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David Henry Hwang

David Henry Hwang

DAVID HENRY HWANG, a playwright, screenwriter and librettist for musicals and operas, joined The Lark’s Board of Trustees in 2006 and has served the organization as strategist, fundraiser, advocate, artist mentor, and member of its Global Exchange Task Force. He curated The Lark’s Contemporary Chinese Playwriting Series, a partnership with Signature Theatre, represented The Lark in Romania and The Philippines, and served as Interim Director of the Playwrights’ Workshop (substituting for fellow Trustee Arthur Kopit during a writing sabbatical). He is a Tony Award-winner, a three-time Obie Award-winner, and has twice been a Nominated Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. His works include the plays M. Butterfly, Golden Child, Chinglish, Yellow Face, and FOB; Aida (co-author), the revised Flower Drum Song and Disney’s Tarzan. He serves as the Chair of the American Theatre Wing, as President of Young Playwrights Inc., and was appointed by President Clinton to the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

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