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A/P/A Graduate Student Working Group Workshop: Caitlin Ouano

Join the A/P/A Graduate Student Working Group for a discussion onThe Shore, a television pilot by Caitlin Ouano (NYU Gallatin). Ouano will share the pitch for the pilot, which follows three girls of color who discover a human-hunting creature lurking in the waters of their Jersey shore beach town. Lunch will be served.

The A/P/A Graduate Student Working Group is an interdepartmental and interdisciplinary working group for graduate students interested in and/or working on Asian/Pacific/American Studies broadly defined.

This event is open to NYU graduate students.

Accessibility note: This venue has an elevator and is accessible for wheelchair users. There are single-stall, all gender restrooms available. If you have any access needs, please email apa.rsvp@nyu.edu.


The Shore is an eight episode television show about three eleven-year-old girls Newt Nadela, Brianne Redwyne, and Kelsey Lim. Overachieving, confident kids, the three best friends are growing up in a predominantly white community that values traditional gender roles.

When a mysterious creature begins attacking the town’s citizens, everyone believes a shark is lurking in the water. Marine biologist Ashley Patel, a woman with a difficult past, thinks otherwise, and begins to investigate. On the same day the attacks begin, Newt, Brie, and Kelsey begin to manifest telekinetic powers.

Things get stranger when a mysterious, perky stranger named My Linh arrives in town and asks for the girls’ help in saving the creature in the water by returning it to its home. My Linh offers to train the girls in how to use their newfound powers, on the condition that they tell no one, not even their parents. As the bodies pile up, the girls are left to question who they can really trust.

The Shore is an adventurous coming of age thriller and a slow burn critique of the pressures and decisions young heroines face as they strive to protect their loved ones and unlock their true potential.

Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
Venue: 20 Cooper Square, 3rd floor, Room 372
20 Cooper Square, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Add to Calendar 02/09/2024 01:00 PM 02/09/2024 02:30 PM America/New_York A/P/A Graduate Student Working Group Workshop: Caitlin Ouano More detail: https://apa.nyu.edu/event/a-p-a-graduate-student-working-group-workshop-caitlin-ouano/ 20 Cooper Square, 3rd floor, Room 372, New York, NY, 10003