Asian American Theatre - Oct. 24[1]

Asian American Theatre - Oct. 24[1] - Asian American...

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Asian American Theatre – TD 301 – 10/24/07 (Video Clips, MAD TV *Average Asian* and Margaret Cho) Defining Asian American - Umbrella term for Americans of Asian descent - Enables coalitions between different Asian ethnic groups (similar to Latino/a American) - Diversity within Asian American – countries of origin, ethnicity, class; different immigration histories - Contested term – it’s meaning is often debated, it’s boundaries and “membership” always changing “To be marginalized in the United States is (especially for those marginalized because of their ethnicity) to have much of one’s experience inadvertently or conveniently omitted from the nation’s history” – Velina Hasu Houston What makes something Asian American Theater? - Plays written by? - Plays performed by? - Plays about? - What purpose does the category serve? What problems might it pose? - Some common threads: - Asian American history – re-visiting or writing for the first time - Asian American identity – asserting, questioning, complicating - Critique stereotypes “[I]t is dangerous to assume that ‘Asian American’ can be fully expressed through a particular body of work, however diverse that body might at first appear.” – Josephine Lee Asian American Theatre History * First Companies: - East West players (1965), Kumu Kahua (1971), Asian
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