Say You Heard My Echo

Say You Heard My Echo

Spoken word theater about three fictional Asian American women in New York City a decade after 9/11. With choral poems, prayers, activist folk songs, and raps, the play weaves together the characters’ struggles with survivorship and faith and their intimate relationships with Mary Magdalene, Guan Yin, and Aisha.

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Produced by Asian American Arts Alliance / Flushing Town Hall, Poetic License Theater Festival, Hip Hop Theater Festival DC, Rising Circle PlayRISE on Theater Row, HERE, & UC-Santa Cruz Rainbow Theater. 

Colorlines: 'Say You Heard My Echo' Follows Lives in the Shadows of 9/11 (Jamilah King) 
New York Daily News: Kelly Tsai's 'Say You Heard My Echo' speaks to post-9/11 NYC (Joyce Chen) 
NY1: Serious themes 'echo' in Flushing (Michelle Park)
Our Chinatown: Say You Heard My Echo: Exploring Post-9/11 Politics in Poetry & Prayer (Melody Ju) 
Stagebuzz: Interview with Kelly Tsai (Byrne Harrison)
 

#SelfCentered

#SelfCentered

360° digital short film based on a spoken word poem which flips power on its head and envisions what the world would be like if it was run by five foot two tattooed Asian females. (Color, Running Time: 4 Min.)

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To watch online via iPhone or iPad (tilt/swipe 360°), download GoPano app > Explore > Search > #SelfCentered.
 

 



 

The Relationship Résumé

The Relationship Résumé

Digital short film based on a persona poem about a woman who takes the business of love into her own hands...by interviewing for her next boyfriend. (Color, Running Time: 9 Min.)

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Formosa

Formosa

Solo show inspired by the history of Barbie doll manufacturing in Taiwan and larger themes of beauty, body, labor, media, technology, and culture.

Half of all the world's Barbie dolls from 1967-1987 were manufactured in Taishan, a small town in the northern region of Taiwan.

Developed and produced by New York Live Arts Studio Series, Hip Hop Theater Festival / El Museo Del Barrio, Illinois Humanities Council / Experimental Station, Ars Nova ANT Fest, Columbia College Chicago, Culture Project, University of Connecticut, Downtown Urban Theater Festival, Rising Circle Q Up, Apollo Theater / Southbank Centre London WOW Festival. 


 

 

Ai Wei Wei: The Seed

Ai Wei Wei: The Seed

Multimedia performance project exploring Chinese political artist Ai Wei Wei's childhood in exile, early formative years in New York City (1981-1993), his rise to global prominence as a dissident and his relationship to political poetry via his father, poet Ai Qing, and Allen Ginsberg. Produced by Brooklyn Museum of Art. 

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Howlround: Devising Ai Weiwei: The Seed for Brooklyn Museum: Techniques & Process (Kelly Tsai) 
Apogee Journal: Ai Wei Wei in New York City: An Interview with Kelly Tsai (Melody Nixon) 
Asian American Writers' Workshop: Studio Visit: Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai (Ryan Wong)  
Colorlines: Asian American Artists Celebrate Ai Wei Wei's NYC Roots (Jamilah King) 
Huffington Post: Beyond Exotic: Asian American Artists Retell Ai Wei Wei's Story (Sahra Vang Nguyen)
NBC News: Chinese-American Artists Celebrate Early Years of Ai Wei Wei (Ruby Veridiano)
Opening Ceremony New News: The Artist Currently Known as Ai Wei Wei (Jessica Chou)

WE ARE FROM THE FUTURE

WE ARE FROM THE FUTURE

Multimedia performance project exploring Brooklyn 300 years into the future with live performance, spoken word, video, audio visualization, and electronic music. Produced by BRIC Arts Media Stoop Series, Brooklyn, New York.  

 

To Find Your Place In The World

To Find Your Place In The World

Animated poetry short film about four young people who find themselves and their communities through a year of voluntarism. (Color, Running Time: 4 Min.)

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American Illustration 35 Annual Award Winner
Tribeca Film Institute Community Screening Series

Live Screenings: Public Allies National Conference, Claremont McKenna College, Vassar College, Clemson University Women's Leadership Conference, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Online Shares: Corporation for National Service, Americorps, Americorps VISTA, Public Allies, Americorps Alums, and over 50 state and local organizations in over 20 states