‘Life of Pi’ On Broadway Launches Initiative For AAPI Community In NY
NEW YORK, NY – In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, ‘Life of Pi’ on Broadway has launched ‘The Power of Pi Project’ a first-of-its-kind effort from a Broadway production to nurture partnerships with the AAPI community.
“This story is about the survival and faith of a South Asian boy, displaced from his loving community to the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It is an absolute thrill that we are representing this rich world on a Broadway stage in the heart of New York City,” says playwright Lolita Chakrabarti. “We invite the whole South Asian and broader AAPI community, and all friends of the community, to join us on this epic voyage.”
The Power of Pi Project kicks off with Tiger Talks, a monthly event that will feature a pre-show community reception and a post-show talkback centering and celebrating the show’s South Asian and AAPI artists, held every third Thursday of the month. The first Tiger Talk will take place on May 18.
“We’ll collaborate with AAPI leaders across industries, with non-profit organizations and community groups, with Asian-owned businesses, and of course, with the wickedly talented South Asian and AAPI artists in our company and beyond,” said co-Producer of the play and co-architect of the new initiative Nik Dodani. “And since Asians exist year-round, The Power of Pi Project will operate not just in May during Heritage Month, but for the entirety of Life of Pi’s run.”
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