SIS Productions, an all-volunteer company created to provide leadership opportunities and decision-making roles for Asian American women, is launching a campaign to Celebrate Women through all the work that we do – on stage, behind the scenes, and in the community. SIS hopes to inspire people of all genders, ages and races to re-imagine how women are valued in our culture. Envision what might be possible if women are appreciated for their accomplishments over their looks, size or weight. Where young girls are taught to reach their full-potential. Where women past a certain age are sought after for their wisdom and advice rather than fading into invisibility.
Reversing the Madame Butterfly Effect: Asian American Women Reinvent Themselves Onstage
Join SIS Productions in partnership with Seattle Opera for Asian American Women Reinvent Themselves Onstage as we combat longstanding stereotypes of Asian American women with the reality of our own identities. One evening only – Friday, July 28, 2017 at 7:30pm at Cornish Playhouse Studio Theatre.
The World of Extreme Happiness
by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig. Directed by Desdemona Chiang. In partnership with Seattle Public Theater.
Runs October 13 – November 5, 2017
When Sunny is born in rural China, her parents leave her in a slop bucket to die because she’s a girl. She survives, and at 14 leaves for the city, where she works a low-paying factory job and attends self-help classes to improve her chances at securing a coveted office position. When Sunny’s attempts to pull herself out of poverty lead to dire consequences for a fellow worker, she is forced to question the system she’s spent her life trying to master – and stand up against the powers that be.
If you’d like to get email updates about the campaign including special event info, discount opportunities, and chances to honor the women in your life, we invite you to sign up.
Join the celebration – support our campaign, spread the word, and Celebrate Women!