By Jenn Fang Northwest Asian Weekly The New York Daily News reported Dec. 3 that Tony Award-winning playwright and Yale alum David Henry Hwang was recovering in his Brooklyn-area home after being the victim of a random assault. Hwang was apparently walking near his home when he was attacked from behind by an unknown assailant […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Hot on the heels of last year’s “Mikado” controversy comes a University of Washington production of David Henry Hwang’s play “Yellow Face,” a study of racial and cultural issues surrounding Asian American theatre. The show runs from Jan. 27th to Feb. 1st at the Cabaret Theatre in the UW’s […]
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.