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Alice Tuan

Alice Tuan is a playwright and teacher. She emerged in 2000 with recognition from the Richard E. Sherwood Award as well as the Colbert Award for Excellence. Ajax (por nobody) premiered at New York’s Flea Theater, and performed at the Melbourne Fringe (2001) and was presented last August at Toronto’s SummerWorks Festival. Last of the Suns premiered at Berkeley Rep and was recently published in Version 3.0: Contemporary Asian American Plays. Other produced plays include Ikebana, Some Asians, Iggy Woo, The Roaring Girle and the Virtual Hypertext Theater play Coastline (Serious Play!, Edinburgh Fringe). BATCH: An American Bachelor/ette Party Spectacle, her collaboration with New Paradise Laboratories, premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in 2007. Ms. Tuan holds an MFA from Brown University in Creative Writing and has taught at the Los Angeles Theater Center, East West Players, and the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas, Austin. Performance works include a solo performance in The Secret History of the Lower East Side (En Garde Arts), Sprawl (with Rachel Hauck at the Actor’s Gang) as well as the ‘conference performance’ of APACUNT (Asian Pacific American Contemporary Unilateral Neo Theater) with Kristina Wong (Guthrie, Theater for New City). Ms.Tuan has held one-year teaching posts in both Guangzhou and Shanghai, China. She has a commission from Yale Repertory Theater/Center for New Theater and teaches Writing for Performance at Cal Arts.

Portrait of Carlos Murillo.
Interview with Carlos Murillo
Essay

Interview with Carlos Murillo

7 June 2013

Anne García-Romero and Alice Tuan interview Carlos Murillo about his exploration of art and playwriting.  Murillo questions how storytelling and technology will merge together.

Interview with Brooke Berman
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Interview with Brooke Berman

6 June 2013

Anne García-Romero and Alice Tuan interview Brooke Berman to find that academia helped Berman find the backbone to advocate for her work.

Portrait of Kristina Wong.
Interview with Kristina Wong
Essay

Interview with Kristina Wong

4 June 2013

Anne García-Romero and Alice Tuan interview Kristina Wong about her “trial by fire” playwriting. Wong’s passionate about theatre that cannot be matched by a camera.

Portrait of Daniel Alexander Jones.
Interview with Daniel Alexander Jones
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Interview with Daniel Alexander Jones

3 June 2013

Daniel Alexander Jones discusses the art of learning from mentors and value of learning the craft of playwriting.

Teaching Playwriting in the 21st Century
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Teaching Playwriting in the 21st Century

2 June 2013

Anne García-Romero and Alice Tuan shed wisdom on teaching playwriting and offer their own exercises.

Teaching Playwriting
Series

Teaching Playwriting

Anne Garcia Romero and Alice Tuan share their wisdom on teaching playwriting.