Lovers of conversatin’ playwrights, gather round for happy news! We’re thrilled to announce that the next installment of our TCG Playwrights in Conversation series on Monday, May 7th at 7pm EST will feature David Henry Hwang.
As you no-doubt know, he is the author of the Tony Award–winning M. Butterfly, a finalist for the 1988 Pulitzer Prize, as well as Golden Child, FOB, The Dance and the Railroad, Family Devotions and Pulitzer Prize–finalist, Yellow Face. Chinglish, which was named Best American Play of 2011 by Time magazine, will be published by TCG in time for him to sign copies at the event.
He is also an extraordinarily generous theatre leader, most recently moderating the Asian American Performers Action Coalition‘s roundtable “RepresenAsian: The Changing Face of Theatre.” He also gave a rousing keynote speech at our 2011 Fall Forum, calling on the theatre leaders assembled to build artistic homes for playwrights. And if you haven’t seen his hilarious video series with playwright Qui Nguyen for Ma-Yi Theatre Company and Vampire Cowboy’s production of The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G, watch them now, now and now (seriously, don’t mess with him!)
This evening will feature Mr. Hwang in conversation with Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of the Public Theater, as well as readings of his work with Francis Jue, Jennifer Lim and BD Wong. This series was inspired by TCG’s 50th anniversary to help celebrate the more than 235 playwrights we’ve published. TCG Playwrights in Conversation is presented in partnership with The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, and will be live-streamed and archived here.
Our last event featuring Anne Bogart in conversation with Paula Vogel and Sarah Ruhl sold out, so purchase your tickets here and now. Use the code “TCG” for $10 tickets, and then see you on the 7th!
August Schulenburg is the Associate Director of Communications at TCG. He is also the Artistic Director of Flux Theatre Ensemble, winner of the 2011 Caffe Cino Fellowship Award. He is a playwright whose produced plays include Riding the Bull, Carrin Beginning, The Lesser Seductions of History, Dream Walker, Rue, Jacob’s House and Other Bodies. He is also a director (most recently Ellen McLaughlin’s Ajax in Iraq) and actor (the recent film, The Golden Scallop). Learn more here.