Asian American Plays
This class will guide you through a survey of Asian American plays, focusing on the Chinese and Japanese American experiences as represented through drama. The goals of this course will be to gain an empathy for these cultures by engaging five plays, studying themes within the required plays, and making comparisons to other Asian American media. Students will demonstrate professional application by creating vibrant lesson plans for students that make connections to the historical contexts of the plays and culture today and creating a survey that reflects on experience in relating to students and staff of a culture different than one's own.
NOTE: Required course materials must be purchased separately.
I have a BA in English and an MA in Theatre. My Masters Thesis explored California’s Visual and Performing Arts Standards. My teaching experience includes third-fifth grade elementary, Beginning Acting Instructor at San Jose State University, and Artist-in-Residence Teacher through San Joaquin County for K-8 Theatre and Improvisation. I taught Speech, Storytelling, and Improvisation for 5-8th graders for three years in Tracy, CA. I acted professionally in Los Angeles and love to inspire others to explore how theatre can be life-changing!