Conversation with Renowned Playwright & Librettist
David Henry Hwang (Yale Drama ’83)
The Yale Club of San Francisco & the Stanford Women’s Club of San Francisco invite YANA members to an online conversation with renowned playwright and librettist David Henry Hwang (Stanford ’79, Yale Drama School ’83), who was featured in a YANA event last year.
He will discuss his career and how he came to adapt the great classic of Chinese literature, “Dream of the Red Chamber,” into an opera commissioned by the San Francisco Opera. This is a rare opportunity to explore the process by which a new opera is created and is sure to enrich our understanding of how this time-honored art form continues to evolve in the modern age.
Thursday, June 16 | 7:00-8:00 PM PDT
Yale Club of San Francisco & Stanford Women’s Club of San Francisco Joint Event
David Henry Hwang is an Obie, Tony and Grammy Award-winning author of works including the plays “M. Butterfly” and “Golden Child,” and the musicals “Aida” and “Flower Drum Song” (2002 revival). His opera work includes “Ainadamar” with music by Osvaldo Golijov, and 5 pieces with Philip Glass. He also co-wrote the Gold Record “Solo” with the late pop icon Prince and was a Writer/Consulting Producer for the Golden Globe-winning television series “The Affair.”
This online conversation is a prelude the performance of the Dream of the Red Chambers performance on Friday evening, June 17, 2022. The Yale Club of San Francisco has arranged with the San Francisco Opera for discounted ticketing for the “Dream of the Red Chambers.” More details here