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Sunday, July 23 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Telling Our Stories - Breaking the AAPI Box on Broadway

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Join Erin Quill as we chat with some true Broadway powerhouses! Erin has invited friends Ali Ewoldt, Zach Piser, Vishal Vaidya, Shoba Narayan, Raymond J Lee, and Thom Sesma to talk about their experiences as AAPI actors playing iconic roles on and off-Broadway. Make sure you don't miss this amazing panel!

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Thom Sesma

Thom's recent credits include OLIVER! at NY City Center’s Encores and the premiere of Madeleine Myers' DOUBLE HELIX at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. Other credits include Man of No Importance (Classic Stage Company), Letters of Suresh (Second Stage - Lortel Award nomination... Read More →
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Erin Quill

Erin Quill is a dual citizen of Australia and the USA. She holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. She was an Member of the Original Broadway Company of TONY Award Winning musical, AVENUE Q. Other shows include DAVE, FLOWER DRUM SONG, KING & I, and many more. TV/Film includes... Read More →
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Raymond J. Lee

Actor, Groundhog Day, Anything Goes, Sweeney Todd
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Joanna Carpenter

Actor, Sweeney Todd
Proud Asian-American artist. Currently a swing in Sweeney Todd on Broadway. Founder of English language learning program 86 the Barrier, a program created to serve Spanish-speaking migrants.
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Zachary Noah Piser

Actor, Dear Evan Hansen
Zachary Noah Piser is proud to be the first Asian-American Evan Hansen, a role he is currently playing on Broadway. Prior to Broadway, he helped bring Evan to life abroad as an original cast member of Dear Evan Hansen's international premiere in Toronto. Broadway: Wicked (Boq). Off-Broadway... Read More →
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Ali Ewoldt

Ali Ewoldt is currently starring as Christine The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. She made her Broadway debut as Cosette in Les Miserables, appeared in Lincoln Center's recent Tony Award Winning revival of The King and I and has played Maria in numerous productions of West Side... Read More →
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Stafford Arima

Director, Allegiance, Ragtime
Stafford Arima is the Artistic Director of Theatre Calgary (theatrecalgary.com). He was nominated for an Olivier Award for his direction of the West End premiere of Ragtime; and in 2015 he became the first Asian Canadian to direct a musical (Allegiance) on Broadway. Additional credits... Read More →

Sunday July 23, 2023 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT
Second Stage (Astor Ballroom)