Actors’ Equity Association in honor of Asian Heritage Month with the National Equal Employment Opportunity Committee is presenting Represent-Asian on Broadway: Celebrating Asian American Theatre Artists Working on the Great White Way on Monday, May 9, 2016. The reception and panel discussion is being held in the Council Room — Actors’ Equity Association, 165 W 46th St, 14th Fl. (Btwn 6th Ave and 7th Ave) in New York.
The panel will feature Asian American artists discussing the triumphs and challenges they have had and various relevant issues that have emerged regarding yellow face, cultural appropriation, non-traditional casting, and what we can do as theatre artists/advocates for inclusion.
Panelists will include Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella), JoAnn Hunter (Thoroughly Modern Millie, School of Rock’s Choreographer), Devin Ilaw (the current revival of Les Misérables), Pearl Sun, Valerie Lau-Kee Lai (ASM, Spider Man: Turn off the Dark), Winnie Lok (PSM, Outside Mullingar) and Jason Tam (If/Then). The panel will be moderated by Christine Toy Johnson, Chair of the National EEO Committee.
Reception: 6 p.m.
Panel: 6:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided.
This event is open to the public, but Equity Members and their guests have priority booking. Space is limited, and seating is first come, first served. Participants are subject change based on availability.
If you would like to request ADA accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, April 27, 2016.
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Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers and musicians. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Examiner.com, Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.
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