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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

Jennifer Lim at the opening night curtain call of David Henry Hwang's Chinglish at the Longacre Theatre in New York on October 27, 2011. Photo by Lia Chang

Jennifer Lim at the opening night curtain call of David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish at the Longacre Theatre in New York on October 27, 2011. Photo by Lia Chang

The Drama Desk and the Fordham University Theatre Program will present a special panel discussion on Sunday, November 13th at 6:30pm at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus (Pope Auditorium, 113 West 60th Street). The discussion, titled “Anatomy of a Breakout,” will reflect on the remarkable trend of breakthrough productions and breakout performances on the New York stage in 2011.

Chinglish Playwright David Henry Hwang and director Leigh Silverman arrive at the Longacre Theatre in New York for the opening night performance of Chinglish on October 27, 2011. Photo by Lia Chang

Chinglish Playwright David Henry Hwang and director Leigh Silverman arrive at the Longacre Theatre in New York for the opening night performance of Chinglish on October 27, 2011. Photo by Lia Chang

The panelists from CHINGLISH include actor Jennifer Lim, playwright David Henry Hwang, who recently received a Jeff Award (New Work-Play), and director Leigh Silverman. The discussion will be moderated by Randy Gener, the George Jean Nathan Award winning editor/critic, and Leslie (Hoban) Blake, the Drama Desk’s Vice President.

Other panelists include Douglas Carter Beane (book writer, Lysistrata Jones), Lewis Flinn (composer/lyricist, Lysistrata Jones), David Ives (playwright, Venus in Fur), Samuel L. Jackson (actor, The Mountaintop), Dan Knechtges (director/choreographer, Lysistrata Jones) and Kenny Leon (director, The Mountaintop and Stick Fly).

For more information, or to purchase tickets, e-mail DramaDeskRSVP@gmail.com.

Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus
113 W. 60th St.
New York
6:30pm

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Lia Chang Photo by Brianne Michelle Photography

Lia Chang Photo by Brianne Michelle Photography

Lia Chang is an actor, performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multimedia journalist. Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.

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