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The American Way

The American Way

HYH believes that in America, any publicity is good publicity.


Father and Son

Father and Son

Fenton Li plays DHH, the playwright, and I play his father HYH. These scenes were very well written, honest and heart-warming.


Backstage

Backstage

Relaxing in the luxurious dressing room at the Queens Theatre in the Park.


Student event

Student event

Most of the actors had the challenge of playing several characters. In this scene, we are playing students listening to Marcus Gee (played by Tom Ashton) and DHH (played by Fenton Li).


Final email

Final email

The "wide-eyed" Tom Ashton (center) played Marcus Gee, a white man mistaken for an Asian. The play closes with Marcus (and the audience) learning about race and identity.


Silly Senators

Silly Senators

One of the funniest scenes involved Scarlett Ahmed, myself, Anastasia Morsucci and Jade Justad playing real Senators that did not realize how ridiculous they sounded.


Wen Ho Lee interrogation

Wen Ho Lee interrogation

I also played Wen Ho Lee, a Chinese-American scientist that was wrongly accused of war crimes. In this scene, I am being interrogated by an FBI agent played by the talented Scarlett Ahmed.


HYH makes a point

HYH makes a point

One of the characters that I played was HYH, the playwright's father. It was an honor to portray a funny, honorable and complex person.


Rehearsal

Rehearsal

Director Sofia Landon Geier takes a rare break during rehearsals for "Yellow Face."


Playwright and cast

Playwright and cast

David Henry Hwang poses with the cast of "Yellow Face."


Cast and crew

Cast and crew

Members of the cast and crew pose with playwright David Henry Hwang after the opening night performance.


Opening Night Guest

Opening Night Guest

Tony Award winning playwright David Henry Hwang attended the opening night performance of his play, "Yellow Face" on November 14, 2008. Hwang (left), Director Sofia Landon Geier, and Producer Ron Hellman after the show.