PEOPLE WHO MAKE THEATER
Curated by Peter J. Kuo
Hosted by Peter J. Kuo, Melissa Slaughter, and Alex Chester.
Recorded live for the podcast We’re Not All Ninjas.
Featuring a panel of industry pros, including Annie Henk and more TBA!
Monday, April 30 | 3:30pm | FREE | RSVP
HB Studio, The Speech Room, 3rd Floor, 120 Bank Street
Join us for a panel discussion and live podcast recording about race, casting and representation in the theater, film and TV industry. This will be an intimate roundtable forum, with a Q&A with an invited audience.
Sound Engineering by Alexandra Chludzinska
About the participants:
Peter J. Kuo is a New York-based theater director, producer, and writer focusing on raising the visibility of marginalized communities. He is a co-founder of Artists at Play, a theater collective that produces Los Angeles premieres of works for Asian Americans. For Artists at Play, he directed their inaugural production of Lauren Yee’s CHING CHONG CHINAMAN (Backstage Critic’s Pick), and Michael Golamco’s COWBOY VERSUS SAMURAI; as well as readings of Boni Alvarez’s MARABELLA, Beau Willimon’s THE PARISIAN WOMAN, and Donald Margulies’ DINNER WITH FRIENDS. He has served as a director and assistant director at South Coast Repertory, Geffen Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, East West Players, HB Studios, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and The Play Company. Peter has assisted directed for Pam MacKinnon (THE PARISIAN WOMAN, now headed to Broadway), Jonathan Lynn (CLUE, Writer & Director), and Lee Sunday Evans (The Obie Award-winning production of Christopher Chen’s CAUGHT!), among others. MFA: The New School; BA: UC Irvine
Melissa Slaughter has lived in all four time zones in the contiguous United States. A former actor in Seattle, WA, Melissa now resides in NYC as a content creator. Melissa writes for online blogs Nerdopiles, and Hapa Mag. She is the producer of the We’re Not All Ninjas podcast, which she also hosts with fellow Hapa Mag writer, Alex Chester. She loves sushi, crafts, and theatre, but her favorite thing in the world is Doctor Who and yes, she’s over the moon for a female Doctor. You can find her @NotAllNinjasPod.
Annie Henk, actress. Regional: Enfrascada (Renaissance Theaterworks, Milwaukee, WI) Adriana Sevahn’s one-woman show Taking Flight and Gladys in the Cook (Stages Repertory Theatre, Houston, TX). NYC: Purple Rep, Red Fern, ReEntry with American Records, Clubbed Thumb, INTAR, Mabou Mines, Nibras, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Resonance Ensemble, Foundry Theater, Working Theater, New Georges, Collaboration Town, and 52nd Street Project. Film/Web: That’s What She Said, White, East WillyB, Thin Air, Entre Nos. Narration: Starbound, The Madonnas of Echo Park, Sunstroke, How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents, and others.
…more to come!