|Artists at Play Producing Artistic Leader Stefanie Lau|
But I quickly realized that “new” is what sustains theatre. Theatre grows and thrives because there are always new stories to tell, new innovative artists to work with, new technologies to integrate into our productions and new ways to connect with audiences. Asian American theatre is about forging forward with the experiences of the past and all possibilities of the future.
I finally understood that as a young arts administrator, an emerging arts leader, that I had to step up, use my voice and contribute alongside the veterans of our field. That it would take intergenerational collaboration to continue the movement of Asian American theatre and to assume our rightful place in American theatre.
Planning for the 5th National Asian American Theatre Conference and Festival is underway. We hope that you can support the future of Asian American theatre by contributing to our Indiegogo campaign.
Stefanie Lau represents Artists at Play as a board member of the Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists (CAATA), which hosts the biennial National Asian American Theater Festival and Conference (ConFest). Scheduled for October 1-8, ConFest is a week of performances, panel discussions, plenary and breakout sessions, new play readings, parties, networking and more. Please join us in supporting this year's gathering at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, titled "Seismic Shifts: Leading Change in the American Theater," by contributing to our crowd-funding campaign: https://igg.me/at/CAATAOSF
Through the generosity of Drs. Judy Shih and Joel Axelrod, major donors to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, every dollar raised through our campaign will be matched to double our impact in providing assistance to artists attending ConFest.