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Trying to Find Chinatown: The Selected Plays - Collection / Anthology

Trying to Find Chinatown: The Selected Plays

David Henry Hwang

Collection / Anthology

ISBN: 9781559361729

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David Henry Hwang has created an extraordinary body of work over the last twenty years: the Tony Award-winning play, M. Butterfly; the OBIE Award-winning and 1998 Tony nominated Golden Child; the libretti to The Voyage (included here) and 1000 Airplanes on the Roof (both for composer Philip Glass); and the book to Aida, which he coauthored. He has received fellowships from the Rockefeller and Guggenheim foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts and The Pew /TCG National Artists Residency Program. This eight-play collection includes: FOB: "fresh off the boat" explores the conflicts between old and new worlds. The Dance and the Railroad: a haunting play about the inhuman conditions of railroad workers in the 1860s American West. Family Devotions: a biting work which probes the religious conflicts in a modern Chinese-American family. The Sound of a Voice: a meditation on the traditional roles of man and woman set in feudal Japan. The House of Sleeping Beauties: a reworking of a novella by Yasunari Kawabata. The Voyage: the libretto to the opera by Philip Glass, which examines Columbus's arrival in America. Bondage: a one-act set in an S&M parlor, which examines racial stereotypes and sexual myths. Trying to Find Chinatown: a two-person play, in which two Asian-American men-one searching for his Asian heritage, the other trying to shake himself free-meet by chance in New York City.
David Henry Hwang

David Henry Hwang

David Henry Hwang’s plays include M. Butterfly (1988 Tony Award, 1989 Pulitzer Finalist), Golden Child (1998 Tony nomination, 1997 OBIE Award), Yellow Face (2008 OBIE Award, 2008 Pulitzer Finalist), Fob (1981 OBIE Award), The Dance And The Railroad (1982 Drama Desk nomination), Family Devotions (1982 Drama Desk Nomination), and Bondage. He wrote the books for the Broadway musicals Elton John and ... view full profile

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