Awesome fun shirts and sweatshirts. Two designs. Just for you. “Everything’s Not Black and White…it’s ASIAN!” and “Adoptees Live Outside the Box.” Designed by Cana Potter. All proceeds go towards How to Be a Korean Woman International Tour 2013-15. Shirts are American Apparel’s soft and comfy Tri-Blend (50% Polyester / 25% Cotton / 25% Rayon).
Casual pullover in lightweight fabric with raglan sleeves.
Loose-fitting on top; snug around waist.
$45 (+$3 S+H)
“Adoptees Live Outside the Box”
Slimming t-shirts with durable rib neckband.
$32 ($3 S+H)
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—Leslie Bow, Professor of English and Asian American Studies
“[The plays in Asian American Plays for a New Generation] engage sophisticated ideas about migration and home; imposture and authenticity; political allegory; fantasy and reality; and, of course, identity politics.”
Asian American plays provide an opportunity to think about how racial issues are engaged through theatrical performance physical contact, bodily labor, and fleshly desire as well as through the more standard elements of plot, setting, characterization, staging, music, and action.
Asian American Plays for a New Generation showcases seven exciting new plays including Sun Mee Chomet’s award-winning play Asiamnesia, a piece that explores historical stereotypes of Asian women in Hollywood and how those early representations resonate to this day.
As a whole, the plays dramatize timely themes that are familiar to Asian Americans. The works variously address immigration, racism, stereotyping, identity, generational tensions, assimilation, and upward mobility as well as post-9/11 paranoia, racial isolation, and adoptee experiences. Each of these works engages directly and actively with Asian American themes through performance to provide an important starting point for building relationships, raising political awareness, and creating active communities that can foster a sense of connection or even rally individuals to collective action.
Signed copies by Sun Mee are available for purchase here, at $25 each (plus $3 S+H).