June 1, 2008
Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) presents American Idyll (The GAPA Show 2008), a multimedia event featuring visual arts, written word and performance that explores what it means to be gay and American when one is of Asian & Pacific Islander (API) heritage.
Showcasing diverse perspectives from a broad range of community members, American Idyll features the premiere of a new theater work by Jordan de Peralta, as well as appearances by Miss Sugar Chapeaux, GAPA Men’s Chorus, Keri Hanna with sbQA Dance NRG, and members Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiuhula dance company, among others.
Now celebrating its 20th Anniversary, GAPA is dedicated to furthering the interests of gay & bisexual APIs in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Through its cultural efforts, GAPA hopes to promote cultural diversity within the larger mainstream community, while also allowing gay APIs to take control over how our images and our identity are presented.
American Idyll is being produced in association with Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center as part of the United States of Asian America Festival and with Queer Cultural Center as part of the National Queer Arts Festival.