Harvardwood Presents: AAPI Creatives Panel

May 30, 2023 at 5:00pm - 6pm
Tuesday, May 30th 5pm PT / 8pm ET (virtual)

Co-hosted in partnership with Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance

Join us for a virtual conversation with AAPI creatives who are making their marks on Hollywood and Broadway! We will hear from four incredible multi-hyphenate writers, musicians, and performers: Rupak Ginn, Min-Woo Park, Nathan Ramos-Park, and Julia Riew.

Nathan Ramos-Park is a half-Filipino half-Korean gaysian from Ohio. A former competitive pianist, vocalist, beauty pageant winner, and nationally competitive jump roper, as a Capricorn he’s oddly not competitive. He has staffed and developed at the following places: Amazon, Nickelodeon, Disney (Digital, Plus, Animation, SEA), Netflix (Animation/Live Action), Snap, Mainframe, Lion Forge, and NBC, and loves drawing inspiration from his love of Comedy, Genre, Music, and Coming of Age.

He left a former life of teaching, performance (Off-Broadway/Regionally), and the service industry (Award winning NYC bartender, has worked with various Celebrity Chefs) to pursue writing in LA after winning a National Playwriting competition (written on an iPad mini). As an actor/singer he was nominated for a Webby and a Queerty for his song satires, “Woke Bois” and “Gay Asian Country Love Song,” and his song “When December Comes” was named one of the top 17 Christmas songs of 2017 by Seventeen. He participated in the 2020 CBS Showcase and also was a successful/lauded Sex Blogger under a pseudonym (knowledge is hot!).

Currently, he just sold a True Crime show to Hulu, his Amazon RomCom FIVE BLIND DATES is in post production, he has a kpop pilot at Netflix, and is writing an animated feature for Disney Plus with other projects in development/out to market. 

He cares passionately about LGBTQ advocacy, BLM, and StopAsianHate.

The son of Indian immigrants, Rupak Ginn is a Los Angeles based, New York raised actor & writer. He is the host and co-creator of the upcoming PBS Digital Studios food & travel show SPICE ROAD and has acted in seven seasons of USA's ROYAL PAINS, Universal's THE HIGH NOTE, THE STONE WITCH off-Broadway, and more. Follow Rupak on Instagram @rupakginn.

Min-Woo Park grew up in Southern California as a restaurant kid before heading off to Harvard University, where he majored in English and rowed on the varsity crew team. He has mixed feelings about one of those decisions. After college he rose from copywriter intern to creative director while working at top advertising agencies, writing humorous viral commercials for Foot Locker, AT&T, and Snickers. Min-Woo writes subversive, fish-out-of-water comedies and dramedies that have led to his participation in the 2019 CAPE New Writers Fellowship and NBC’s 2019-2020 Writers on the Verge program. Most recently he was a staff writer on an unannounced Netflix series based on IP and sold a TV comedy pitch alongside Josh Gad to ABC Network through ABC Signature. Min-Woo is represented by UTA and Good Fear Content.

Julia Riew is a composer-lyricist and writer best known for her musical DIVE, which is currently being developed with Tony-Award winning director Diane Paulus and GLAAD-Award winning playwright Diana Son for the American Repertory Theater after amassing over 120k followers and 3 million likes worldwide. Since graduating from Harvard in May 2022, Julia has been named the 2022 Fred Ebb Award winner, Playbill’s Featured Songwriter of the Month, a Woman to Watch on Broadway, and the recipient of the 2022 Harvardwood Artist Launch Fellowship under the mentorship of composer Laurence O’Keefe (Legally Blonde, Heathers). Julia’s other work has been featured at the American Repertory Theater, 54 Below, Summerstock Austin Texas, The Coterie in Kansas City, Harvard University’s Farkas Hall and Agassiz Theater, AMAS Musical Theater, The UNC-Greensboro School of Theater, Nora Theater Company at Central Square Theater, The Harvard Art Lab, University of Missouri, The Community Music School of Webster University, John Burroughs High School. Her past works include ALICE’S WONDERLAND, an original musical co-written by J Quinton Johnson (HAMILTON on Broadway, IN THE HEIGHTS at the Kennedy Center), JACK AND THE BEANSTALK: A Musical Adventure (The A.R.T. 2020 Family Musical), and THUMBELINA: A Little Musical (The A.R.T. 2019 Family Musical).

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