Susan Soon He Stanton: Readings of 2 New Plays in NYC

See new work by Susan Soon He Stanton , a member of our Writers Lab, this month in New York City!

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An intimate, political journey through the secret inner-workings of a boutique hotel and the diverse international of hospitality workers who serve the wealthy, wayward guests.

a part of
The Civilians R&D Group
FINDINGS, A series of new works.

By Susan Soon He Stanton
Director Sash Bischoff

Monday, May 9, 2016 at 7:30 PM
138 S. Oxford St.
in Studio G
Brooklyn, New York



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A girl named Bitna, 11, lives in Murdo with her father Paul who is desert Storm Vet, a hoarder, and possibly the town’s final resident.

A part of the Fresh Ink Series at Primary Stages.

By Susan Soon He Stanton
Director Danya Taymore

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 4:00PM
Primary Stages Studios
307 West 38th Street, Suite 1510


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New study reveals minority actors winning more roles

by Nandita Shenoy | Photo: Isaiah Tanenbaum


The Asian American Performers Action Coalition (AAPAC) released new study on diversity in New York City theatre.

During the 2014-2015 season over 30% of roles at prominent New York City theaters went to minority actors, the highest percentage recorded in the past nine years. This study does not include the current Broadway season which as been heralded as the most diverse season in history.

Read the coverage in The New York Times.

See report on

Beyond Orientalism: A Manifesto for Visibility

Members of the Asian American Performers Coalition, including Labbie Nandita Shenoy, read a manifesto created by Asian Pacific American theatre artists at Beyond Orientalism: The Forum held at Fordham University on May 02, 2016.

The forum was presented by the Asian American Arts Alliance, Asian American Performers Action Coalition (AAPAC), Theatre Communications Group (TCG), Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts, and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

View a recording of the live stream here.

See photos of the forum here.

Check out the highlights from the #MyYellowFaceStory twitter intiative here.


On Stage
The Labbies
Ma-Yi Theater Company 520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 309 New York, NY 10018 212.971.4862 info [at]