I have not kept up with keeping you up, and I’m sorry. Here’s post one of two for the day. First, Video FunFest!
Recently, I was honored to be part of Samuel French’s #IdentityWeek. Lydia Diamond, Damon Chua, Kimber Lee, and I all spoke a panel moderated by Pippin Parker entitled “Playwrights and Identity.” It seemed at first like such a daunting thing to talk about, and we all started out a bit tentative. Once we relaxed, though, we were all able to share experiences from the field and ideas about the future progress of theatre that I hope are useful to other artists.
I also went up with a bunch of other Ma-Yi Writers Lab folks to support Labbie Co-Director Mike Lew as he previews and opens Tiger-Style! at the Huntington. The Labbies did a post-show panel where you can hear us talk about what we’re writing, why the Lab kicks ass, why Tiger-Style! kicks ass, and how to survive in the theatre. There was a video archived at one time, but I can’t seem to find it now. I’ll embed it here when I find a link and in the meantime, check the Howlround site to see if they post anything.
Finally, support a Fair Wage Onstage! A crew of Actors Equity members are campaigning for a living wage Off-Broadway. I recorded the following ally video to lend a perspective from the rehearsal rooms of artists of color (A. Rey Pamatmat supports a Fair Wage Onstage). Help keep theatre artists in the theatre and level the playing field for talented performers of all classes, genders, races, and ethnicities.