Asian Arts Initiative’s Mini-Residency Program series supports and celebrates diverse theatrical projects from selected members of Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists (PAPA). Their cohort of residents include: Annielille Gavino, Marina Murayama Nir, and Daniel Park. Residents have developed their projects during the spring season and will present 20-30 minute works-in-progress showings.
The showcase will feature work-in-progress excerpts from:
Emma Stone with Daniel Park – Mixing stand-up comedy, performance art, and multi-media, the work creates a space in which the anger of people of color is legitimized, released, and healed.
imprint, ember, hearth with Marina Murayama Nir – a series of music and sound collages exploring the Okinawan Kamiuta, ceremonious song that celebrates sacred spaces on the islands.
Patawili with Annielille Gavino – A multi-disciplinary immersive dance theater specifically centered on Filipino-American stories and inspired by “Patawili”, a ritual of food, dance and music from the Panay Island of the Philippines
Asian Arts Initiative is designed as a mobility accessible facility, with access to all public floors and spaces, and seating accommodations for programmed events. Both non-gendered and individually isolating restrooms are available on each floor, all equipped with changing stations.