On May 16 and 17, in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, “Iva: The Myth of Tokyo Rose,” co-produced by the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) and the Asian American Arts Alliance, was performed at the Asia Society.

The world premiere on May 16 played to a full house, followed by a stimulating talkback led by the Hon. Denny Chin that included Kathy Hirata Chin, partner at Cadwalader, and Gurjot Kaur, Staff Attorney at the Sikh Coalition. Many audience members stayed for the reception that took place afterwards at the Leo Bar upstairs from the auditorium at Asia Society.

Friday’s matinee performance also played to a full house, including many students from New York City’s schools. The talkback afterwards was led by Andrea Louie, Executive Director of the Alliance, and included Soriya Chum, the playwright and co-director of the production, Elena Chang, co-director and general manager, Yang Chen, Executive Director of AABANY, Rehana Mirza, from Ma-Yi Theater’s Writer’s Lab, and Eileen Rivera, from Leviathan Lab.

Both performances played to enthusiastic and engaged audiences from New York’s diverse communities.

Thanks to the Asia Society, all our sponsors and all the supporters that made this production possible.