Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL

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Get a glimpse into the legendary world of "The Monkey King, A Modern Musical", written by Jonathan Fadner and Kimbirdlee Fadner, which had a developmental workshop presented by National Asian Artists Project (NAAP). The workshop took place on Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at Actors Temple Theatre in NYC. A cast of 9 actors representative of the asian theatre community and members of NAAP, under the direction of Steven Eng, brought an explosive new musical to life at the Actors Temple Theater (339 W 47th St, New York, NY) on Oct 3.

"The Monkey King, A Modern Musical" workshop was directed by NAAP Co-Founder Steven Eng and features an ensemble of talented actors from the NAAP Community: Leo Yu-Ning Chang, Shan Y Chuang, Kimbirdlee Fadner, Alex Lawrence, Joey Ledonio, Charles Pang,Grace Shih, Tomo Watanabe, Xiaoqing Zhang (Mao Mao),

Monkey King Chorus: Martin Borromeo, Ava Cheung, Myoungjin Choi, Mio Nakanishi, Emily Zhao

The Band: Justin Ramos (Keyboard), Shayna Dunkelman (Drums), Peter Douskalis (Guitar)

Creative Team: Steven Eng, Director, Justin Ramos, Music Director, Cassey Kivnick, Associate Director, Josh Shapiro, Assistant Director, Zackry Childers, Stage Manager, Monica Villa, Production Assistant, Harry Lin, Production Intern, Amelia Dombrowski, Costume Designer, Irina Hage, Photographer, Jerry Fadner, Graphic Designer

Photo Credit: Irina Island Images

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
A cast of 9 actors representative of the asian theatre community, and members of National Asian Artists Project

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
Kimbirdlee Fadner,Leo Yu-Ning Chang, Shan Y Chuang, Alex Lawrence, Joey Ledonio, Charles Pang, Grace Shih, Tomo Watanabe, Xiaoqing

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
(Kimbirdlee Fadner, Leo Yu-Ning Chang)

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
(Leo Yu-Ning Chang, Shan Y Chuang, Alex Lawrence, Joey Ledonio, Charles Pang, Grace Shih, Tomo Watanabe, Xiaoqing Zhang)

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
(Joey Ledonio with Charles Pang, Leo Yu-Ning Chang, Grace Shih)

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
(Grace Shih) with full cast

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
(Charles Pang) with full cast

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
(Alex Lawrence) and (Kimbirdlee Fadner) with full cast.

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
(Alex Lawrence) and (Kimbirdlee Fadner) with full cast.

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL (Tomo Watanabe)

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
(Joey Ledonio with Kimbirdlee Fadner, Alex Lawrence, Charles Pang, Shan Y Chuang)

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
Kimbirdlee Fadner) and (Leo Yu-Ning Chang) with full cast

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
(Kimbirdlee Fadner)

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
Full Cast

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
The Monkey King Band: Justin Ramos (Keys, MD), Peter Douskalis (Guitar), Shayna Dunkelman (Drums)

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
Nina Zoie Lam, Melanie Tojio Lockyer, Steven Eng, Darren Lee

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
Zoie Nina Lam, Steven Eng, Chester Lee, Rosanna Lee

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
Suzi Lee, Steven Eng, Lori Tan Chinn, Auchee Lee

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
Janice Won, Steven Eng, Linda Woo, Raymond Won

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
Jonathan Fadner (Composer/Writer), Kimbirdlee (Actor, Co-writer), Peter Douskalis, Shayna Dunkelman, Xiaoqing Zhang

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
Shan Y Chuan, Leo Yu-Ning Chang, Justin Ramos

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
Monica Villa (Production Assistant), Kimbirdlee Fadner (Actor/Writer), Steven Eng (Director)

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
Young actor, Lucille (MST&DA) and Kimbirdlee Fadner

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
Madeline Blue, Kui-Fang Tseng, Grace Shih, Michael L ckl

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
Martin Borromeo, Greg Hartmann, Kimbirdlee Fadner

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
Russ Cusick, Kimbirdlee Fadner, Josh Shapiro

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
Kimbirdlee Fadner with Joanne Eichel and Lydia Tang (MST&DA)

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
Jonathan Fadner (Composer/Writer) speaks with a guest. (Dusty Rhoades)

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
Rina Maejima, Shiori Saito, Tomo Watanabe, Mai Nishioka and Justin Ramos (Music Director)

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
The Monkey King Chorus: Justin Ramos (MD), Ava Cheung, Emily Zhao, Mio Nakanishi, Myoungjin Choi, Martin Borromeo

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
Emily Zhao (Monkey King Chorus) & Kimbirdlee Fadner

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
Steven Eng (Director, NAAP), Kimbirdlee Fadner (Monkey King, co-writer)

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
Jonathan Fadner (Composer, Writer)

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
Justin Ramos (Music Director)

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
Kimbirdlee Fadner and Charles Pang

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
Leo Yu-Ning Chang, Grace Shih, Shan Y Chuang, Charles Pang, Alex Lawrence, Tomo Watanabe, Kimbirdlee Fadner, Xiaoq

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the NAAP Developmental Workshop THE MONKEY KING: A MODERN MUSICAL
Kimbirdlee Fadner

 




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