The 3rd NAAT Conference & Festival Kick-off!

Here in Los Angeles, it’s an exciting time to be an Angeleno as as the 3rd National Asian American Theater Conference & Festival is upon us! Beginning on June 20th, the conference will start things off, featuring more than 25 panels and workshops by more than 50 theater professionals, including artistic directors, executive directors, funders, artists, administrators and educators. This will go on until June 22nd.

From there, the core of the performances will initiate on June 23rd and will end its run on the 26th. You will have some dope folks such as the National Asian American Theatre Company, performance artists Denise Uyehara, Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Soomi Kim, aerial artist/actor Kennedy Kabasares, dance company Post Natyam Collective, and so many more amazing folks showing their works. These presenters hail from all areas, including New York, Massachusetts, the Bay Area and reaching as far as Munich, Germany. The festival will feature an eclectic array of multidisciplinary arts that include traditional theatre, dance, multimedia, storytelling, aerial arts and spoken word.

In the coming days, I will have the honor of watching Post Natyam Collective’s Sunoh! Tell Me Sister, Soomi Kim’s Dictee, and Denise Uyehara’s Archipelago: Islands of Land, Water and Legend. From there, I’ll be providing reviews on these shows for you awesome readers at 8asians so stay tuned!

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About Edward

Edward Hong is an actor and spoken poet. Passion to make a change in this world through the performing arts and activism defines his ongoing life and it is the struggle against all things unjust that gives him this passion to be one heck of a talkative, stubborn man. It, however, does not mean he strives to be a champion or role model of any community but to be the man who will be honest and say the things nobody will have the balls to say. He is the jester who is outspoken in what he believes in most passionately and therefore cannot be pinpointed that he will do what you expect him to do.
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