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Victory Gardens to Host Book Launch Party for Version 3.0, Edited by Chay Yew

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Victory Gardens Theater, Silk Road Rising and Theatre Communications Group will host a public event to celebrate the new anthology of contemporary Asian American drama entitled Version 3.0, edited by Victory Gardens' Artistic Director Chay Yew, and published by TCG Publications. The event will be held at Victory Gardens Theater, on Sunday, December 4, from 5pm to 7pm.

The evening will include a reception, readings and a discussion with Chay Yew and Luis Alfaro, about the anthology and the current state of the art.

As previously reported, the collection includes Julia Cho's Durango, Sunil Kuruvilla's Rice Boy, Han Ong's Swoony Planet, Sung Rno's wAve, Diana Son's Satellites, Alice Tuan's Last of the Suns and Chay Yew's Question 27, Question 28. Also included is The Square, a choral piece meditating on 120 years of relationships between non-Asian Americans and the Asian American community, written by sixteen of today's leading playwrights: Bridget Carpenter, Ping Chong, Constance Congdon, Kia Corthron, Maria Irene Fornes, Philip Kan Gotanda, Jessica Hagedorn, David Henry Hwang, Robert O'Hara, Craig Lucas, Han Ong, José Rivera, Diana Son, Alice Tuan, Mac Wellman and Chay Yew. Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang has written the forward for the volume.

The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required by contacting Daniel Reinglass, at 773-328-2130 or dreinglass@victorygardens.org.


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