THE POWER OF PI PROJECT
LIFE OF PI ON BROADWAY LAUNCHES NEW INITIATIVE CELEBRATING SOUTH ASIAN AND AAPI COMMUNITY IN NEW YORK
ABOUT THE PROJECT
In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, Life of Pi on Broadway is thrilled to announce the launch of The Power of Pi Project, a first-of-its-kind effort from a Broadway production to nurture genuine connections and partnerships with the AAPI community in New York and beyond. The mission of the campaign is to create shared spaces for the South Asian and broader AAPI community to celebrate each other and the transformative power of storytelling embodied by this show.
The Power of Pi Project kicks off with Tiger Talks, a monthly event in collaboration with Gold House and The Salon, as well as with partnerships with three South Asian-owned small businesses. Keep scrolling to learn more.
Tiger Talks, a monthly event in collaboration with Gold House and The Salon, will feature a pre-show community reception and a post-show talkback centering and celebrating the show’s South Asian and AAPI artists, held every third Thursday of the month.
The first Tiger Talk will take place on May 18, sponsored by American Express, with a pre-show reception at Utsav Indian Restaurant. To attend, simply purchase a ticket for the May 18 performance through Telecharge using the code TIGERTALKS – you’ll get a discount and an RSVP link for the pre-show reception emailed to you in the coming weeks (limited spots to the reception will go on a first come, first served basis). All audience members in attendance will be invited to stay after the show for the talkback featuring special guests.
Tiger Talks is possible thanks to the generous support of our partner American Express
MAY SMALL BUSIENSS PARTNERSHIPS
The Kati Roll Company
The Kati Roll Company, an Indian street food brand which was founded in 2000 by female entrepreneur, Payal Saha, originally from Kolkata, India. The company originated in New York’s Greenwich Village and now has five locations in Manhattan, as well as one across the pond in London, England.
Kola Goodies, an immigrant, woman-of-color led wellness company created by Sajani Amarasiri and her mom, Sujatha, both born and raised in Sri Lanka. They had a dream to solve today’s wellness needs naturally, and to increase cultural representation in the industry.
Shaz & Kiks
Shaz & Kiks, an Ayurvedic-inspired beauty brand founded by two sisters, Shaz Rajashekar and Kiku Chaudhuri, inspired by the beauty rituals that have always been a bonding experience among the women in their family.