Tag: Hapa

100 Auditions

Actors of Color! It’s time we took matters into our own hands. I am tired of our under-representation on stage and screen. I am tired of hearing everyone complain (me included). So let’s start a revolution, let’s start a protest. Now more than ever, due to this horrific political climate, we need to be seen […]

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Hapa Hour with Shino Frances

One thing I love about NYC is that I am always meeting new, awesome people. Shino Frances is a NYC based Singer-Actor-Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer, Director, Producer, Translator, Dialect Coach & MK Beauty Consultant. NYC credits include: A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Present, Literally Alive) Jekyll + Hyde (The Players Thr); Color of Life (Rachel […]

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A New Year

Wow has 2016 been one hell of a year. Professionally speaking it was awesome! We produced our first ever multicultural cabaret and will have another show in March of 2017. I got out of a toxic relationship and couldn’t be happier. Being single in the city is fun! I have learned so much about what […]

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Where’s the Diversity at Auditions?

As I sit here in the audition waiting room for an ECC (that’s equity chorus call for you nonactors), I am saddened and pissed off by what I see. Three black girls and me the one “Asian”. Where the hell are my ladies of color at? Where are my fellow Hapas (multiracial people), Asian singers, […]

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Sacha Finkelsztajn: La Boutique Jaune – Le Marais

Paris has had its ups and downs with us Jews. Mostly downs. Sadly the once-thriving Jewish quarter of Le Marais is all but non-existent. Mainly due to the influx of bougie boutiques buying out family run businesses. There is, however, a crap load of falafel. Nothing wrong with that, just saying there’s a lot of […]

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Hapa Hour with Tetsuro Miyazaki

Today’s Hapa comes all the way from Amsterdam. Tetsuro Miyazaki is a 38 year old photographer born in Belgian and raised their by his Belgian mother and Japanese father. Growing up he would visit Japan and continued to do so after the death of his Father when he was 14. Tetsuro studied Japanese for a […]

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Hapa Hour with Celia Mei Rubin

One thing I love about NYC and the theatre community is how small it is.¬†Especially amongst Hapas. Today’s Hapa on Hapa Hour is Celia Mei Rubin. She and I haven’t actually met in person but we have so many mutual friends and I have heard a great deal about this beautiful gal. Celia was born […]

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Hapa Hour with Leslie-Anne Huff

Today’s Hapa on Hapa Hour is a lovely actress from Los Angeles. Leslie-Anne Huff is known in the entertainment industry for the diverse characters she has brought to life on screen, most recently recurring as “Rayna” on the hit CW series The Vampire Diaries. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Leslie-Anne is a graduate of […]

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Miss Japan is a Hapa (again)

I think it so awesome that this years Miss Japan is once again biracial! She is 1/2 Japanese and 1/2 Indian, and she’s just stunning! How beautiful and wonderful that Miss Japan is mixed! Sadly, there is a lot of hate going around on social media about Miss Japan not being Japanese enough to represent. […]

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Bing Box Snow Cream – East Village

In my quest to find authentic Hawaiian Snow Cones in NYC my bestie Carol took me to Bing Box in the East Village. Sadly not Hawaiian shaved ice but dare I say just as good? Granted it has been several years since my last vacay in Hawaii. Bing Box is a modern take on Korean […]

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