BAPAC announces programs for 2019 Season!

Baltimore Asian Pasifika Arts Collective’s
Inaugural 2019 Season Announcement!

We are so excited to finally announce our programs for Baltimore Asian Pasifika Art Collective’s first season. It’s been a hectic, yet productive 2018 and we want to thank every single artist and arts organization in Baltimore who has helped make our 2019 season possible. Special thanks to Cohesion Theatre, Rapid Lemon Productions and The Motor House Baltimore for giving us the opportunities to produce our first programs. We are forever grateful for your belief and support of our mission to give AAPI artists and youth a platform to present their work and share their stories.

We have many other projects brewing and hope to make more announcements in months to come. Stay tuned for our General Audition announcement, which will be made over the next few days.

AAPI Voices: How We Party!

When: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Where: The Motor House - 120 W. North Avenue, Baltimore

The Baltimore Asian Pasifika Arts Collective is excited to announce our first event of our inaugural season. Join us at the Motor House in Baltimore’s Station North for an evening of food, drink and laughter as we kick off 2019 with a new storytelling series called AAPI Voices.

AAPI Voices: How We Party! honors the ways in which the Asian American and Pacific Indigenous communities celebrate important occasions with loved ones through entertaining, and perhaps mildly embarrassing, stories from various artists’ accounts of their own life experiences. We hope to see you all there!

Want to tell your story? Check back on our site later this week as we share how you can get involved as a storyteller for this event!

Tornkid [Working Title]

Director: Cara Hinh
Playwright: Katelynn Kenney
Collaborators: Cohesion Theatre Company
When: May 16 - June 2, 2019

Our first full production is a collaboration with Cohesion Theatre and an original work devised by members of both organizations. We are excited to have New York-based Filipino-American playwright Katelynn Kenney on board to help us write our original script. Kenney is best known for her most recent play Void, which premiered in New York City earlier this year. Tornkid [our working title] will draw on the power of indigenous Asian and Pacific creation stories to explore identity and unearth how ancient female and non-binary narratives can provide guidance towards healing our broken world.

Leading this production as director is Cara Hinh - BAPAC’s Education and Community Outreach Director, fresh from her stint as Assistant Director for Baltimore Center Stage’s King of the Yees. Cohesion Theatre’s Artist Director Jessica Rassp will be creating original puppets for this production. Ms. Rassp is a master puppet maker and is best known for her work with Submersive Productions and their immersive theatre piece H.T. Darling’s Incredible Museaum.

#ModelMinority: A Musical Parody REvue

Director: Donna Ibale
Composer: Bobby Ge
When: August 16 - 25, 2019

#ModelMinority is an original work about the highs and lows of Asian Americans in the performing arts. This production will be a re-telling/adaptation of first person stories from Asian American performing artists, directors and writers and their struggles with identity and representation in the arts and entertainment industries.

The production will feature original music composed by Bobby Ge, and re-imaginings of some of your favorite musical theater numbers. Donna Ibale - currently the director for Rapid Lemon’s production of Thank You, Dad - will be directing this new work with Cori Dioquino as lead dramaturg and writer for the piece.