Asian American Theatre Leaders Lay Out Actions On Friday, March 19, 2021, over 200 Asian American and Pacific Islander theatre artists gathered online to discuss responses to the horrific spree killings of Asian Americans in Atlanta earlier that week. Coordinated by Eric Ting, Jenny Koons, CAATA Board President Leslie Ishii and many others, this meeting […]
CAATA is organizing a regional gathering of Asian American theatre artists in the Pacific Northwest, with our partners at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival! Gather in in Ashland, OR for Cultural Connections at OSF, a two day event featuring talks with OSF’s head of the Literary Deparment, Amrita Ramanan, plus tickets to three of the shows with strong Asian […]
CAATA Secretary Roger Tang and CAATA member Kathy Hsieh spoke to the Northwest Asian Weekly about the Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound (MIPoPS), who are digitizing recordings from the Northwest Asian American Theatre (NWAAT) from the 1980s and 90s. Hsieh was Managing Director for much of the time that is being revived from VHS archives, […]
Around 100 performances will be digitized and made available to the public – Seattle’s Northwest Asian American Theatre was one of a small handful of national theaters dedicated to exploring the Asian American experience Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound (MIPoPS) and the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience have begun work […]
By Melissa Slaughter In 2007, my college did a production of the show Speak Truth To Power. The first show of my college career, it was a monologue piece comprised of speeches by civil rights activists. Bishop Tutu, Wei Jingsheng, Hafez Abu Seada, Doan Viet Hoat, and Elie Wiesel were just a few of the […]
Yellowface? We’re not talking about the David Henry Hwang play, of course. Despite its roots in racist practices of the 19th Century, Yellowface still pops up regularly on North American and British theater stages, often wallowing in stereotypes and caricature.
At Change.org, white theater leaders have considered the events in St. Louis and elsewhere and have published a petition to end the use of casting white actors to play characters of color, like Tuptin in The King and I and Maria in West Side Story.