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David Henry Hwang

On the Culture Front: 'Kung Fu,' 'Bridges of Madison County' and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 04.26.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

David Henry Hwang peers into the fleetingly short life of martial arts artist-turned-actor Bruce Lee in his rich new bio-play, Kung Fu.

Critically Acclaimed 'Chinglish' Has Its West Coast Premiere

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 08.29.2012 | Arts

David Henry Hwang’s critically acclaimed play, Chinglish, opens for its West Coast premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre tonight. The cultural come...

Lucas Kavner

Asian-American Actors Struggle To Be Considered 'American' On Stage

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 02.18.2012 | Home

In September of last year, an Asian-American actor posted an offhand status message on Facebook. He wrote that he'd finally been seen by one of the to...

Stage Door: Chinglish, The Man Who Came To Dinner

Fern Siegel | Posted 02.02.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

On a deeper level, Chinglish explores the old and new China. Daniel is selling signage to an arts complex, not the Red Guard. The minister despairs of acrobats, but longs for classical Chinese opera.

Chinglish on Broadway

Michael Levy | Posted 12.28.2011 | Arts
Michael Levy

The Western media make China's success seem too successful, and its failures seem too profound. The truth lies somewhere in between, buried in the details of real life.

MUSIC TO OUR EARS: The Secrets of Songwriters

wsj.com | JOHN JURGENSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

It's close to midnight in a Manhattan recording studio, and a songwriter is listening to a work in progress, one that he hopes millions will soon know...

Third Screen: David Henry Hwang on Defining Yourself in a Shifting World

Vickie Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vickie Karp

DHH: Theater is uniquely positioned to address issues of community simply because it's not mass media. I do some work in theater. I do some work in film and television.

The Lords of The Fly

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The production contained some pre-requisites for the medium -- a tragic storyline that centered around love, sex and three principles, making it a theoretical candidate for an operatic treatment.