Announcing CAATA ConFest 2020: Ku’u ‘Āina, Ku’u Piko, Ku’u Kahua – Return to the Source August 7 – 16, 2020 in Hawai’i The contributions of theater practitioners from Hawai’i have largely gone unrecognized by American Theater. From being founders and original cast members of every established Asian American Theater or play on the continent, to […]
Join Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists (CAATA) for a special networking event and performance of Ma-Yi Theater Company‘s new musical FELIX STARRO by Jessica Hagedorn and Fabian Obispo, based on the story by Lesley Tenorio: the first Filipino American Musical to hit Off-Broadway! $55 tickets will include a pre-show Mimosa or Bloody Mary […]
CAATA is pleased to announce the appointment of our new board members Tammy Haili‘ōpua Baker and Moses Goods! Tammy Haili‘ōpua Baker Playwright/Director Tammy Haili‘ōpua Baker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Her work centers on the development of an indigenous Hawaiian theatre aesthetic and form, language […]
Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists (CAATA) seeks to hire its first-ever Part-Time Executive Director to lead the organization into an exciting new chapter of service to a diverse network of Pan Asian American theater artists across the country. This new position will work in collaboration with a dynamic board of directors and be […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.