Post Tagged with: "theater"

(Photo courtesy of Ping Chong + Company, via BK Reader)

Exploring ‘Muslim Identities’ on Stage

Brooklyn, Culture, Muslim April 26, 2017 at 2:03 pm

A new theater production exploring Muslim identities, “Beyond Sacred,” will be performed April 29 at BRIC, reports BK Reader.

Actor B.D. Wong gives the keynote speech at "Beyond Orientalism: The Forum" at Fordham University on Monday, May 2, 2016. (Photo by Eric Bondo)

Asian-American Actors Oppose the Practice of Yellowface in Theater

Asian, Culture, New York May 13, 2016 at 4:11 pm

The Asian American Performers Action Coalition has initiated a national campaign against yellowface and brownface.

A Bushwick Native Talks about ‘Colliding Worlds’

A Bushwick Native Talks about ‘Colliding Worlds’

Brooklyn, Culture, Dominican November 21, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Local theater artist Modesto “Flako” Jimenez talks at length with Bushwick Daily about his art, his life and the “colliding worlds” he sees in Bushwick.

Daniela Benítez as Mia, left in the front, Garett T.K. Taketa as Han, right,  during a dress rehearsal at the Theater at St. Clement's on Aug. 8 fir "Green Card: A New Musical." (Photo by Joeun Lee for Voices of NY)

Immigrant Story Takes Center Stage in ‘Green Card’

East Asian, Featured Posts, Immigration, Voices' Picks August 10, 2016 at 4:21 pm

The struggles of the protagonist in “Green Card” – a South Korean artist desperate to stay in the U.S. – hit close to home for the musical’s cast and crew.

The cast of "Comfort Women: A New Musical" in a dress-rehearsal at St. Clements Theatre (Photo by Aaron J. Montes for Voices of NY)

‘Comfort Women: A New Musical’ Debuts in NYC

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, History, Voices' Picks July 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm

“Comfort Women: A New Musical,” about a difficult and controversial episode in history, debuts in NYC.

The cast of the New Brooklyn Theatre production of "Rachel," a play written in 1920, which draws parallels between the lynchings of that time and racially-motivated violence happening today. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Brooklyn Daily)

‘Rachel’: Drawing Parallels Between Lynchings and Today’s Killings

Black, Brooklyn, Culture July 30, 2015 at 1:14 pm

New Brooklyn Theatre is mounting the production of a 95-year-old play, “Rachel,” with audio clips of today’s violence against unarmed Black men, reports Brooklyn Daily.

Meet the Fil-Am Cast Members of ‘The King and I’

Meet the Fil-Am Cast Members of ‘The King and I’

Culture, Manhattan, Southeast Asian April 13, 2015 at 5:28 pm

In anticipation of the April 16 revival of “The King and I,” Asian Journal speaks to some of the Filipino-American cast members of the show.

Justin Thomas, Lauren Lattimore, and Wi-Moto Nyoka are reading an anti-lynching play from 1919. (Photo by Gwynne Hogan/Voices of NY)

Reviving Anti-Lynching Plays in Brooklyn

Black, Brooklyn, Featured Posts, History, Voices' Picks February 10, 2015 at 12:27 pm

In Brooklyn, staged readings of decades-old anti-lynching plays are part of “Forward Ferguson” activities.

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Filipinos Turn Out for Night of ‘Here Lies Love’

Culture, History, In the News, Manhattan, Southeast Asian, Women September 15, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Not seeing many Filipinos in the audience, the cast of the off-Broadway production about former first lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos held a “Filipino Night,” reports Asian Journal.

Bringing Caribbean Tales to Brooklyn

Bringing Caribbean Tales to Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks June 23, 2014 at 5:46 pm

The forest comes alive in Derek Walcott’s tale of good and evil.

Student Sarah Cohen during a session of the Witness Theater program. (Photo courtesy of Witness Theater via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Staging Stories of Holocaust Survival in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, History, In the News, Jewish June 17, 2014 at 6:54 pm

A program in Flatbush, which brings together high school students and Holocaust survivors, is both theatrical and therapeutic, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

"Oliver!" restaged by an all-Asian cast. (Photo by Elton Lugay via The FilAm)

All-Asian Cast Belts Out ‘Oliver’

Asian, Culture, In the News, Manhattan June 10, 2014 at 1:04 pm

The FilAm reports that an Asian-American cast staged the musical through the organization National Asian Artists Project, which promotes the visibility of Asian actors on Broadway.

Tagalogue was staged in Nuyorican Poets Cafe last year during Filipino American History Month, celebrated during the month of October.

Staging the Often Misunderstood Filipino Experience

Culture, Featured Posts, Southeast Asian October 17, 2013 at 11:31 am

In “Tagalogue,” Filipino-American performers address their community’s history through monologues, dance and music.

Filipino opera singers Sal Malaki and Antoni Mendezona star as Crisostomo Ibarra and Maria Clara in "Noli." (Photo by Oliver Oliveros via The FilAm)

First Filipino Opera Ready for Center Stage

Culture, In the News, Southeast Asian October 1, 2013 at 12:50 pm

“Noli Me Tángere” will premiere on October 4 as the first Filipino opera to be staged in New York. The FilAm takes a look behind the scenes at this pivotal production for the community.

A promotional poster for Zookeeper. (Photo via Mott Haven Herald)

Movie to Confront Latino Homophobia

Bronx, Culture, Latino, LGBTQ September 12, 2013 at 6:30 pm

A South Bronx-based playwright and director is including community members in the production of his film, Zookeeper, which confronts homophobia in Latino communities, says a report in the Mott Haven Herald. The movie is based on his award-winning autobiographical play.