Our Mission

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

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NAAP Donors

As of June 26, 2015

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

Producer’s Club ($5,000 - $9,999)
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council,
New York State Council of the Arts

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

Choreographer’s Club ($1,500 - $2,999)
Bob Avian &  Peter Pileski
Freddie & Myrna Gershon
David Grindrod
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council,
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

Creative Team ($750 - $1,499)
Jim & Marcia Flock
Brooks Hale
Yuriko Kikuchi
Jung Kim
Erick Kivnick & Susan Kikuchi
Elaine Lai
Chester & Rosanna Lee
Ronald Morrison
Albert Stephenson
Marie Tanabe
Linda Lew Woo

Design Team ($250 - $749)
Brian Albert & Jose Ahumada
Ageloff & Associates
Adrian Bailey
Gene Castle
Teresa & Steve Chan
Amanda Chin
Steven Eng
Ettie Chin Hong Fund
JoAnn Hunter
Michael Kaplan
Karin Kawamoto
Kathryn Keneally & Thomas Marshall
Fay Ann Lee
Jason Ma
Thomas Murray
Jerry Nadal & Gene Lubas
Stefanie Powers
Dauna Williams
Hui J Wong
Wallace Wong
Judy & Jeremy Yi

Cast Team ($100—$249)
Julie Azuma
Luanne Castle
Ted & JoAnna Chapin
Amy Chin
Lori Tan Chinn
Teresa Coffman
Julian DeGuzman
Susan Dooha
Sandra Eng
Helen Funai Erickson
Priscilla Lopez Fanuele
Ray Gin
Ivy Goldstein
Andrew Greenberg
Maddy & Steve Gunders
Fred Hanson
Ann Harada
Simon Hardwick
Linda Hayashi
Yunah Hong
Dena Humphrey
Maria Denyse Ignacio
Larry, Karen & Kendyl Ito
Dr. D. Bradley Jones
Sue Kobin
Marilyn & Julian Korn
Jean Lerman
Bella Malinka
Elliott Masie
Dr. Jesse C. McCarroll
Joseph Molfetta
Daniel Moy
Kaoru Nakajima
Marc Oka
Ellyn Chan Roberson
Siegel-Gu Family
Jane Soudavar
Gilbert Tauber
Emiko & Yasoko Tokunaga
Peter vonMayrhauser & David Jackson
Barbara Walsh
Richard Winkler
Amy Wu
Gin & Regina Yee

Crew & NAAPster Team (up to $100)
Anonymous (3)
Stephen Baumann
Beverly Bullock & Nick Stannard
Andrew Byrne
Will Centurion
Viveca Chow
Ron Dennis
Joshua Ellis
Shirley & Willie Eng
Toni Farkas
George Fulginiti-Shakar
Larry Fuller
Ann Galloway
Michael Gorman
Katie Lee Hill
Meggin Holtz
Elaine Lee Hoo
Timothy Huang
Christine Toy Johnson
Lauri Kraft
P. Michelle Kucsma
Lee & Carole Leonard
Arthur & Sabrina Lerman
Alice Mathias
Scott Morris
Merete Muenter
Jane Murakoshi
Rachel Park
Michael Perreca
Rebecca & Jerry Rosenthal
Allison Ruddock
Monique Salle
Kevin Schuering
Margaret Schuering
Dorothy Toy & Gitki Chin
Megan & Melody Ung
Kenneth W. Urmston
Virginia Wing
Brenda Dee Wong
Marcus Woollen
Marcus Yi

Past, Present & Future

Monday, October 5th
NYU Skirball Center

To celebrate the 5th Anniversary of The National Asian Artists Project, Executive Artistic Director, Baayork Lee, and her very special team are "turning it up" with a special and splashy show called PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE. The evening will be a line-up of wall-to-wall musical numbers from Broadway shows and featuring highlights from past productions and current material, as well as what Baayork hopes to stage in the future, with her unique company. It is a fantastic opportunity to SHOW OFF the talents in NAAP, from soloists to dancers to choral. The TWIST of the night is that many numbers will be staged by Broadway pros, who are friends and supporters of NAAP, and the evening will be supervised by Directors Baayork Lee and Richard Jay-Alexander. There will also be a full orchestra conducted by Broadway's Kevin Stites. This is a night you won't want to miss and a once-in-lifetime opportunity to support this worthy company as they head into the future. Seeing these stars and members of NAAP side-by-side is sure to be a night to remember. For this special night, we are pulling out all the stops and doing it on NYU Skirball's professional stage with all the bells and whistles that spell BROADWAY!

Click Here to Purchase Your Tickets Today
Ticket Prices:
$250 ($150 tax deductible)
$100 ($50 tax deductible)
$75 ($25 tax deductible)

Past, Present & Future is made possible in part with public funds from The Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund (MCAF), supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Both The Fund and MCAF are administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

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 Carts, 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.