Works /

Islands: a hapa wet dream


Islands: a hapa wet dream is an exhilarating 40 minute, multimedia work that brings together many voices in an exploration of the Asian American experience from a hapa, or biracial, perspective.  The work includes gripping poetry written by Ava Chin, live Japanese taiko drumming, luscious compositions by Forrest Fang and highly charged performances from the dancers.  Costume and scenic design created by Maeve Donohue.


Picture perfect never meant Vietnamese and white, snow and rice, making out before the shells dropped on the evening news, faster than her swollen belly...a present to America...Cashiers whispered down the aisle..."Never seen a product of war before.” They thought our blood should be battling itself, curdling in our veins.

- Ava Chin, Islands: a hapa wet dream.