Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Feb. 17: FRESH OFF THE BOAT Community Screening and Talkback with Hudson Yang, Jeff Yang, Jen Kwok, Ray Rahman and Jen Chung at Time & Life Building

"Fresh Off the Boat" (Photo: ABC)

“Fresh Off the Boat” (Photo: ABC)

On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, A3 at Time Inc. and AMP Time Inc. are hosting a FRESH OFF THE BOAT Community Screening and Talkback at the Time & Life Building in New York.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (Doors open at 7pm)
Time & Life Building, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, at 50th St. and 6th Avenue,
8th floor Auditorium, NYC

RSVP

Doors open at 7pm
Screening at 8pm
Panel discussion at 8:30pm to 9:30pm

Join A3 and AMP and see the next episode of the hottest comedy on television, which is also the first Asian American family comedy on network TV in two decades. Watch the episode together with members of your community and join Hudson, his father, Wall Street Journal Online columnist Jeff Yang, and a smart and savvy set of panelists for a post-viewing talkback about the show!

Panel:
JEN KWOK is a writer/performer based in Brooklyn, NY by way of Palmdale, CA.  As a musician and comedian, Jen’s work has been featured on Comedy Central, CNN and MTV, and she was a national finalist in NBC’s Stand-Up for Diversity.  Jen has performed live at such venues as The Kennedy Center, Ars Nova, Highline Ballroom, Joe’s Pub, UCB, The PIT and at colleges across the country. Jen also hosted PBS’ “Asian America” and played ukulele in the film “Eat, Pray, Love”.  www.jenkwok.com https://jenkwok.wordpress.com/ @jenkwok
RAY RAHMAN – Entertainment Weekly, Staff Writer http://www.ew.com/author/ray-rahman @RayRahman
JEN CHUNG (Gothamist, Executive Editor and co-founder) – a New Jersey-born New Yorker, edits Gothamist. She attended Columbia University, likes learning about NYC infrastructure (the subway system’s intricacies, how engineers design skyscrapers), and hopes that one day a NYC zoo will have pandas. Her favorite TV shows are usually crime procedurals set in New York City, preferably with a chung-chung sound effect. She also yells at cars for not obeying stop signs. http://gothamist.com/staff.php @jenchung
JEFF YANG is a Wall Street Journal Online columnist and father of 11-year old “Fresh Off the Boat” star Hudson Yang. Tao Jones Blog @originalspin

Fresh Off the Boat Episode 5: “Persistent Romeo”
Louis must hire a professional instructor to give the restaurant staff a sexual harassment seminar, while Eddie tries to impress his friends during a sleepover. The two storylines connect at the awkward intersection of adolescent self-discovery for Eddie (Hudson Yang) and his middle-school friends.

This event is co-sponsored by A3 -The Asian American Association of Time Inc. and AMP – Asian American Media Professionals of Viacom.

#FreshOffTheBoat Articles
The Greene Space at WNYC presents Preview Screenings of ABC’s FRESH OFF THE BOAT; Conversation with Amy Chua, Awkwafina & Jay Smooth, moderated by Jeff Yang
Photos: Hudson Yang, Randall Park, Eddie Huang, Richard Lui, Lori Tan Chinn and More at #FreshOffTheBoat Viewing Party at The Circle NYC 
vulture.com: Watching Fresh Off the Boat With 999 Asian-Americans
nbcnews.com: ‘Today, We’ve Arrived’: Fresh Off the Boat Makes TV History
slate.com:“It Takes More Than Lunchables to Assimilate” Arthur Chu, Jennifer Lai, and Phil Yu discuss the Fresh Off the Boat premiere.
asamnews.com: An Inside Look at The Fresh Off the Boat Launch Party in New York
takepart.com: ‘Fresh off the Boat’ Made People Uncomfortable Before It Even Aired
latimes.com: ABC sitcom ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ is a satire that works
ew.com: Fresh Off the Boat’s showrunner talks joking about race (without being racist)
Feb. 4: “Fresh Off the Boat” Live Viewing Party at THE CIRCLE NYC with Hudson Yang; ‘Fresh On The Air’ by Jeff Yang and Louie Chin
ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” starring Randall Park, Constance Wu, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, and Ian Chen, Premieres on February 4 & 10

cropped-lia-chang_photo-by-carlos-flores-3.jpgLia 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.

