Continuing Culver City High School’s Academy of Visual and Performing Arts tradition of thoughtful, relevant theater, the AVPA/CTE Theatre has the immense honor of putting on “Yellow Face” by David Henry Hwang. Debuting Thursday evening, November 4 and running through Sunday, November 7, 2021, the production is a collaboration with East West Players Theatre Company, and Stephanie Lee as guest director. Professional actor Christopher Chen will be onstage with the theater students as David Henry Hwang’s father, Henry Hwang.
For technical theatre students, AVPA has partnered with professional designers from the industry to come in as design mentors for each department within the production team.
“Yellow Face” is a wonderful satire that uses comedy to discuss important and difficult issues such as race in America, representation in the arts, and cultural appropriation. The theatre staff, and guest producers and directors created a series of professional development opportunities to accompany the play, so CCUSD teachers can use the themes and issues to educate and empower other students to learn from Yellow Face.
As a way of delving even deeper into the themes of the play, AVPA will host community conversations after each performance that includes teachers, staff and students.
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