The Bitten Peach is a collective of performers and artists of Asian descent focused on creating spaces to tell our own stories. The Bitten Peach is a space where we celebrate Asians! We foster Asian talent and work to empower the Pan-Asian community.
For too long, Asian stories have been told from a white perspective. We are flipping the script by creating our own platforms to champion Asian voices. Our events host the top Pan-Asian performers from the queer and cabaret scene, inwhich we are often marginalised, tokenised and fetishised. We make spaces where Asian performers have the autonomy to showcase their talents how they see fit, beyond tired and stale stereotypes.
We seek to increase participation from the Asian community in live performance, both as performers and as audience.
Through our ‘Peach Fuzz’ programme, we provide mentors to newer performers to help them hone their skills, and offer them performance opportunities. While our “Bitten on Budget” ticket scheme provides discounted tickets for Asians and other People of Colour, who cannot afford a full price ticket.
We entertain and educate! We use our collective voice to speak out on racial issues that affect the Asian community, and people of colour at large.
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“Representation is important, because seeing the same people/same type of work/same style of art/same anything over and over again is not interesting! Many people are missing out on all this exciting, diverse work happening around them because it’s not highlighted enough.”
“Within society, even queer society, Asian representation is rarely seen. There is so much beauty out there and it’s only fair that we see diversity in that beauty. We live in a world that is full of amazing stories and it’s only fair that we see that representation everywhere, Asians are make up about 60% of the world population yet there is barely any representation."
“Growing up both queer and mixed race means a load of identity issues to deal with and zero role models! It’s so important to make everyone, in particular younger people, realise it’s okay to be proud of who you are, regardless of gender identity, sexuality or race.”
"Things that are important are visibility, expression and creating new types of narratives for the different Asian communities that exist within the UK (and globally). As well as having a voice and platform that we create for ourselves, how we want to be portrayed and the unique identities within."