National Asian Artists Project (NAAP) is presenting DISCOVER: New Musicals, a presentation of staged-readings of new one-act musicals featuring Marcus Yi’s Lost at Sea, Timothy Huang’s Missing Karma, Christine Toy Johnson and Michael Mott’s Riding Out the Storm and Azusa Fujikua’s Sign on Monday, December 1st, 7:30PM, at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 304 West 47th Street in New York.
Reserve your seats by emailing Discover@NAAProject.org. Suggested donation of $15 at the door.
LOST AT SEA
Marcus Yi – Writer/Lyricist/Composer
Timothy Huang – Writer/Lyricist/Composer
Brian Kim McCormick*
RIDING OUT THE STORM
Christine Toy Johnson – Writer/Lyricist
Michael Mott- Composer
Anne Fraser Thomas*
Azusa Fujikua – Writer/Lyricist/Composer
Kiet Tai Cao
Laura Yen Solito*
Isabelle Van Vleet
*These Actors and Stage Manager(s) are appearing courtesy of
Actors’ Equity Association
About National Asian Artists Project (NAAP):
National Asian Artists Project (NAAP) exists to be a leader in educating, cultivating, and stimulating audiences and artists—current and future—through showcasing exceptional work by vibrant artists of Asian descent. Art constantly evolves, and NAAP strives to command a place at the fore with a uniquely compelling American voice.
NAAP believes that artists of Asian descent have many vital roles to play in the fostering of American communities.
*Through thoughtful educational programming, we seek to present the richness of theatre arts to underserved children, fostering creative self-discovery and expression.
*Support the artistic growth of theatre artists of Asian descent through professional employment opportunities.
*Build and cultivate new local and national audiences that encourage patronage and participation in the arts, including predominantly Asian communities unaccustomed to playing a role in the local or national arts dialogue.
*Capture and archive stories of prominent artists of Asian descent that they may be made available for future generations from which to learn and inspire.
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Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia starred as Carole Barbara in Lorey Hayes’ Power Play at the 2013 National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., with Pauletta Pearson Washington, Roscoe Orman, and made her jazz vocalist debut in Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz “LADY” at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York. She is profiled in Jade Magazine.
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