An Evening with David Henry Hwang

Tue, Nov 7, 2017 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Tickets (includes museum admission): $15/adult; $8/student (w ID) and senior (65 & up); Free for MOCA members.


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When David Henry Hwang wrote and premiered his groundbreaking play, M. Butterfly 30 years ago at the age of 30, it was transformative for Asian American arts and Asian Americans in the arts. Please join David Henry Hwang for a conversation at MOCA on the revival of the Tony-winning M. Butterfly and a deeper dive into the themes of gender, culture, and power explored in the play.

David Henry Hwang’s work includes the plays M. Butterfly, Chinglish, Yellow Face, Kung Fu, Golden ChildThe Dance and the Railroad, and FOB, and the Broadway musicals Aida (co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 revival) and Disney’s Tarzan. He is America’s most-produced living opera librettist, who has worked with composers Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, and Bright Sheng, among others. Hwang is a Tony© Award winner and three-time nominee, a three-time Obie Award winner and a two-time Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is currently a writer/producer for the Golden Globe-winning television series The Affair. Hwang won the 2011 PEN/Laura Pels, the 2012 Inge, the 2012 Steinberg “Mimi”, a 2014 Doris Duke Artist, and the 2015 IPSA Distinguished Artist Awards. He heads the MFA playwriting program at Columbia University School of the Arts, and was recently the Residency One Playwright at New York’s Signature Theatre. From 1994-2000, he sat by appointment of President Bill Clinton on the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. David Henry Hwang serves on the Board of the Lark Play Development Center and was recently elected Chair of the American Theatre Wing.


M. Butterfly written by David Henry Hwang, directed by Julie Taymor, is currently running at the Cort Theatre on Broadway.