(National Minority AIDS Council meets with Surgeon General Koop, July 18, 1986. Pictured from left to right: Gil Gerald, Reverend Carl Bean, Frederick Garnett, Dr. C. Everett Koop, Suki Ports, Amanda Houston-Hamilton, Paul Kawata.)

Creative Team and Crew
Written and directed by
Kyoung H. Park
Performed by Alton Alburo, Un Joo Christopher, Ariel Estrada, Zoe Kim, Kaila Saunders, Futaba Shioda, Ishmael Thaahir and Dillon Yruegas.

OTHER NO MORE is a memory play, written and directed by Kyoung H. Park, based on real-life interviews with queer elders in our community who spearheaded the LGBQTIAGNCTS+ grassroots campaign of the same name. OTHER NO MORE looks at the history of how this multiracial movement established social infrastructures needed to address a global epidemic and questions how our queer, BIPOC communities today can use this campaign’s response to a public health crisis as a model to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Interviewees for OTHER NO MORE include Collette Carter, John Chin, VerĂ³nica Flores, Gil Gerald, Curtis Harris-Davia, Kris Hayashi, Joo-Hyun Kang, Don Kao, Paul Kawata, Johnny Manzon-Santos, Cara Page and Suki Terada Ports. “Other No More” advocated for the CDC to remove Asian-Americans and Indigenous Peoples from the “Other” box, so that federal funds could be directed to meet the needs of Asian-Americans and Native Americans suffering from HIV/AIDS.

Development Credits
OTHER NO MORE was presented by Kyoung’s Pacific Beat as a stage reading at ART/NY’s Great Room on December 8th, 2023 based on interviews conducted at APICHA Community Health Center in Queens and via Zoom. OTHER NO MORE is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), and commissioned with support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).