(Posted October 30, 2017)

Huntingdon, Pa. —Juniata College will be hosting The Asia Project, a duo of spoken word artists including both a poet and guitarist, on Nov. 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will take place in the Suzanne von Liebig Theatre, Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts.

Consisting of Asia Sampson, a self-styled writer, poet and part-time ninja, and his brother-in-law, Jollan, on guitar, The Asia Project  has broken the college-booking record for most booked poetry act, touring more than 450 colleges since 2009. They have shared the stage with such artists as DMX, Mos Def, Dead Prez and Jill Scott. Together they have been featured on TEDx, Button Poetry and have worked with companies like Disney and To Write Love On Her Arms.

"The Asia Project is relatable, engaging and inspirational storytelling at its finest,” says Jeannine Haizlip, Halbritter assistant. “Come see for yourself what has left college campuses across the nation wanting more!"

HBO Def Poet Sunni Patterson says The Asia Project is “one of my favorite storytellers. One of my favorite poets. One of my favorite human beings…It takes a special writer to unfold a story as carefully and tenderly as Asia does.”

“The Asia Project” is part of the Juniata Presents series. With performances throughout the year, the series aims to expand cultural education and artistic viewpoints for both campus and local community audiences. It supports and brings attention to performance as a celebrated art form. The Asia Project’s performance is also part of Juniata’s Beyond Tolerance series. The series is composed of events occurring throughout the academic year that are open to all members of both the Juniata and Huntingdon communities. Each event presents an opportunity to advance Juniata’s institutional goal of creating a campus community of inclusiveness from the classroom to the residence hall room to the conference room. For more information on Beyond Tolerance events, visit: www.juniata.edu/diversity.

For tickets or to learn more about The Asia Project or other Juniata Presents events, visit: www.juniatapresents.com, or call (814) 641-JTIX (5849). General admissions tickets for single performances are $20, except where otherwise noted. Single-show tickets for seniors over age 65 and children age 18 and under are $12. Juniata College students are admitted free with a student ID.


—Written by Nathan Woods ’19—

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.