Category: Hapa Hour

Hapa Shaming

“Slut shaming but Hapa shaming…” -Carol Angeli If you are mixed you probably know exactly what my friend is talking about. Being shamed for being your unique genetic makeup. *Just a disclaimer, I HATE slut shaming. Girls (and boys) you be you and be proud of your sexuality! Sounds ridiculous right? People actually try and […]

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Hapa Hour with Jennifer Kumiyama

Today’s Hapa is someone I consider one of my dearest friends and an amazing role model. She is beautiful, smart, and this woman can sing her face off like nobodies business. She is an advocate for human rights and an inspiration for all. Jennifer Kumiyama was born with Arthrogryposis and uses a wheelchair daily.  Kumiyama […]

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Hapa Hour with Leah Nanako Winkler

I am such a fan girl of today’s Hapa! I first met her at a discussion about Asians in Theatre and immediately knew this woman was going to change the world; and she is. Leah Nanako Winkler is a brillant playwright. I was lucky enough to see her play “Kentucky” in NYC and I was […]

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Hapa Hour with Daniel York

I love social media, I have met some amazing people via twitter. Today’s Hapa is based in London. He has an extensive resume. Daniel York. Writing/directing: The Fu Manchu Complex (Ovalhouse), Hidden (Royal Court live lunch). Member of 2013 Royal Court Studio writers group, 2014 Orange Tree writers collective. Short plays at the Orange Tree, Theatre […]

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Hapa Hour with Carlos Martin

Today’s Hapa is someone I have know for a very, very, very, long time. Carlos Martin. “I am a California native living in, and loving New York! I am always looking to collaborate, so don’t be afraid to social stalk me! I am rebranding and restarting my wine and movie podcast where I pair wine […]

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White Wash This – Hapa Hour

I am so sick of all the whitewashing that is being allowed to continue in the entertainment industry. Enough is enough! Between the upcoming movies “Ghost in the Shell” and “Dr. Strange” using white women to portray Asian characters, I could scream. And I have. I am not alone in my frustration. All I can […]

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Hapa Hour with Katie Lee Hill

Today’s Hapa is just too cool for words. She’s a beauty, and this girl can sing face off! Katie Lee Hill is currently in THE ROSE TATTOO starring Marisa Tomei (Williamstown Theater Festival, dir. Trip Cullman). Upcoming: POSTER BOY (Williamstown Theater Festival, dir. Stafford Arima). She most recently closed NERDS (Broadway) and THE WILDNESS (off-Broadway, […]

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Hapa Hour with Kenny Harlow

Today’s Hapa is quite the prankster. He used to jump out of dark corners of the Hyperion Theatre at Disney and scare the sh*t out of me… Kenny Harlow is a performer from Seattle, WA. A competitive gymnast as a child, he began break-dancing in high school, then minored in ballet and modern dance at […]

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Hapa Hour with Midori Francis

Today’s Hapa is so freaking awesome. I am obsessed with her! She is one talented and cool chick! Midori Francis is an actor. Upcoming: The Wolves at New York Stage and Film in July and a workshop of an awesome new play, Usual Girls, written by fellow Hapa Ming Peiffer for EST’s Bloodworks in June. […]

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Hapa Hour with Joanna Carpenter

I just met this next Hapa quite recently. I saw her in a hilarious 20 minute play and I just knew I had to meet her/stalk her. We met for coffee, and all I can say is that she is one awesome chick! Joanna Carpenter is a Michigan native happily transplanted to NYC. She loves […]

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