Tiger Style! : Post Show Conversation with Ju Yon Kim

11/12/2016 South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Join us from for a post-show conversation with Harvard Professor Ju Yon Kim following the 2pm performance of Tiger Style! on November 12. 

Ju Yon Kim is the associate professor of English at Harvard University. Her research and teaching interests include Asian American literature and performance; modern and contemporary American theatre and drama; and cross-racial and intercultural performance. She is the author of The Racial Mundane: Asian American Performance and the Embodied Everyday (NYU Press, 2015), which received the 2016 Lois P. Rudnick Book Prize from the New England American Studies Association for best book in American studies published in 2015 by a New England area scholar. Her articles have appeared in Theatre JournalModern DramaThe Journal of Transnational American StudiesModernism/modernity, and Theatre Survey. As a 2013-2014 visiting scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she began a second book project now titled Paper Performance: Suspicion and the Spaces of Asian American Theater. She will complete a three-year tenure as the book review editor of Modern Drama in 2017. Ms. Kim received her PhD in modern thought and literature from Stanford University and her BA in English from Yale University.


About Tiger Style!

Squabbling siblings Albert and Jennifer Chen reached the pinnacle of academic achievement. But as adults, they’re epic failures: he’s just been passed up for promotion and she’s been dumped by her loser boyfriend. So, naturally, they confront their parents and launch an Asian Freedom Tour! From California to China, this hilarious new comedy examines race, parenting, and success with wit and sharp humor.

Approximate run time: 2 hours including one 10-minute intermission.

Seating at select performances of Tiger Style! is limited, but seats are released every day for sale. Please call the Huntington Box Office at 617 266 0800 to learn about our Advanced Wait List and be upgraded to a seat automatically when it becomes available.

Mike Lew“I've been dying to work at the Huntington for years now. I keep falling in love with the plays that originate there, and it's with the Huntington’s spirit of bold new work in mind that I'm delighted to share Tiger Style! This is a deeply personal play about my Chinese American upbringing that wrestles with 'Asian tiger parenting,' Ivy League burnout, and the line between the cultural baggage we carry within us versus the cultural preconceptions heaped upon us. I can't wait to share it with Boston!” — Mike Lew
Tiger Style! will hit the sweet spot — it is both sidesplittingly funny and intellectually rich. I became a major fan of the play after our Breaking Ground reading in 2014 and knew we had to produce it. Mike Lew has written a sharp and original comedy about generational differences, cultural heritage, and race in America today, and I can’t wait to bring Boston audiences along for the ride”— Peter DuBois

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