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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Queer Heartache Video Release

It's Valentine's Day!
As many of you know, I am all about love in all forms: self love, partnered love, friend love, family love, spiritual love, community love, and nasty love. And if you've seen my show in the last year you know I always tell a story of speed dating on Valentine's Day in New York City and the adventure I had as a queer person trying to fit into a culture that I've always tried so hard to resist. I'm finally releasing a video of it taken at St. Olaf's College last fall. Enjoy and please pass it on to anyone you know who might need a little laugh and love this week. 

November Newsletter








Hi Friends, 

As November rolls around, I begin my journey on a tour where I participate in many Trans Day of Remembrance events.

Trans Day of Remembrance is a day where we remember trans and gender non-conforming folks we have lost to anti-trans violence and continue a dialogue on how to make the world a better place for people to express their genders. Seeing this better place is the work I dedicate much of my art to, so that we don't lose more people to anti-trans violence.

Last year, I joined GLAAD in making a video for the I Am: Trans People Speak Project, please check it out and post one yourself!

i am: trans people speak - kit yan

Next week, I head to Rutgers, Yale, Cal State Monterey Bay, and Washington University in St. Louis! Please tell your friends about the shows and join me!

If you'd like to bring my show to your campus, town, or venue please send a quick email!

And before I head out on the road, please take a moment to check out Sister Spit's Fundraising campaign to fund queer art across the country! I went on a life changing tour with them in 2011 and am proud to support their work!


Hope you're having a great fall and thank you so much for being on this mailing list, it means the world to me. 




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Upcoming Shows!

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2014/2015 Dates:

June 11: Feel It, Speak It, Boston Pride, Milky Way Cafe, Jamaica Plain, MA, 9pm.

June 24: Cipher Cabaret, Buddies in Bad Times Theater, Toronto, 8pm. 

June 25: University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, 7pm.

August 6-9: NQAPIA National Conference, Chicago, IL.

August 19-21: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

September 1-13: Chicago Fringe Festival, Chicago, IL.

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