The Ms. TangTang Show is a new variety talk-show that features the cutting-edge work of Queer Asian American artists and performers.
Hi, and thanks for visiting The Ms. TangTang Show project page.
WHAT IS The Ms. TangTang Show?
The Ms. TangTang Show is a live variety talk-show focusing on exhibiting, promoting and sustaining the innovative work of Queer Asian-American artists. We want to see smart work that is at once unique and cutting-edge, yet still relevant to our community’s deeply woven histories. We want to talk with those artists who break down the boxes and bridge various genres, generations and practices. The Ms. TangTang Show will be an engaging and intelligent spotlight that promotes Queer Asian American creativity in a fun and entertaining way.
The Ms. TangTang Show will premiere on June 23, 2011 at the Buriel Clay Theater in the African American Arts and Culture Complex in San Francisco, CA. It is a co-presentation of the Queer Cultural Center's 14th Annual National Queer Arts Festival and the API Cultural Center's 14th Annual United States of Asian America Festival.
Hosted by Tita Aida and featuring artists D'Lo, Kit Yan, Philip Huang, SKIM, Mia Nakano, Jai Arun Ravine and more.
HOW IT WILL WORK:
Performers, musicians, film and video makers, writers and practitioners in multi-disciplinary arts are invited to “appear” on the show, talk with our humorous and inciteful host, Ms. TangTang, and perform for a live studio audience. The show will also be “aired” live online to create a broader reach for the featured artists and, ultimately, for Queer Asian America.
The theater turned TV-studio will provide a fun and welcoming space for discussion, art and good times. Viewers can get to know the artists and their work from the casual yet informative conversations with Ms. TangTang. Then, they will witness the live performances, videos or presentations. There will also be audience participation and prizes as Ms. TangTang fires out quizzes on Queer Asian American activism and pop culture.
All in all, we hope to provide viewers with a healthy dose of inspiring Queer Asian American art, an understanding of the work that they’ve experienced and LOL memories of their time with Ms. TangTang.
WHAT YOUR DONATION WILL GO TOWARDS:
All of the donations from this Kickstarter campaign will be used to compensate the artists, cast and crew in our show, the work that they do and their commitment to advancing Queer Asian American arts.
Thank you for taking the time to check out our project. We greatly appreciate your contribution and support.
And don’t forget, please help spread the word about our project by forwarding this link.
Sincerely and gratefully,
Yvette Choy & Alicia Ohs
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION about our rewards.
- BAY AREA SUMMER PACKAGE includes...
This is the real deal! With stores in Berkeley and Oakland, California, summer never tasted so good. Check out all 111 flavors! And there isn't a bad one in the whole lot.
- FEMINIST PACKAGE includes...
Imagine this shirt autographed by MEN band members, JD Samson, Michael O'Neil and Tammy Hart!
- BAY AREA GOURMET PACKAGE includes...
Nepalese and Indian cuisine as home-cooked as it gets. *Please note that Taste of the Himalayas is located in Berkeley, California.
- KIT PACKAGE includes an original Shattered Gender sticker which looks like this (fyi, colors may vary) in addition to Kit's latest live album and a legendary Moleskine pocket journal.
• HANDY PACKAGE includes this 100% cotton tote bag featuring all the Tita Aida and all the guests artists from the show...
YES! To "gift" your reward to someone else, follow the normal process making a pledge and payment in your name. Once we reach the deadline, we'll email you for the information we need to fulfill the reward (shipping address, etc.) At that time, please reply with the contact info for the person who you want to "gift" your reward to and we'll do the rest.
YES! Once you donate to our project you can return and increase your pledge amount. This will also allow you to upgrade your reward. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. When you go to our project page, the green “Back This Project” button is now a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and enter a new amount, or choose a new incentive.
YES! Once you donate to our project you can return and increase your pledge amount as well as upgrade your reward. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. When you go to our project page, the green “Back This Project” button is now a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and enter a new amount and/or choose a new incentive.
YES! You can donate any amount from $1 and up and not be required to choose any reward. Simply click the green "Back This Project" button, enter your donation amount and choose the option for no reward.
YES! There is no limit to how much we can raise. However, we must raise a minimum of $4000 in order to receive any of the pledges. It is an all or nothing deal.
YES! Anyone can donate from anywhere in the world.
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KIT PACKAGE: Kit Yan's new live album, A Couple of Love Poems I Saved for a Time Like This, performed and recorded live at New York's infamous Sidewalk Cafe and an original Shattered Gender printed sticker included with a legendary Moleskine pocket journal. Wow! Now that's a deal!
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STYLE PACKAGE: Your name and recognition on the Ms. TangTang Show website, a fully embroidered The Ms. TangTang Show Patch and a custom printed Ms. TangTang Show bandana. Now the question is, what can't you do with a hanky?
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JAI PACKAGE: Your name and recognition on The Ms. TangTang Show website and a copy of "The Spiderboi Files, Volume 1", a limited edition, hand-bound chapbook using found and recycled materials, includes 5 panel poems by artist Jai Arun Ravine.
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HANDY PACKAGE: Your name and recognition on The Ms. TangTang Show website and a super hip The Ms. TangTang Show Cotton Canvas Tote Bag. Hey! Asian Americans are not the only practical people out there.
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BAY AREA SUMMER PACKAGE: Fan Package (above) and two delicious scoops (up to 3 flavors) of Tara’s Organic Ice Cream (located in Berkeley and Oakland, California.) Go ahead. Try to pick just three of their 111 amazing flavors. I dare you!
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SEXY PRIDE PACKAGE: Your name and recognition on The Ms. TangTang Show website, a fully embroidered The Ms. TangTang Show Patch and a stylishly sexy The Ms. TangTang Show Tank Top. Oooh –wee! Hubba hubba!
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FEMINIST PACKAGE: Ally Package (above) and a signed autographed MEN “Who Am I To Feel So Free” T-Shirt. Your chest could look like JD’s or Michael’s or Tammy's. Whoa. Fah-reals!
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BAY AREA GOURMET PACKAGE: Sexy Pride Package (above) and lunch or dinner at Taste of the Himalayas (located in Berkeley, California.) Hands-down, the best Tandoori Chicken this side of the Pacific.
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VIEWER’S PACKAGE: Fan Package (above) and a complete DVD of The Ms. TangTang Show with special bonus materials of Ms. TangTang and featured artists. Can you spell c-o-l-l-e-c-t-o-r-'s i-t-e-m?
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CAMEO PACKAGE: Viewer’s Package (above) plus your name and recognition in The Ms. TangTang Show Program and DVD. AKA, instant celebrity-ness!
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VIP PACKAGE: Fan Package (above) and VIP status at The Ms. TangTang Show including reserved front row seating. You know what that means, right? You're gonna be on TV!
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EXECUTIVE’S PACKAGE: Viewer’s Package (above) and Executive Producer credit on The Ms. Tang Tang Show website, show program and DVD. You might consider getting the word Superhero tattooed across your chest or your... well, we'll let you decide.
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