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, […]
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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 […]
After a landmark 2018 with a national conference and festival in Chicago, the launch of a new
membership program, and a coalition building effort with other national theaters of color, CAATA moves
into 2019 with a new slate of executive officers and eyes towards an exciting, yet-to-be announced
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 […]
This year’s Chicago gathering of Asian American and Asian Pacific Islander theatremakers overflowed with dialogue, camaraderie, and activism.
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.
In light of what happened in St. Louis when the national theatre community was here for the Theatre Communications Group (TCG) conference from June 14–16, we, artists of color living in St. Louis, wanted to issue a statement.
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.
On Friday, June 15, 2018, several of CAATA’s board members, affiliated Pan-Asian American artists, and colleagues attended Jerome Robbins’ Broadway at the 11,000-seat St. Louis Municipal Opera Theatre, popularly known as The MUNY.
Statement read at a session titled “how we move forward” on Saturday, June 16th at the TCG Conference regarding the Friday, June 15th performance of Jerome Robbins’ Broadway at the St. Louis Municipal Opera Theatre (The MUNY).