We are thrilled to announce a staged reading of ILLEGAL in Queens on August 28th! Admission is free, thanks to our sponsors, Chinese American Youth in Civil Services. Please join us and spread the word:

Date: Sunday, August 28, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: LeFrak Concert Hall, Copland Music Building, Queens College
For the nearest parking lots and campus entrance, use this address:
153-49 Reeves Ave, Flushing, NY 11367
https://kupferbergcenter.org/directions /

For tickets: tinyurl.com/illegalmusical

Come out and support UA3 & OCA-NY at their Community Benefit Fundraising Event, where our cast will perform a preview concert of Illegal: A New Musical!

Date: Friday, June 17, 2022
Time: 6:30pm doors open, 7-7:30pm Welcome presentation,
7:30-8:30pm Live performance of selections from Illegal: A New Musical,
8:30-9pm Meet & greet
Location: P.S. 130 Hernando De Soto School, 143 Baxter Street, NY, NY
Click here for general admission tickets ($15)
Click here to learn more about this event and UA3 & OCA-NY

In honor of Immigration and AAPI Heritage Months, we are happy to present a preview of Illegal to the Chinatown/LES community in support of OCA-NY and UA3 who provide vital services and advocacy to NYC’s underserved populations.

UA3 is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that serves populations most often overlooked, including racial minority groups, seniors, people with disabilities, domestic violence survivors, and undocumented immigrants. In addition to providing food to the community members to combat food insecurity, it aims to also focus on breaking down barriers and bridging the racial and cultural divide. Where the pandemic has created an atmosphere of anti-Asian hate, UA3 works with every racial, ethnic, religious background individuals and groups with the common theme of unity in solving community issues and working together to guide and help members back to basic wellness and qualify of living in mainstream society.

OCA-NY is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1976. OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates – New York is a chapter in a national non-profit civil rights organization promoting and protecting the political, economic, and cultural rights of Asian Pacific Americans in America. We are interested in working with anyone who shares our mission of creating a stronger America by advocating for the values of equal liberty and justice for all.

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We were invited to perform at Bronx High School of Science recently and had a blast presenting a selection of songs from Illegal and answering questions from the Bx Sci community in a Q&A after the show. Thanks to Brian Tong, Bonnie, Ahona, Eric, Ms. Parness, Mr. Lam, The Lunar New Years Productions Club, Asian American Association, Drama Department, and the Parents’ Association for your support.

Our cast for this performance:
Anna Stacy as Kee Lin
Sita Sunil as Interpreter Carter Lee
Treston Codrington as Fat Pork
Subin Kara Ahn as Lai Wah
Miguel Sutedjo as PB Jones
Skyler Chin as Slim Chin

Illegal A New Musical 2022 concert

We’re excited to announce the first of our 2022 live performances!

Join us on March 11 & 12 at 8pm for free, live and in-person concert performances of ILLEGAL in Manhasset, Long Island. With a professional AAPI New York cast, colorful characters, rap, song, comedy and drama, ILLEGAL entertains as it shines a light on a dark chapter in history and on the fighting spirit of those who dared to become American. This production is supported by the Manhasset School District and Yaya Kids Theater. Location: Munsey Park Auditorium, 1 Hunt Lane, Manhasset, NY.

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If you’d like to support our work, please donate here: gofundme.com/f/illegal-m

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Meet the Team:

Skyler Chin & Sita Sunil – book, music, lyrics
Olivia Facini – Director, Producer

Subin Kara Ahn – Lai Wah, Sam Mom, Poet 1
Skyler Chin – Slim Chin
Nicholas Leung – Wong Fat Pork
Anna Stacy – Sam Kee Lin
Sita Sunil – Interpreter Carter Lee
Miguel Sutedjo – PB Jones, Hong Kong Colonial Cop, Sam Dad

Jonah Casey – Sound Designer, Board Operator
Anna Stougiannou – Lighting Designer, Board Operator
Mitchell Jung – Manhasset Student Producer
Iris Liu – Manhasset Student Producer
Deng Sam – Promotional Lead, YAYA Kids Theater Representative

New! ILLEGAL will be featured at the OCA National Virtual Summit
Friday, 7/16, 8:15pm and Saturday, 7/17, 7:15pm!
(you can also watch the 15-min video throughout the summit starting Friday night)
Register for free to attend the entire summit 7/15-7/18

More exciting news & performances are coming down the pike, so stay tuned!

Help bring Illegal to the Stage: Donate on GoFundMe. Thank you!