Video: Theater Mu Artistic Director Lily Tung Crystal Hosts an Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Mu-tini with Rick Shiomi, Katie Bradley, Jennifer Weir and Paul Juhn on May 1

Rick Shiomi, Katie Bradley, Jennifer Weir and Paul Juhn

On Friday, May 1, Theater Mu Artistic Director Lily Tung Crystal is kicking off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Mu-tini Hour by hosting the man who started it all, co-founder of Theater Mu, Rick Shiomi for Mu-tini at 7pm CDT/8pm EST. They’ll be joined by long-time Mu artist Katie Bradley, taiko drumming artist Jennifer Weir, and NYC-based artist Paul Juhn (who was part of Mu’s very first season in 1993). They’ll talk about how Mu got started, living through the Asian American Renaissance, and lifting up themselves and others through quarantine.

Updated: May 1, 2020

This online hangout is free, open to the public, and was live-streamed on Theater Mu’s Facebook page. To get a better sense of the event, please follow the ticket link and RSVP.

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Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.

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