Victor Malana Maog, Jomar Tagatac, Krystle Piamonte, Jeffrey Lo and David John Chávez Set for Filipino Theater in the United States: The Movement and its Makers Panel on September 16

On Wednesday, September 16th, David John Chávez, the contributing theater critic for the San Jose Mercury News and co-chair of the ATCA EDI Committee, will moderate a panel with Filipino artists about their journeys to build careers in theater.

Link to join zoom at  7:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada):

The confluence of Filipino theater-makers in the United States has a rich history. The Bay Area boasts several up-and-coming and well-established Filipino artists who continue to break barriers in the fight to get on stages, big and small, in order to tell authentic stories.

The four artists on this panel include acclaimed actors Jomar Tagatac and Krystle Piamonte, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley director of Community Partnerships and casting director Jeffrey Lo, and New York City/Bay Area stage director Victor Malana Maog.

Lia Chang

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. The Lia Chang theater portfolio collection,1989-2011, is in the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) collection located in the Library of Congress’ Asian Reading Room and can be accessed here.

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