David Mura, Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire, And Waxing On The World

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Saw this snippet via some alerts and just thought it was great seeing an Asian American artist get inspired by other Asian American artists because when you really think about it - as much as we hope everyone else is going to hype us - it's gotta start somewhere, and sometimes - the best hype is from a fellow artist:

In May, Theater Mu and Pangea World Theater hosted the National Asian American Theater Conference. At the opening showcase, amid the raucous laughter at Sun Mee Chomet's satire on the plight of Asian American actresses, I experienced my first epiphany.


My second epiphany occurred at the Loft's release party for Nation of Immigrants?, a CD of spoken-word performances by minority artists in Minnesota, organized by Thien-bao Thuc Phi.
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