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Asian Canadian Theatre

Asian Canadian Theatre

Edited by Nina Lee Aquino & Ric Knowles
Subjects: Nonfiction / Essays, Asian Canadian Playwrights
Series: New Essays on Canadian Theatre
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780887549861, 304 pages, May 2011

Table of contents

Introduction to Asian Canadian Theatre by Nina Lee Aquino and Ric Knowles

Enunciating Asian Canadian Drama by Karen Shimakawa

Performing Asian Canadian: The Theatrical Dimension of a Grassroots Activism by Xiaoping Li

Is there an Asian Canadian Theatre in Vancouver? by Adrienne Wong

Homeland Under Attack: Looking for a New Theatrical Paradigm in Asian Americas by Daphne Lei

Performing Traditions and Diasporic Efforts: The Kunqu Society and Little Pear Garden Collective by Dongshin Chang

On Being an Elder Statesperson by Brenda Kamino

“Patient Zero”: Jean Yoon and Korean Canadian Theatre by Esther Kim Lee

Reflections on the “Roots” Panel and “The Generational Divide” by Jean Yoon

Le Rugissement du Lion: Mapping and Memory in Montreal’s Chinese/Canadian Street Theatre by Sean Metzger

Hybridity by Donald Woo

Asian Canadian Performance and the Politics of Misrecognition by Christopher Lee

Sketching Subversion: Improv and the Representation of Race in Asian Canadian Comic Performances by Thy Phu

Toronto: Don’t Be an Asshole by David Yee

The CBT Collective: Toward a Filipino Canadian Dramaturgy by Ric Knowles

Nightwood Theatre, Asian Canadian Women, and China Doll: The Ties that Bind by Shelley Scott

Asian Canadian Footprints in Edmonton’s Concrete Theatre by Anne Nothof

Regional Artists / Racialized Spaces by June Park

Manipulating Theatrical Space to Create Physical Place: Betty Quan’s Mother Tongue Reclaiming Space for the Individual by Jenna Rodgers

Performing Asian Canadian Intimacy: Theatre Replacement’s Bioboxes and Awkward Multiculturalisms by Christine Kim

Jade in the Coal and the Performance of Theatrical Interculturalism by Siyuan Liu

Acting Asian by Jane Luk

Affect, Family, and the Past in Two Plays by Catherine Hernandez by Eleanor Ty

Kai-dai: Staging Queer Subjectivity in Winston Christopher Kam’s Bachelor Man by Donald Goellnicht

Awards

  • Winner, Patrick O'Neill Award 2012

Description

A collection of essays emerging from the international GENesis conference held by fu-GEN Theatre Company in 2010, this is the first book to consider the formation, history, and practice of Asian Canadian theatre. As the foundational volume in the development of a new field of study, it includes essays by major voices in Asian Canadian Studies and Asian North American Theatre Studies, as well as some of Canada’s top theatre practitioners.The book offers essays that contextualize the development of Asian Canadian theatre, celebrate its founders, analyze some of its most significant achievements, theorize its work, and articulate its major contribution to Canadian theatre in the twenty-first century.
Contributors include Donald Goellnicht, Christine Kim, Ric Knowles, Christopher Lee, Esther Kim Lee, Daphne Lei, Siyuan Lui, Xiaoping Li, Jane Luk, Sean Metzger, Anne Nothof, Jane Park, Thy Phu, Jenna Rodgers, Shelley Scott, Karen Shimikawa, Eleanor Ty, Donald Woo, David Yee, and Jean Yoon.