Oct. 29: Cornell University’s Critical Move Series Presents DOGEATERS AT 30, A Conversation with Jessica Hagedorn Featuring Ching Valdes-Aran and Mia Katigbak

Cornell’s Critical Move Series presents DOGEATERS AT 30, a conversation with Jessica Hagedorn and & Professor Christine Bacareza Balance (PMA/AASP) on Thursday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m. EST. to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Hagedorn’s novel, Dogeaters. Actors Ching Valdes-Aran and Mia Katigbak will be featured as part of the program.

This event is free and open to the public; pre-registration required through the following link:
https://cornell.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_QgZqM2sRStOzFIeVP1USAA. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This event is part of the inaugural semester of “Critical Moves: Performance in Theory & Movement,” a series co-organized by Prof. Balance and Prof. Karen Jaime (PMA/LSP).

Event co-sponsors include: Performing & Media Arts (PMA), Asian American Studies Program (AASP), Latina/o Studies Program (LSP), American Studies, Comparative Literature, English, and Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies (FGSS).

Ching Valdes-Aran and Jessica Hagedorn. Photo by Lia Chang
Ching Valdes-Aran and Jessica Hagedorn. Photo by Lia Chang

Jessica Hagedorn is the author of Toxicology, Dream Jungle, The Gangster of Love, Danger and Beauty, and Dogeaters, which won the American Book Award and was a fiction finalist for the National Book Award. Her work as a playwright includes the musicals Felix Starro and Most Wanted, and the stage adaptations of Dogeaters and The Gangster of Love. Work in film includes the script for Fresh Kill (dir. Shu Lea Cheang). She is the editor of Manila Noir and Charlie Chan Is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction. Hagedorn is presently working on a musical play about the pioneering all-female rock band Fanny.

Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.

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