DramaTech announces audition for YELLOW FACE

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Wednesday August 28, 2019
      7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: DramaTech Theatre, Back Corner of Ferst Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 404-894-3481
  • URL: DramaTech Theatre
  • Email: info@dramatech.org
  • Fee(s):
    0
  • Extras:
Contact

DramaTech Theatre

info@dramatech.org

www.dramatech.org

404-894-3481

Summaries

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Auditions for David Henry Hwang's YELLOW FACE will be held on August 28th and 29th at 7:00 PM at DramaTech Theatre. See audition information and show description below!
SHOW DESCRIPTION:
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The lines between truth and fiction blur with hilarious and moving results in David Henry Hwang’s unreliable memoir. Asian-American playwright DHH, fresh off his Tony Award win for M. Butterfly, leads a protest against the casting of Jonathan Pryce as the Eurasian pimp in the original Broadway production of Miss Saigon, condemning the practice as “yellowface.” His position soon comes back to haunt him when he mistakes a Caucasian actor, Marcus G. Dahlman, for mixed-race, and casts him in the lead Asian role of his own Broadway-bound comedy, Face Value. When DHH discoveries the truth of Marcus’ ethnicity, he tries to conceal his blunder to protect his reputation as an Asian-American role model, by passing the actor off as a “Siberian Jew.” Meanwhile, DHH’s father, Henry Y. Hwang, an immigrant who loves the American Dream and Frank Sinatra, finds himself ensnared in the same web of late-1990’s anti-Chinese paranoia that also leads to the “Donorgate” scandal and the arrest of Los Alamos nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee. As he clings to his old multicultural rhetoric, this new racist witch hung forces DHH to confront the complex and ever-changing role that “face” plays in American life today.
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AUDITION FORMAT:
Auditions will consist of a cold read from the script. You only need to attend one night of auditions. Link to the audition sides can be found below; send any questions to info@dramatech.org.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11tuZA9WHe_rryzSHlEtcOe_oCo8nSKAe

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

Arts @ Tech, School of Literature, Media, and Communication

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Categories
Arts and Performance, Student sponsored
Keywords
auditions, dramatech, yellow face, David Henry Hwang, Asian Theatre
Status
  • Created By: Melissa Foulger
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Aug 26, 2019 - 11:47am
  • Last Updated: Aug 26, 2019 - 11:47am