New China Festival: Staged Readings of Plays from the Chinese Speaking World
Staged readings of three plays translated from Chinese to English that highlight the work of contemporary playwrights from the Chinese speaking world. Stylistically and aesthetically diverse, the featured plays examine a Chinese society rife with tensions between tradition and accelerating change, consumerism and communism, and authoritarianism and personal freedom. New China Festival will also include a panel discussion about the state of theatre in the Chinese speaking world and the insights American audiences can gain from Chinese plays.
Sponsored by the National Endowment of the Arts
CURATOR: DAVID HENRY HWANG
LEAD DIRECTOR: HELEN YOUNG
Dates: August 4th - August 19th, 2018
Runtime: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Performances: August 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th @ 4pm