Asian Pacific Friends of the Theatre hosts an
Artist Reception with Playwrights

JULIA CHO and ELIZABETH WONG
moderated by Prince Gomolvilas

Thursday, October 22
6:30 — No Host Reception
7 pm — Buffet Dinner
7:30 — Artist Discussion and Q&A

Taipan Restaurant at the Wells Fargo Building
330 S. Hope St., Second Floor
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90017
(3 hours free parking with validation)

$12 pre-sale
$15 at the door

RSVP by October 16
Mail checks payable to “APAFT”
The Phan Law Group
Attn: Katie Tokushige
6080 Center Dr., Suite 610
Los Angeles, CA 90045

For more information or to be added to the mailing list, e-mail APAFT.rsvp@gmail.com.


JULIA CHO’s plays include The Language Archive, The Piano Teacher, Durango, The Winchester House, BFE, The Architecture of Loss and 99 Histories. Her work has been produced at The Vineyard Theatre, The Public Theater, South Coast Repertory, Long Wharf Theater, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, East West Players, Theatre@Boston Court and Silk Road Theatre Project among others. Honors include the Barrie Stavis Award, the Claire Tow Award for Emerging Artists and the L. Arnold Weissberger Award. Durango was also named one of the Top 10 Plays of 2006 by Entertainment Weekly and one of the Best of 2007 by the L.A. Times. An alumna of the Juilliard School and NYU’s Graduate Dramatic Writing Program, Julia is also a member of New Dramatists.

ELIZABETH WONG is a playwright and director. Wong is a recipient of the Tanne Foundation Award for artistic achievement. She has been acclaimed for her unique blend of comedy and social commentary. Her award-winning Letters to a Student Revolutionary, about the friendship between two women, premiered OffBroadway and recently was produced at the Center for the Preservation of Democracy in Los Angeles to benefit Amnesty International, commemoratng the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Her other plays include, Dating and Mating in Modern Times is a series of celebratory comic monologues about hookups in the 21st. China Doll pays tribute to the legendary Anna May Wong, America’s first Chinese-American movie star, and was produced Off-Broadway by Pan Asian Rep. Kimchee and Chitlins is a serious comedy about the news media and race relations in America. Wong has received commissions from major regional theaters, for both adult-themed plays and plays for young audiences. Her commissions include: Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for a libretto from her adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince, Honolulu Theatre for Youth for her libretto, The Magical Bird. She was a Disney Writing Fellow and a staff writer for the ground-breaking ABC sitcom All-American Girl starring Margaret Cho. She was a guest artist at the New York State Writers’ Institute, and she was the inaugural artist in residence at the Ecole Cantonale d’art du Valle, Sierre, Switzerland. She’s currently working a play about ancestry The DNA Trail, with seven other writers, including Shishir Kurup, Philip Gotanda and David Henry Hwang. Her website is http://www.elizabethwong.net

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