Adventure Theatre MTC to Celebrate API Heritage Month with Tony Award Winner David Henry Hwang, Helena Ku Rhee, Diana Lee Inosanto, Vicky Fang, Jennifer Knight and Ginger Park

David Henry Hwang. Photo by Lia Chang

Adventure Theatre MTC is presenting a celebration of API Heritage with a full lineup of API Heritage Month storytimes, interviews, and digital presentations. These online events honor the creativity, tradition, and innovation of the Asian Pacific Islander population and focus upon the impact they continue to make daily through their art. All presentations are free and available streaming live on Facebook.

May 17, 2020
12pm: Storytime excerpt with Helena Ku Rhee from her book THE PAPER KINGDOM, interview to follow

1pm: Storytime excerpt with Diana Lee Inosanto from her book THE CURIOUS MIND OF SEBASTIAN, interview to follow

2pm: Interview with Tony Award & OBIE Award recipient David Henry Hwang

May 24, 2020: Asian American Girl Power Day!
12pm: Storytime and activity featuring courageous girls in STEAM with children’s book author Vicky Fang

1pm: Storytime and activity with filmmaker and comic book author Greg Pak from his book THE PRINCESS WHO SAVES HERSELF

2pm: Digital Presentation of the world premiere musical, Fantastagirl and Math Monster, a preview of the 2021-2022 season from Adventure Theatre MTC directed by API director Jennifer Knight

May 31, 2020
1pm: Storytime with children’s book author Ginger Park

2pm: Digital Presentation of the play, The Dance and the Railroad, by Tony Award & OBIE Award recipient David Henry Hwang

This lineup brings out the rich cultural history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as well as bringing to light the contemporary artists who are adding to our history as a society.

Says Artistic Director, Chil Kong, of the series, “The contribution of these authors and playwrights is immense for the next generation of artists, and it’s my honor and privilege to spend time learning and sharing their wisdom.”

To tune in throughout May or follow the production online, visit their Facebook Event Page.

Click here for more information on the Company.

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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