The following timeline created was collaboratively by the attendees as a record of events as part of Asian American theatre both in general and to them personally and performance history. Note: dates are not verified. First Asian American author produced on Broadway.
I love New York City. I've been here for 8 years and have spent much of that time out and about, eating, drinking, smoking, dancing and instagramming. In that time, most of my writing and TV reporting has been about food and fashion.
As part of its mission to create educational programs that explore Asian Pacific American experiences, East West Players is committed to sharing multi-ethnic perspectives and stories with youth in the Los Angeles area. Created in the early s, Theatre for Youth was designed to promote cultural understanding and racial tolerance among youth. Today, the program strives to expand the history and curriculum to include stories about pioneering and groundbreaking Americans.
Michelle Law's comedy, about a family of Chinese women living in the Sunshine Coast suburbs, makes its Melbourne debut. The play is having its Melbourne premiere as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with most of the original cast returning. Read our interview about the play's Sydney debut with playwright Michelle Law.
Even if the industry still has a long way to go — for instance, the major issue of whitewashing or casting white actors in Asian roles — it's comforting to watch these young stars kill it on the big screen. From Fresh Off the Boat 's modern Asian family to this year's majority-Asian cast in Crazy Rich Asiansthe importance of appealing to all audiences is finally starting to become a priority for producers. And it's about time.
Providing a bridge between cultures and to place youth theatre on the map as a credible and relevant part of the artistic landscape, it also seeks to enlighten, challenge and empower young people through every aspect of theatre. By offering a platform for participants to share their art form and connect on multiple artistic levels, it strives to lead in the creation of a stronger network of Asian artists to further the development and practices of theatre within the region. Masturah Oli is an actor, host and theatre-maker.
Girlhood gives way to sexual awakening, and The Actors Studio also devotes a couple of scenes to sexuality in every form, from a year old girl insecure about her body to issues, of homosexuality when a Catholic girl confesses to another about her potential feelings before being swiftly admonished. Wisely Chow should be commended for handling this all-female cast and bringing his script to life, and occasionally feels dangerously familiar; the social media obsession for example, is represented by a girl uploading a drunken selfie to Instagram before losing the smile on her face to demand the other party guests to follow her. In between the main narrative, cast members pad the time with monologues commenting on the pressures of living as a teen in Singapore.
Lauren noticed that there was a significant lack of opportunities for students in the community to express themselves through writing and acting. Wanting to give herself and other students a chance to explore these fields, she formed YFAT, a small group composed of ragtag student actors that soon developed into the thriving theater organization it is today. Since its inception, YFAT has grown far beyond all expectations.
We offer our audition listing services FREE of charge to both the theatre companies and the actors to help support the great Chicago theatre community. This year's theme is "taboo. What kinds of theatre push beyond the limited "fourth wall" mentality?
These are external links and will open in a new window. British East Asians say they still face serious prejudice when it comes to casting in theatre, TV and film, and are at risk of being seen as an "invisible" minority. East Asian actors are rarely cast in non-race specific roles, and are frequently expected to put on a Chinese accent when acting, and yet many producers consider "Yellowface" - casting white actors as Chinese characters - to be acceptable, she adds.