I recently wrote a piece for Samuel French's "Breaking Character" series and I'd like to share the following excerpt with you:
"If I want the people on stage to truly reflect the colors of the diverse communities we live in, then it starts with me. Diversity was no longer an abstract concept; it became an actionable thing. And I realized it wasn’t just about creating Asian characters, it was about creating characters that embrace the multi-cultural world we live in. My plays may or may not have an Asian element, but I always endeavor to engage with issues of under-served communities and interests."
I'm sharing this with you because this is what I believe in. Every word I write as a playwright furthers that mission. It is as simple as that ... but of course, it is not so simple.
You can read the full article here.