Thursday, April 14, 2022
6:00-7:00 P.M. PT
Free for current CAAM members and supporters
Virtual link to be sent to registered attendees
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) invites you to our next member program, CAAMFest: 2022 and Beyond with Thúy Trần, on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Appointed as CAAM’s new Festival and Exhibitions Director in January 2022, Thúy is an experienced multidisciplinary artist who specializes in producing community-based programming that elevates the nuances of BIPOC narratives and experiences. Thúy will be joined in conversation with special guest host and moderator Aureen B Almario. Following their conversation you will have the opportunity to ask Thúy your questions during the audience Q&A.
Thúy first joined CAAM as the Guest Services and Travel Coordinator for CAAMFest 2015 before working at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) as Associate Producer. She is the inaugural recipient of the Ebony McKinney Emerging Arts Leadership Award in 2018 and the 2021 recipient of The Asia Foundation’s Margaret Williams Fellowship.
Celebrating its 40th year in 2022, CAAMFest, is the nation’s leading showcase for new Asian American and Asian film, food, and music programs. CAAMFest takes place May 12-22, 2022 and will consist of a dynamic array of in person and virtual programs.
This is your chance to meet Thúy, learn more about her vision for CAAMFest and our year-round exhibitions, and get an exclusive sneak preview of CAAMFest40.
This program is invite-only for current CAAM members and supporters. Join or renew today as a CAAM member today to attend this program.
You can help sustain CAAM’s legacy of amplifying the stories and lived experiences of Asian Americans by making a tax-deductible donation here.
If you have any questions about this program, please email CAAM’s Development team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aureen B Almario, Guest Host and Moderator
Aureen B Almario is currently the artistic director of Bindlestiff Studio, where she trained in performing arts, playwriting, puppetry, and comedy since 2004. The pandemic presented opportunities for virtual programming–developing Kwento Times Staged reading series, Stories High workshops, and creating a shadowplay video Kumukutikutitap for the SF Parol Festival in 2020. As lead facilitator for the Restorative Theater Arts for Seniors program, she pivoted to direct services by coordinating grocery deliveries to seniors and vulnerable families. Past directorial experience includes Welga by Conrad Panganiban, Chasing Papeles by Andrea Almario, Tagalog Festival, and several sketches for Granny Cart Gangstas (a sketch comedy group she co-founded). She has performed and directed shadow puppetry since 2005, and toured in the international production of Feathers of Fire by Hamid Rahmanian, in collaboration with Shadowlight Productions. In 2020 she co-directed Shadows for Carlos Villa with Larry Reed. Recent performances include Black Benatar’s Black Magic Cabaret (puppeteer), Nanay’s Lullaby (film), Interview with an Aswang, and Stories High XXI.
We look forward to seeing you on April 14!