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