Version 3.0: Contemporary Asian American Plays
by Chay Yew (9781559363167)

Version 3.0: Contemporary Asian American Plays
Chay Yew
Release Date: 30 November 2009
Format: Paperback
Pages: 440
Category: Drama
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781559363167
ISBN-10: 1559363169

"The first two generations of Asian American drama articulated experiences and issues of race and identity. Their legacy left an indelible impression. In this anthology, a new generation of Asian American playwrights explores the myriad ways in which Asians live in America."-Editor Chay Yew

This first major anthology of contemporary Asian American drama in almost two decades showcases plays of the new generation: Julia Cho's Durango, Sunil Kuruvilla's Rice Boy, Han Ong's Swoony Planet, Sung Rno's Wave, Diana Son's Boy, Alice Tuan's Last of the Suns, and Chay Yew's Question 27, Question 28. This is work that readily combines the Medea myth with wave-particle physics; it nimbly moves between a field in Kitchener, Canada, and a treetop in Kerala, India. It explores complexities of gender, sexuality, and family as it demonstrates the cultural and aesthetic diversity of Asian American voices writing for today's American theater.

Also included in this volume is The Square, a choral piece by sixteen leading playwrights meditating on 120 years of perceptions and relationships between non-Asian Americans and the Asian American community, set in a public square in the Chinatown of an American city.

Chay Yew is a noted playwright and director whose work has been produced Off-Broadway and across the United States. He is the former director of the Asian Theatre Workshop at the Mark Taper Forum, former resident director at East West Players, and is an executive board member of The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. He lives in Los Angeles.

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