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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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Asian American Dramaturgies in the Classroom: A Reflection

by Ariel Nereson The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 34, Number 2 (Spring 2022) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2022 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center In fall 2021, after three semesters of Zoom instruction, I returned to the classroom to teach my Advanced Dramaturgy course for graduate and advanced undergraduate students at the University at […]

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Off-Yellow Time vs Off-White Space: Activist Asian American Dramaturgy in Higher Education

by Daphne P. Lei The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 34, Number 2 (Spring 2022) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2022 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center “China boys, you be legendary obeyers of the law, legendary humble, legendary passive…. I curse ya honorary white!” —Frank Chin, Chickencoop Chinaman (1972)[1] “You are not White and that […]

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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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Dramaturgy of Deprivation (없다): An Invitation to Re-Imagine Ways We Depict Asian American and Adopted Narratives of Trauma

by Amy Mihyang Ginther The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 34, Number 2 (Spring 2022) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2022 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center “I intended both to tell an impossible story and to amplify the impossibility of its telling.” —Saidiya Hartman[1] Using theatre to generate empathy for characters and narratives has been […]

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Dance Planets

by Al Evangelista The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 34, Number 2 (Spring 2022) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2022 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center In every class remotely related to dramaturgy, I encounter performance studies scholar Elinor Fuchs’s critical essay “EF’s Visit to a Small Planet.”[1] When I was an undergrad, I was taught […]

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

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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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