11-14 Asian American Theater

11-14 Asian American Theater - Asian American Theatre THE...

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Asian American Theatre THE INFLUENCES OF WAR - The US freezes Japanese assets (July 1841) - Japanese attack pearl harbor (December 1941) o 2,403 US dead - Japanese-Americans forced into internment camps (February 1942) - The US drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (august 1945) o ~250,000 dead THE EMERGENCE OF ASIAN AMERICAN THEATRE - Stems from the Asian American movement - Theatre artists of various Asian heritages joined together based on their personal treatment by the US theater/film industry
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Two key actors’ coalitionsOnly ones existing? Asian-American = 1960s Unified, maintained artistic training? For not using Asian actors for their roles Yellow Face (1900s) Play ONLY to Asian Americans Total = 18 Woman leaves husband Airing out Asian American *wash* ONLY ONE TO HAVE WORKED IN BROADWAY 2 nd play made by an Asian to be on broadway (23 yr) won Nobie Award Won tony award - formed: o East West Players (EWP) in Los Angeles
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OrientalOnly ones existing? Asian-American = 1960s Unified, maintained artistic training? For not using Asian actors for their roles Yellow Face (1900s) Play ONLY to Asian Americans Total = 18 Woman leaves husband Airing out Asian American *wash* ONLY ONE TO HAVE WORKED IN BROADWAY 2 nd play made by an Asian to be on broadway (23 yr) won Nobie Award Won tony award o Actors of America (OAA) in New York City EAST WEST PLAYERS - FOUNDED BY James Hong and Beulah Quo (1965)
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MakoOnly ones existing? Asian-American = 1960s Unified, maintained artistic training? For not using Asian actors for their roles Yellow Face (1900s) Play ONLY to Asian Americans Total = 18 Woman leaves husband Airing out Asian American *wash* ONLY ONE TO HAVE WORKED IN BROADWAY 2 nd play made by an Asian to be on broadway (23 yr) won Nobie Award Won tony award - (Makoto Iwamatsu) was its artistic director (1965-1989) -
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