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Crossing Borders: A Play Reading Series Featuring Zhu Yi (POSTPONED)

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*THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBD*

Crossing Borders
is thrilled to present Crash and Deep Blue by Zhu Yi from her collection of short plays, Alien of Extraordinary Ability.

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 American Dream Redux and Asian American Arts Alliance (A4).


ZHU YI

Originally from China, Yi is a New York-based writer who received the First Prize at the 2015 World Sinophone Drama Competition. She is an alumna of EST/Youngblood and a member of Ma-Yi Writers Lab and Royal Court Theatre's International Playwrights Programme, and has been selected for the NYTW’s Emerging Artist Fellowship.


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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