I am doing a Kid's show with Pan Asian Rep and it is called "The Emperor's Nightingale"! It is such a blast and I am loving the people I get to create with! Our public performances are only on the weekends, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm. Come check us out this weekend, Jan 18 & 19, or the next, Jan 25 & 26! It's your only chance! Bring your kids, or kids you know! I'm sure they'll have a blast! Click the flyer below to get tickets!
It's a lot of fun! And hope you get a chance to come see it!
I have signed with Ingrid French Mgt!!! I am so excited! I love her energy and she has been nothing but enthusiastic with every encounter I've had with her. I am excited to see what we will be able to create together and I can't wait to share more with you all as well!
Here's her website!
Hope you all are having a lovely day and keep on going! Let's make the world a Kinder place :)
Okay okay okay... I finally have a breath to give after what was an incredible week...
I was lucky enough to be apart of a reading of a show called "Gold Mountain". We were presenting the musical at the 150 anniversary celebration of the building of the Transcontinental Railroads in Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah.
What an incredible experience. I got to share the stage with Lawrence-Michael C. Arias, Alex Hsu, Daniel May, Eric Bondoc, Darren Lee, Ali Ewoldt, Jonny Lee Jr., Steven Eng, Joseph Steven Yang, Robert Scott Smith, and two of my closest friends Viet Vo and Eric Elizaga. All of these humans were incredible to work with. I was inspired by their artistry and I haven't laughed that much in a long time! "Everyday Good" ;)
Thank you, Alan Muraoka, for keeping me in the back of your mind to join this family. Alan was a part of the very first audition I had in NYC when I moved here. Thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity. Working with you was such a learning experience. You make me laugh so hard and I can't wait to learn more!
Billy Bustamante it has been far too long since we last worked together! I'm glad we got to experience your guidance and your birthday hehe :)! I always look up to you and can't wait for more opportunities to play!
Kristen Rosenfeld you were so wonderful, guiding us musically through such beautiful melodies and harmonies. What a smart human being and she taught me so much on how to sing this beautiful show. I can't wait to learn music from you, learn Kung Fu from you, and share more late night conversations about life :)
Lia Chang, Thank you for being with us and capturing every moment. From our tears, our laughs, and our smiles! It was so good to have you there and to watch you work! You are so supportive and so amazing to this community of Artists.
Max Chang for putting it all together... Incredible! All the beautiful people you brought together to make this week memorable! We felt like royalty with how well you took care of us and I'm glad I left your daughters saying, "Okay, Boss!"
Jennie Sant and Martin C. Alcocer. Ya'll kept us afloat and organized! Thank you for being a wonderful Stage Managing team!
And Jason Ma... You have written a beautiful show. Not only do I see myself represented, I see my family represented, I see my community represented... I feel incredibly honored that you took a leap in bringing me along for this ride. I have learned so much and I can't wait to learn more and share more with you! I hope this friendship is just the beginning! I wish you all of the best for this show! I really believe in it!
Okay everyone... Yum Bui!
Sometimes in this Creative Life, you get tired. I don't know. Maybe the world is too overwhelming. Maybe you just choose to follow trails of thought that lead you to darkness, to places you forgot existed. Or maybe it just comes down to revealing something in yourself that you need to heal from. I've searched for so many books, listened or watched interviews of people I admire, talked and discussed with friends what makes us go down those paths. I don't think it's unique to the creative life, and I think we all have an inner child crying inside. We all carry some shame, we all aren't always there. That would be exhausting. I'm exhausted...
Why am I sharing this with you? Well, the world we live in now, with social media and the internet... Everything is just too pretty. Too fake. And I think we all are tired in some way or another. I want to see something different. I want to see everything. I want to experience it. After all, things get destroyed but then comes creation. So maybe putting this down on the blog, someone will read this and see that I am not perfect. You are not perfect. None of us are. It's not what it seems like. Maybe there's more to us than just our instagram profiles. I hope you show it all. Because you are beautiful in how wholesome you are. I want to see your scars. I want to see your smiles. Let's fuck it up.
First and foremost, I'd like to apologize for the terrifying picture of this character. This is Teddy Perkins. He is a character from the second season of the FX TV Show, Atlanta. The Show that was created by Actor/Writer/Comedian/Rapper, Donald Glover.
I've been completely moved and inspired by this second season of Atlanta. I am just captivated by the cinematography and writing for a show that really points you in so many directions. The characters are so compelling and they grow so much from one second to the next.
I don't want to give you too much, because truly you have to experience the show on your own. Open your mind and be prepared to jump from realism to surrealism. If we're friends outside of the interwebs, I'd love to chat about this show. There's so much to uncover. And/Or if you're someone who's reading this and you admire my opinion, hope you enjoy this show. I love art like this.