Playwright David Henry Hwang Talks About Writing Outside Your Comfort Zone at Maltz PAC

Tue 11/5 @ 6-7:30 pm

David Henry Hwang has had a stellar career in stage, film and television writing. He wrote such plays as M. Butterfly (based on the opera Madama Butterfly), Golden Child, Chinglish and Yellow Face, the Broadway musical Aida (with songs by Elton John and Tim Rice), a revision of the 1958 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Flower Drum Song, and Disney’s Tarzan. He’s won a Tony Award winner, an OBIE, a couple of Grammys and been a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

Much of his early work concerned his Chinese heritage (he was born in Los Angeles to immigrant parents), but later work found him exploring a variety of cultures and issues. He’ll be speaking at the Maltz Performing Arts Center as part of Case Western Reserve’s Think Forum series on the subject “Lost (and Found) in Translation: How I Learned to Write What I Don’t Know” in which he’ll likely speak about how he made that transition.

The lecture is free but you should register here.


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