Upcoming events: Master Classes and Professional Mentorship

Dartmouth students interested in a career in performance are invited to join us for two upcoming events with professional performers Raymond J. Lee and Sagan (Diane) Chen '14!

Part of Dartmouth's Asian American Pacific American Heritage Month celebrations.

Master Class in Musical Theater Performance

with Raymond J. Lee and Sagan (Diane) Chen '14
Wednesday May 26 7:00-9:00 pm

Attendees are invited to observe as Lee and Chen work one-on-one with students from the spring 2021 Acting for Muscial Theater and Emerging Musical Theater classes. The work session will be followed by a question-and-answer period with the artists, open to all attendees; topics covered will include presenting a monologue or scene, acting a song, and preparing for a career in the professional theater.

Email mdz@dartmouth.edu to register for this event. Open to Dartmouth students only.

The Business of the Theater Business...with Some Asian Perspective

with Raymond J. Lee
Thursday May 27  6:30-7:30 pm

A conversation with Raymond J. Lee about the business of the business: headshots, callbacks, voiceover, theater performance vs. TV..... With some focus on specific issues faced by Asian professionals.

CLICK HERE to register for this event. Open to Dartmouth students only.

These events are presented through a partnership between the Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus of Dartmouth, the Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity, and the Departments of Theater and Music.


About the Presenters

Raymond J Lee, Paint My Wagon

Raymond J Lee, Paint My Wagon

RAYMOND J. LEE was most recently in the company of Mack & Mabel at City Center Encores! and Soft Power at The Public Theater.  His other Broadway credits include Aladdin, Groundhog Day, Honeymoon in Vegas, Anything Goes, and Mamma Mia!  Film/TV credits include Marriage Story, Ghost Town, "Succession," "Billions," "Red Oaks," and "Smash." Voiceover credits include projects for Dreamworks, Netflix, Nickelodeon, and Penguin Random House.





Sagan Chen

SAGAN (DIANE) CHEN '14 (they/them) is an award-winning actor, content creator, filmmaker, and theatre artist. As a queer nonbinary Chinese-American artist they center their work on uplifting underrepresented voices onstage, onscreen, and on the page. Onstage: Two Mile Hollow (Yale), Six Years Old, Stone, and delicacy of a puffin heart (Corkscrew Theater Festival), Something for the Fish (CPR), Exposed Bone (The PIT Loft). Onscreen: High Maintenance S3 (HBO), Here We Wait and Sideways Smile, a series about an Asian-American woman in her comedic journey to discover her sexuality, and is a recipient of the Made in NY Women's Fund for Film, Television, and Theatre. Directing: Dartmouth College, Samuel French OOB Festival, Frigid Festival, Corkscrew Festival, Women in Theatre Festival. Narrator of Ana On The Edge.


These Dartmouth-student-only events will be taking place in conjunction with the Monday, May 24 public panel The Bamboo Scrim: Asian/American Underrepresentation in Theater, TV and FilmRaymond J. Lee and Sagan (Diane) Chen '14 will speak on their work in the performing arts and their thoughts about the well-documented underrepresentation of Asian/Americans in the performing arts. Moderated by Professor Eng-Beng Lim; free and open to the public.  Presented by the Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus of Dartmouth, in association with the Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity. More information and registration link available HERE