Be Brave, Inclusive, & Empathetic

Jason Kim upcoming K-Pop musical will be produced at Ars Nova Theater with Woodsheed Collective & Ma-Yi Theater Company during their 2017-2018 season.

 

Website: waytooserious.com

twitter: @waytooserious

instagram: @jasonkimny

 

Define “Asian American.” 

American person who also identifies as Asian.

 

The term “diversity” has become a hot topic in the theatre. What does it mean to you?

Diversity to me is a state of inclusion — a choice to be aware of the vast and profound range of identities in this world.

 

What is one challenge to being an Asian American theatre artist?

Half the people google “Jason Kim” and assume I am a dentist.

 

Do you have any words of wisdom for young aspiring Asian American artists?

Make the choice to be brave. Make the choice to be inclusive. Make the choice to be empathetic.

 

What are you currently working on?

Currently, I write for HBO’s Girls. My opera, LEGENDARY, about the underground drag scene in 1980s New York, will be at Fort Worth Opera in May. My musical, KPOP, an immersive show following the story of a Korean pop label, will have its world premiere at Ars Nova Theater in 2017.

 

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