Tony-Award winning playwright David Henry Hwang, with special guests Francis Jue, Jo Mei, and Tony Torn, will read and discuss his current Broadway offering, Chinglish as well as his award-winning plays M. Butterfly and Yellow Face at The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40th Street in New York, on Thursday, December 15th at 6pm. Admission is free.
The Drama Desk & Fordham University Theatre Program co-sponsored a lively panel discussion on November 13, 2011, in the Pope Auditorium at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus in New York. The discussion, titled “Anatomy of a Breakout,” addressed the remarkable trend of breakthrough productions and breakout performances on the New York stage in 2011, was moderated by theater critic Randy Gener and Leslie (Hoban) Blake, the Drama Desk’s Vice President. Gener assembled an all-star lineup of panelists including actor Jennifer Lim, playwright David Henry Hwang and director Leigh Silverman from Chinglish; Douglas Carter Beane, book writer, Lewis Flinn, composer/lyricist, Liz Mikel, actor, Dan Knechtges, director/choreographer from Lysistrata Jones; playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur); and actor Samuel L. Jackson (The Mountaintop) and director Kenny Leon (The Mountaintop and Stick Fly).
Anatomy of a Breakout Panelists include David Henry Hwang, Jennifer Lim, Leigh Silverman, Samuel L. Jackson, Kenny Leon and David Ives at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus on 11/13