The Commencement of William Tan: Reading Ma-Yi Labfest

Had another reading of my new full length play THE COMMENCEMENT OF WILLIAM TAN for Ma-Yi Theatre Company’s Labfest.  This play is about my senior year in high school.  You can read more about it here 

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William, a well-liked student athlete at Lincoln High School and who happens to be Asian, plans to cruise through his senior year at what’s considered the most diverse high school in Nebraska until racial tensions arise between some of William’s friends, who are on the football team and a gang of FOB Asian kids. These turn of events forces William to come to terms with his thoughts on race, and how he identifies, or doesn’t identify with his own ethnicity as the entire school, including the staff turns to William to make peace between the two groups.

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December 7, 2012

Reading: Ma-Yi Labfest 2012
Directed by Tamara Fisch

WILLIAM…………………………..Mason Lee
VINH………………………………..Tony Vo
DUTCH…………………………….Brock Harris
MS. CHADA……………………..Kathleen McElfresh
BETSY……………………………..Emma Galvin
THE POMALINKS…………….Victoria Pollack, Bailey Newman, and Kirsten Harvey
Stage Directions………………Natalie Bird

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