Lloyd Suh: Collected Plays (Paperback)

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Lloyd Suh: Collected Plays (Paperback)


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"An Asian face on stage is significant, and signifying. So as a writer I consider it my job to try and shape how and what it signifies."

2023 Pulitzer Prize finalist Lloyd Suh is a celebrated Chinese-American playwright whose work reveals how history can exact an emotional toll across culture and time. As a writer his work explores often ignored pivotal moments of Asian American history, drawing on a variety of forms and aesthetics, from historical realism and punk rock musicals to sci-fi plays and comedies for young audiences.

In his first collection of plays Suh brings to life the story of America's first female Chinese immigrant and carnival attraction, Afong Moy as well as offering an intimate epic that follows an unlikely family's journey from rural Taishan to the wild west of California in the wake of the Chinese Exclusion Act and a meeting of two very different cartoonists, Gyo Fujikawa and Walt Disney, in 1942. Together they offer an expressive and formally inventive look at historical and personal events in a variety of theatrical forms.

From New York Times Critic's Picks and the Pulitzer Prize final shortlist to intimate one-act dramas, Suh's work is revelatory, insightful and ripe for study and enjoyment in this inaugural collection, introduced by the author himself.
Lloyd Suh is the author of The Chinese Lady, Charles Francis Chan Jr.'s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery, American Hwangap, The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go!, Jesus in India, and others, produced with Ma-Yi, Magic Theatre, EST, NAATCO, PlayCo, Denver Center, Milwaukee Rep, ArtsEmerson, Children's Theatre Co, and more, including internationally at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and with PCPA in Seoul, Korea. He has received support from the NEA Arena Stage New Play Development program, Mellon Foundation, NYFA, NYSCA, Jerome, TCG, Dramatists Guild, and residencies including NYS&F and Ojai. He is an alum of Youngblood and the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and was a recipient of a 2016 Helen Merrill Award and the 2019 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts. From 2005-2010 he served as Artistic Director of Second Generation and Co-Director of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, and has served since 2011 as the Director of Artistic Programs at The Lark, and since 2015 as a member of the Dramatists Guild Council. Christine Mok is Associate Professor of English at the University of Rhode Island, USA.
Product Details ISBN: 9781350439207
ISBN-10: 1350439207
Publisher: Methuen Drama
Publication Date: February 20th, 2025
Pages: 288
Language: English