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David Henry Hwang

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Transcript of David Henry Hwang

David Henry Hwang David Hwang was born August 11, 1957 in Los Angeles, California.

His father Henry Hwang worked as a banker.

His mother Dorothy Hwang worked as a piano teacher.

He received his Bachelors degree in English from Stanford University. Hwang taught high school in Menlo Park, California

He continued his studies at The Yale School of Drama

Hwang married his first wife, Ophelia Chong on September 25, 1985

He later married Kathryn Layng and had two children F.O.B First produced at Stanford University

Later produced at National Playwrights Conference and the New York Shakespeare Festival's Public Theatre

Obi Award Setbacks Rich Relations Produced 1986

Mostly negative Reviews

All-Caucasian cast "The first important dramatist of American public life since Arthur Miller" - TIME Magazine Early Life M. Butterfly Produced 1988 Tony Award
Drama Desk Award
John Gassner Award
Outer Critics Circle Award
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Staged in over four dozen countries Hwang's other works The Dance and the Railroad
Family Devotions
Sound and Beauty
Bondage
Face Value
Golden Child
Yellow Face
Chinglish Sceenplays M. Butterfly
Golden Gate
The Last Empire
Possession
Bob's Gang
Chinglish Broadway Musicals Rodgers & Hammerstein's Flower Drum song
Disney's Broadway production of Tarzan
Co-authored for Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida Achievements The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
William Inge Award for Distinguished Achievement in the American Theatre
The Asia Society Cultural Achievement Award
Steinberg Award for Distinguished Playwrights
The Residency One Playwright for the 2012-13 Signature Theatre Themes Clash of Cultures
Chinese-American Identity "Mr. Hwang suggests that the exchange of ideas creates opportunities for personal growth, for new ways of thinking"
-Peter Marks of The New York Times
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