Love and Relasianships Volume 1

Edited by Nina Lee Aquino
Preface by R.A. Shiomi

Love and Relasianships Volume 1
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This anthology is a definitive record of a theatrical movement, a movement that reflects a multiplicity of styles and genres, joined together by the singular fact that they are a series of plays written by Asians, for Asians… and for Canada.


Overview

This anthology is a definitive record of a theatrical movement, a movement that reflects a multiplicity of styles and genres, joined together by the singular fact that they are a series of plays written by Asians, for Asians… and for Canada.

Nina Lee Aquino

With a string of firsts in Asian Canadian theatre, Nina was the founding artistic director of fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company in 2002, organized the first Asian Canadian theatre conference, edited the first (two-volume) Asian Canadian play anthology Love + Relasianships, and co-edited the first (award-winning) book on Asian Canadian theatre. She became artistic director of Cahoots Theatre in 2009, Factory Theatre in 2012, and the National Arts Centre English Theatre in September 2022. Awards for her work include the Ken McDougall Award, the Canada Council for the Arts John Hirsch Prize, the Toronto Theatre Critics Awards for Best Director, Toronto Arts Foundation Margo Bindhart and Rita Davies Cultural Leadership Award, and three Dora Awards for Outstanding Direction.

R.A. Shiomi

R.A. Shiomi is an internationally recognized, award-winning Japanese Canadian playwright, stage director, artistic director, and taiko artist, and a major player in the Asian American/Canadian theatre movement. He is best known for his groundbreaking play Yellow Fever, which earned him the Bay Area Theater Circle Critics Award and “Bernie” Award. Over the last couple decades, Shiomi has also become a notable artistic and stage director. He directed the world premiere of the play Caught by Christopher Chen for which he received the Philadelphia Barrymore Award Nomination for Outstanding Direction. He is currently co-artistic director of Full Circle Theater Company.

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