Oct 16, 2023

Poetry Electric: Asian Voices For Peace & Unity

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Unique and amazing Asian artists from the corners of the many diverse New York communities gather to present poetry - monologues - songs- music- and storytelling

Sophia Gutchinov is a multi-ethnic multidisciplinary artist, actress, performance artist, comedian, & voice over artist based in NYC. A past resident artist at La MaMa, she loves creating through collaboration. Her work involves social change & healing. She graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting & minor in Neuroscience. She gave a speech in front of senators, featured on NBC Channel 4, for AAPI equality.

Sophia can be seen & heard in: Minute Maid, Walmart, Adore Me, Nathan’s, & Lancôme commercials. She is in a Marvel production alongside Method Man & AnnaSophia Robb.

Her collage won the 1st Salamander International Art Award in Paris, France at the Monteoliveto Gallery & is currently on exhibit in Naples, Italy. Sophia makes performance art  addressing democracy, the Statue of Liberty, racial equality, & being a woman.

She teaches webinars on the business of acting & has been interviewed in Backstage & Casting Networks, giving advice for aspiring actors.


Alyssa See-Tho is a multiracial, queer, Catholic writer who has worked on a variety of forms and cares deeply about creating social change through storytelling. Alyssa’s work has been developed and performed by theaters in both New York City (Rattlestick Theater, The Tank, Workshop Theater, Et Alia Theater Company, Caveat, and The Green Room 42) and the San Francisco Bay Area (Gunn High School), produced online (What Next web series, COCAWrites: Plays on Zoom Festival), and on the radio (WNYU). She is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and the UNTITLED Musical Writers Group. She graduated from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University with a B.F.A. in Dramatic Writing and Performance Studies. Beyond writing, Alyssa has also produced and directed plays, short films, multimedia works, musicals, and web series.

A dramatic writer, a poet, a linguist, Dhruv Barot is ever a lover of language and words. From the San Francisco Bay Area, Dhruv has made the coastal leap to New York City—safe to say, he doesn't miss driving. A member of the NYU Tisch Dramatic Writing community, he seeks to support fellow developing artists whether that be through his background in technical theatre, or as a Vice President of the All Asian Arts Alliance. Lately, he has been writing poetry, pilots, plays, and a 22-page, 12,000- word document on the game series Pikmin.

Pooja Tripathi is a first generation Indian American actor, writer and content creator based in New York City. She's a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and co-creator of 6-episode dramedy series Amsterdam Ave. which has been featured in Elle, Marie Claire, Grazia and Brown Girl Mag. She makes satirical comedy videos for Tiktok and Instagram under the name @winnie_thepooj and has amassed a combined following of 98K and over 4.4M likes.

Sabrina Lin is a queer actor, writer, musician originally from the Bay Area, California! She is currently in her last year of studies at NYU Tisch studying dramatic writing, with a concentration on screenwriting. Song writing and singing has been one of her primary passions since a very young age and she is so excited to be sharing some of her original songs and favorite covers tonight. Sabrina gives many thanks to Electric, La MaMa, and everyone involved for putting on this wonderful showcase highlighting Asian voices! Enjoy the show!

Yixin Wang is an actor and theater artist who lives in New York. Originally from China, she is passionate about creating work that transcends and lives between cultures and languages. Pursuing her acting career as the only Asian student in her undergraduate life gave her a distinctive perspective on perceiving her identity. Her work merges Asian conservative culture with Western openness by combining multimedia and installations. Her fascination with the relationship between form and content carries over to her theatre practice, where she approaches working with movement from the perspective of an investigator, looking to open up the seams of both the story and the theatrical form in which it lives.

Besides her art practice, she has worked with several schools as an actress. Trained in New York University, Emerson College and University of California, Los Angeles, she has a variety of credits in film and stage such as Anya in The Cherry Orchard and the Girl in Kodama. Among these, Kodama was selected as the winner for several film festivals such as Korea International Short Film Festival 2023 and New York International Film Awards 2023. She is also working as the creative director at MOU Theatre Club at NYU.

Eka Savajol is a brown transmasc writer, performer, and multidisciplinary artist. His work has appeared in play festivals, community nights, multi-media shows, Greek tragedies, and songs. You can find his poetry in print and online through West 10th, The Impossible Archetype, and more. He is also the co-creator of The Scenes, a podcast produced by WNYU and his collective, the Executable Society. His current obsessions include the color chartreuse, Internet shock culture, and spirals.

Poetry Electric


The Poetry Electric fuses music, movement, sound, and dance with the spoken word and presents artists working in a wide range of styles including beatboxing, jazz and hip-hop theatre. This series has presented over 200 emerging poets from diverse cultural backgrounds.

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