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Community Outreach

Building a Theatre of Inclusion: Perspectives on Asian American Casting and Producing

Monday, February 18, 2013
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building
77 West Washington St, Chicago, IL

On February 18, 2013, Silk Road Rising, the League of Chicago Theatres and Lifeline Theatre will host a panel discussion and community conversation that will address challenges faced by Asian American actors, particularly as regards casting, questions that theatres face in producing plays with Asian American content, as well as broader community concerns with productions that are not perceived as culturally authentic.

Panelists will include: David Henry Hwang, Playwright; Jamil Khoury, Artistic Director of Silk Road Rising; Eliza Shin, Actor; and Chay Yew, Artistic Director of Victory Gardens Theatre.

The panel will be moderated by Danny Bernardo, actor and resident playwright at Bailiwick Chicago.

Cost: Free and Open to the Public