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This course examines Asian American experience through the lens of theatre and performance.  These performance are often critical sites where members of the community preserve their cultural legacies and negotiate American racial politics.  By discussing representative works by Asian American playwrights, performance artists, and filmmakers, we will cover the following topics:  key events in Asian American history; immigration and citizenship; identity and community formation, intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality; generational gaps in Asian American culture; trauma and memory; U.S. imperialism and social justice.  Open to HS Students.