Other Articles by Lia Chang:
BETWEEN RIVERSIDE & CRAZY’s Stephen Adly Guirgis, actor Stephen McKinley Henderson and director Austin Pendleton set for THEATER TALK on February 13
THE GET DOWN, Baz Luhrmann’s New Drama Series Set in 1970s NYC That Gave Birth to Hip-Hop, Punk and Disco, to Premiere on Netflix in 2016
The American Playwriting Foundation Creates The Relentless Award to Honor the late Philip Seymour Hoffman
Variety.com: Ken Jeong to Star in ABC Medical Comedy Pilot ‘Dr. Ken’
Video and Photos: BD Wong and Russell Wong Guest Star on ‘NCIS: NEW ORLEANS’, Episode 1.13 – The Walking Dead
MTC Run of World Premiere of The World of Extreme Happiness by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, starring Jennifer Lim, Francis Jue, Telly Leung, Jo Mei, James Saito and Sue Jin Song, Begins Previews February 3
The Drama Book Shop Video: Playwright Ayad Akhtar, Josh Radnor and Aasif Mandvi Talk DISGRACED
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Advantageous, Oh Lucy!, Meru, Umrika, The Chinese Mayor, The Stanford Prison Experiment Among 2015 Sundance Film Festival Award Winners
Photos: Lillias White, Scott Wakefield, Ebony Jo-Ann, Tina Fabrique, Marjorie Johnson, Akin Babatundé, Alan Govenar and More at TEXAS IN PARIS at The York Theatre Company
New York City Blizzard Does Not Deter Broadway Icon Chita Rivera From Performing in Concert Taping for THIRTEEN’s Great Performances Series
Feb. 20-Mar. 27: Trestle Gallery Presents “Swimming Awkward Moment,” the newest works by painter Arlan Huang
Novelist Jessica Hagedorn, Neal Katyal of Hogan Lovells, and John W. Kuo of Varian Medical Systems, to receive AALDEF 2015 Justice in Action Awards on February 23
Mar. 4: Tony Award-Winner Lillias White, Carol Fredette & More to be Honored at 30th Annual Bistro Awards at Gotham Comedy Club
Unsuk Chin’s Opera Alice in Wonderland, Featuring Libretto Co-Written with David Henry Hwang, Set for UK Premiere at the Barbican Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Novels on March 8, 2015
Lincoln Center Theater’s The King and I, Starring Ken Watanabe, Kelli O’Hara, Ruthie Ann Miles, Conrad Ricamora, Jon Viktor Corpuz, Paul Nakauchi and More Kick off Rehearsals; Previews Begin March 12
Broadway Bound Doctor Zhivago Featuring Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, Tom Hewitt, Paul Nolan, Lora Lee Gayer, Melody Butiu and More Kicks Off Rehearsal; Previews Begin March 27
The Old Globe Presents World Premiere of Christopher Gattelli Helmed IN YOUR ARMS Featuring Vignettes written by David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage, and Alfred Uhry, September 16 – October 25
Rajiv Joseph Wins Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award for New Play Guards at the Taj; Set for World Premiere at Atlantic Theater Company in May
Photos: Tony Award Winning Playwright David Henry Hwang, NEFA, Graham Sheffield CBE and Susan Stockton Receive 2015 ISPA Awards
Photos: Late Night at HERE LIES LOVE with Jaygee Macapugay, David Byrne, Jose Llana, Conrad Ricamora, Melody Butiu and More
THE WIZ Turns 40- Photos from Original Broadway Production and BC/EFA Gypsy of The Year Celebration Featuring André De Shields, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ken Page, Charl Brown, Carly Hughes, Christina Sajous, Alton Fitzgerald White, Lillias White and More
Photos: Fashion Designer Josie Natori at New Boutique in Nolita; Honored by Asian Cultural Council
Photos: Ellen Burstyn, Baz Luhrmann, John Leguizamo, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Stephen McKinley Henderson, John Patrick Shanley, David Henry Hwang, Liza Colón-Zayas, Kenneth Lonergan and More Celebrate Stephen Adly Guirgis at The Mimi Awards
Photos: Tommy Tune, Bob Avian, Lee Roy Reams, Christine Toy Johnson, Orville Mendoza, Lori Tan Chinn, Raul Aranas, Virginia Wing and More Celebrate 2014 Paul Robeson Citation Award Recipient Baayork Lee Crafting a Career
Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.

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