Reading and Talk with David Henry Hwang

Wednesday 20 February, 2013
6:15pm, $0

Columbia University, Kraft Center
606 West 115 Street

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A conversation with Hwang, Jean Howard (English and Comparative Literature Faculty) and Gregory Mosher (School of the Arts Theatre Faculty). There will also be staged readings of excerpts from Hwang’s play FOB. Hwang has been described by The New York Times as "a true original" and by TIME as “the first important dramatist of American public life since Arthur Miller.” He is currently the Playwright-in-Residence at the Signature Theater.

David Henry Hwang’s plays include Chinglish (Jeff Award for Best New Play), M. Butterfly (1988 Tony Award, 1989 Pulitzer Finalist), Golden Child (1996 Obie Award, 1998 Tony Nomination), Yellow Face (2008 Obie Award and Pulitzer Finalist), and FOB (1981 Obie Award). He has written four works with composer Philip Glass, as well as Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar (two 2007 Grammy Awards), Unsuk Chin’s Alice in Wonderland and Bright Sheng’s The Silver River. He penned the feature films M. Butterfly, Golden Gate and Possession (co-writer), and co-wrote the song “Solo” with pop star Prince. Hwang attended Stanford University and the Yale School of Drama. From 1994-2000, he served by appointment of President Clinton on the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
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