Opening Night Photos: Signature Theatre Extends Anna Deavere Smith’s TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992, Featuring Francis Jue, Elena Hurst, Wesley T. Jones, Karl Kenzler, and Tiffany Rachelle Stewart through Nov. 21

Signature Theatre has announced a one-week extension for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, National Humanities Medal-recipient Anna Deavere Smith’s gathering of voices surrounding the 1992 L.A. civil unrest in a complex portrait of a city’s racial anguish. The production, directed by Taibi Magar and now running through November 21 at Signature’s Irene Diamond Stage, brings five performers into its dissonant chorus-a bold ensemble vision of a work that was first … Continue reading Opening Night Photos: Signature Theatre Extends Anna Deavere Smith’s TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992, Featuring Francis Jue, Elena Hurst, Wesley T. Jones, Karl Kenzler, and Tiffany Rachelle Stewart through Nov. 21

Kelly Marie Tran and Tony Award® Winner David Henry Hwang and Original Cast Members of His and Jeanine Tesori’s SOFT POWER Including Billy Bustamante, Francis Jue, Jon Hoche, Paul HeeSang Miller, Kendyl Ito, Austin Ku, Raymond J. Lee, Jaygee Macapugay, Kristen Faith Oei, Emily Stillings, Kyra Smith, and John Yi, Perform in Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert Airing on PBS on Oct. 1

Kelly Marie Tran and Tony Award® Winner David Henry Hwang and Original Cast Members of His and Jeanine Tesori’s SOFT POWER Including Billy Bustamante, Francis Jue, Jon Hoche, Paul HeeSang Miller, Kendyl Ito, Austin Ku, Raymond J. Lee, Jaygee Macapugay, Kristen Faith Oei, Emily Stillings, Kyra Smith, and John Yi, Perform in Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert Airing on PBS on Oct. 1 Continue reading Kelly Marie Tran and Tony Award® Winner David Henry Hwang and Original Cast Members of His and Jeanine Tesori’s SOFT POWER Including Billy Bustamante, Francis Jue, Jon Hoche, Paul HeeSang Miller, Kendyl Ito, Austin Ku, Raymond J. Lee, Jaygee Macapugay, Kristen Faith Oei, Emily Stillings, Kyra Smith, and John Yi, Perform in Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert Airing on PBS on Oct. 1

Tony Award® Winner David Henry Hwang and Original Cast Members of His and Jeanine Tesori’s SOFT POWER Set for Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert on Sept. 14; To Be Broadcast Nationwide on PBS on Oct. 1

(WASHINGTON) — The Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert, to be held on September 14 in the Concert Hall, will now be broadcast across the nation on October 1 at 9 p.m. ET as THE KENNEDY CENTER at 50 on PBS, PBS.org, and the PBS video app. Echoing “An American Pageant for the Arts,” the 1962 fundraising telecast for the National Cultural Center hosted by … Continue reading Tony Award® Winner David Henry Hwang and Original Cast Members of His and Jeanine Tesori’s SOFT POWER Set for Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert on Sept. 14; To Be Broadcast Nationwide on PBS on Oct. 1

May 27: Quiet Before: Unearthing Anti-Asian Violence Series- Culture Panel Featuring David Henry Hwang, Herb Tam, Lu Zhang, Ken Leung,Trisha Lagaso Goldberg, Ursula Liang, Yng Ru Chen, and Athena Robles 

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May 2021, Quiet Before: Unearthing Anti-Asian Violence is a six-part series of virtual programming dedicated to examining Anti-Asian violence from its many complex angles. On Thursday, May 27 at 6PM EST the CULTURE panel will be moderated by Athena Robles, Artist, Double A Projects, and feature David Henry Hwang, Playwright, M. Butterfly, Chinglish, Yellow Face, Herb Tam and … Continue reading May 27: Quiet Before: Unearthing Anti-Asian Violence Series- Culture Panel Featuring David Henry Hwang, Herb Tam, Lu Zhang, Ken Leung,Trisha Lagaso Goldberg, Ursula Liang, Yng Ru Chen, and Athena Robles 

May 24: #AAPI Stronger Featuring Rep. Judy Chu, Rep. Grace Meng, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Rep. Ted Lieu, Michelle Kwan, Daniel Dae Kim, Ming-Na Wen, Lou Diamond Phillips, Tia Carrere, Arianna Afsar, Nina Davuluri, Sakina Jaffrey, Hudson Yang, Tzi Ma, Peilin Chou, David Henry Hwang, Sheetal Sheth, Senator Tammy Duckworth, DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison, and DNC AAPI Caucus Bel Leong-Hong

