Vision and Values

Vision

Kyoung’s Pacific Beat’s vision is to live in a world where all people have agency, liberation and healing. We believe in creating a culture where individuals have the capacity to transform themselves and where communities transform through collective action. We actively engage in a regenerative, peace-making process in which we scale the impact of our work through campaign-based organizing; build systems of accountability centering fairness, equity and disruption; and co-design processes that are adequately resourced to ensure the safety, health, and ongoing education of the artists and communities we work with.

Values

Pillowtalk Long-Table
Boundary-Breaking Discourse

Our priority is to build bridges across class-based differences and race/identity-based politics, while aesthetically blurring the lines between community, political, and experimental theater. We do this by creating opportunities for intercultural, interdisciplinary, interracial, international, and intersectional dialogue between artists and non-artists, cemented on anti-oppressive, anti-racist, and anti-poverty ethics.

Tala Workshop Production
Aesthetic Rigor

Kyoung’s Pacific Beat artistic intention is to provide spiritual elevation and social cohesion, a mode of radical, critical thought, and illuminate prophetic signals of an alternative knowledge that might help improve the lives of people all over the world. We pursue this by rigorously creating new work based on collaborative principles for artistic experimentation, centering artist-led research and discovery processes, while instituting frameworks to examine how theater and peace-making can be practiced together.

Yanghee
Non-Violent Change

Kyoung’s Pacific Beat is a change-oriented company. Our work aligns itself with the ebbs and flows of contemporary, social movements, and we participate in the struggles to overcome cultural taboos and institutional barriers in order to serve and represent marginalized communities in the theater. We believe Theater Arts serve as a tool for non-violent social change by exploring our interconnectedness, bridging cultural differences, and staging what is True, Good, and Beautiful in being Human.