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Crossing Borders: A Play Reading Series Featuring Stefani Kuo (POSTPONED)

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*THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBD*

Crossing Borders is proud to present China Dreams, or the Conservation of Parity, a new play by Stefani Kuo. The play explores the life and work of physicist Wu Chien-Shiung, who became the only Chinese woman to help create the atomic bomb in America.

Crossing Borders is a week-long play-reading series dedicated to showcasing the works of Asian immigrant playwrights in New York City, in celebration of our metropolitan city and its histories as a city of immigrants.

Over the past decade, more immigrants have migrated to the United States from Asia than from any other region in the world, making Asians the country’s fastest-growing immigrant population. This reading series showcases the work of three Asian immigrant playwrights: Dipika Guha, Stefani Kuo, and Zhu Yi, who explore the relationships between their art and lived experience as immigrants.

In conjunction with New York City’s Immigrant Heritage Week (April 13-19, 2020), Crossing Borders pays homage to the legacy of April 17, 1907, the date that the largest number of immigrants (totalling more than 11,000) entered the U.S. through Ellis Island in the history of the city.

This event is co-produced by Leviathan Lab, American Dream Redux, and Asian American Arts Alliance (A4).


STEFANI KUO

Kuo is a native of Hong Kong and is a member of writers groups Interstate 73 with Page 73 and Speakers Corner with Gingold Theatrical Group.


LEVIATHAN LAB

Founded in 2009, Leviathan Lab is an award-winning not-for-profit creative studio whose mission is the advancement of Asian and Asian American (A/AA) performing artists and their work. Through the speaking of A/AA artists’ words, and the presentation of A/AA bodies, presence, and gestures on stage and film, Leviathan works to open spaces that promote social justice, bridge communities, and assert the power of art to change the world. We function as a lab where early-career and established A/AA artists can be courageous, experiment, and thrive as they create works that captivate the audiences we serve.


ASIAN AMERICAN ARTS ALLIANCE (A4)

A4 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring greater representation, equity, and opportunities for Asian American artists and cultural organizations through resource sharing, promotion, and community building. Since 1983, A4 has sought to unify, promote, and represent the artistic and cultural producers of one of New York City’s fastest-growing populations. We are a diverse alliance of artists, organizations, and arts supporters who believe that working together as a pan-ethnic, multidisciplinary community is essential to nurturing the development of artists and arts groups. A4 serves as a thoughtful convener of the Asian American cultural workforce around issues of race, identity, and artmaking and provides a critical voice for this community. We are the only service organization in the country dedicated to the professional development of Asian American artists in all disciplines.


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