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SigSpace: Trying to Find Chinatown

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Monday, May 23, 2022
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Esther Kim Lee, Jeff Liu & David Henry Hwang

Tune in for the world premiere virtual screening of David Henry Hwang's short film Trying to Find Chinatown directed by Jeff Liu, an adaptation of Hwang's play of the same title. Followed by a discussion with writer and director, moderated by Dr. Esther Kim Lee (Professor of Theater Studies at Duke University.

About the Film

Adapted from the play Trying to Find Chinatown, this short film directed by Jeff Liu is an exploration of racial identity and appearance, revolves around the interaction between an Asian street musician and a Caucasian man who claims Asian American heritage.

"David Henry Hwang is a true original. A native of Los Angeles, born to immigrant parents, he has one foot on each side of a cultural divide. By at once bringing West and East into conflict and unity, this playwright has found the perfect means to dramatize both the pain and humor of the immigrant experience." -Frank Rich, New York Times

Contact: Esther Kim Less