The Worlds of David Henry Hwang: A Symposium

 Illuminations     Nov 14 2019 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Emerald Bay A, UCI Student Center

David Henry Hwang

In support of David Henry Hwang’s visit to UCI, we are delighted to host an afternoon symposium on his work, The Worlds of David Henry Hwang, featuring Esther Kim Lee (Duke University, Theater Studies), Asian American theatre scholar and author of The Theatre of David Henry Hwang, Daphne Lei (UCI Drama), and Julia Lee (UCI Asian American Studies). The symposium is from 1pm to 3pm., Aliso Beach A, UCI Student Center. 

Esther Kim Lee—

"The Many Faces of DHH: David Henry Hwang and Asian American Theatre"
The talk examines David Henry Hwang’s alter-ego DHH, who appears as a fictional character in the plays Yellow Face and Soft Power. It explores how Hwang uses DHH as a meta-theatrical device to dramatize the Asian American experience in ironic and humorous ways.

Daphne Lei (Drama)—
“Chin/English please! Transnationalizing Asian American Theatre”

Julia Lee (Asian American Studies)—
"The Railroad as Performance in David Henry Hwang's The Dance and the Railroad”