The Democratic National Committee, DNC AAPI National Caucus and CAPAC are presenting #AAPI Stronger on Monday, May 24 at 3:30pm PST/6:30pm EST. Click here to RSVP. It has been a milestone year for the AAPI community. We went from marginalized to the margin of victory, served on the frontlines of the pandemic, stood up to anti-asian hate, and found strength in our collective voices. We are just … Continue reading May 24: #AAPI Stronger Featuring Rep. Judy Chu, Rep. Grace Meng, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Rep. Ted Lieu, Michelle Kwan, Daniel Dae Kim, Ming-Na Wen, Lou Diamond Phillips, Tia Carrere, Arianna Afsar, Nina Davuluri, Sakina Jaffrey, Hudson Yang, Tzi Ma, Peilin Chou, David Henry Hwang, Sheetal Sheth, Senator Tammy Duckworth, DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison, and DNC AAPI Caucus Bel Leong-Hong

May 21: Works by David Henry Hwang, Genny Lim, Jeanne Sakata, Qui Nguyen, Chay Yew, Julia Cho, Nandita Shenoy and Susan Soon He Stanton Set for The Barrow Group’s benefit, “Reflections: Celebrating Asian American Theatre Past, Present and Future” Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 

For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Barrow Group will be presenting a benefit, “Reflections: Celebrating Asian American Theatre Past, Present and Future,” this Friday, May 21st at 7pm EST. You can experience this event over Zoom, or watch the stream live on The Barrow Group’s Facebook page. Short excerpts will be taken from plays by Asian American playwrights David Henry Hwang, Genny … Continue reading May 21: Works by David Henry Hwang, Genny Lim, Jeanne Sakata, Qui Nguyen, Chay Yew, Julia Cho, Nandita Shenoy and Susan Soon He Stanton Set for The Barrow Group’s benefit, “Reflections: Celebrating Asian American Theatre Past, Present and Future” Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 

Signature Theatre Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Asian Imagination: How Art and Theatre Can Combat AAPI Violence Featuring David Henry Hwang, Lauren Yee, Chay Yew, Francis Jue, Courtney Reed, Joe Ngo and Diep Tran on May 26; AAPI Heritage Month Virtual Happy Hour on May 27

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Signature Theatre is presenting Asian Imagination: How Art and Theatre Can Combat AAPI Violence—a community conversation about art’s ability to perpetuate and combat harmful stereotypes on Thursday, May 26 at 7:00pm. Excerpts from Signature playwrights David Henry Hwang’s and Lauren Yee’s Soft Power and Cambodian Rock Band will be presented and followed by a conversation between David, Lauren, and director Chay Yew, … Continue reading Signature Theatre Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Asian Imagination: How Art and Theatre Can Combat AAPI Violence Featuring David Henry Hwang, Lauren Yee, Chay Yew, Francis Jue, Courtney Reed, Joe Ngo and Diep Tran on May 26; AAPI Heritage Month Virtual Happy Hour on May 27

Jeanine Tesori and David Henry Hwang. Photo by Lia Chang

Jun. 12: David Henry Hwang, Jeanine Tesori, Danai Gurira, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Julia Izumi, Charlayne Woodard and More Set for Ojai Playwrights Conference CONNECTIONS Benefit for OPC 2021 Season

The Ojai Playwrights Conference is presenting “Connections,” a virtual celebration to benefit the OPC 2021 season, on Saturday, June 12 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time/ 8 p.m. Eastern Time. A minimum donation of $20 is requested to watch this special 90-minute show. The event will feature an impressive line up of playwrights sharing an array of inspiring songs and stories drawing on the theme of … Continue reading Jun. 12: David Henry Hwang, Jeanine Tesori, Danai Gurira, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Julia Izumi, Charlayne Woodard and More Set for Ojai Playwrights Conference CONNECTIONS Benefit for OPC 2021 Season

Video: Tony Award-Winning Playwright David Henry Hwang Set for The Lucille Lortel Theatre’s “Live at The Lortel” Podcast Series

The Lucille Lortel Theatre’s “Live at The Lortel” podcast series will feature  Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang on Monday, May 10 at 7:00 PM EST. Theater fans will have the opportunity to watch the live interview and participate in a Q&A with artists. To join the audience, please visit www.liveatthelortel.com. Hosted by Eric Ostrow, along with co-hosts Joy DeMichelle and John-Andrew Morrison, season two of “Live at The Lortel” is dedicated … Continue reading Video: Tony Award-Winning Playwright David Henry Hwang Set for The Lucille Lortel Theatre’s “Live at The Lortel” Podcast Series

Quiet Before: Unearthing Anti-Asian Violence Series- History & Context Panel Featuring Franklin Odo, Jack Tchen, Kevin Nadal, Mae Ngai, May Ying Chen, Pat Eng, Ted Gong, Vijay Prashad, and Ryan Wong

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May 2021, Quiet Before: Unearthing Anti-Asian Violence is a six-part series of virtual programming dedicated to examining Anti-Asian violence from its many complex angles. The series is presented by Womankind, the 1882 Foundation, Eaton Workshop, the Honolulu Theatre for Youth and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Quiet Before combines curated conversations with live panels around comprehensive topics including: History, Today, The Future, Policy, Culture, … Continue reading Quiet Before: Unearthing Anti-Asian Violence Series- History & Context Panel Featuring Franklin Odo, Jack Tchen, Kevin Nadal, Mae Ngai, May Ying Chen, Pat Eng, Ted Gong, Vijay Prashad, and Ryan Wong