Monthly Archives: May 2022

Transpacific Performance: Interdisciplinary Theater, Embodied Reckonings and Cross-Cultural Dance

Maya Roth, Editor The Interdisciplinary Theatre of Ping Chong: Exploring Curiosity and Otherness By Yuko Kurahashi Reviewed by Craig Quintero Embodied Reckonings: “Comfort Women,” Performance and Transpacific Redress By Elizabeth Son Reviewed by Devika Ranjan Love Dances: Loss and Mourning in Intercultural Collaboration By SanSan Kwan Reviewed by grace shinhae jun Books Received The Journal of […]

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Books Received

If you would like to write a review for JADT, please contact our current book review editor Maya Roth at mer46@georgetown.edu. If you know of a book that would be suitable for review in JADT, please arrange for a copy to be mailed to the Editors, JADT/Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 […]

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Representation from Cambodia to America: Musical Dramaturgies in Lauren Yee’s Cambodian Rock Band

by Jennifer Goodlander The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 34, Number 2 (Spring 2022) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2022 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center For many, Cambodia and Cambodian American identities remain “unrepresentable.”[1] Jonathan H. X. Lee troubles the relationships between Southeast Asian, American, and specific national identities to suggest a rethinking of identity […]

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The Dramaturgical Sensibility of Lauren Yee’s The Great Leap and Cambodian Rock Band

by Kristin Leahey with excerpts from an interview with Joseph Ngo The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 34, Number 2 (Spring 2022) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2022 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center When Lauren Yee approaches a new play, she considers the historical events she wants to address in her work. Yee contemplates, “What […]

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Theatre in Hawaiʻi: An “Illumination of the Fault Lines” of Asian American Theatre

by Jenna Gerdsen The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 34, Number 2 (Spring 2022) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2022 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center When I left Hawaiʻi for college on the continent, I was in for quite a shock. As a mixed Asian woman born and raised in Hawaiʻi, I was used to […]

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Holding up a Lens to the Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists: A Photo Essay

by Roger Tang The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 34, Number 2 (Spring 2022) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2022 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Artistic Statement Roger Tang has been an advocate and champion of Asian American theatre ever since he found himself a dormmate of noted playwright David Henry Hwang. Not being able […]

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On Young Jean Lee in Young Jean Lee’s We’re Gonna Die by Christine Mok

by Christine Mok The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 34, Number 2 (Spring 2022) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2022 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center “It was built to be super universal.” —Young Jean Lee[1] In counting Young Jean Lee’s contributions to Asian American theatre, We’re Gonna Die is, on the surface, an oblique entry. […]

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Protected: Randall Duk Kim: A Sojourn in the Embodiment of Words

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Clubhouse: Stories of Empowered Uncanny Anomalies

by Bindi Kang The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 34, Number 2 (Spring 2022) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2022 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Early in the spring of 2021, the New York City-based Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America (YRT) commissioned five playwrights of Chinese heritage[1] to adapt stories from Pu Songling’s 18th century […]

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Reappropriation, Reparative Creativity, and Feeling Yellow in Generic Ensemble Company’s The Mikado: Reclaimed

by kt shorb The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 34, Number 2 (Spring 2022) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2022 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center A disembodied voice announces, “Places for T.L.M.,” prompting the two women holding fans to usher a man between them. The three unfurl their battered fans and begin waving them in […]

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