Thursday, October 13, 2011

TONY AWARD-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT TO LECTURE @ PREMIERE STAGES

WRITE WHAT YOU (DON'T) KNOW

WHEN: Monday, October 24, 12:15 PM, a brief reception with the artist will follow the lecture
WHERE:
Wilkins Theatre, Kean University, 1000 Morris Ave., Union
TICKETS: Free
To reserve your ticket, call Premiere Stages at 908.737.4092, or e-mail premiere@kean.edu
Seating is limited
RSVP to Premiere by Wednesday, October 19 to guarantee a seat!

As part of the Kean University Issues 2011 Lecture Series, playwright David Henry Hwang will discuss his works, including the Tony Award-winning M. Butterfly, his recent Pulitzer finalist, Yellow Face, and the newly premiered Chinglish—sharing his writing process and explaining how the artist creates art, but art recreates the artist.

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

Premiere Stages Student Playwright Presentations

Mr. Hwang will meet with four playwriting students from the Kean University Department of Theatre. The students will present short excerpts performed by student actors from scripts developed in Premiere Artistic Director John Wooten's playwriting class. After the presentations, students will have the opportunity to join Mr. Hwang onstage and discuss their scripts and the playwriting process.

The event will take place on Monday, October 24, at 3:15 PM in the Kean University Center Little Theatre.