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Balikbayan Box Broadway Open Mic: Sixteen Bars x Broadway Barkada

With the goal of bridging our local theatre community with Filipino theatre communities abroad, Sixteen Bars, in collaboration with Broadway Barkada, is proud to present BALIKBAYAN BOX: BROADWAY OPEN MIC. This event supports Never Gonna Jeep You Up, a fundraising campaign initiated to support jeepney drivers affected by the mass transportation ban and jeepney phaseout amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Full Moon Fridays: Celebrating Asian Composers

Tune in for 42nd Street Moon's free virtual series, "Full Moon Fridays" as we celebrate Asian composers!
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A Virtual Panel With Chicago AAPI Theatre Artists

Join some of Chicago's brightest and best theatre artists in this special Q & A session livesteamed on the Our Perspective Facebook page and YouTube Channel.
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Fall English Plays for 2020

Fun, comedy, satire all bundled up together in MARRIAGE MIRAGE - which comes to your screen on 19th September at 4PM!
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A Virtual Panel With Chicago AAPI Theatre Artists

Join some of Chicago's brightest and best theatre artists in this special Q & A session livesteamed on the Our Perspective Facebook page and YouTube Channel.
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Ali Wong at The Chicago Theatre

Ali Wong is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress living in Los Angeles, CA.
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American Hwangap by Lloyd Suh

American Hwangap tells a deftly observant, funny, and moving story about the difficulty of reunification and reconciliation during a weekend in the lives of the Chuns.
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Not Quite: Asian American by Law, Asian Woman by Desire

The performance itself is 45 minutes and we will have about about half an hour or so for conversation.
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Not Quite: Asian American by Law, Asian Woman

Ada Cheng is a professor-turned storyteller, author, and performing artist. She has been featured at storytelling shows in Chicago, Atlanta, Cedar Rapids, New York, Asheville, and Kansas City.
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Reading Two of “Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings”

This is AIRMW's first-ever invited staged reading series of short and full-length plays written by Midwest Asian Americans.
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STIR FRIDAY NIGHT PRESENTS: THE ASIAN MONTH VARIETY SHOW!

Join Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago and Stir Friday Night on SATURDAY, May 26 to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a special variety show at iO Chicago!
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Ginkenshibu 50th Anniversary Live Collaboration with Tsukasa Taiko

This free performance uniting Gin-ei (a type of Asian poetry) with Japanese drum and traditional performing arts features a cast of more than 50 singers and dancers and is presented in honor of the Nippon Ginkenshibu Foundation’s 50th Anniversary.
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Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists Announces ConFest 2018: Revolutionary Acts

Over the course of six days, ConFest 2018: Chicago will explore the theme Revolutionary Acts, engaging attendees and the Chicago community in critical theater and dialogue.
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WE ARE ASIAN. WE DO COMEDY.

The 23-year old Asian American comedy troupe presents the simplicity of "We Are Asian. We Do Comedy."
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Upcoming Auditions Near Chicago, IL

To schedule an audition, please visit the website provided. Any questions about current or upcoming auditions should be directed to casting@americanimmersion.theater.
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Sonal Aggarwal presents The Alchemy of Bliss

THE ALCHEMY OF BLISS - A one whoa man show by Sonal Aggarwal
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Midnight at the Masquerade

If great food and interactive theater sounds at all intriguing. Look no further! The Murder Mystery Company has you covered.
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Akira (1988) 30th Anniversary Screening + Party

Join the The Logan Theatre, Japanese Culture Center - 日本文化会館, and C2E2 for an evening celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Katsuhiro Ôtomo's AKIRA!
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Vietgone at the Writers Theater

Vietgone written by Qui Nguyen
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CLUB ASIA breaks Second City: A One Night Anniversary Event

Come see a dope night of improv and storytelling.
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A Great Migration, A Staged Reading

Coming up this weekend! Silk Road Rising and A-Squared Theatre present a staged reading of A Great Migration by Preston Choi, directed by Brian Balcom. Cast includes Dana Black, Harrison Hapin, Denise Hoeflich, Ian Michael Minh, Chris Pow, and Dekyi Rongé.
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WARRIOR CLASS

Written by Kenneth Lin, writer and producer of the hit Netflix series House of Cards, WARRIOR CLASS centers on Julius Lee, a New York assemblyman who's been dubbed “The Republican Obama.”
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Ray & Kannan Present A Free Tote Bag

