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Items tagged: asian american arts

We need our own Maya Angelou!

We Need Our Own Maya Angelou!

Who will be our Maya Angelou?

We have a Maya L., the Architect, whose stature and gentleness evokes the Lady in White. We have a Maxine, the Warrior whose voice is both a memory and a dream. We have unsung gifted male writers: Byron Yee, Beau Sia, so many others.

But no central unifying figure around whom a solid, anthologizing should occur, led by Asians; Yellow Asian voices; screaming, laughing, sobbing, aspiring for all;

(Asian American) Romeo & (Latina) Juliet: Commentary on modern day urban racial conflict and struggle

I am one proud big sister tonight! I just watched the final show of La Teatro La Tea's production of Romeo & Juliet, starring my little brother (OK, he's not that little), Chester Poon as Romeo.  I've come to know La Teatro La Tea through my brother's work with them over the last 4 years.  It's a great community theater space on the Lower East side that supports the development of actors of color, especially Latino talent, but has also nurtured the growth of other actors of color like my brother, because they recognize that there are few spaces for them to develop, and even less room in the theater world for racially diverse casts and crews.