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Guide to the Elizabeth Wong Papers CEMA 16
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Description
Elizabeth Wong is an award winning Chinese American playwright and a television screenwriter specializing in Asian American issues. The Elizabeth Wong Papers consists of personal and professional materials generated by Wong during the period 1980-2003. The collection consists of seven series contained in 48 archival boxes occupying approximately 21 linear feet of space. The bulk of the collection contains Wong’s literary works in journalism, television and particularly theatre and related correspondence, publicity and professional files
Background
Elizabeth Wong is an award winning Chinese American playwright and a television screenwriter specializing in Asian American issues. Wong's plays include the Playwright's Forum Award winning play, Letters to a Student Revolutionary (1991), which premiered off-Broadway and has been produced both abroad and in numerous U.S. cities. Wong also was a staff writer for the ABC sitcom All- American Girl, the first network series to feature an Asian- American woman as its central character. Her plays have been published by Dramatic Publishing Company, and are included in anthologies such as Contemporary Plays by Women of Color, Women on the Verge: Seven Avant-garde Playwrights, and Unbroken Thread: Six Asian American Playwrights. Letters is about two women -- one Chinese, one Chinese American --whose lives converge around the Tiananmen Square massacre. It was produced by Pan Asian Repertory in New York and by theaters in Los Angeles and Seattle. Letters to a Student Revolutionary has toured both nationally and internationally, and was the only U.S. invitee to the 1992 Singapore Arts Festival.
Extent
20.5 linear feet 45 document boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 1 diskette box
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
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