A sketch comedy show that explores friendship, food, and heritage with solo and two-person scenes. There will be too many laughs for one sitting, so every audience member will receive complimentary Ray & Kannan™ tote bag to take home the extras.
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Club Asia Hosts: The Free Pizza Comedy Show

Free Pizza is a weekly extravaganza at Laugh Out Loud Theater.
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A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival 2018

The A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival 2018 features three evenings of the art of contemporary performance by American artists descended from the Asian diaspora, including contemporary and traditioanl dance, improv/sketch comedy, jazz, performance art, and theatre.
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Japanese Christmas w/ Tokyo Godfathers

Celebrate in The Logan Lounge with Japanese Arts Foundation resident artist Waking Oni, Van Paugam will DJ vintage Japanese vinyl records including Christmas themed City Pop classics, and Kinokuniya USA will host a pop-up shop of manga items along with holiday stocking-stuffers!
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Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings. Reading One

The Asian Pacific American population is seriously under represented on stage. “Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings” is a staged play reading series intended to provide inspiration, space, and audiences for Midwest APA playwrights, directors, and actors.
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Victory Gardens Theater Presents Scenes from Cambodian Rock Band

This program is part of a unique partnership developed by Illinois Holocaust Museum and Victory Gardens Theater to further their shared goals of combating hatred, prejudice, and indifference.
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The Looney Lunar New Year Show

Say goodbye to the Year of the Dog...and dubadubahuba-hello to the Year of the Pig!
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Reminders of Home: An Interactive Storytelling Workshop (Free)

In An American Dream (Perla), a young girl’s doll becomes her sole connection to her culture and the home she was forced to leave behind.
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An American Dream: Lyric Opera of Chicago

A free, pre-opera talk will begin one hour before curtain, and the audience is invited to a post-performance discussion. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view images on loan from the Alphawood Foundation from the 2017 exhibition Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
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A READING OF LUCY AND CHARLIE’S HONEYMOON

A comedic, full length play with live singing and musicians inspired by classic country western and folk.
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Adobo Variety Hour

A new showcase featuring the next generation of Asian American artists.
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A NICE INDIAN BOY - English play

A story on same sex relationship/marriage in a Chicago South Asian family!
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Salon Series Presents Ada Cheng's Solo Performance

This performance tackles issues on gender, culture, and feminism. I explore how one learns about love and abuse across borders.
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Night at the theater with Advancing Justice | Chicago!

Join Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago for a night of theater at Victory Gardens to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and build power for our communities!
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Disoriented Comedy

Disoriented Comedy is the first-ever (mostly) female Asian American stand-up comedy tour. Since its first show in July 2012, this national network of veteran up-and-coming comedians have performed in over fifty independently-produced comedy and storytelling shows at comedy clubs, theaters, colleges and universities.
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Club Asia vs Club Asia: Old vs New

WE'RE CELEBRATING AAPI HERITAGE MONTH THE ONLY WAY WE KNOW HOW: a good old fashioned Asian improv throwdown that would make even Shao Kahn blush.
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The Name Jar

Emerald City Theatre invites you to a free staged reading of THE NAME JAR.
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Legacy: Roasting Your Younger Self

Stir Friday Night is a group going 24 years strong. Take a trip down memory lane with us to the 90s and the 2000s as we explore stuff that you loved growing up!
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Adobo Variety Hour: A Midsummer Night's Variety

A new showcase featuring the next generation of Asian-Pacific American artists!
Community

7th Global Action Day for 'Comfort Women'

Please join KAN-WIN for the 7th Global Action Day for justice for "Comfort Women" downtown rally! Join the Come Sit with Her performance with the Statue for Peace.
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Coffeehouse 2k19: The Story Of Us

Coffeehouse is back! Join us for the 12th annual Coffeehouse at the HANA Center where this year's theme is The Story of Us.
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Our Perspective Presents: Horror and Comedy Play Readings

Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings present readings about the horrors and comedies of humanity.
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KACC & OPEN: Journey to KOREA Experience on 8/29

Join the Korean American Coalition of Chicago (KACC) with the OPEN Center for the Arts for a special "Journey to Korea" in Chicago's Little Village on August 29th!
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Our Perspective Presents: Horror and Comedy Play Readings

Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings present readings about the horrors and comedies of humanity.
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Open Door Series: Lani T. Montreal & Tony Trigilio

