The interview was conducted by emails in August We found that the prevailing attitude towards Asian American actors was that the roles available to us were those in which Asian stereotypes were perpetuated. Mia Katigbak: Our most important goal is to give Asian American theatre artists opportunities to act in roles not available to us because of our ethnicities. We started with our first program: the presentation of plays from the European and American classical canon. We do this repertory without resetting them to Asian cultural contexts, not because this is an illegitimate practice, but because the expectation was that it was THE only way it made sense for us to do it.
National Asian American Theatre Festival (2007)
NAATCO - National Asian American Theatre Company (New York, NY) | AcronymFinder
Linking is particularly important in cultural history, because culture is a web of many strands; none is spun by itself, nor is any cut off at a fixed date like wars and regimes. Butterfly , which won the Tony Award for best play in Hwang was widely publicized as the first Asian American playwright to be produced on Broadway, but very few knew the history that brought Hwang to the Great White Way. Butterfly quickly became canonized in drama anthologies, but Asian American theatre history, in its richness and complexity, rarely found its audience. And the new millennium, as I will show, marks the start of a new era for Asian American theatre.
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Please note the information on this website exists only for archival purposes. The Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts invited artists from the National Asian American Theatre Festival New York City to meet and mingle while sharing stories, reflecting on the impact of the Festival, and discussing the art and process of making theatre as an Asian American artist. What I want the festival to achieve is that, okay, you Americans, get curious now. And make it part of your culture as well, you know. In a huge way.
Posted on Aug 24, in Theater Reviews. New York Theatres through September 8. But once we dig into the details it gets a touch confusing.