Diversity Highlight: CAATA ConFest

CAATA is an integral part of the Asian American theatre community.

For the 5th time, the Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists presents Seismic Shifts: Leading Change in the American Theater, October 1-9 in Ashland, OR hosted in partnership with Oregon Shakespeare Festival. August 15 is the final day for Early Bird registration. August 31 is the final day to purchase combined Conference and Festival passes. Seismic Shifts will be a collection of conference events and festival activities. Prominent members of the Seattle theatre community, Roger Tang and Kathy Hsieh, are presenting two parts of a panel discussion during the ConFest. Roger is also on the CAATA national board and planning committee. At the ConFest, not only will there be keynote speakers and panel discussions, there will also be new play readings, networking opportunities, and full productions including Vietgone, which will be at Seattle Repertory Theatre next season. Plus, an excerpt of Maggie Lee‘s Tumbleweed Zephyr will be presented at the ConFest showcase.

See the full schedule here.

And did you hear about Pork Filled Productions’ nomination? Pork Filled Productions received their first Gregory Award Nomination for A Hand of Talons, written by Maggie Lee and directed by Amy Poisson, in Outstanding Costume Design. [Update: Jocelyne Fowler was the Recipient for Outstanding Costume Design at the 2016 Gregory Awards.]

Roger Tang is a producer for Pork Filled Productions, the oldest Asian American drama group in the Pacific Northwest. TPS is proud that the a significant voice in the Seattle Asian American theatre community will be represented this year at CAATA.

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