AAPI Storytelling & Songs from Illegal: A New Musical

Happy June! We’re very excited to announce more virtual tour stops for ILLEGAL in honor of #stopasianhate. We’ll be hosting a workshop with Apex For Youth and presenting songs at AALDEF and my alma mater Great Neck South High School.

If you didn’t catch us at AAARI or CAPA, check us out at the links below.

The first two tour stops are open to the public. 

1) June 12, 3:45pm: Apex for Youth Conference – Storytelling WorkshopAYA registration link here

2) June 16, 7pm:  Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) – AALDEF registration link here 

3) June 11: Great Neck South High School

See you soon!

-Skyler

Dear Friends,

Happy AAPI Heritage Month!

My ILLEGAL team and I are very excited to announce a virtual ‘tour’ in honor of AAPI Heritage month and #StopAsianHate. I’m a firm believer in the power of storytelling to instill empathy and combat bias, so I’m thrilled to partner with these outstanding organizations to share a presentation on Asian American history, activism, and education through creativity. 

We will offer a talk and a few songs from ILLEGAL: A New Musical, performed by myself, co-composer Sita Sunil, and the awesomely talented Asian American actors Sondrine Bontemps and Nicholas Leung!  We will be joined by director Olivia Facini for the talk.

Please register at the links below for these free events:

– May 18, 5:30pm:  CUNY Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI)

– May 23, 8:00pm:  Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans (CAPA) AAPI Heritage Festival 

– June 16, 7:00pm:  Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) – https://www.aaldef.org/ 

We’re also proud to present to students at these educational institutions. If recordings become available, we will share on our social media!

– May 20: Nueva School, San Mateo, CA

– June 12: Apex For Youth, New York City, NY

– June (tbd):  Great Neck South High School, Long Island, NY

We have a lot more exciting plans for this year, including some story revisions, new songs, and readings/workshops.  We hope to have your continued support as we work towards our goal of a 2022 production to commemorate the 140th Anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act.

Follow us for more events and updates! 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IllegalMusical

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sky.sam.chin/ 

Website: https://skylerchin.com/ 

GoFundMe to support 2022 staging! https://bit.ly/3hvHDlU

Get the Yale cast EP on bandcamp!  https://skylerchin.bandcamp.com/releases 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SkylerChin  

Keep dreaming and telling your story,

Skyler