Before every Signature Six performance, patrons can enjoy a Pre-Show Chat hosted by IRT staff and artists. Pre-Show Chats begin 45 minutes prior to the scheduled performance and last 20 minutes.
Afong Moy: Past and Present
Saturday, October 22, 2022 | Following the 5 PM performance
Please join us for a post-show conversation about The Chinese Lady moderated by Dr. Melissa Borja, co-chair of the Indiana Chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum and professor of Asian American studies and a historian of migration, religion, race, and politics. Panelists include Rupal Thanawala, President of Asian American Alliance Inc. and CEO of Trident Systems, and Dr. Su-Mei Ooi, Director of Academic Affairs for DEI, faculty director of Butler in Asia Program, and Associate Professor of Political Science at Butler University.
The Chinese Lady explores the perspective of the most famous Asian woman in America in the 19th century. How does Afong Moy’s story compare with the experiences of Asian American women today?
The Asian-American Hoosier Experience
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 | Following the 6:30 PM performance
Please join us for a post-show conversation about The Chinese Lady moderated by Lateva Woolfork, IRT Community Ambassador and Founder of SoCo PR and Co-Founder of Create.Connect.Collab.
Hear from panelists Katherin Chi, Senior Director of Operations and Development at RISE Indy and member of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum Indiana Chapter, and Ellie Sisler, Creative Design Manager at OneAmerica Financial Partners, Owner of Ellie+Olive Cakes and Board Member of Asian American Alliance.
How does the world of Afong Moy relate to the experience of Asian American Hoosiers today?
Following the 4:00 PM Performance