This panel will celebrate the importance of Soft Power (David Henry Hwang,Jeanine Tesori, Sam Pinkleton, Leigh Silverman at the Public Theater) as a cultural and theatrical event. Scholars of theater history, gender and sexuality studies, Asian and Asian American Studies, and race and performance studies will offer commentary on the play, followed by comments from David Henry Hwang and audience Q&A.
David Henry Hwang is a Tony Award winning playwright, and Head of Playwriting at Columbia University School of the Arts.
Jean Howard is the George Delacorte Professor in the Humanities in the Department of English and Comparative Literature.
Denise Cruz is an Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature.
Ana Paulina Lee is an Assistant Professor of Latin American and Iberian Cultures.
Sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures