s revolutionary potential.

The Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists National Conference & Festival
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The Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists National Conference & Festival

Tuesday 14 August - Friday 17 August 2018
Chicago, IL, United States

The Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists presented their 2018 National Conference & Festival livestreamed from Chicago on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Tuesday 14 August to Friday 17 August 2018.

Pride Voices: New Plays from Taiwan with Li-Ying Chien and Pao-Chang Tsai
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Pride Voices: New Plays from Taiwan with Li-Ying Chien and Pao-Chang Tsai

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center

Tuesday 26 June 2018
New York City, NY, United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented the Pride Voices: New Plays from Taiwan with Li-Ying Chien and Pao-Chang Tsai livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 26 June at 6:30 p.m. EDT (New York) / 5:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 3:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco). Follow @HowlRound on Twitter for updates, and use #howlround.

Making Theatre Out of Slam Poetry
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Making Theatre Out of Slam Poetry

25 March 2018

Yan Chen talks with poet, performer, and playwright Kit Yan about the intersections of genre and intersections of identity in his work.

Beyond Orientalism: The Forum
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Beyond Orientalism: The Forum

Saturday 21 October 2017
Boston, MA, United States

The Boston Asian American Film Festival and New England Foundation for the Arts presented Beyond Orientalism: The Forum livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound.TV network on Saturday 21 October at 10:30 a.m. EDT (New York) / 9:30 a.m. CDT (Chicago) / 7:30 a.m. PDT (San Francisco).

Dragon Lady
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Dragon Lady

One Mother of a Musical

19 October 2017

Dragon Lady, written and performed by Sara Porkalob, brings bring race, female stories, and intersectionality into the American theatre conversation.

Designer as Playwright, Images as Text
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Designer as Playwright, Images as Text

Expanding Meanings and Breaking Boundaries with Deb Sivigny

9 October 2017

DC based playwright Annalisa Dias interviews fellow The Welders collective member Deb Sivigny on the world premiere of her new play, Hello My Name Is....

On Diversity Hiring
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On Diversity Hiring

Choosing the “Best” Person for the Job

20 May 2017

Director Carol Ann Tan explores her reaction to the question of whether it's easier for her to get work because she's Asian.

Representation and 21st Century Responsibilities in the Performing Arts
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Representation and 21st Century Responsibilities in the Performing Arts

Friday 31 March 2017
Houston, TX, UNited States

Asia Society in Houston, Texas presented a panel discussion Representation and 21st Century Responsibilities in the Performing Arts livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 31 March at 8:00 p.m. EDT (New York) / 7:00 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 5:00 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles).

Facing Exclusion: Pioneering Activists Harry Hom Dow and Tien Fu Wu
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Facing Exclusion: Pioneering Activists Harry Hom Dow and Tien Fu Wu

Saturday 18 March 2017
Boston, MA, United States

ArtsEmerson in Boston and Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE) presented Facing Exclusion: Pioneering Activists Harry Hom Dow and Tien Fu Wu, a theatrical presentation and conversation livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 18 March at 2 p.m. EST (New York), 1 p.m. CST (Chicago), 12 p.m. MST (Denver), and 11 a.m. PST (Los Angeles).

Vietgone, Hamilton, and the Decolonization of American Theatre
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Vietgone, Hamilton, and the Decolonization of American Theatre

15 March 2017

Arlene Martínez-Vázquez looks at how colonization impacts her view of Hamilton and Vietgone.

Devising Ai Weiwei
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Devising Ai Weiwei

The Seed for Brooklyn Museum: Techniques & Process for Ensemble Interdisciplinary Performance

20 February 2017

Writer and performer Kelly Tsai shares the process of devising Ai Weiwei: The Seed, which is based on the art and writings of activist-artist Ai Weiwei.

Getting on the Radar in Unexpected Places
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Getting on the Radar in Unexpected Places

3 January 2017

Rick Shiomi discusses the Philadelphia Asian Theater Project, sharing his process working with local theatre companies and organizations to promote Asian American theatre artists.

Conversation about Mike Lew's Tiger Style! with Ma-Yi Writers Lab Members at Huntington Theatre Company
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Conversation about Mike Lew's Tiger Style! with Ma-Yi Writers Lab Members at Huntington Theatre Company

Sunday 16 October 2016
Boston, MA, United States

Huntington Theatre Company in Boston presented a panel conversation about Mike Lew's Tiger Style! with Ma-Yi Writers Lab members livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Sunday 16 October at 9 p.m. EDT (New York) / 8 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 6 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles). Follow @HowlRoundTV on Twitter and share your thoughts with #howlround.

We Spell It with a “P”
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We Spell It with a “P”

Claiming Our Narrative

2 October 2016

Emilya Cachapero, director of artistic and international programs at TCG, talks with playwright Victor Maog and Artistic Director of Mu Performing Arts Randy Reyes about being Pilipino theatre practitioners.

The Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists National Conference & Festival
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The Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists National Conference & Festival

Saturday 1 October to Wednesday 5 October 2016
Ashland, OR, United States

The Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists National Conference & Festival, hosted by The Oregon Shakespeare Festivallivestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Saturday 1 October to Wednesday 5 October 2016

The Case for Hiring Asian American Directors
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The Case for Hiring Asian American Directors

1 October 2016

Director Lavina Jadhwani shares her experience as an Asian American director, advocating the need for more spaces and opportunities for Asian American theatre artists to collaborate together. 

Art in the Time of Fear and Loathing
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Art in the Time of Fear and Loathing

12 September 2016

Playwright Cherry Lou Sy discusses Vineyard Theatre’s production of Indecent, reflecting on the culture of fear and the queer artists who have influenced her.

Anywhere and Everywhere
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Anywhere and Everywhere

Orientalism in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

3 August 2016

Matt DiCintio explores the orientalism in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Beyond Orientalism: The Forum at Fordham University
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Beyond Orientalism: The Forum at Fordham University

Monday 2 May 2016
New York, NY, United States

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).

The Art of Justice: Articulating an Ethos and Aesthetic of the Movement
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The Art of Justice: Articulating an Ethos and Aesthetic of the Movement

Saturday 7 November 2015.
New York, NY, United States

The Art of Justice: Articulating an Ethos and Aesthetic of the Movement presented its first convening in a three-part series of artist roundtables, livestreamed on the global, commons based peer-produced HowlRoundTV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 7 November. To join the conversation via Twitter use hashtag #TheArtofJustice and follow @cccadi and @nyuartspolitics.