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Friday, July 10 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Empress Mei Li Lotus Blossom Special Performance & Talkback: Not a Lotus Blossom: Busting Asian American Stereotypes on Stage

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EMPRESS MEI LI LOTUS BLOSSOM is a short play about a Teaneck-born Asian American actress who poses as an exotic Hong Kong movie star in order to get her shot on Broadway. The play takes place in a Zoom meeting between the actress, a Broadway producer, and the playwright's assistant. Featuring Rin Allen, Rebecca Hirota and Deborah Lew.

The play will be followed by a discussion about Asian American representation in the theatre and experiences of inclusion and exclusion. Panelists include Christine Toy Johnson, Cindy Cheung, and Nandita Shenoy (steering committee members of AAPAC, the Asian American Performers Action Coalition).

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Speakers
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Cindy Cheung

Cindy Cheung’s theater credits include Tiny Beautiful Things (Long Wharf), Log Cabin, Iow@ (both Playwrights Horizons), The Great Immensity (The Civilians/Public Theater) and Middletown (Vineyard). Film/TV credits include The Sunlit Night, A Kid Like Jake, The Light of the... Read More →
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Nandita Shenoy

Nandita Shenoy is an actor-writer living in New York City. Her play Washer/Dryer has been produced multiple times across the country including an Off-Broadway run in which she also starred.  Her play Baby Campis currently in development, and her Rage Playwas in production with... Read More →

Artists
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Christine Toy Johnson

President, Moongate Productions
Christine Toy Johnson (playwright/director) is an award-winning writer, actor, director and advocate for inclusion. Her written works have been produced and/or developed by the Roundabout, Village Theatre, Barrow Group, Prospect Theatre, Weston Playhouse, O’Neill, CAP 21 and more... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2020 7:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Twitch.TV/wtheatrefestivalnc