The Open Door series presents work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets and highlights the area’s outstanding writing programs.
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Phum Viphurit at Subterranean

Join us on the Phum Viphurit on September 24.
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JVNA: Catch Me tour at Chop Shop

Join us on December 20 for Catch Me at Chop Shop!
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Grace Talusan, Author of The Body Papers: A Memoir

Join us to celebrate the book and also the beginning of Filipino American History Month!
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Speaking Truths Series: Here and There in Diaspora

Speaking Truths Series community event will return to the museum in October. Our next show is scheduled for Wednesday October 23 at 7:30pm.
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Bayanihan Talent Show + Mental Health Fair

Come enjoy the talents of our intergenerational Chicagoland Filipino/a/x community through expression & illustration of our resilience, while fighting the mental health stigma with our Mental Health Fair!
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Our Perspective Presents: Horror and Comedy Play Readings

The danger of Korean beauty products, the fear of assimilation, and fighting kung fu zombies to return Home are just some of the horror and comedy themes explored through the Asian American lens at the last Our Perspective play reading of 2019.
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Play: Kasturba / Gandhi

A play on Kasturba Gandhi, wife of the Mahatma on her 150th birth anniversary who was his pillar of support and did not compromise her own beliefs in order to please the populace.
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Filipino American History Month

FilAm Artists Coalition Presents:Forgiveness
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Danes Smith & Franny Choi: VS Live with Patricia Smith

Join award-winning poets Danez Smith and Franny Choi for a LIVE recording of VS Podcast with Pulitzer Price finalist Patricia Smith.
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Rink Life

Chicago-based dance theater company Lucky Plush Productions, led by founder and Artistic Director Julia Rhoads, returns to Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre this fall as part of Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series with the world premiere of Rink Life.
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Talk Stories

An Asian American/Asian Diaspora Storytelling Show
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140 lbs: How Beauty Killed My Mother

Join us to witness a theatrical, autobiographical solo dramedy, written and performed by Susan Lieu.
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Project: VISION Holiday Open House

You’re invited to join the Project: VISION family for a toast to the holidays!
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Chinese New Year Celebration 2020

Celebrate the Chinese New Year at Symphony Center with a dynamic evening of traditional Chinese music and theater. The Shanghai Chinese Orchestra highlights the history, legacy and influence of Chinese culture with a program of works performed on traditional instruments.
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Kinetic x Luya Poetry & Open Mic

Join KINETIC & Luya in night of poetry and story sharing.
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Taiko Legacy 16

Taiko Legacy is one of the largest Taiko drumming concerts in the U.S.Midwest. This perennial presentation reunites professional contemporary and classical performers alongside enduring community members to celebrate over two decades of artist directed performance.
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설(Sul), Korean Lunar New Year

설(Sul), Korean Lunar New Year Program
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Today at Apple: Chinese New Year Celebration

Enjoy interactive multi-arts performances of Chinese dance, martial arts, calligraphy, and music.
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Citywide Chinese New Year Kick-Off at Chicago Cultural Center

Usher in the lunar new year with a multi-arts lunch hour performance at Chicago Cultural Center's historic Preston Bradley hall, and indulge in a spectacular showcase of lion dance, Chinese dance, music, and direct from China.
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4th Annual Toyoaki Shabukai Spring Recital

Please come and experience our 4th Annual collaboration between Japanese classical dance and live traditional music, perpetuating the legacy for performing arts diaspora here in the Midwest.
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World Of Dreams: Takarazuka Revue Alumni Show

Alumni of Japan’s Takarazuka Revue Performing in Chicago
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Surviving the Mic: Open Mic + Live Podcast by Mae Flores

The Surviving the Mic Open Mic + Live Podcast is a brave space performance + interview series for survivors of sexual harm.
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28th Annual Asia Symposium - College of DuPage

Join the 28th Annual Asia Symposium at College of DuPage
Community

Raised Pinay 2020: The 4th Generation

Raised Pinay is a benefit showcase that elevates the voices of an all-Pilipina identifying cast through sharing tough, touching, and honest self-written stories of their own experiences and those of their ancestors.
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AIRMW Livestream: Episode 04 Behind the Curtains of Taiko Legacy

The fourth installment of their AIRMW livestream will go "behind the curtains" of Tsukasa Taiko's annual winter concert Taiko Legacy at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.