This review is reposted courtesy of the CACA Times of Southern California, a bi-monthly publication of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance Los Angeles Lodge. Written by Munson Kwok in September 2019.
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Join us for a conversation about The Chinese Lady by Lloyd Suh, its connection to the history of Chinese in America, and what role the arts play in the interpretation and remembering of that history.
The USC Pacific Asia Museum is thrilled to host Artists at Play for an evening performance of ALLOS: The Story of Carlos Bulosan written by Giovanni Ortega and directed by Fran de Leon. The cast features Melody Butiu, Reggie Lee, Jason Rogel and Reuben Uy.
Join Artists at Play for a weekend of online events celebrating our 2011 inaugural production, the Los Angeles premiere of Ching Chong Chinaman by Lauren Yee, directed by Peter J. Kuo.
Creating change within a country, a city, an industry takes more than words. Black lives matter and Artists at Play must take part in the rebuilding of a just, equitable, and inclusive society. But how does AAP fit in with all of this? What can we do? How do we hold ourselves and our community accountable?
Dear friends, supporters, and fellow artists,
We hope you're all staying safe—and sane!—during these unprecedented times. Who would've thought you'd ever hear us say we don't want you to come out to an Artists at Play show right now? Like all other organizations, we are trucking along, working (remotely) on how to make necessary adjustments while sticking to our original plans as best we can. As it is our foremost mission to highlight the work of Asian American theatre artists, AAP is actively looking for new ways to achieve those goals while adjusting to the new normal.
Dear Los Angeles Times Entertainment and Arts Section, The Los Angeles theater sector deserves to be represented by Black, Indigenous, People of Color critics in order to have fair and unbiased critique that is not filtered through a gaze that has supported white supremacy and Euro-centrism in the arts.
I had never been an associate anything before Artists at Play. An associate is someone James Bond is told to meet, someone who is always seen in profile lurking behind pillars before they ultimately betray him and are killed for making their own plans. An associate is the craggy old guy flanking the mafia kingpin with a velvet-lined briefcase full of money. But here I am, a Producing Associate at Artists at Play, and not a single briefcase or pillar has been made available to me.
Artists at Play is proud to unveil a new logo as we enter our ninth season in 2020.
Julia Cho and Min Kahng Julia Cho: Alright there, Min Kahng. (laughter) First of all, thoughts on our upcoming collaboration of The Four Immigrants? Min…