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Version 3.0: Contemporary Asian American Plays - Collection / Anthology

Version 3.0: Contemporary Asian American Plays

Chay Yew

Collection / Anthology

ISBN: 9781559363631

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Collection / Anthology

The first major anthology of contemporary Asian American drama from TCG in almost two decades collects the following: Julia Cho’s Durango; Sunil Kuruvilla’s Rice Boy; Han Ong’s Swoony Planet; Sung Rno’s wAve; Diana Son’s Satellites; Alice Tuan’s Last of the Suns; and Chay Yew’s Question 27, Question 28. These are works that readily combine the Medea myth with wave-particle physics; that nimbly move between a field in Kitchener, Canada, and a treetop in Kerala, India; that fully explore complexities of gender, sexuality, and family, demonstrating the cultural and aesthetical diversity of the new generation. Also included is The Square, a choral piece by sixteen leading playwrights (including Maria Irene Fornes, Jessica Hagedorn, David Henry Hwang, Craig Lucas, José Rivera, and Mac Wellman) meditating on 120 years of relationships between non-Asian Americans and the Asian American community, set in a public square of an American city’s Chinatown.

Chay Yew

Yew's plays include Porcelain, A Language of Their Own, Red, Wonderland, As If He Hears, A Beautiful Country, Malaya, and Question 27, Question 28. He also adapted Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba; his performance text includes Home: Places Between Asia and America. His work has been produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival's Public Theater, Royal Court Theatre (London), Long Wharf Theatre, ... view full profile

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