Live Show! Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen: David Henry Hwang

Tue, May 10, 2016 @ 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Tickets: (includes museum admission): $20/adult; $15/student & senior; Free for MOCA member

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Join David Henry Hwang, Tony Award® winning playwright in conversation with author and humorist Randy Cohen. This program will be a live-taping of Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen, an interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result? Surprising stories from great talkers.

 

The featured musical guest for the evening will be Jack Hsu of Hsunami.

 

Randy Cohen’s first professional work was writing humor pieces, essays and stories for newspapers and magazines (The New Yorker, Harpers, The Atlantic, Young Love Comics). His first television work was writing for Late Night with David Letterman for which he won three Emmy awards. His fourth Emmy was for his work on Michael Moore’s TV Nation. He received a fifth Emmy as a result of a clerical error, and he kept it. For twelve years he wrote “The Ethicist,” a weekly column for the The New York Times Magazine. His new book is Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything.

 

David Henry Hwang’s work includes the plays M. Butterfly, Chinglish, Golden Child, Yellow Face, The Dance and the Railroad, and FOB, as well as the Broadway musicals Aida (co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 revival) and Disney's Tarzan. He is also America’s most-produced living opera librettist. 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 in Drama. He won the 2011 PEN/Laura Pels Award, the 2012 Inge Award, and the 2012 Steinberg “Mimi” Award, the world’s richest playwriting prize. Hwang was recently the Residency One Playwright at New York’s Signature Theatre, which produced a season of his plays, including the premiere of his newest work, Kung Fu.

 

Jack Hsu is the founder of Hsu-nami, the first ever “Erhu progressive rock group” in the world. Frontman Jack Hsu incorporates the use of an amplified ''Erhu'', a two-string bowed instrument that is often used in Chinese classical music and folk ensembles into the band’s soundscape.
 

Person Place Thing is produced with the JCC in Manhattan and sponsored by WAMC Northeast Public Radio in partnership with the New York Council for the Humanities.