Save the Date for AAPI Heritage Month Celebration

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is a celebration of the contributions of AAPIs to America’s history and success. A rather broad term, AAPI encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States in May 1843 and the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in May 1869, which was largely built by Chinese immigrants. 

This month we are partnering with Baltimore Sister Cities, Inc. to celebrate our traditions and generations of AAPIs in Baltimore and nationally who have enriched the history of America. The event will feature keynote speakers, music, performances, art, martial arts, and food. We’ll have a table at the event so come say hello and celebrate with us!

The details:

When: Friday, May 31, 2019 from 5:00-9:00 PM

Where: Brown Center at Maryland Institute of Art (1301 W. Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217)

How: Event is free but registration is required

Tickets for Tornkid now available!

Opening night is Thursday, May 23 at 8:00 PM.

All tickets are Pay-What-You-Can (in multiples of $5). Revenue from ticket sales helps pay artists, covers production costs, and supports independent theater and our work of empowering and advocating for Asian American & Pacific Indigenous artists in Baltimore.

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Tornkid presented by BAPAC


Baltimore Asian Pasifika Arts Collective in collaboration with cohesion theatre company proudly presents


Written by Katelynn Kenney
Directed by Cara Hinh
Opening night on Thursday, May 23 at 8 pm. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 4 pm from May 23 to June 9, 2019
Where: All performances will be in “The Fallout Shelter” at United Evangelical Church (923 S. East Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224) at the corner of East Avenue and Dillon Street in Canton. Patrons should enter the space through the red doors on East Avenue.

We are so excited to be partnering with Cohesion Theatre Company for our next production, Tornkid. Devised by artists from both BAPAC and Cohesion Theatre Company with an original script written by New York-based Filipino American playwright, Katelynn Kenney—best known for her most recent play Wendell and Pan, which premiered at The Tank in New York City earlier this year—Tornkid draws on the power of Asian and Pacific mythology and folklore to explore identity and unearth how ancient female narratives can provide guidance towards healing our broken world.

Fresh from her stint as Assistant Director for Baltimore Center Stage’s King of the Yees, Cara Hinh, our Director of Education and Community Outreach, will be directing this piece. Cohesion Theatre’ Company’s Artistic Director Jessica Rassp, best known for her work with Submersive Productions and immersive theatre piece H.T. Darling’s Incredible Museaum, will be creating original puppets for this production. Along with masks created by Waxing Moon Masks Director, Tara Cariaso, Tornkid promises to be a feast for the senses, and an exploration into a world rarely seen on the American stage.

Tickets will be on sale soon on Cohesion Theatre Company’s website. Check back for more info and follow our social media pages for the latest news.