"American: Other" A Musical Evening of Diversity and Inclusion Featuring Broadway’s Brightest Multi-Colored Talents
March 27, 8pm at the Triad Theatre
For one night only, some of the most dynamic and diverse faces in American theatre will join WeSoHapa for an evening of song and spoken word questioning the nature of what it means to be American and Multi-racial.
“What is Hapa?” you might ask. By definition, the term refers to a person of part-Asian descent. However, Hapa has evolved to mean anyone that is two of more ethnicities. In the current political climate of this country, many are asking just what it means to be an American, or more frequently,
“Who am I and where do I fit in?”
WeSoHapa speaks not only to those of Asian descent but to anyone who identifies as multiethnic, questions their identity, or simply wishes to broaden their minds through an evening of thought-provoking entertainment.
Helmed by Broadway’s Diane Phelan (The King and I, Here Lies Love) with Musical Direction by Jeff Van Daam (NAAP Chorus Assistant Musical Director), WeSoHapa features an A-List ensemble of multi-cultural talent working in theatre and TV.
Alison Lea Bender (Acadamia Nuts - NYMF), Alex Chester (How The Grinch Stole Christmas - Madison Square Garden, Bubble Boy - 54 Below), Chris Ignacio (Assistant Producer at MaYi Theatre Company), Rebecca Lee Lerman (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Carlos Martin ( I Love Lucy National Tour), Matt Park ( Peer Gynt and the Norwegian Hapa Band at MaYi Theatre Company), Gen Parton Shin (Original Japanese company of Next to Normal), Kevin Schuering (Wearing Black - NYMF) and Stephanie Mieko Cohen (Broadway and Third National Tour Les Miz)
WeSoHapa was created by actor and blogger Alex Chester of MeSoHapa.com. The company’s mission is to showcase multi- ethnic talent and make our unique voices heard, letting it be known that neither side of our diverse make up should stereotype type us as people or performers. WeSoHapa strives to give Hapas a voice by challenging the perspective of what makes a person "White," "Black," Asian," "Middle Eastern," "Hispanic," or other. Because the universal truth is that deep down we are all the same. We are human.
For more info please visit www.WeSoHapa.com. To purchase tickets in advance for $25, visit www.TriadNYC.com. If available, tickets at the door will cost $30. 2 drink minimum.
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