Tony Award winner and American Theatre Wing Board member, David Henry Hwang shares his playwriting journey and leads a writing exercise in the latest Master Class Series.
About Master Class Artist, David Henry Hwang
David Henry Hwang is a Tony Award winner and three-time nominee, a three-time OBIE Award winner, and a three-time Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Hwang’s stage works includes the plays M. Butterfly, Chinglish, Yellow Face, Kung Fu, Golden Child, The Dance and the Railroad, and FOB, as well as the Broadway musicals Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida (co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 revival) and Disney’s Tarzan. He is also the most-produced living American opera librettist, whose works have been honored with two Grammy Awards, co-wrote the Gold Record Solo with the late pop icon Prince, and worked from 2015-2019 as a Writer/Consulting Producer for the Golden Globe-winning television series The Affair. He is currently writing the live-action musical feature film The Hunchback of Notre Dame for Disney Studios and a movie to star actress Gemma Chan. Hwang serves as Chair of the American Theatre Wing, serves on the Board of the Lark Play Development Center, and as Head of Playwriting at Columbia University School of the Arts. His newest work, Soft Power, a collaboration with composer Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home), premiered at Los Angeles’ Ahmanson Theatre, where it won six Ovation Awards. Its subsequent run at the Public Theatre in NYC received four Outer Critics Honors, eleven Drama Desk Nominations, and was a Finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Drama.
Moderated by President & CEO Heather Hitchens, our Master Class Series provides attendees with exclusive access to hear and learn from the titans of our theatre industry. Guests will range from top-tier Actors, Directors, Playwrights, Designers, and more! Attendees will have the opportunity to hear the many and vast ways to finding your way in the business with each featured artist sharing their unique journey and path to success as a creative.