STAGE TUBE: David Henry Hwang and More at Silk Road Rising's BUILDING A THEATRE OF INCLUSION Panel

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On February 18, 2013, Silk Road Rising, the League of Chicago Theatres and Lifeline Theatre hosted a panel discussion and community conversation that addressed challenges faced by Asian American actors, particularly as regards casting, questions that theatres face in producing plays with Asian American content, as well as broader community concerns with productions that are not perceived as culturally authentic. Watch the full discussion below!

Panelists included David Henry Hwang, Playwright; Jamil Khoury, Artistic Director of Silk Road Rising; Eliza Shin, Actor; and Chay Yew, Artistic Director of Victory Gardens Theatre.

The panel was moderated by Danny Bernardo, actor and resident playwright at Bailiwick Chicago.

Building a Theatre of Inclusion: Perspectives on Asian American Casting & Producing was organized by a steering committee comprised of the following individuals: Adam Belcoure, Danny Bernardo, Allison Caine, Deb Clapp, Jamil Khoury, Dorothy Milne, Geoffrey Scott, Tim Speicher, Ben Thiem, Chay Yew.

STAGE TUBE: David Henry Hwang and More at Silk Road Rising's BUILDING A THEATRE OF INCLUSION Panel
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