Schedule subject to change


June 20, 2011

10:00am-4:00pm Excavate, Elevate, Proliferate

7:30pm-8:00pm Opening Keynote

8:00pm-9:30pm New Directions to Explore, Discover, Initiate

June 21, 2011

9:00am-10:30am New Directions

June 22, 2011

3:45pm-5:15pm So Where Are We Going?

Artistic Practice

June 21, 2011

11:00am-12:30pm New Waves, New Words, New Writers

2:00pm-3:30pm Performance Technique Workshop: Japanese Physical Acting (Part 1 of 2)

3:45pm-5:15pm Performance Technique Workshop: Japanese Physical Acting (Part 2 of 2)

June 22, 2011

9:15am-10:45am Asian American Women and Comedy

11:00am-12:30pm Cross Pollination of Cultures and the Urgency to Break Barriers

2:00pm-3:30pm Performance Workshop: Spoken Word and Slam Poetry


June 21, 2011

11:00am-12:30pm Directing Workshop Session 1

2:00pm-3:30pm Directing Workshop Session 2

3:45pm-5:15pm Theatre Leaders on Directors and Directing

June 22, 2011

9:15am-10:45am Devising Theatre (Part 1 of 2)

11:00am-12:30pm Devising Theatre (Part 2 of 2)

2:00pm-3:30pm Directing & Ensemble Creation: A National Field Dialogue

Social Justice

June 21, 2011

11:00am-12:30pm Artists Addressing War & Militarism: Near, Middle & Far

2:00pm-3:30pm From the Pens of the Underdog: Queer and Asian and Not Complaining … but Planning!

3:45pm-5:15pm After the Earthquake, Tsunami and Near Nuclear Meltdown

June 22, 2011

9:15am-10:45am Essential New Voices from the Midwest

11:00am-12:30pm Immigration and Community-based Writing

2:00pm-3:30pm Refugee Nation, from LA to Laos: A Diasporic, Transnational Project

Nuts & Bolts

June 21, 2011

11:00am-12:30pm The Art of Funding

2:00pm-3:30pm Getting to the Next Stage

3:45pm-5:15pm Marketing AA Theatre in the 21st Century

June 22, 2011

9:15am-10:45am Legal 101

11:00am-12:30pm Youth Arts Education and Activism

2:00pm-3:30pm Producers and Directors Roundtable

  • Chris Aihara, Executive Director of the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
  • Marcy Arlin, Artistic Director, Immigrants Theatre Project
  • Izumi Ashizawa, Artistic Director of Izumi Ashizawa Performance & University of Maryland Theater Faculty
  • Lucy Burns, PhD, Department of Asian American Studies, UCLA
  • Leilani Chan, writer and performer, TeAda Productions, Los Angeles, CA
  • D'Lo, Political Theater Artist, Solo Performer
  • Velina Hasu Houston, PhD, Professor, Associate Dean of Faculty, Director of Dramatic Writing, University of Southern California
  • Gayle Isa, Executive Director, Asian Arts Initiative, Board Member (CAATA)
  • Mia Katigbak, Artistic Producing Director and Co-founder of NAATCO (National Asian American Theater Company)
  • Hirokazu Kosaka, Visual Arts Director, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
  • Peter J. Kuo, Communications Associate, South Coast Repertory
  • Tram Le, Program Manager, Community Bridges, Ford Amphitheatre
  • Jeff Liu, Literary Manager, East West Players
  • Andi Meyer, Director of Education, Right Between the Ears
  • Qui Nguyen, Co-Artistic Director Vampire Cowboys & Co-Chair of Ma-yi Theatre Company Writers workshop
  • Henry Ong, playwright, Literary Manager, Company of Angels
  • Randy Reyes, Artistic Producing Associate/Literary Manager, Mu Performing Arts
  • Jon Lawrence Rivera, Artistic Director Playwright's Arena, theater director and teacher of Directing, USC School of Theatre
  • Ova Saopeng, writer and performer, TeAda Productions, Los Angeles, CA
  • Bina Sharif, Playwright & Performer (Seven Dialogues in a Mirror Cracked)
  • Beau Sia, Spoken Word Artist and Slam Poet
  • Seema Sueko, Executive Artistic Director, Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company
  • Roger Tang, Managing Producer, Pork Filled Players
  • Denise Uyehara, Performance Artist (The Senkotsu (Mis)translation Project)
  • Larry Yu, member of Thymos and instructor of Ethnic Studies, Oregon State University