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Making the Invisible Visible: A Celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Culture, Art & Activism
May 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 am
An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until May 31, 2021
May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and Milwaukee Repertory Theater is offering several virtual opportunities to hear from AAPI artists and leaders with “Making the Invisible Visible: A Celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Culture, Art & Activism.”
The celebration begins on May 5 with a welcome video from Filipino-American actor, singer and activist Paolo Montalban. The stage, film and television actor is best known as Prince Christopher in “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” produced for the screen by Disney. Montalban’s video will be released on Milwaukee Rep’s social media pages @MilwRep on May 5.
A virtual panel discussion with Milwaukee Rep AAPI artists will be hosted on Tuesday, May 11 at 7:00 pm CT via Facebook and YouTube Live. The discussion will focus on the importance of representation and support for AAPI artists with panelists including actor Rebecca Hirota; actor Lisa Helmi Johanson; sound designer, musician and composer Pornchanok Kanchanabanca; and playwright A. Rey Pamatmat; led by moderator N’Jameh Russell-Camara, Milwaukee Rep’s Associate Director of Engagement.
The month-long celebration will close with the YouTube release of a panel discussion with Milwaukee area Asian American Pacific Islander leaders about how arts, activism and legislation come together to help AAPI representation in the arts. The Milwaukee leaders featured on the panel include Alexa Alfaro, Co-Owner of Meat on the Street; David Lee, Chief Executive Officer at Imagine MKE, Alderman Angelito Tenorio of West Allis; moderated by MacArthur Antigua, Senior Director of Collective Impact at Imagine MKE.