Photo by Lia Chang
Sunday, November 10, 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15 (R), $30 (NR)
"...the first important dramatist of American public life since Arthur Miller. And maybe the best of them all. "
Playwright, Screenwriter, and Librettist David Henry Hwang discusses his works, sharing his writing process and explaining how the artist creates art, but that also art recreates the artist.
Hwang, a first-generation Chinese American, is best known for his 1988 Tony Award-winning play M. Butterfly, based on the true story of a French diplomat's 20-year affair with a male spy masquerading as a female Chinese opera singer. He recently wrote the bilingual, critically-acclaimed comedy Chinglish, a play inspired by Hwang's encounter with a handicap restroom sign in China mistakenly translated as "Deformed Man's Toilet," which narrates an American businessman's attempts to navigate Chinese society. He's currently at work on Kung Fu, a "dancical" about martial artist Bruce Lee that will marry the aesthetics of kung fu with Mandarin pop music, set to debut at New York City's Signature Theatre Company in February 2014.