This course provides an introduction to Asian American theatre, which had its formal beginnings in the early 1970s with a newly minted and often politically founded purpose. Through the reading of dramatic works and critical studies, this course explores Asian American theatrical works as narrative creators, as well as interventions in the dominant culture environment in which they developed. This course also explores the multiplicity of identities - race, gender, class - revealed in Asian American theatre, as well as the ways in which these waves of Asian immigration and generations have expressed themselves theatrically. All readings are in English and are available on Canvas.
Course Attributes: EN H; AS HUM; AS LCD; AS SC