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Asian American

Featuring Andrew Kung, Will Varner,
& Sam Tanabe

Moderated by Sean Devare

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Andrew Kung
Andrew Kung is a photographer based in Brooklyn with roots in San Francisco. Through his art he aspires to create a utopia where Asian American beauty is a normalized beauty. His photo book “The All-American” celebrates the beauty and masculinity of Asian American men. His work has been featured in The New York Times, CNN Style, i-D, Paper Magazine, Dazed, and more. Andrew also shoots for big clients such as Beats by Dr. Dre, Google, and HBO to name a few.
Will Warner
Will Varner is an art director, illustrator, writer and creator of comics. In his comics he explores and shares his personal experiences as a queer mixed man. He has worked for clients such as Apple, TNT, and YouTube, and he is the former art director at Buzzfeed. Will has also taught at several schools including The Fashion Institute of Technology, NYU Game Center, and The School of Visual Arts.
Sam Tanabe
Sam Tanabe is a New York based actor from South Florida. He has worked in theaters all across the United States and made his Broadway debut in Allegiance, the musical inspired by George Takei’s experience in the Japanese Internment Camps. Sam is also a writer for the online publication Hapa Mag.
Sean Devare
Sean Devare is a multi-disciplinary performer, fine artist, musician, and director. He is currently a SUITE/Space fellow at Mabou Mines for his solo show First Violin. A proud son of Indian and Chinese immigrants, Sean’s work explores questions of cultural inheritance and hybridization through reinterpretation of ancient performance traditions and Asian diasporic myths. He has worked at The Flea Theater, BAM, Signature, HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place, and Target Margin Theatre. Founding member of Trinacria Theatre Company. MFA Sarah Lawrence College, BFA RISD.