David Henry Hwang is one of the most influential American playwrights working in the theater today. His works include M. Butterfly, Chinglish, Golden Child, The Dance and the Railroad, and Soft Power.
David Henry Hwang is an advocate for Asian American theatre as well as for diversity in theatre profession in general. East West Players, the country’s oldest Asian American theatre honored him by naming their new mainstage “David Henry Hwang Theatre” in 1993. He is associate professor and concentration head of playwriting in the Theatre Department of Columbia University. He was appointed as the chair of American Theatre Wing, the organization which founded Tony Awards and presents Obie Awards.
The public talk of David Henry Hwang will follow a brief “prologue” performed by Theatre Woks, UCI’s Asian American theatre group. The prologue and talk will begin at 5pm at Crystal Cove Auditorium, UCI Student Center.