From playwright to screenwriter, drama, musical, opera and more, David Henry Hwang and Candace Chong have received numerous accolades and tremendous audience support in the past two decades. With rising talks of identity politics within the creative industry, the need for representation both large and small has never been more crucial. The two stars chat with ASHK Executive Director Alice Mong about their work across cultures and how they present and represent Asian and Asian-American experiences to all audiences.
They will then be joined by Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith, who have served as Asian and Asian-American content and outreach consultants for stage and screen for more than a decade. From the 2011 bilingual comedy Chinglish to the current Broadway musical KPOP, they discuss their work during a global surge in interest on Asian subjects.