University Lecture Series Interview: David Henry Hwang

The award-winning playwright best known as the author of 'M. Butterfly,' spoke to The NewsHouse before his talk at Syracuse University.

David Henry Hwang is best known as the author of M. Butterfly, which ran for two years on Broadway, won a number of awards including a Tony, and was a finalist for the 1989 Pulitzer Prize. He is also author of the award-winning plays Golden Child and Yellow Face as well as several books for award-winning musicals.

Throughout his career, Hwang has explored the complexities of forging Eastern and Western cultures in a contemporary America. During his presentation, he spoke about how theater effects race perception and activism, and can help change stereotypes.

According to Opera News, Hwang is America’s most-produced living opera librettist.
His newest play is Chinglish, a comedy about an American businessman in China. He is also executive producer of the feature film White Frog, which is currently in production.

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