13 episodes

created with the concept of acting in regards to performance and identity, "acting asian" seeks to dive into the lives of individuals, growing up under the umbrella term of "asian." we seek to empower individuals, and dive deep in the representations of the asian community in society and entertainment, along with the triumphs/joys/messiness we find sometimes when acting asian. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/isabel724chen/support

acting asian Isabel Chen

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

created with the concept of acting in regards to performance and identity, "acting asian" seeks to dive into the lives of individuals, growing up under the umbrella term of "asian." we seek to empower individuals, and dive deep in the representations of the asian community in society and entertainment, along with the triumphs/joys/messiness we find sometimes when acting asian. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/isabel724chen/support

    11. reframing hidden narratives w/ katja

    11. reframing hidden narratives w/ katja

    how often are we found in the means to rediscover our own culture, the ones our parents and grandparents have grown up immersed in? katja (queer filipino filmmaker & standup comedian) and i discuss the power of language and storytelling, what is considered "niche," and the passage of time to recollect and tell stories, through our own pair of eyes to see.


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    10. representing the stage w/ mina kopp

    10. representing the stage w/ mina kopp

    very often when we think of a production, we do not often take the time to understand the people who work behind the scenes to support creatives in bring their whole heart with every ounce of their being. who are those people who support and are the ones who allow a production to come to it's feet? with mina, we explore the nuances of stage management, and how important stage management should reflect the cast of the show.


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    *rendered invisible.

    *rendered invisible.

    cw: crying, anger, trauma, topic revolves around asian violence, and death.

    this is hard.

    i hope you, my fellow asian, are taking good care of yourself. i love you and you are seen. i see you and i grace you this space to feel safe to feel whatever you are feeling.




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    • 28 min
    9. explorations w/ the self

    9. explorations w/ the self

    back to the beginning, featuring myself for this week's episode. i really want to spend this time to overlay all the thoughts which have been on my mind, from living solo, managing my creative endeavors (youtube, podcast, screenwriting), and the revelations i have had during this time. we also take the time to answer some questions i do not often ponder about, as well as discoveries and interests i had in the past few months! grab a seat, fold some laundry, and come explore. ;^)


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    • 44 min
    8. unapologetically asian w/ yna tresvalles

    8. unapologetically asian w/ yna tresvalles

    where can we find space and comfort when representation and education is targeted towards a particular demographic? where can we find comfort in who we are and our identity upon works which are unapologetic of their asian identity and culture? 

    with yna, we talk about her musical theater experience in school, see our truths, and her state of mind navigating straight acting or musical theater, the continual journey of accepting her whole being, and misplaced representation on the stages and on the screens. 

    check out see our truths here! 

    instagram.com/seeourtruths


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    7. generations in the making w/ michelle chan

    7. generations in the making w/ michelle chan

    what stories do we want to tell, especially when we think about the generations before us: our parent's, our grandparents? with michelle chan, a fellow creative (director, writer, & performer) and dear friend, we dabble into snippets of her life and on being a first-generation Asian American, and how does our family's history inform us to write and tell our own stories, which are interesting and deserve to be told? 


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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

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