NAAP's Hello, Dolly!
Professional Asian-American actors in the classic musical comedy HELLO, DOLLY! in the heart of NYC's theatre district? Naturally! After all, this great American musical is for all Americans, and National Asian Artists Project is giving it a new and unique voice. With a cast of 20 of some of NY's most talented Asian-American actors who have appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and throughout the U.S., this is an important step in opportunities for Asian-American actors to demonstrate that a great show only needs great people. Directed by Lee Roy Reams (director of the 1995 Broadway Carol Channing revival), this was be an event not to miss.
See Lee Roy Reams and Baayork Lee talk about this project:
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.
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.
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.