Brian Eugenio Herrera will moderate an Asian-American Theater Symposium featuring Peter Kim, Christine Mok, Erin Quill and Lloyd Suh on Saturday, February 11th from 2-6 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street in Princeton, NJ.
East West Theater — Princeton University’s Asian-American theater company — is presenting the symposium about Asian-American artists and representation of Asian-Americans in theater, in conjunction with the Theater Program’s production of Charles Francis Chan Jr’s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery.
East West Theater’s goal is to increase the visibility of Asian-American artists in the University community and add diversity to theater throughout the Princeton campus, through this discussion on theater, activism, and performance in relation to Asian-American identity. The guest artists will discuss their work, their experiences as Asian-American theater artists, challenges they have faced, advantages they possess, and will answer questions from the audience in the last ten minutes of each panel. In addition, the third panel will be with students who were involved in Charles Francis Chan Jr’s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery.
The symposium, presented by East West Theater Company with support from the Lewis Center and Program in American Studies, is free and open to the public.