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Lia Chang: Elizabeth Van Dyke Stars in Love to All, Lorraine at Dwyer Cultural Center, February 5-6

Elizabeth Van Dyke stars in Love to All, Lorraine for three performances only on February 5 and 6, at the Dwyer Cultural Center, 258 Nicholas Ave in New York. Hosted by Ruby Dee and Douglas Turner Ward, Love to All, Lorraine is presented by Woodie King, Jr.’s National Black Touring Circuit in association with Voza Rivers Community Works, an International Communication Association. The performances are part of a month-long lineup in Woodie King, Jr.’s Black History Month Play Festival, which runs from February 5 – February 28, 2010.

This award winning play was adapted by Elizabeth Van Dyke from the writings of playwright Lorraine Hansberry, the author of A Raisin in the Sun. It follows Ms. Hansberry on the night of her panel discussion with David Susskind, James Baldwin, Leroi Jones, etc at New York City’s Town Hall on Race & The White Backlash. It was the night before she entered the hospital, from which she would never return.

Directed by Van Dyke and Woodie King, Jr., Love to All, Lorraine features set design by Tony Davidson and lighting design by Antoinette Tynes.

Friday, February 5 at 8pm
Saturday, February 6 at 3pm and 8pm
Dwyer Cultural Center
258 St. Nicholas Avenue (enter on 123)
New York
Tickets are $20 and are available through, 212-352-3101.

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Lia Chang is an actor, performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multimedia journalist.

As a photographer and videographer, Lia collaborates with artists, organizations and companies in establishing their documentary photo archive and social media presence. She has been documenting her colleagues and contemporaries in the arts, fashion and journalism since making her stage debut as Liat in the National Tour of South Pacific, with Robert Goulet and Barbara Eden.

Selections of Lia’s archive of Asian Pacific Americans in the arts, fashion, journalism, politics and space are now in the newly created LIA CHANG THEATER PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO in the ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN PERFORMING ARTS COLLECTION housed in the Library of Congress Asian Division’s Asian American Pacific Islander Collection.

Lia’s portraits and performance photos have appeared in Vanity Fair, Gourmet, German Elle, Women’s Wear Daily, The Paris Review, TV Guide, Daily Variety, Interior Design, American Theatre,, Life & Style, OUT, New York Magazine, InStyle,,,,,, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, The Boston Globe, New York Times and Washington Post. A former syndicated arts and entertainment columnist for KYODO News, Lia is the New York Bureau Chief for She writes about culture, style and Asian American issues for a variety of publications and this Backstage Pass with Lia Chang blog.

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