Amazing Asians in the Arts: Melissa Akiko Slaughter

March 13, 2021

Melissa Akiko Slaughter is a Blogger, YouTube Correspondent and Podcast Host/Producer, based in Brooklyn, NY. She has a theatre degree from the former Santa Fe University of Art and Design in New Mexico, working with Tony-award winning director Jon Jory, but has since transitioned her career to focus on the digital arts. Melissa is passionate about Asian American representation in TV and film and, as a result, provides regular commentary and insights on the topic for her movie review podcast, We’re Not All Ninjas. The popular online show was a Top 5 Finalist at the 2018 WNYC Werk It! Festival, an event focused on empowering women and others in the digital media landscape. Along with hosting, Melissa loves to blog for Nerdophiles, The Nerds of Color and Hapa Mag in addition to working as a producer for Pineapple Street Studios, a podcast studio who’s work includes multi-episode narratives, branded podcasts, talk shows, investigative journalism and more. Read on to learn more about Melissa and what makes her an Amazing Asian in the Arts!
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Bri Ng Schwatrz

February 13, 2021

Bri Ng Schwartz is a facilitator and curator of artistic community engagement programming based in Brooklyn, NY. She is passionate about creating programs, performances and digital spaces for and by intersectional communities, working with groups such as the National Queer Theater, New York Theater Workshop and Theater Communications Group. Her future goals include getting a PhD in Performance Studies and teaching university-level classes in Applied Theater. Read on to learn more about Bri and what makes her an Amazing Asian in the Arts!

 

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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Carol Angeli

January 23, 2021

Carol Angeli  is an actor/singer/dancer based in Bloomfield, NJ ! She has been in a total of 6 iterations of Miss Saigon (including the latest Broadway revival), Here Lies Love, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and various National tours and regional productions! In addition to her performing career, Carol is also studying to become a nurse! Keep reading to find out more about what makes Carol an Amazing Asian in the Arts!
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Kathleen Choe

January 16, 2021

Kathleen Choe is an actor and writer based in New York City! She comes from a background in film production before transitioning into acting. Her work spans the stage and screen, as well as voice over work for audio books! Keep reading to find out more about what makes Kathleen an Amazing Asian in the Arts!
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Rebecca Lee Lerman

January 09, 2021

Rebecca lee Lerman is an actor, singer, dancer, and writer based in New York City! She is also a staff writer for Hapamag, an online magazine for mixed race Asian, and wrote an original musical called Her Hotel which won Jury Selection Best Production at the Women’s Theatre (Virtual) Fringe Festival this summer! Keep reading to find out more about what makes Rebecca an Amazing Asian in the Arts!
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Alex Chester

November 28, 2020

Alex Chester is an actor, model, writer, and producer based in New York City!! She has appeared in major magazines as a model, and went on to become the face that introduced the first Chevy Geo commercial! She has also been in various TV shows such as The Closer, The Good Wife, and New Amsterdam. She has also had a successful career in theater, landing roles in How The Grinch Stole Christmas, A Chorus Line, and was also the first Asian American to play Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre in Fire Island Pines Arts Project’s production of The 25th Annual County Spelling Bee! With all of these credits in the business, Alex’s prize project is Hapa Mag, a magazine for mixed race Asians that she is the creator and Editor-In Chief. Keep reading to find out more about what makes Alex an Amazing Asian in the Arts!
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Karen Huie

November 07, 2020

Karen Huie is an actor, writer, photographer, and filmmaker based in Los Angeles!! Her versatility allows to work in voiceovers, looping, video games and anime. Her voice can be heard in the last...
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Lauren Winn

October 17, 2020

Lauren Winn is a photographer based in NYC. Her work has appeared in major publications such as VULKAN Magazine and Harpers Bazaar, and her versatility allows her to work in fashion...
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Cynthia Meng

October 10, 2020

Cynthia Meng is a pianist and Music Director based in NYC. This Harvard educated musician has performed on Broadway on the Tony award-winning show Hadestown, the Radio City...
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Ashley Matthews

September 19, 2020

Ashley Matthews is a singer and actress based in New York City! She is currently in the 10th anniversary cast of the Tony-nominated musical Rock of Ages in NYC, as well as the...
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Ali Ewoldt

September 12, 2020

Ali Ewoldt is a singer and actress based in New York City! She was the first Asian American and BIPOC actress to star in the role of Christine in “Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway...
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Diana Huey

September 05, 2020

Diana Huey is a singer and actress based in New York City!  She was the first Asian American actress to star as Ariel in the National Tour of The Little Mermaid in 2016-17, and is an active...
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Anthea Neri Best

August 29, 2020

Anthea Neri Best is a singer, theater and TV/Film actress based in Los Angeles! Formerly a Genetics Specialist, she has worked in the theater in NYC and LA, and is currently playing the role of...
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Andrea Macasaet

July 18, 2020

Andrea Macasaet is an actress and singer based in New York City! She has performed in various musicals in the US and Canada, and most recently made her Broadway debut in...
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Darcy Kane

June 27, 2020

Darcy Kane is a fashion designer dressmaker, and does wardrobe in New York City! She has designed for the Easter Bonnet Competition, a Broadway-inspired coloring book, gala and...
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