July 2015

July Events


AWLN: Passion. Preparation. Potential.

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time: 5:30 - 6:45 pm
Place: New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway (btwn. 45/46 Sts.)
Liberty, 8th floor
New York, NY 10036

Cost: Free


Program Description:

Be inspired by Broadway legend, Baayork Lee, Director, Choreographer and Actor who has performed in over a dozen Broadway musicals, and created the role of and starred as Connie in A Chorus Line, one of Broadway's longest running shows. Her journey as a child actress in the original production of The King and I to becoming Michael Bennett's assistant choreographer on A Chorus Line to directing musicals all over the globe and to co-founding of the nonprofit, National Asian Artist Project, offers pearls of wisdom on what it takes to live mindfully and intentionally in pursuit of one's dreams.

Join Baayork Lee and Asian women from all over the country for personal conversations about passions, and how you recognize and embrace opportunities in your life and career. Are opportunities serendipitous or planned? How did you react when opportunities emerged? How prepared were you to seize the opportunities? What choices did you make or not make? How do you fulfill your potential? You will gain new insights and build new connections to expand your network.

About Baayork Lee, Co-Founder, National Asian Artist Project:

Baayork Lee is a globally acclaimed Director, Choreographer, Actor who has performed in a dozen Broadway shows. She created the role of Connie in Broadway's A Chorus Line, and has directed many national and international companies. Directing credits; The King and I and Bombay Dreams (National tours), Cinderella (NYC Opera), Barnum (Australia), Carmen Jones (Kennedy Center), Porgy and Bess and Jesus Christ Superstar (European tours). Choreography credits; Miss Saigon (KC Starlight), Mack and Mabel (Shaw Festival); Cocoanuts, Camelot, Damn Yankees, Animal Crackers, South Pacific (Arena Stage) and ShowStoppers (Las Vegas' Wynn Hotel).

Baayork co-founded the nonprofit National Asian Artists Project (NAAP) which provides training and opportunity for Asian-American theatre artists and through their musical theatre programs at PS124 in New York's Chinatown, Korea and Japan, educate aspiring young artists. Her company has produced Oklahoma!, Carousel, Hello Dolly! and OLIVER! with all Asian-American artists.

She received the Actors' Equity Association's 2014 Paul Robeson Award, Columbia College's Asian Woman Warrior Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association Achievement in Arts Award.