Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Ann Harada, Devin Ilaw, JoAnn Hunter, Pearl Sun, Valerie Lau-Kee Lai, Winnie Lok, Jason Tam and Christine Toy Johnson Set for Represent-Asian on Broadway: Celebrating Asian American Theatre Artists Working on the Great White Way on May 9

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 eeo@actorsequity.org by Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

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Qui Nguyen’s “Vietgone” wins $25,000 Steinberg/ATCA Award for 2015; Additional $7,500 citations for Steven Dietz’s “Bloomsday” and Jen Silverman’s “The Dangerous House of Pretty Mbane”
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Lily Mariye Talks Directing “Nashville,” the Disney-ABC Creative Talent Development Program and What’s Next 
East West Players to Honor Broadway’s ALLEGIANCE, Hit TV Show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” and Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Founding Artistic Director Tisa Chang at 50th Anniversary Visionary Awards Dinner & Silent Auction on April 25
Photos: Denise Burse, Chinaza Uche and More in Kimber Lee’s “brownsville song (b-side for tray)” at Seattle Rep through April 24
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Maxine Hong Kingston to Receive Randolph College Pearl S. Buck Award on April 20 
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Closing Night Party of Encores! 1776 with André De Shields, Santino Fontana, John Larroquette, Nikki Renée Daniels, Bryce Pinkham, Ann Harada at New York City Center
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Q & A with Emmanuel Brown, Actor, Award-Winning Fight Choreographer and Champion Martial Artist 
Multimedia: Garth Kravits Featured on Latest Episode of Joel B. New’s SOMETHING NEW Podcast

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Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

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.comJade Magazine and Playbill.com.
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