...why not try something fresh and unexpected in Manhattan, like attend my friend Irene Chan's live performance of her latest artist book, An ABC reDiscovers Appearance? Yes, that's right - she's performing with her artist book. She debuted at the Stockholm Fringe Festival this past October.
In Irene's words:
I start every week with my identity and sense of belonging intact, only to have it fractured into pieces. My look of ‘Asianness’ has led to a great many misunderstandings: from the humorous to the demoralizing absurd. This performance explores whether old stereotypes affect how others see me today and whether growing up with American popular media has affected how I see myself and other Asians.
Sunday, February 6, 2011, 5pm
The Strawberry One-Act Festival
The Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street, NYC,
Between 9th & 10th Avenue in Chelsea
Program and Tickets (Irene is in Series J):
This is a competition and the audience votes. Please ask your NY friends to attend! Check the website for updates. If Irene advances, she will perform the show again the following week.