By Irfan Shariff Northwest Asian Weekly Consider the 1961 classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” where Mickey Rooney, a white actor, portrays Audrey Hepburn’s Japanese neighbor, Mr. Yanioshi. This depiction is a prime example of “yellowface,” or the caricaturing of Asians — much like blackface was to Blacks.
Kathy Hsieh’s writing career began in the ninth grade when her language arts teacher asked students to write a script for a class assignment. Hsieh wrote a comedic retelling
Growing up in the city, Henrietta went through school, got a job, and had a career ahead of her. Yet, she felt that there was a hole in her life, and she set out to find what was missing.
First thing I thought about before seeing “Ching Chong Chinaman” was, ‘great, another Asian American satire,’ “Joy Luck Club” references and all.
“Sex in Seattle 17: Coming Clean” is this year’s installment of the lives of Jenna, Elizabeth, and Tess — three single Asian American friends coping with their complicated love lives. The play is currently showing at the Richard Hugo House on Capitol Hill through Oct. 17. Its subtitle, “Coming Clean,” refers to the romantic decisions that each woman must make so that she can be truly happy.
There is nothing like sex in Seattle on a Friday night: especially when you’re watching it live on stage.