Asian American Arts Alliance's
30th Anniversary Gala!
Thanks for an amazing Gala!
View a photo gallery from the evening here
View a .pdf of the digital journal here: digital_journal.pdf
And check out more details about the celebration below.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 6:30pm
TriBeCa Rooftop, 2 Desbrosses St, NYC
Cocktails, dinner, silent auction and performances!
President and CEO, Asia Society
Wai Look Awardee
Christine Toy Johnson
Actor, Playwright, Filmmaker
Golden Child, opening 23 October at Signature Theatre; 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors
With Presentations By
Executive Producer, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
Inaugural 2011 Wai Look Awardee; Co-Founder, Rising Circle Theater Collective
And Performances By
2012 Legacy Awardee
Andy Kūlana Wang & Marina Celander
Traditional Hawaiian music
more special guests to be announced
Silent Auction opens online, 26 September.
Theodore Berger, Alec Chang, Tisa Chang, Rocky Chin, Mary Sharp Cronson, Dorothy Strelsin Foundation, David Henry Hwang & Kathryn Layng, Diana Lee, Jiyon Lee, MD, Lily Lu, Cobi Narita & Paul Ash, Ron Ostermann, Ravi Rajan, Athena Robles & G. Richard Dodge, Jr., Mark Swicegood, Eric Wong
Contact Andrea Louie, Executive Director, at 212-941-9208 ext. 1 or alouie[at]aaartsalliance[dot]org for more information, to get involved, or to enquire about sponsorship opportunities.
Past galas have attracted more than 1,000 artists, cultural and business leaders, philanthropists, elected officials, and community members. Honorees and presenters have included Margaret Cho, David Henry Hwang, Phillip Lim, Suketu Mehta, Mira Nair, SuChin Pak, Maulik Pancholy, Jeff Staple, BD Wong, and many others.
President and Executive Director of the New York Philharmonic
Prior New York State Council on the Arts Program Associate, Special Arts Services Program
Actor, Director, Writer
Wai Look Award
Co-founder of Rising Circle Theater Collective
Arabic Music & Dance
Theodore Berger, William Chan, Alec Chang, Anthony Chang, Paul Chau, Rocky Chin, Lillian Cho, Matthew Jozoff, Diana Lee, Lily Lu, Cobi Narita & Paul Ash, Alan Okada, Ron Ostermann, Sari Pessah, Ravi Rajan, Athena Robles & G. Richard Dodge, Jr., Mark Swicegood, Sam & Pauline Wang, Eric Wong
Art cannot happen without passionate collaborators who work behind the scenes. For almost three decades, the Asian American Arts Alliance has supported hundreds of artists and arts groups, accelerating their advancement. The organization has responded to changing needs, pushed through uncertain times, and championed our issues. As Asian American artists find their voices, the Alliance helps these voices to be heard. The Gala is our opportunity to gather together and celebrate these achievements.
—David Henry Hwang, Playwright and 2010 Benefit Committee Honorary Chair
Artistic Producing Director, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
Dancer & Choreographer
Founder & Creative Director, Staple Design
Artistic Director, Shen Wei Dance Arts
Honorary Chair | David Henry Hwang, playwright
Anna Abdon-Grady, Marilyn Abalos, Theodore Berger, William
Chan, Iris Chau, Rockwell J. Chin, Esq., Muzaffar Chishti, Esq.,
Julia Huang, Baayork Lee, Diana Lee, Lily Lu, Cobi Narita & Paul
Ash, Alan Okada, Ron Ostermann, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Maulik Pancholy, Ravi Rajan, Athena Robles & G. Richard Dodge,
Jr., Michael Royce, Tom Schwartz, Xiaoning Wang, Janice Won, Eric Wong
Dr. Yeou-Cheng Ma
The Children's Orchestra Society