writer / director / ARTivist
Immigrant/International Artists and Scholars in New York (IASNY)
Founded by writer Saviana Stanescu, IASNY is an alliance of outstanding people working in the arts and academia who are committed to support, nurture and advocate for immigrant and international voices as a vital and vibrant part of the New York community.
Advisory Board: May Adrales, Marcy Arlin, Liz Bradley, John Clinton Eisner, David Henry Hwang, Carol Martin, Joyce Mayo, Jose Rivera, Richard Schechner, Aroon Shivdasani, Lisa Vogel, Tamilla Woodard
To promote and support immigrant/international artists and scholars
To advocate for immigrants' rights
To network and develop new opportunities
To produce and advertise community-based events
To provide a cross-cultural perspective to social, political and cultural debates
Founder/Artistic Director : Saviana Stanescu
Thank you so much for your support!!!
SAVVY PRODUCTIONS is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of SAVVY PRODUCTIONS must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Actor, Writer and DAILY SHOW contributor Aasif Mandvi
To celebrate Immigrant Heritage Week 2012 (established in 2004 by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg)
For the first time, IASNY has established an award to be given to an inspiring immigrant New Yorker in recognition of his/her achievements.
The IASNY Trophy is a sculpture called "Victory Nests in the Immigrant's Shoe" made by Bulgarian-American Queens-based artist Stavri Karamfilov
To see PHOTOS from the 2012 NEW YORK WITH AN ACCENT event click HERE!
photo captions: 1. Jennifer Lim ; 2. Randy Gener, Jennifer Lim, Saviana Stanescu, John Clinton Eisner ; 3. Jennifer Lim and some of the IASNY performers ; 4. Jelena Stupljanin ; 4. Aasif Mandvi ; 5. Saviana Stanescu and The IASNY Trophy ; 6/7. In the audience at NuYo
DREAM ACTS, March 23-25, 2012, at HERE
Re/Union Company and Immigrant Artists and Scholars in New York (IASNY)
presented the panel
DREAM ACTS: The Role of Theatre in Social Change
NEW YORK WITH AN ACCENT
Sunday, April 17, 2011
(Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Week)
As part of our efforts to expand our involvement in the New York community and advocate for the brilliant and diverse voices of immigrant artists as an integral part of that fabric, IASNY had its official launch at the storied Nuyorican Poets Café (executive director: Dan Gallant) in the East Village. Featuring performances by many prominent members, this launch event embodied the vision of IASNY as a forum for the exchange of ideas, the fostering of an immigrant voice, and a showcase of the breadth of talents in New York City's immigrant community.
The speakers/performers included:
Saviana Stanescu - Romania*, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, playwright, poet, scholar
Aaron Schroeder - Canada, actor
Zishan Ugurlu -Turkey, director, actress, artistic director of Actors Without Borders - ITONY Scholar, Assistant Professor at Eugene Lang College The New School University
Graciela Berger Wegsman - Argentina/Israel, playwright, freelance journalist Daily News/Hora Hispana and Daily News (VIVA)
Ana Martinez - Mexico City, Graduate Center (CUNY), scholar and designer
Tamilla Woodard - Director, founding member of The Internationalists
Jelena Stupljanin - Serbia, award-winning actress
Susana Cook - Argentina, playwright, performer, director
Jennifer Lim - Hong Kong, MFA from Yale School of Drama, actress
Frances Uku - Nigeria/UK, Harvard University, actress
Rosa Emilia Toledo - Mexico, New York University/University of Tennessee, writer
Inma Heredia - Spain, flamenco singer/dancer/comedienne
Sujin Lee - South Korea, interdisciplinary artist, MA in Performance Studies from NYU
Ondina Frate - Romania, Atlantic Theatre Company, actress
Christina Quintana & Alessandra Hirsch - MFA playwrights at Columbia University
Blagovesta Momchedjikova - PhD, Bulgaria, New York University, writer
Stavri Karamfilov - Bulgaria, independent artist and scholar, theater director and sculptor
Paola Lázaro-Muñoz - Puerto Rico, Columbia University, playwright
Monica Santana - Venezuela, Columbia University MFA, actress
Daniela Dakich - Yugoslavia (Bosnia and Serbia), HB Studio, actress
Natasa Trifan - Romania, dancer/choreographer
* We asked the featured artists/speakers to specify their country of origin if they are first generation immigrants – however, IASNY encourages the participation of all artists and scholars interested in the immigrant experience
Immigrant Heritage Week - established by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in 2004, celebrates the experiences and contributions of immigrants to New York City.
Immigrant Heritage Week 2011 was from April 11 to April 17 celebrating the vibrant life stories New Yorkers have to tell.
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