is an arts production and imagination company that creates and uplifts artistic and community-centered projects to engender inclusive and empowering realities in the arts and beyond.






Our Founders

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           ffflypaper’s founders, Ras Dia & Siobahn Sung, have served as producers in cultural, creative, and artistic administrative contexts for organizations including the Metropolitan Opera, Heartbeat Opera, National Sawdust, the National Children’s Chorus, The New School, the San Francisco Opera, the San Francisco Symphony, Cal Performances, Contemporaneous, Prospect Park Alliance, and Little Island.               The company cultivates creative thought, partnerships, and exhibitions to foster progressive cultural efforts, and most recently created FREEFEST, an annual Juneteenth festival series, beginning in 2021, and presented in partnership with Domino Park, focusing on the intersection of Black American experiences, artistry, affirmation, healthcare, voter rights, community building, justice and legislation, queerness, and activism.

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Ras Dia

 Ras Dia is a Brooklyn-born, Harlem-bred creative working at the intersection of inspiration and empowerment in the arts. Recent projects include Heartbeat Opera’s BREATHING FREE: a visual album (2021 Drama League Nominee), San Francisco Symphony’s MTT25: An American Icon, San Francisco Opera’s In Song, and TWO, a one-on-one concert experience presented by Prospect Park Alliance and Contemporaneous. He currently serves as Line Producer for Little Island, and is the Assistant Producer of the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

He has also served as the Managing Director of the New York City Master Chorale, in addition to marketing, development, production, and administrative roles with the National Children’s Chorus, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Carnegie Hall, The New School, where he supported programs for immigrant, refugee, and survivor communities across New York City, and National Sawdust, where he produced the Artists-in-Residence program, and co-created SAUCE, a series of artist sessions.

He is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (M.Mus), SUNY Purchase College (B.Mus, summa cum laude), as well as the Boy’s Choir of Harlem, and has appeared as a guest speaker for the National YoungArts Foundation, Amherst College, the Black Artists Fund, and the Manhattan School of Music, in addition to serving as a grant panelist for OPERA America.



Siobahn Sung

 
Siobahn Sung is a Korean-American Brooklyn-based California native who enjoys a varied career, in which she engages in projects that are multiplanar and innovative. She is enthusiastic about performance, storytelling, and congruence across the arts.

Whether in a temporary pop-up space or the main stage of a hallowed opera house; a radio station in a Bushwick lot or a Flatbush dance hall, her main operative is to always be a consummate connector of people, an uplifter of community, and a forerunner for identifying that which activates the creative impulse.

Siobahn is currently a Production Coordinator for Little Island, and joins the roster of Lumahai Productions in developing San Francisco Opera’s In Song and the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music’s 2021 virtual presentation of composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer’s INTONATIONS: Songs from the Violins of Hope. She also works alongside Real Magic, the producing entity behind composer Wayne Shorter and librettist Esperanza Spalding’s new opera Iphigenia.

She is a proud member of AGMA and NKD, as well as KQTx, the first national network dedicated to uplifting the lived experiences of Queer and Trans people of Korean descent. She was once asked by beloved collaborative pianist Warren Jones: “Child, do you sing anything normal?” The answer is: no.



“Art respects the masses, by confronting them as that which they could be, rather than conforming to them in their degraded state.”

- Theodor Adorno