Asian OccAsian of Stories

Gems of Wisdom, Wit, and Whimsy!

Stories of Asia come alive through lyrical language, rhythmic dialogue, and synchronous bodies interweaving storytelling like no other. Master storytellers, Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, will cast a storytelling spell upon your eyes and ears.

If We Only Knew

Betrothed, Betrayed, Bewildered and Blessed...

The tale of two storytellers and their 40 year Journey. It is a Love Story that was so unlikely, a partnership with the odds stacked against them, yet when this "Boy met a Girl... and. Girl Met a Boy" sparks flew, the stage was set and these two soul mates created a alchemy of performance magic that took them around the world!

Shadows & Secrets

Murder? Mystery?... and Chicago Chinatown History

The year was 1929. It was a stormy night in Chicago Chinatown. Chin Han Foin, a prominent Chinatown Businessman, deemed the Prince of Merchantdom was leaning into the elevator shaft to troubleshoot a mechanical flaw... Suddenly he plummeted to his death. Was it an accident? or was he murdered. Find out how... in this classic "Who-Dun-it!"

Eth-Noh-Tec Ensemble

Pan-Asian Tales, Myths and More!

Under the auspices of Eth-Noh-Tec these Asian American performers conjure the stories of the ancient Asian folk tales and myths into a delightful show of whimsy and wisdom. Such stories as “Cleverness” (India), "Nu Wa, Mends the Sky" (China), "Monkey Wind" (Philippines), "Oodles of Noodles" (Japan) are brought to life in the Eth-Noh-Tec style.

Red Altar

The untold American tale of Chinese fishing village

Six Teenagers brave Pacific storms, a shipwreck, an earthquake… racist mobs… This is a story of survival in an era of anti-Chinese violence and legalized discrimination against Americans of Chinese ancestry.

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Join us for this storytelling concert in support of the people of Ukraine. Storytellers of Asian American Storytellers in Unity ( Roopa Mohan, Karin Amano, Anne Shimojima, Tobey Ishii Anderson, Linda Yemoto and Eth-Noh-Tec) along with  Dana Sherry, Laura Simms will offer stories of hope, resilience, and unity for the people of Ukraine.  All proceeds will go to Nova Ukraine.

Wise Women

(virtual program)

In 'Wise Women', Eth-Noh-Tec will perform their unique style of kinetic storytelling of three stories featuring women - one Asian American personal story and two ancient Asian folktales -

that will help us look at our past,

how that past can be useful in the present and how we can imagine our future given the gifts we've inherited from those before us.