JOBS: Arts in Color is Seeking Interns!

opportunityNextExitThis is an excellent opportunity for an applicant with a passion for any of the following: theatre, diversity, NYC. We’re looking for help in the areas of event planning, writing, film production, marketing, and web design. Responsibilities will vary for each area. Read on to learn more!

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SHOWCASE 2014: Columbia

grpOur showcase series continues with Columbia’s MFA  Class of 2014! Get to know some of the artists of color who will be featured in an upcoming showcase in NYC. Visit their site for more details on attending the big event later this month on April 28th! We’ve been the last two years and will be returning yet again.

TALKS: The Songs of Lyons & Pakchar’s Douglas Lyons

Douglas LyonsWhat are you doing on the evening of Monday April 14th? Well you should be heading to 54 Below at 9:30 to check out Who We Are: The Songs of Lyons & Pakchar featuring music by Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar. You may have recently seen Lyons on Broadway in Beautiful: The Carol King Musical, and Pakchar is a guitarist and composer who has played for Broadway shows such as Wicked and Book of Mormon. Together, they have developed a catalogue of pop/R&B music that will be performed by many incredible artists including Tony Award winner Lillias White (The Life, Fela), Ben Platt (“Pitch Perfect,” The Book of Mormon), Naturi Naughton (3LW, “Notorious,” “Fame”), Katie Thompson (Giant), Robin De Jesus (In the Heights), Christine Dwyer (Wicked),Mykal Kilgore (Motown), Nic Rouleau (The Book of Mormon), Felicia Boswell (Memphis), Tamika Sonja Lawrence(If/Then), Daniel Torres (Evita), John Brink (Les Misérables) and many more.

Find out more about Douglas Lyons, his upcoming show, and his collaboration with Ethan Pakchar below!

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: 5 Interesting facts about South Pacific

South pacific bookHow many of you have seen or at least heard of the 1949 Rogers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific? This week’s THROWBACK THURSDAY is taking a look at the 10 time Tony award winning musical that has resonated with audience members for decades. The show was last revived in 2008, taking home 7 Tony awards while featuring Kelli O’Hara (currently in Bridges of Madison County) and Matthew Morrison (Glee).

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RESOURCE: Rising Circle Theater Collective’s Q Up

risingcircleIf you are an Asian American, South Asian or Indo Carribean teenage girl interested in theatre we’ve got a cool opportunity for you!

Rising Circle Theater Collective, is having a Theatre workshop for Asian American, South Asian and Indo Carribean teenage girls! The workshop is especially geared towards Empowerment – creating new works and nurturing new voices through movement, theater and improv. One of the best parts? It’s FREE! Keep reading for more details, including access to the application.

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TALKS: Next to Normal’s Kevin Ray Johnson

New Headshot by William WaybournKevin Ray Johnson is one of few Black actors to be cast in the Pulitzer Prize winning rock musical Next to Normal on the regional level. In fact, including his most recent production, he’s been in the production four times! Each time performing the role of the Doctor from as far as Alaska to, currently, Maryland. There also happens to be another artist of color in the show!

Keep reading to learn more about his experience and how race does/n’t play a part of the process.

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SHOWCASE 2014: NYU Steinhardt

graduate showcaseOur showcase series continues with NYU Steinhardt’s Class of 2014! Get to know some of the wonderful artists of color who will be featured in an upcoming showcase here in NYC. Visit their site for more details on attending both their grad and undergrad showcases coming up this month!

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Take a Guess!

Question_markThis week’s THROWBACK THURSDAY is a precursor to next weeks! We wanted to try something fun and have you guess, based on clues, which show will be featured. This show hit the stage in 1990 and has been a major icon ever since. Do you know what it is? Check out the images below and use your Broadway expertise to guess which show it is!

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Recap: Beyond Puck-Performing Shakespeare in Asian America

Credit: Andy Yao

Credit: Andy Yao

Last Friday, we mentioned a panel discussion entitled, “Beyond Puck: Performing Shakespeare in Asian America.” The panel brought together a group of 7 Asian and Asian American Shakespearean actors on the set of Richard III at NYU Skirball. Led by Elena Chang and Soriya Chum of the Asian American Arts Alliance, the discussion began with the question, “Why Puck?”

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NEWS: Affirmative Reaction by DNA Comedy

DNAComedyflyerfinalDance+Comedy+ Improv+People of color? Enter DNA and the solution to your plans for this evening. Read on to learn about Denae Hannah’s brainchild and what you can expect at tonight’s show.

Go out, support the show, and lets continue diversifying the improv world!

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Beyond Puck: Performing Shakespeare in Asian America

logoHave plans for this evening? If not you’re gonna wanna check this out! ‘NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and the Asian American Arts Alliance have joined forces to bring together a program bridging the Alliance’s Artists in Conversation and Skirball’s Visions + Voices: China. Asian and Asian American actors  will share their perspectives on playing characters from Shakespeare’s works, elements of cultural exchange within playing Shakespeare, as well as the importance of diverse representation in the classical theatre.’

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