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Drama Canadian

Asian Canadian Theatre

edited by Nina Lee Aquino & Ric Knowles

Playwrights Canada Press
Initial publish date
May 2011
Canadian, Drama, Anthologies (multiple authors)
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    Publish Date
    May 2011
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A collection of essays emerging from the international GENesis conference held by fu-GEN Theatre Company in 2010, this is the first book to consider the formation, history, and practice of Asian Canadian theatre. As the foundational volume in the development of a new field of study, it includes essays by major voices in Asian Canadian Studies and Asian North American Theatre Studies, as well as some of Canada’s top theatre practitioners.The book offers essays that contextualize the development of Asian Canadian theatre, celebrate its founders, analyze some of its most significant achievements, theorize its work, and articulate its major contribution to Canadian theatre in the twenty-first century.
Contributors include Donald Goellnicht, Christine Kim, Ric Knowles, Christopher Lee, Esther Kim Lee, Daphne Lei, Siyuan Lui, Xiaoping Li, Jane Luk, Sean Metzger, Anne Nothof, Jane Park, Thy Phu, Jenna Rodgers, Shelley Scott, Karen Shimikawa, Eleanor Ty, Donald Woo, David Yee, and Jean Yoon.

About the authors

Nina Lee Aquino is an award-winning director and dramaturge. She is the current Artistic Director of Factory Theatre. She is the editor of Canada’s first Asian-Canadian two-volume drama anthology Love + Relasianships and the co-editor of the award-winning New Essays on Canadian Theatre Volume One: Asian Canadian Theatre. Nina co-wrote Miss Orient(ed) and her monologues have been published in Beyond the Pale and She Speaks. Awards for her directorial work include: the Canada Council John Hirsch Prize 2008 and two Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding Direction. She is an honorary member of the Canadian Association for Theatre Research.

Nina Lee Aquino's profile page

Ric Knowles is of anglo-Scottish heritage, and is Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph, editor of Canadian Theatre Review, and past editor of Modern Drama (1999â??2005). He is author of The Theatre of Form and the Production of Meaning, Shakespeare and Canada, and Reading the Material Theatre, co-author (with the Cultural Memory Group) of Remembering Women Murdered by Men, editor of Theatre in Atlantic Canada, Judith Thompson, and The Masks of Judith Thompson, and co-editor (with Joanne Tompkins and W.B.Worthen) of Modern Drama: Defining the Field. He is general editor of the book series Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English and New Essays on Canadian Theatre from Playwrights Canada Press.

Ric Knowles' profile page


  • Winner, Patrick O'Neill Award

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