the clapback cabaret
featuring some of the best asian pacific islander american female-identifying talent.
this includes US (FAWK) as well as atSUKO OKATSUKA, KAT evasco, hye yun park, and sara ochs.
It will also feature some of the best non-APIA comedic talent such as BLACKOUT IMPROV and WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH.
our upcoming show (SEPT 29)
features HYE YUN PARK
Hye Yun Park is an actor, writer, filmmaker based in New York. She has written and performed in several short films and created two seasons of the award-winning web series HEY YUN, which she wrote, directed and starred in. First Kiss NYC, a viral video she made of diverse New Yorkers smooching strangers, has been written up by the Huffington Post, Daily Mail UK and many more. When not making weird videos, she is prancing around town taking pictures of toys, clowning around or acting in other people’s films. Her new web series BKPI — a multi-racial action dramedy about 3 female private investigators — is being developed for television. Hye Yun also directed the TBS/Refinery 29 pilot PUFFY and has written for HBO's HIGH MAINTENANCE.
from workshop to the stage (OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2018)
We develop new talent through monthly improv and comedy workshops that we are hosting in collaboration with Tim Hellendrung (Huge Improv Theater), Heather Meyer (Brave New Workshop) and John Gebretatose (Director of Inclusion, Huge Improv Theater). Participants of these workshops will have an opportunity to use their performance skills on the Cabaret stage and get compensated as well, helping to develop more diverse artists.
Anticipated Qualitative Outcomes and Goals:
1. Expose Twin Cities community to comedy by APIA women and allies.
2. Disrupt stereotypes about APIA women by featuring raw, uncensored comedy by APIA women.
3. Create a platform for APIA women to perform and expose their work.