Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Apr. 11: FABnyc Presents Load OUT! Free Materials for Artists

Load OUT Sp 15 Fourth Arts Block, a local non-profit organization leading the development of the East 4th Street Cultural District, will host its ninth Load OUT! event at 11 E. 3rd St. on Saturday, April 11th from 12 PM – 3 PM. Load OUT! is a popular recycling, reuse, and repurposing event that provides an outlet for the community to safely dispose of gently used items, which aims to divert from the waste stream by inviting artists and community members to take home for their next artistic endeavors. Unclaimed items are collected for reuse and recycling by: United War Veterans Recycling, GrowNYC, Lower East Side Ecology Center, and Wearable Collections. FAB invites you to donate gently used items at absolutely no cost. Such items include, but are not limited to:

  • Useable furniture
  • Books
  • Electronics (including cell phones and computers), old batteries
  • Clothing and textiles
  • Lighting and lamps
  • Dishware, cookware, and kitchen items
  • Art supplies
  • Oddities and knick-knacks

For a list of items that cannot be accepted, please find more information here. Please contact Patrick Jaojoco at Patrick@fabnyc.org with an itemized list of the items you’d like to donate and to schedule a drop off or pick up time on Friday, April 10th. No donations will be accepted without an appointment on that day. FAB can provide pick up for larger items or furniture (preferred max 300lbs) on Friday, April 10th. Donated items can also be dropped off at 11 E. 3rd Street on Friday, April 10th at the designated appointment time. E-waste can be dropped off on the day of the event without an appointment. FAB also invites you and your organization to attend the event on April 11th. Admission is free for artists and students and $5 for the public. Attendees are welcome to take home for free any donated items – costumes, props, furniture, art supplies, books, and much more. If you would like to donate to or learn more about this event, please contact Patrick Jaojoco at Patrick@fabnyc.org. cropped-lia-chang_photo-by-carlos-flores-3.jpg 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. She is profiled in Jade Magazine. Other Articles by Lia Chang: DNAinfo.com: How to Help Victims of the East Village Explosion and Who’s Helping Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion Exhibition on view at New-York Historical Society through April 19; Photos of An Evening with Amy Tan “Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong,” – Retrospective of Disney Legend at MOCA, March 26 – September 13 Dining out at élan with Artist Arlan Huang; New Paintings on view at Trestle Gallery through March 27  Photos and Video: Rachel York, Alan Ariano, YoonJeong Seong and More in Dallas Summer Musicals’ THE KING AND I at the Music Hall at Fair Park through April 5 Award Winning Actor Raul Aranas Talks THE BLACKLIST, NAAP’S OLIVER!, Songwriting and the Zen of Cycling Tony Award Winners Chita Rivera and Roger Rees, Jason Danieley, Mary Beth Peil, David Garrison & More Begin Previews in Terrence McNally’s THE VISIT on March 26 George Takei & Broadway Bound ALLEGIANCE Create Indiegogo Campaign as Endowment for the Japanese American National Museum Vanity Fair: Ken Watanabe, Kelli O’Hara, Jon Viktor Corpuz and More of Lincoln Center’s Revival of The King and I Photos: David Byrne, Alex Timbers, Jaygee Macapugay, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Adam Guettel, Sarah Saltzberg and More Celebrate Jose Llana’s Lincoln Center American Songbook Debut Signature Theatre Company’s Founding Artistic Director James Houghton To Step Down After 2015-16 25th Anniversary Season Photos: Hudson Yang, Randall Park, Eddie Huang, Richard Lui, Lori Tan Chinn and More at #FreshOffTheBoat Viewing Party at The Circle NYC 11th annual 72 Hour Shootout™ Filmmaking Workshop on April 16; Enter to Win a Free 72 Hour Shootout Registration The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.: 2015 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women Open Call Photo: Stan Egi, Ellen Crawford, Paige Lindsey White, Bruce Turk, Greg Watanabe and More in Jessica Kubzansky helmed PYGMALION at The Pasadena Playhouse through April 12; PYGMALION Themed Activities The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.: 2015 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women Open Call Garth Kravits Joins “NEW STANDARDS: Songs For The Stage By Jim Territo” Lineup at 42West on March 25 Mar. 28: NBT’s INSIGHT / SECOND SIGHT: Celebrating the Journey of Veteran Actresses Michele Shay, Lynda Gravatt, Carol Maillard, Laurie Carlos, Barbara Montgomery, Ebony Jo-Ann, Terria Joseph & Seret Scott LA Times Critic’s Choice FIGARO at A Noise Within; April 4, 5, 9, 10, 19, 30, May 1 and 10 Apr. 8: Big Trouble in Little Tokyo Screens John Carpenter’s BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA at the Japanese American National Museum Jon Tenney, Tessa Auberjonois, John de Lancie, Emily Ruth James and Kwana Martinez Set for World Premiere of Rajiv Joseph’s MR. WOLF at South Coast Repertory, April 12-May 3 Apr. 13:THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Original Cast Album Release Party at Joe’s Pub will feature André De Shields, Adam Chanler-Berat, Kevin Mambo, Kyle Beltran, Ken Barnett, Britton Smith, Akron Watson and Juson Williams Rebecca Naomi Jones kicks off run as Yitzhak in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on April 14 Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) Presents Man of La Mancha Starring Anthony Warlow, Amber Iman, Nehal Joshi at Sidney Harman Hall through April 26 East West Players’ Honors Paula Madison of Madison Media Management LLC and “Fresh Off The Boat” Executive Producers Nahnatchka Khan and Melvin Mar on April 20 Photos: Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Spring Exhibition, CHINA: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, May 7–August 16 Tony Award® Nominees Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed to star in Rajiv Joseph’s GUARDS AT THE TAJ, helmed by Amy Morton, at Atlantic Theater Company, May 20-June 28 World Premiere Musical HAMILTON Transfers to Broadway; Previews begin July 13 Photos: National Black Theatre Festival 2013; NBTF runs August 3-8, 2015 and will include Act III – A Celebration of Life Reception saluting the late theatre icon Garland Lee Thompson, Sr. Photos: John W. Kuo, Jessica Hagedorn, and Neal Katyal Receive AALDEF 2015 Justice in Action Awards Suzan-Lori Parks’ FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, PARTS 1, 2 & 3 is the 2015 Winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History  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’ 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: 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 Crafting a Career Click here  for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website. All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2015 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachangpr@gmail.com

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