Watch: Prospect Theater Company’s VISION Series Presents Premiere of Naveen Bahar Choudhury and Kamala Sankaram’s LADY APSARA Starring Angel Desai, Chris Cornwell, Shinya Miyamoto, and Debbie Christine Tjong

On Thursday, November 19, Prospect Theater Company’s VISION Series presents premiere of Lady Apsara, featuring book and lyrics by Naveen Bahar Choudhury, and music by Kamala Sankaram at 7:00 p.m. Click here to register for the FREE premiere event which includes a post-screening artist Q&A.

Angel Desai. Photo Credit: Zi Alikhan Director/Photographer

Helmed by Zi Alikhan, with Directors of Photography Sean MacLaughlin and Brian Bon, Lady Apsara stars Angel Desai, and features Chris Cornwell, Shinya Miyamoto, and Debbie Christine Tjong. Desai portrays Apsara, a hard-working NYC actress whose identity is both Filipina and Indian, sings her way through a two-audition day… to an extraordinary conclusion.

Prospect’s VISION Series is a new initiative continuing the company’s mission of creating and presenting original musical theater works by emerging artists while public gatherings are on pause.

The resident production and design team at the Goodwill Theatre included Production and Projection Designer Lianne Arnold, Lighting Designer Adam Honoré, Sound Designer and Audio Engineer Marián Gómez Villota, and Production Manager Josh Cape. During Prospect’s September residency at the Goodwill Theatre (Chief Executive Officer: Naima Kradjian) located outside of Binghamton, NY, health and safety needs were generously sponsored by United Health Services, which included regular COVID testing under the guidance of Health Safety Supervisor, RN Megan Farmer.

Debbie Christine Tjong and Angel Desai. Photo Credit: Zi Alikhan Director/Photographer

Prospect’s VISION Series is a music-theater-on-film initiative made possible with leadership project support from Leonard Majzlin, and by Somerled Arts For more information on Prospect Theater Company, visit

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.

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