Our Mission

To showcase the work of Asian-American theatre artists through performance, outreach and educational programming.


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NAAP Donors

Chairman’s Club ($10,000 +)
The Paul Rapoport Foundation, Inc.  

Director’s Club ($3,000 - $4,999)
Jose Rivera

Choreographer’s Club ($1,500 - $2,999)
Bob Avian &  Peter Pileski

Creative Team
Brooks Hale
Chester & Rosanna Lee
Yuriko Kikuchi
Erick Kivnick & Susan Kikuchi
Ronald Morrison
Linda Lew Woo

Design Team ($250 - $749)
Ageloff & Associates
Brian Albert & Jose Ahumada
In Loving Memory of Alice Chan
Teresa & Steve Chan
Steven Eng & Neal Stone
Freddie & Myrna Gershon
Yonji Ham
Gregory Harris & Marian Hyun
Michael Kaplan
Kathryn Keneally & Thomas Marshall
Stella Kui
Nina Zoie Lam
Fay Ann Lee
Jason Ma
Napoleon & Adele Munsayac
Jerry Nadal & Gene Lubas
Stefanie Powers
Marguerite Straus
Dauna Williams

Cast Team ($100—$249)
Julie Azuma
Adrian Bailey
Ted & JoAnna Chapin
Lori Tan Chinn
Julian DeGuzman
Diane Duncan
Sandra Eng
Karin & Kevin Farrell
Ray Gin
Andrew Greenberg
Fred Hanson
Simon Hardwick
Linda Hayashi
Yunah Hong
Larry, Karen & Kendyl Ito
Sharon Jensen
Karin Kawamoto
Sue Kobin
Larry Lee
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Lee
Jean Lerman
Regina Mah
Elliott Masie
Marcia Anders Metzgar
Rachel Park
Rebecca & Jerry Rosenbaum
Ellen Schlaefer
Margaret Schuering
Jane Soudavar
Gilbert Tauber
Emiko & Yasoko Tokunaga
Jhett Tolentino
Peter vonMayrhauser & David Jackson
Barbara Walsh
Richard Winkler
Wallace Wong

Crew & NAAPster Team

Anonymous (3)
Stephen Baumann
Andrew Byrne
Will Centurion
Viveca Chow
Graciela Daniele
Ron Dennis
Shirley & Willie Eng
George Fulginiti-Shakar
Larry Fuller
Ann Galloway
Michael Gorman
Meggin Holtz
Elaine Lee Hoo
Timothy Huang
P. Michelle Kucsma
Rosemary & John Lee
Lee & Carole Leonard
Mari Leung
Scott Morris
Ellyn Chan Roberson
Gloria Rosenthal
Monique Salle
Kevin Schuering
Deborah Templin
Dorothy Toy
Megan & Melody Ung
Nancy Vega
Brenda Dee Wong

Upcoming NAAP Workshops

As a part of NAAP's professional development mission, Baayork Lee is pleased to offer the following workshops:

  • Sunday, August 10th: Group ADR & Voiceover Workshop with Karen Huie 
  • Monday, August 18th: Choral Workshop with Kevin Stites
  • Thursday, August 21st: Choral Workshop with Michael Lavine
  • Saturday, August 30th: Sight-reading Workshop with Megan Lavengood
See NAAP Projects for additional information on the workshops.



Discover: New Musicals 

National Asian Artists Project (NAAP), announces the return of NAAP’s DISCOVER: New Musicals program, a presentation of staged-readings of new short or one-act musicals presented in New York in winter 2014.  This program complements NAAP’s REDISCOVER series, in which Asian casts perform traditional musicals. The most recent presentation of the REDISCOVER series was OLIVER! in June, 2014.


Welcome to National Asian Artists Project

NAAP is a community of artists, educators, administrators, community leaders, and professionals. It is a not-for-profit organization that recognizes the need to build bridges between the work of artists of Asian descent, and the many communities that the work can serve, from underserved primary school students to seasoned arts patrons.  

Our Mission

National Asian Artists Project (NAAP) exists to be a leader in educating, cultivating, and stimulating audiences and artists—current and future—through showcasing exceptional work by vibrant artists of Asian descent. Art constantly evolves, and NAAP strives to command a place at the fore with a uniquely compelling American voice.

Our Goals

NAAP believes that artists of Asian descent have many vital roles to play in the fostering of American communities.

  • Through thoughtful educational programming, we seek to present the richness of theatre arts to underserved children, fostering creative self-discovery and expression.
  • Support the artistic growth of theatre artists of Asian descent through professional employment opportunities.
  • Build and cultivate new local and national audiences that encourage patronage and participation in the arts, including predominantly Asian communities unaccustomed to playing a role in the local or national arts dialogue.
  • Capture and archive stories of prominent artists of Asian descent that they may be made available for future generations from which to learn and inspire.