Screening of TCG's #LegacyLeaders feat. Tisa Chang

Wed, Apr 12, 2017 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Tickets (include museum admission): Free with RSVP

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Join MOCA for a special screening of Theatre Communications Group (TCG)’s Legacy of Leaders of Color Video Project (LLCVP) featuring Tisa Chang, Artistic Producing Director of Pan Asian Repertory Theatre. There will be a reception at 6:30pm and film screening and panel discussion of Impact of Asian American Arts Movement from the 1960’s at 7:15pm. 


Panelists will include Cheryl Ikemiya, Senior Program Officer for the Arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; Sachiyo Ito, Artistic Director of Sachiyo Ito Dance Company and Ron Nakahara, actor/director and Pan Asian veteran. Andrea Louie of Asian American Arts Alliance will moderate. Tisa and panelists will reflect on how the Asian American arts scene has evolved and would like to celebrate all those who have added to the innovations and energies that Pan Asian has pioneered.


Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, created the Legacy Leaders of Color Video Project (LLCVP) over a two-year period. TCG filmed a series of interviews chronicling the stories of founding leaders of theatres of color. The interviews in the film reveal how these leaders were inspired to create opportunities lacking for artists of color; to challenge appropriation and misrepresentation through staging the full richness and complexity of racial, ethnic and cultural identities; to gain political power and creative autonomy; and to contribute their unique aesthetic and social perspectives to our culture. The LLCVP will serve as a road map for future theatre leaders and raise broader cultural awareness of the impact of theatres of color. 


About Pan Asian Repertory Theater
Now in its 40th Milestone Season, Pan Asian Rep is the first Asian American theatre company on the East Coast with the vision that Asian American artists can equally follow their artistic aspirations to reach the zenith in the American Theatre. Founded in 1977 by Tisa Chang and core artists, Pan Asian’s mission is to provide professional opportunities for Asian American artists to work under the highest standards of excellence; to create new works that dignify Asian Americans and dispel stereotypes with focus on stories of probing social justice issues. Pan Asian Rep has pioneered artistic distinction with new works and innovative interpretations with Professional productions, Educational Outreach, and Community Service. Tisa’s recent awards include a 2017 Citation from New York City Councilwoman Margaret Chin, the 2016 Visionary Award from East West Players, and the 2012 American Dreamer Award from Mayor Bloomberg’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.