Thursday, October 24, 7:30 PM | University of MD

Performing a short set at my alma mater for the Filipino Cultural Association’s general body meeting to celebrate Filipino American History Month.

spring 2020 | FULL PRODUCTION of yappie: a musical comedy

We will premiere the full production of the original musical I am writing with Bobby Ge (composer) and Roger Wu Fu (music director + producer), both of whom are graduate students at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. Our musical is directed and produced by Donna Ibale and is made possible by the Peabody Conservatory’s Dean’s Incentive Grant.

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Yappie (a combination of YAP, a young Asian professional, and yuppie) follows the story of Grace, a young Asian professional living her best life in the corporate world. Or is she? Passed over for a promotion, Grace finds herself in the unlikeliest of places: auditioning for a musical. Having spent most of her life living up to the expectations of her family, Grace begins to question who she is, where she belongs, and what it means to be Asian American. Written by Jenny C. Lares and composed by Bobby Ge, Yappie: A Musical Comedy promises to be a fun journey asking hard questions about identity and stereotypes with tons of empathy, warmth…and lots of laughs.