disOrientalism: Part 1 The Nuyorasian Arts Scene
8 – 9:30PM
Rock / Modern Dance / Comedy / Massage Sandals
The first installment in a new multi-disciplinary series featuring killer Nuyorasian Artists — New York’s premier Asian American performers. Top notch talent from the worlds of music, comedy, concert dance, cabaret and electronica join forces for one electrifying show. Curated and hosted by notorious NuyorAsian comedienne/rapper Kate Siahaan-Rigg with co-host and child star-turned-Broadway actress Olivia Oguma.
This program lasts about a 75 minutes and is recommended to boost your immunity against boredom, inaction, xenophobia and orientalism. #stopasianhate #freeHelloKitty #nuyorasian #electricviolin #savechinatown #AAPI #wokthisway
Kate Siahaan-Rigg (@kateriggnyc): A star on the Manhattan comedy scene, host Kate Rigg graduated from Juilliard drama and immediately began moonlighting in comedy and spoken word club stages around the country, bringing solo shows (Zombie Asian Moms, Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show) and creating wild events like this one all over the city. In her day job she creates and produces comedy based tv shows and acts in plays.
Olivia Oguma (@olioguma): Co-host Olivia made her Broadway debut as the first Asian-American Cosette in Les Misérables and has been wowing New York audiences ever since in the Broadway casts of Mama Mia, A Christmas Carol, Disney’s High School Musical and many off Broadway shows. She is also hilarious, and has appeared in many many productions of Miss Saigon regionally.
Adrianna Mateo (@adriannamateo): Badass Disney Princess and radical performance art violinist and singer songwriter, Mateo opened for Alicia Keys and has been seen at the Metropolitan Opera, Late Night with Colbert and the Met Museum.
Jakub (@jacobthoman): Rising modern dance star Jakub is a recent graduate of the Juilliard School and dances with the New York based Gibney Dance Co.
Sarah Shin (@shinnysarah): Multi-talented theatrical chanteuse and arts activist Sarah Shin deconstructs the “standards” of the American musical theater canon through a new lens.
Brandon Ilaw (@brandonilaw) is an award winning multi-instrumentalist and has worked with the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, New York New Music Ensemble (NYNME), and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. He is currently the percussionist for the North American Broadway tour of Les Misérables.
Raven O (@therealraveno): A true New York City legend, Hawaiian Mahu (2 spirited) chanteuse and impresario Raven O has years of experience as a performer in venues as diverse as galas for Art Basel to dive bars in the lower east side. Currently the artistic director and silky smooth master/mistress of ceremonies at the notorious Box Nightclub, this androgynous queer AF performance unicorn is one-of-a kind.
Andrew Choi (@stlenox): Named one of 2021’s Artists You Need to Know by Rolling Stone, St. Lenox is the indie pop blues rock solo project of New York-based singer/songwriter and attorney Andrew Choi. His unique vision of the American experience has manifested itself across critically acclaimed albums like 2021’s Ten Songs of Worship and Praise for Our Tumultuous Times.
Slanty Eyed Mama (@slantyeyedmama): Fixtures at Asian-American heritage festivals across the world, profiled on PBS, twice invited to the Smithsonian Institute this multi award winning duo combine powerful electric violin with rock comedy and spoken word.