submissions

At this time, Ma-Yi Theater Company is not accepting unsolicited manuscripts. Our next few seasons are dedicated to producing the works of our Writers Lab. For more information about the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, please click here.

auditions

Ma-Yi Theater Company operates under Actors’ Equity Association contract. Equity Principal Auditions (EPAs) are held for each Main Stage production. Notices are posted on the Equity Callboard, in Backstage and other trade papers.

Non-Equity performers may submit their pictures and resumes for consideration to:

casting

Ma-Yi Theater Company
520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 309
New York, NY 10018

AAPAC

Asian American actors have made important strides to increase their visibility in the last decade. The works of Asian American theater companies such as the National Asian American Theater Company, Pan Asian Repertory, East West Players, Second Generation, Desipina, Mu Performing Arts, Pangea Theater, and Ma-Yi help to open new doors for our community of actors.

But it’s not enough.

A recent survey conducted by New York-based AAPAC (Asian American Performers Action Coalition) found that in the last five years, Asian American actors made up a mere two percent (2%) of the total actors cast in Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Two percent. In New York City alone, Asian Americans represent thirteen percent (13%) of the population. The 2010 Census identified more than 17 million Asian Americans living in the United States today. That represents 5.6% of the total U.S. population. Going by these numbers alone, it is clear that Asian Americans are woefully underrepresented in American Theater.

Diversity, however, is not a numbers game. It is about working together, and understanding that theater is enriched by inviting everyone to the stage.

We are not going to change prevailing attitudes overnight, or in a year, or even three years. This will be a protracted process that will require our vigilance and commitment to engage artistic leaders in constructive dialogues.

Take heart. Like every push for equality that has come before us, history is firmly on our side.

Visit AAPAC.

 

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Ma-Yi Theater Company
Administrative Office
520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 309
New York, NY 10018
(212) 971-4862
(212) 971-4876 Fax
info[at]ma-yitheatre.org

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