In the sixth episode in the “Conversations From Away” series, we welcome Christine Toy Johnson (Diane & Others, Come From Away North American Tour) and Pearl Sun (Standby, Come From Away Broadway). In the spirit of AAPI Heritage Month, they discuss their experiences as Asian American actors in Come From Away, and beyond. What can we, as allies, do to support and stand by the AAPI community in light of recent surges in violence and discrimination? Listen to find out.
For additional resources to help end violence and harassment in the AAPI Community and ALL communities, visit:
Christine Toy Johnson is the host of “Talkback,” also on Broadway Podcast Network. https://broadwaypodcastnetwork.com/podcast/talk-back/
Also, please check out the premiere of her short film EMPRESS MEI LI LOTUS BLOSSOM on May 25 at 7 pm EST, hosted by Abingdon Theatre Company. https://www.abingdontheatre.org
Learn more about the virtual concert of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” that Pearl mentioned in today’s episode, at www.CollaboraZian.com
Programming Note: Conversations From Away will be taking a few weeks off, in observance of Memorial Day and to record new and exciting content. We’ll be back with a new conversation on June 7th!
Host: Aaron Michael Ray (@aaronraystagram on Instagram)
Guests: Christine Toy Johnson (@CToyJ on Instagram and Twitter)
Pearl Sun (@pearlraysun on Instagram and Twitter)
Special Thanks to Broadway Podcast Network and Junkyard Dog Productions