Comparative Voices: A Talk on Post-Marriage Equality | TW & U.S.
In May 2019, Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage. In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state bans on same-sex marriage, legalized it in all fifty states.
Join us for an evening with playwrights, scholars, and organizers from the U.S. and Taiwan to find out what American queer artists and organizers can learn from Taiwan and what Taiwanese artists can take from understanding the state of queer theater in the United States four years after marriage equality?
Taiwanese playwrights Chao Chi-Yun (趙啟運), Lin Meng-Huan (林孟寰), and Liu Chien-Kuo (劉建幗) who have created new works on marriage equality in Taiwan will join US-based playwright Leigh Fondakowski, Sociology scholar Liao Yen-Chiao, and curator Tsai Pao-Chang to share their contemporary experience of queer playwrights and artists in Taiwan. The discussion is moderated by Adam Odsess-Rubin, Artistic Director of National Queer Theater.
Please also join us for the reading of these new short plays on Thursday, November 14th at 6:30pm at Martin E. Segal Theatre (365 Fifth Avenue. The readings will be followed by a discussion with the playwrights, curators, director Michael Leibenluft, and translator Jeremy Tiang, moderated by Linnea Valdivia, Literary Manager for the National Queer Theater.
Photo by Esther Ding-Chao Ho/United Daily News Group
Hosted by National Queer Theater
Wed, November 13, 2019 from 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm
NY 10017 New York US