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AAA Sky Lantern Event!

sky lantern

AAA will be providing sky lanterns for everyone to make and light! Everyone is welcome so come out for a relaxing evening with friends. We will be launching them off at Bryan Park so if you need a ride just let us know!

When: Saturday, October 4 at 7:30pm
Where: Bryan Park
Who: Everyone is invited!

For more details check out our Facebook page.

AAA Volleyball Game!

vollyball

Come join AAA for a friendly volleyball game! Everyone is welcome to join in. So invite your friends and come out for a good time 😀

When: Sunday (9/21/2014) at 3:00pm
Where: SRSC
Who: Everyone is invited!

Go to our Facebook page for more details. (https://www.facebook.com/events/283334668528541/)

Progress in Theatre

Asian American theater actors hit the stage running as demand rises in New York. According to the New York Times, more and more “plays and musicals are telling stories from Asian viewpoints, a long-held goal of Asian American artists.” Also, Asians have been increasingly landing roles that have traditionally been assigned to non-Asian actors.

And if that isn’t exciting enough, musical “Here Lies Love,” aspires to provide “steady employment for Asian American actors.” The show illustrates the story of Imelda Marcos, former first lady of the Philippines, and is set for production in not only New York, but San Francisco and London as well. Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, and Sydney and Melbourne, Australia are also under performance consideration.

While Asians and Asian Americans have long been stuck playing side characters and stereotypes, actors are now landing more roles they recognize as “’nontraditional.’” Julian Cihi, a Japanese-American, for example, was recently cast as Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet,” and Filipino-American actor Jose Llana landed a role as Bill Sikes in “Oliver!” Organizations like the Pan Asian Repertory Theater, founded by Tisa Chang in 1977, have long worked toward aiding Asian Americans in the theater industry, but now, it seems like what it has been working toward is finally beginning to come to fruition.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/23/theater/here-lies-progress-asian-actors-fill-the-playbill.html

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