alice tuan

Alice Tuan

2006 Iggy Woo


Alice Tuan is now Head of the Writing for Performance Program; Dramaturgy at Cal Arts (California Institute of the Arts). She is the author of Ajax (por nobody) (Flea Theater, Melbourne Fringe), Last of the Suns (Berkeley Rep, Ma-Yi Theatre), Ikebana (East West Players/Taper, Too), Some Asians (Perishable Theatre, UMASS, Amherst), New Culture for a New Country (EnGarde Arts), Coastline (Serious Play!, Edinburgh Fringe) and an adaptation of Middleton/Dekker’s The Roaring Girle (Foundry). Her collaboration with New Paradise Labortories, BATCH: An American Bachelor/ette Party Spectacle was commissioned by the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville and premiered at the 2007 Humana Festival of New American Plays. Ms Tuan received emerging artist recognition from both Los Angeles’ Richard E. Sherwood Award and New York’s Colbert Award for Excellence in 2000. She has taught English as a Second Language in Los Angeles and China as well as playwriting at Cal Arts and the Michener Center for Writers. Ms. Tuan holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Brown University. In December 2008, she gave a talk at the Beijing Foreign Studies University titled ‘The Contradiction of the Chinese American through the play Last of the Suns.’

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