Kyoung H. Park
Kyoung H. Park, Artistic Director

Kyoung H. Park is a North Korean writer and theater-maker, born and raised in Santiago, Chile, currently living in Brooklyn, New York. As Artistic Director of Kyoung’s Pacific Beat, he has written/directed three full-length plays — disOriented, TALA, and PILLOWTALK — and created over 35 community-based, experimental projects including performances for new media. His work centers stories of (im)migration, queerness, identity and the ways these intersect in communities of color; it’s described as “intensely personal” by American Theater Magazine and “very much of this moment” by the New York Times. Read more.

Joe Tolbert, Jr.
Joe Tolbert, Jr., Community Engagement Strategist

Joe Tolbert, Jr. received his B.S. in Communications from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and completed his M. Div. with a concentration in Social Ethics from Union Theological Seminary in the city of New York. As a Cultural Organizer and Consultant, Joe is the founder and lead cultural strategist of Art at the Intersections where he is a sought after facilitator and cultural strategist that works with communities to help them harness the power of art and culture through the building, implementation, and evaluation of cultural strategies. As a writer, he has contributed articles to Alternate ROOTS, Arts Black, and Quiet Lunch, among others. Read more.

Ishmael Thaahir
Ishmael Thaahir, Associate Artistic Producer

Ishmael Thaahir earned his B.F.A. in Theatre from North Carolina A&T State University and has worked with KPB since 2018. When not working at KPB, he teaches theater with the Hunts Point Alliance for Children. Ishmael believes art is an invaluable component in community building. He aims to make theatrical arts accessible for children & young adults alike. When not working, Ishmael can be found reading, going on walks, and endlessly quoting memes.

Management Services

  • Fiscal Management services provided by Arts Pool, with funding provided by the New York Community Trust’s Lila Acheson Wallace Fund for the Arts.
  • Fundraising services provided by Benvenuti Arts, with funding provided by A.R.T./New York Relief Fund for NYC Small Theatres.
  • Bookkeeping services provided by Arts FMS LLC.

Board of Directors

  • Sooyoung Hwang, Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair. Manager, Business Development, Nonprofit Finance Fund
  • Stephanie Hsu, Board Co-Chair. Associate Professor, Pace University, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
  • PennyMaria Jackson, Community Engagement Chair. Creator, ArtzVenture
  • Ann Marie Lonsdale, Board Vice Chair. Principal, Parktake Arts
  • Kyoung H. Park, Fundraising Committee Chair. Founder, Kyoung’s Pacific Beat
  • Jason Tseng, Board Co-Chair. Playwright
  • Tiffany Vega, Board Secretary. Founder, LaVega Management, LLC


  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • Davis & Gilpert LLP