Silk Road Rising (formerly known as Silk Road Theatre Project) creates live theatre and online videos that tell stories through primarily Asian American and Middle Eastern American lenses. In representing communities that intersect and overlap, we advance a polycultural worldview.

Core Values

  • Discovery
  • Pluralism
  • Empathy


Silk Road Rising understands that cultures are inherently linked. We seek the intersections of cultures without denying the specificities of cultures. And we strive to create a world that values art over ideology and inquiry over dogma.  

Artistic Goals

1. To advance the creation of, and expand access to, the works of Asian American and Middle Eastern American artists

2. To deepen understanding of Asian and Middle Eastern cultures within the broader community

3. To provide resources and learning opportunities that allow individuals to explore, express and embrace a more global perspective