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Art in Motion

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"Art in Motion or AIM is a podcast that spotlights contemporary BIPOC artists and creatives. AIM is a space for creatives to share their journey, stories, and lived experiences from their own perspectives. Chapter 1: Taking AIM at Only in San José during the San José Constitutional Convention as residents take aim at amending their City Constitution. Each episode spotlights creatives who are working at the intersection of art and social justice with a relationship to San José, CA."

 

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2022

 

AAPI Heritage Month

It's Asian American Pacific Islander Month and I encourage you to seek out some amazing AAPI artists and creators and support them. If you're here and would like to support, please consider being a patron of mine and visit ko-fi.com/tasialabastro

May 2022

Show: VIETGONE

Mar 26th-Apr 24th, 2022

City Lights Theatre Company, CA - I've long desired to help share this story and I'm grateful to finally get a chance, and with an unbelievable team! "It’s 1975, Saigon has fallen, and Quang and Tong should be grateful they’ve made it to the United States. But he lost his wife and she lost her brother. And Arkansas is way too weird. In this irreverent comedy told in Qui Nguyen’s audacious style, these two Vietnamese refugees try to find their way home, wherever that is. In the process, they just might find each other. Modern hip-hop meets 1970s America in an exciting mashup of history and cultures."

Show: TWELFTH NIGHT the musical

Dec 1st-Jan 15th, 2022

SF PLAYHOUSE, CA - Catch me in a musical adaption of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night as Fabian! I join this incredible ensemble of actors for a night of fun, music, and shenanigans! "Twelfth Night is a rousing contemporary musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy about mistaken identity and self-discovery. On the twelfth day of Christmas, shipwrecked Viola washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess and falls hard for a Duke. As she navigates the gender confusion in all her roles, she finds her true self and true love in the process. Featuring an original jazz-funk score by Shaina Taub, Twelfth Night is a soulful shake-up of a Shakespearean classic, perfect for the 12th night of Christmas or any day of the year."

A collage of Tasi in different costumes from various shows

Multiverse of Gladness

TASI ALABASTRO is an Asian Pacific Islander and award-winning artist residing in California. Of the many things he believes in, he believes boredom is an essential part of the creative process and is always looking to explore that topic. He holds a special place in his heart for helping people bridge the gap between their ideas and execution; better 'done' than 'perfect' fuels his waking hours. He’s comfortable on-stage, on-camera, behind the camera, and wherever he might fit. That being said, he's also gained some weight during the Pandemic and tangentially learned which pants are better for work. Answer: None.


Recipient of the Silicon Valley Emerging Artist Laureate (2018) and the Leigh Weimer’s Emerging Artist Award (2019), Tasi has also been featured in the Silicon Valley Arts & Culture Magazine, CONTENT, and is a proud alumnus of the Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute (MALI). His work with Red Ladder Theatre Company involves facilitating workshops with marginalized communities; this includes incarcerated men and women in California Correction Facilities, Children on the spectrum, and homeless and runaway youth, all of which have been featured on KQED and Theatre Bay Area Magazine.


Tasi has also enjoyed the heck out of making content on Youtube, Twitch, and various social media platforms. His content and community can be described as goofy warm, casual, and oft-surprisingly insightful. 


If you would like to connect with him on projects, please use the contact form below to slide into the DMs.

 
 
 
 

I left my alpaca in San Francisco

“Dress in layers.” they told me when I first moved to San Francisco for college. It’s true! Well, sort of. If you’re hauling around a 15-20lb. bag for miles then the layers mean much less. Which happened to be the case, last Saturday. San Francisco’s weather continues to surprise -it went to balmy romp to toasty stomp, with a quickness. Holly and I trekked up to SF via Caltrain and arrived to a sunny San Francisco to which I immediately cocked a suspicious eyebrow. Where was

Butt end of 2011. The retrospect.

If you read my post about taking care of TO DO lists, then this entry is a validation of those practices. At the end of 2010, I looked back at the year and realized I had done so much with some of my actions yielding successes that can’t measured by tangible items, but the value of my network and contributions to the community. I made a silent promise to do a better job documenting 2011 –and here we are, at the close of 2011, my rough and carefully prepared list is good to go

What the Tech!

I wrapped my first day of tech rehearsal as a follow spot operator for San Jose Repertory Theatre‘s production of SPRING AWAKENING yesterday! That’s right, I’m working in the theatre on a non-acting gig which brings me to the follow conclusion: I’m just addicted to learning and experiencing all aspects that surround the craft of Acting. Or maybe I just like the free food they have laying around, I don’t know, both are valid, on most days. Hah! Step into my office... It’s true

We’re right here on Avenue Q!

I had the good fortune to attend San Jose Stage Company‘s production of AVENUE Q. I missed the touring company entirely when they were performing in San Francisco. I was determined not to miss it this time around. Also, considering the fact that San Jose Stage Co. is a mere 10 minute walk from my apartment, I had no excuse! Another big reason for my excitement, outside of Avenue Q being an reputed ‘amazing’ show, my friend Rinabeth was in the cast! She was playing Christmas E

The Phantom of the Opera (SF 2008)

THREE words: PHENOMENAL, MEMORABLE and BEAUTIFUL. I could go on writing volumes about how mind blowing the tech was, or how elaborate the costumes were; I could probably chat your ear off about how intelligent the staging was, or how memorizing the cast was. I could even go on about how this production has provided me “passion-energy” the way the sun re-energizes Superman after a long day of hard battles with evil-doers. But I won’t. Instead, I’ll just use those THREE words.

 

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