Fall 2014 Tour Season!

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Fall tour season has started! I’m heading to SUNY Oneonta tomorrow and to Boise State, Dartmouth’s IVQ Conference, and the NASPA (Student Affairs in Higher Education) Conference in Albuquerque! later this year! I’m actively in search of more tour dates across the country, so please get in touch if you have any interest in an event at your school! I’ve got a show with lots of new spoken word poetry about LGBT, Queer, Trans, and Asian American themes and would love to share them! This year in addition to a full length show, I’ve got TWO workshops I’m touring- an open-level slam poetry writing and performance workshop and an advanced level workshop for teams and active poetry crews! I’m excited to be offering these because I’ve found that after I give a workshop on a campus folks have been self organizing events that include more student poetry exhibitions and excursions. Sometimes venues that are out there aren’t as welcoming and inclusive as we’d like them to be as queer people of color so fuck ‘em and let’s make more spaces for ourselves! Hope to see some of you on the road! 

 

KYP is Hiring!

Position: Director of Program and Event Management

 

About KYP: Kit Yan Productions is small and busy social justice minded entertainment company located in Brooklyn, New York. We are currently hiring a full time Director of Program and Event Management to run daily operations and tours for Kit Yan a queer Asian American spoken word artist.


Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate and execute contracts

  • Coordinate logistics with clients

  • Create and manage monthly newsletter

  • Manage database and mailing lists

  • Participate in strategy planning and management meetings

  • Assisting Kit on National tours

  • Merchandising

  • Marketing and promotions

  • Bookkeeping

  • Liaison with agents, press, managers, etc.

  • Work closely with OUTmedia (largest LGBT talent agency in U.S.)

  • Manage and facilitate internship programs

  • Administrative duties as needed


Qualifications:

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit

  • Bachelors degree

    • Business and arts management degrees preferred

  • Administration Experience

  • Ability to use and grow social media platforms

  • Ability to communicate intentionally

  • Experience with photoshop, website management, and video editing preferred

  • Experience in arts and arts management

  • Passion for queer and LGBT activism

  • Passion for Asian American and People of color activism

  • Passion for Social Justice

  • Must live in the New York City area

  • Must be willing to travel or support tours remotely


Salary: Commensurate with experience. Opportunity for advancement.


Please send resumes and cover letters to kityan1@gmail.com


 

July 24: AI WEI WEI: THE SEED

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AI WEI WEI: THE SEED is a live music, video, dance and spoken word performance mash-up about the early roots of political artist Ai Wei Wei and his emergence as one of the world's foremost artists and thinkers. The show tracks the artist's life and themes that emerge from his childhood in exile with his political poet father Ai Qing to his formative decade in NYC (1981-1993) in Williamsburg and the East Village, where he also befriended poet Allen Ginsberg.

by Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai (Creative Direction, Spoken Word, Video),Jessica Chen (Choreography), Jason Kao Hwang (Music), Adriel Luis (Spoken Word, Video, Music), and Kit Yan (Spoken Word)

Tickets $18 available via Museum Tix (http://bit.ly/TBZTLK) or Visitor Center. Free for Museum Members. Doors 6:30 PM. Running time: 45 min., will performed once in the Auditorium between 6:30 PM-9:30 PM. Time TBA. 

Ticket includes admission to AI WEI WEI: THE SEED, Ai Wei Wei exhibit, and all Art Off the Wall museum events including Asian American Oral History Collective workshop, Wildcat! dance performance, and a calligraphy workshop. 

AI WEI WEI: THE SEED is made possible via commission support by the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and publicity / space co-sponsorship support by Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYUAsian American Writers' WorkshopAsian American Arts Alliance, and Kundiman.

For more info: http:// www.brooklynmuseum.org/ calendar/event/7668

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Upcoming Shows!

Please visit Booking Information to reserve your date!

2014/2015 Dates:

September 10: SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY. 

October 4: Dreamland, Buffalo, NY.

November 11: Boise State University, Boise, ID.

November 13: NASPA-IV West, Albuquerque, NM.

January 27: New York University, NYC, NY.

February 14-15: 2015 MBLGTACC, Illinios State University, Normal, IL.

 

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