The East Side: Creating Harvard's First Asian-American Musical

Struck by the lack of Asian representation in theatre, Julia Riew '22 decided to write a show with Asian American experience at its center. Over the next year, a script was written, music composed, sets built, and scenes rehearsed. Discover how a small idea brought the Harvard community together to create a landmark original Asian American musical.

See the trailer for the video “The East Side: Creating Harvard's First Asian American Musical” to be released April 19, 2021.

credits:

created by Jared Leong

supported by the Harvard University Asia Center

graphics and illustrations by Ramona Park

additional footage by Keehup Yong

music by Artlist.io

 

Special Thanks to:

David Moberg

KeeHup Yong

Jason Yoo

Julia Riew

John Lim

Michael Yin

Rocket Claman

And the entire The East Side team

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