Soon to Launch in 2017-18 is the Atlantic Pacific Theatre company. 

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ACTIVE ARCHIVE Volume#1: Afro Asian Solidarity & Kinship (2016)

  Join socially-engaged theatre artists Claro de los Reyes and Shamila McBean in this creative dialogue around the living legacy of Afro-Asian Solidarity & Kinship. This event invites the broader NYC community into arts-based conversations around historic events and present day solidarity between communities of the Asian Diaspora and African Diaspora. *ACTIVE ARCHIVE is a series of intimate creative dialogues that uses visual arts, performance, and facilitated dialogue intended to celebrate, share, and investigate the largely overlooked legacies in social justice history.   April 3, 2016 | Interference Archive | 131 8th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 More about the Artist/Facilitators: www.claro-que-si.com www.shamilia.com

 

Join socially-engaged theatre artists Claro de los Reyes and Shamila McBean in this creative dialogue around the living legacy of Afro-Asian Solidarity & Kinship. This event invites the broader NYC community into arts-based conversations around historic events and present day solidarity between communities of the Asian Diaspora and African Diaspora.

*ACTIVE ARCHIVE is a series of intimate creative dialogues that uses visual arts, performance, and facilitated dialogue intended to celebrate, share, and investigate the largely overlooked legacies in social justice history.

 

April 3, 2016 | Interference Archive | 131 8th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215

More about the Artist/Facilitators:

www.claro-que-si.com

www.shamilia.com

"MY BARYO, MY BOROUGH: ORAL HISTORY PROJECT" (2015 -Ongoing)

My Baryo, My Borough uses art and creativity to celebrate the Filipino/Filipino-American community in Queens, NY. Through public art programs and creative story sharing, the project welcomes the broader NYC community in celebrating Queens through the Filipino / Filipino American lens. Central to the project is a community-based oral history project intended to collaborate with community members to document and share the local history of the Filipino Community in Queens, NY.  The 2015 iteration culminated in a visual arts exhibition and the theatre performance. The project was commissioned by !e Laundromat Project's Create Change program to commissioned artist Claro de los Reyes. Please Visit www.mybaryomyborough.com for more information.

My Baryo, My Borough uses art and creativity to celebrate the Filipino/Filipino-American community in Queens, NY. Through public art programs and creative story sharing, the project welcomes the broader NYC community in celebrating Queens through the Filipino / Filipino American lens. Central to the project is a community-based oral history project intended to collaborate with community members to document and share the local history of the Filipino Community in Queens, NY.  The 2015 iteration culminated in a visual arts exhibition and the theatre performance. The project was commissioned by !e Laundromat Project's Create Change program to commissioned artist Claro de los Reyes.

Please Visit www.mybaryomyborough.com for more information.

"THE BEAUTY OF GHOSTS"

photo credit: Francis Estrada

On October 31st and November 1st 2014, I am involved in mounting a revival of Luis H. Francia's collection of poems envisioned for the stage called "The Beauty of Ghosts".  It will be staged in Topaz Arts in Queens, NY  and presented in celebration of Filipino American History/ Heritage Month and the Filipino Holiday Undas (aka the Day of the Dead or All Souls /Saint Day). 


"SPEECH, CHANT, MANIFESTO : THE WORDS OF THE ASIAN AMERICAN MOVEMENT"

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photo credit: Chauncey Velasco

On Tues. 3/4/14, I mounted "Speech, Chant, Manifesto: The Words of the Asian American Movement" as part of the "Serve the People: The Asian American Movement in New York" exhibit at the Interference Archive, Gowanus Brooklyn.  More info below:

An ensemble of actors and organizers will stage a theatrical reading of writings and interviews of the 1970s Asian American Movement. Luminaries like Richard Aoki and Chris Iijima articulated the political and social ideas of the Movement. These theatrical readings aim not only to shine light on those words, but to produce a conversation between contemporary organizing and its political roots.

Performers:
Claro Que Sí: Theatre and Film Artist
Betty Yu: Organizer, Artist
Sukjong Hong: Organizer, Activist
Suzu McConnel Wood: Actor, Teaching Artist
Noel Shaw: Writer, Filmmaker
Daniel Lé: Standup Comedian, Actor
John Roque: Actor