Workshop collaboration with City, University of London
Join the launch of the Spotlight Conversation series ‘#CCISoWhiteOrNot?’ led by City, University of London School of Communication & Creativity’s Dr Diana Yeh, Associate Dean of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Dr Jenny Mbaye, Associate Dean of Employability, Enterprise and Engagement.
In November 2022, the national touring theatre company, New Earth, and co-producers Storyhouse Chester withdrew WORTH by Joanne Lau from the Sheffield Crucible in protest of the venue’s decision to stage Miss Saigon.
The enormously successful musical Miss Saigon, produced by Cameron Mackintosh, first opened in London’s West End in 1989, and later transferred to Broadway.
But is it ‘an epic love story’ that ‘takes place in the last days of the Vietnam War’ or ‘a racial and sexual fantasy that negates the war’s political significance and Vietnamese subjectivity and agency’?
Dr Diana Yeh will be chairing the session and will be joined by Artist and Designer Moi Tran, designing set and costume for the premiere production of WORTH; Jennifer Lim, of Moongate Productions and BEATS advocacy group; Daniel York Loh, Associate Artistic Director of Kakilang, and actor and writer of plays and musicals; Hilmi Jaidin, musical theatre writer; and Dr Wing-Fai Leung, Senior Lecturer in Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King's College London.
Join the discussion on the current state and desired futures of musical theatre!
**Due to a personal emergency, Kimber Lee, Asian American playwright (upcoming untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play at Royal Exchange Theatre, 2023), will not be able to attend the talk as originally organized.