Warm greetings, friends of theatre. The world has certainly changed since we've last been in touch. Together, we're navigating a health pandemic and the fight for racial justice. The producers of Our Perspective: Asian American Plays stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and support the fight for the end of systemic racism. We understand that the concept of Asians as the "model minority" in America was a deliberate plan to suppress other people of color, especially Blacks. As an Asian American play development program, we believe that our stories can't be fully heard until we hear the stories of Blacks, Indigenous, other people of color, and the disenfranchised.
We support the creation of theatrical works that provoke conversation between all demographics, because dialogue is the access point of understanding. Join the conversations by tuning into our Virtual Theatre Artist Panels and by watching FRAGMENTED by Karissa Murrell Myers. Support the conversation by sponsoring a BIPOC writer to participate in our playwriting course and by donating to Our Perspective here. Thank you.
A Virtual Panel With Chicago AAPI Theatre Artists Round One
Ask a theater artist! Join some of Chicago's brightest in this special Q&A panel livesteamed on Facebook and OurPersepctive.com. Moderator Mia Park asks your questions about the industry, representation, and more. Submit your query herebefore July 12 and tune in July 15, 6-7PM CT.
A Virtual Panel With Chicago AAPI Theatre Artists Round Two
Ask a theater artist! Join some of Chicago's brightest in this special Q & A session livesteamed on Facebook and OurPersepctive.com. Moderator Mia Park asks your questions about the industry, representation, and more. Submit your questions here and tune in.
Our esteemed panelists are TBA and can be seen August 12, 6-7PM CT.
BIPOC Playwrights Perspective: An Introduction
Craft, Voice and Vision: Creating Art, Creating Change. This introductory playwriting course taught by Sue Pak is designed for Chicago based BIPOC writersto develop their individual theatrical voice through writing a ten minute play.
We are at a moment in history when supporting and promoting traditionally marginalized voices is more crucial than ever. As BIPOC artists, we must resist systemic oppression, by actively creating and disseminating those stories that must be told.
September 15th-October 6th, 7-9PM, online. The course value is $120. If you're unable to pay full price, you may qualify for a sponsored scholarship or sliding scale tuition. Email email@example.com for more information. Class is limited to 12 participants. Learn more here.
Karissa Murrell Myers is our 2020 Playwright in Residence and her play, FRAGMENTED will be performed one time on November 16, 2020. Venue TBD. Performing will be Emily Marso, Karissa Murrell Myers, and Brennan Urbi. Directed by Spencer Ryan Diedrick, assistant directed by Daniella Wheelock. Show runs 60 minutes.
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