'21 Summer Festival
From June 10-20, Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists (PAPA) will celebrate the ingenuity and necessity of our Pan-Asian performing arts community with our virtual festival COME TO PAPA. With live and pre-recorded performances, workshops, community meals, pitch sessions, showcases, and more, we’re creating space for artists of Pan-Asian descent, audiences, administrators, and presenters alike to forge relationships and COME TO PAPA.
We want a world where artists of Pan-Asian descent can tell their stories -- at any volume, in any language, with any textures they choose -- without fear or shame. This is a world we must build for ourselves and COME TO PAPA is a major building block in our mission.
COME TO PAPA provides paid opportunities for 50+ artists of Pan-Asian descent. We are raising $10,000 to cover stipends and production costs for our technical staff, Playwrights Project Readings, Community Meals, Workshop series, and national networking events and pitch sessions that will create opportunities for local artists to be seen by arts organizations across the country.
Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists (PAPA) is a small all-volunteer community and arts organization. Your tax deductible donation will truly mean the world to us as we work to tell Unapologetically Asian stories and curate ambitious programming that celebrates this lineage, heritage, and our members' political and personal histories.
As a thank you gift, you will recieve "Come to PAPA's Kitchen" full of our members most heartwarming and belly-satisfying dishes.