Board of Directors


  • President: Aki Aleong
  • Vice President: Miriam Nakamura-Quan
  • Secretary: Guy Aoki
  • Treasurer: Tom Eng


Members of the Board

  • Aki Aleong
  • Guy Aoki
  • Tom Eng
  • Rod Labuni
  • Kristen Lee
  • Miriam Nakamura-Quan

RepresentAsian: The Changing Face of New York Theater

ASIAN AMERICAN PERFORMERS ACTION COALITION (AAPAC) will hold an industry roundtable with prominent producers, artistic directors, directors, playwrights, agents, and casting directors to have a dialogue on access and representation of minority actors on NYC stages and how best to overcome obstacles to more inclusive casting.

It will be co-presented with Fordham University and will be moderated by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (Chinglish, M. Butterfly): AAPAC and Fordham University present “RepresentAsian: The Changing Face of New York Theater” Monday, February 13th, at 7:00 pm The Pope Auditorium at Fordham University 60th St/and Columbus Avenue, just inside main entrance.

To RSVP, send an email to aapacrsvp@gmail.com Seating is limited.

AAPAC’S mission is to expand the perception of Asian American performers in order to increase their access to and representation on New York City’s stages. AAPAC hosted two symposia for the New York theatre community in 2011 to begin a discussion on why the worlds presented on New York City stages do not reflect the racial diversity of the real world we live in.

AAPAC will release their report of minority representation in New York theatre in 2012 — the first and only publicly available report of its kind. This report will hopefully be used to track casting trends and to raise awareness where any inequities exist.

Read more: http://broadwayworld.com/article/David-Henry-Hwang-to-Host-AAPAC-Roundtable-Event-213-20120131##ixzz1lBvk89WZ


General Meeting – January 19, 2012

MANAA’s next General Meeting is Thursday, January 19th starting at 7:30 PM. Start off the New Year right by joining the discussion about how to improve the media depiction of Asian Americans at MANAA’s first general meeting of 2012. Agenda items include:

  • Results of MANAA’s meeting with CBS over “Hawaii Five-0” not reflecting the 50th state or its people
  • The Asian Pacific American Advisory Council’s response to Comcast’s firing of Michael Chen, President of the Strategic Initiatives Group & Education Nation
  • Television shows and movies featuring Asian Americans like The Descendants, 2 Broke Girls, and Glee

See notice below for Spring (they’ll also need some for the Summer) interns for Fox and contact us if you have any interested candidates. By the way, if you’re interested in writing movie reviews for MANAA’s website, please let us know. MANAA’s monthly general meeting is on the second floor meeting room of the Chinatown Public Safety Association @823 N. Hill Street. It’s your chance to share your input and thoughts on pressing issues regarding the portrayal of Asian Americans in print, radio, television and movies.

From Fox: Audience Strategy is currently working to staff the department with two (2) spring interns (from January through May) and we would like to invite you to assist in our search by providing your top referrals. Ideally, we would like to hire one undergrad and one grad student during the spring semester. For your reference, the following is a list of responsibilities and requirements Audience Strategy is currently searching for: Responsibilities:

  • Aid executive team in research tasks.
  • Engage in strategic thought and brainstorming.
  • Assist on campaigns to develop and maintain strong relationships with Media Coalitions and partners.
  • Provide broad ranging support for executives.
  • Help define and develop new initiatives.
  • Assist, VP or Strategic Partnerships and VP of Community Engagement with special projects/events.


  • Applicant must be a current student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.
  • Applicant must be available to work 12–20 hours per week.
  • Applicant must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a high level of computer competency.
  • Applicant should be self-motivated, organized, willing to assist with projects of various scales and able to efficiently balance multiple priorities at once.
  • Applicant must have a strong desire to make a difference, a passion for the mission and a positive attitude.
  • Applicant must be able to provide their own housing and transportation.

Best regards, Audience Strategy