Los Angeles, CA
playwright / director
Elizabeth Wong has been acclaimed for her unique blend of comedy and social commentary. Letter to a Student Revolutionary concerns the Tiananmen Square massacre; Kimchee and Chitlins is a controversial satire about the black boycott of Korean stores in NYC. She also wrote an uber-contemporary play for women resulting in a series of celebratory, naughty comic monologues about dating in the 21st century, Dating & Mating in Modern Times. Her play China Doll pays tribute to the legendary Anna May Wong, America’s first Chinese-American movie star. The Kennedy Center has commissioned Wong to write a libretto from her adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince, and Honolulu Theatre for Youth commissioned a new musical The Magical Bird based on a classic folktale from the Philippines. Wong made her directorial debut three years ago at Theatre Emory in Atlanta, and in the summer of 2007 she directed a project in Albany, NY. Her latest of many passions are directing and writing lyrics.
This bio/description was originally published in 2007 and updated in 2013. For more current information, please refer to the award recipient's website (if provided).