David Henry Hwang, Asians in the Media, Unpacking the Representations, And Getting On The Waiting List

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

I can't always be the Oracle Of Knowledge (as much as I try) and while tickets are apparently sold out - thought I'd post it up anyway because it sounds like it could be an interesting evening for anyone in attendance (and I guess there's also a waiting list):

In conjunction with Mu Performing Arts’ production of Yellow Face, join a distinguished panel of artists, activists, scholars, and journalists to discuss how Asians and Asian Americans are represented in today’s media. What is the standard narrative of Asian America? We aim to question Asian representations beyond tired stereotypes toward a deeper understanding of what this community has contributed to American culture and theater in particular. Audience and participants will come away with an appreciation of what it means to be an Asian American theater company, what Asian American theater is, who its artists are, and who it serves.


David Henry Hwang – Tony Award winning playwright (Yellow Face)
Susanna Song – KSTP Channel 5 reporter
Randy Reyes – Actor (Yellow Face)
Graydon Royce –Minneapolis Star Tribune theater critic
Josephine Lee – University of Minnesota - Asian American Studies

Moderated by Minnesota Public Radio’s Marianne Combs

When: 4:00 – 5:30pm, February 6 (opening day of Yellow Face)
Where: Dowling Studio, The Guthrie Theater

Tickets: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! email Stacey at Mu to be placed on the waiting list: Stacey@muperformingarts.org.

Cost: This event is free and open to the public thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Present in the audience will be representatives from the Yale Alumni Association, Asian American Journalists Association, Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association MN Chapter.