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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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(live show AND streamed  May 28 2023 PLUS recorded session forthcoming)

Six professional Asian American storytellers, co-hosted by Eth-Noh-Tec and the SF Public Library, will share their stories of discrimination and the outcomes that can strengthen our own ability to not only survive, but thrive in this continuing era of anti-Asian hate.


A panel will follow with Russell Jeung, Phd, Professor at Ethnic Studies, SF State and co-founder of StopAAPIHate! Participants will gather in small groups with the opportunity to share their own stories with compassionate and supportive listening. Counselors will be present in the room. Finally, there will be a training on how to be a safe witness to support a victim of racial violence.


Date: Sunday May 28th, 2023

Time: 2-5pm PST

Where: Oakland Asian Cultural Center388 9th St STE 290, Oakland, CA

Register to attend this Free live event:


Parking is available in the underground parking lot. 

*A recording will be made for those who are unable to attend in person.

This event is sponsored by the California Arts Council.

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