Articles and Essays

“Sounding Asian American: Geeks and Superheroes in Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone.” Theatre After Empire. Eds. Harvey Young and Megan Geigner. (Routledge, 2021).

“Transcultural Memory and Food in Julia Cho’s Aubergine.” Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Plays by Women: The Early Twenty-First Century. Eds. Penny Farfan and Lesley Ferris (University of Michigan Press, 2021).

“Asian American Theater and Drama from the 1960s to the 1990s.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture. Oxford University Press, 2019.

“Adages for Ethical Graduate Mentoring in the Twenty-first Century.” Co-authored with Charlotte M. Canning and Sara Warner. Theatre Topics. 29.2 (July 2019). 103-113.

 “Historiography of Yellowface: Stage Make-Up, Materiality and Technology.” The Methuen Drama Handbook of Theatre History and Historiography. Eds. Claire Cochrane and Joanna Robinson. Methuen Bloomsbury, 2019.

“Korean Diaspora and the Moebius Strip: Sung Rno’s Yi Sang Counts to Thirteen and Transnational Avant-Garde Theatre.” Transnational Performance, Identity and Mobility. Eds. Iris Tuan and Ivy I-Chu Chang. Methuen Bloomsbury, 2018.

Photo Credit: Yi Sang Counts to Thirteen by Sung Rno at Sam-il-ro Changgo Theatre, Produced by 719 Production,  May 1, 2009- June 28, 2009. Directed by Lee Breuer. Photographer: Jong-Hyun Suh  (gavi studio). Cast: Chang-Soo Lee, Dong-Ruk Shin, So-Jin Kim, Young-Jun Im 

“All the Stage’s a World: The Organization of International, Multicultural, and Global Theatre Companies in the U.S.” Theater and Cultural Politics for a New World. Ed. Chinua Akimaro Thelwell. Routledge, 2017. 60-72.

Photo Credit: lê thi diem thúy (thúy lê), the bodies between us, New WORLD Theater. 1998.

“Strangers Onstage: Asia, America, Theatre, and Performance.The Journal of American Drama and Theatre. 28.1 (Winter 2016).

Photo Credit: Wayne Lee (Jimmy Kim) in Cleveland Raining directed by Barbara Sellers-Young and Karen Shimakawa at the University of California, Davis. Photo: Jim Von Rummelhoff.

“Contemporary Asian American Drama.” The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature. Eds. Rajini Srikanth and Min Song. Cambridge University Press, 2015. 406-421.

Photo Credit: Haunani Minn, Yuki Shimoda, Jim Ishida, and Josie Pepito Kim in “And the Soul Shall Dance,” East West Players, 1974]

 “Designed Bodies:  A Historiographical Study of the Costume Designer Willa Kim.” The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater. Ed. Nadine George-Graves. Oxford University Press, 2015. 362-379.

Photo Credit: Willa Kim photographed in March 1973. Photo by Jack Mitchell/Getty Images.

 “Asian American Women Playwrights and the Dilemma of the Identity Play: Staging Heterotopic Subjectivities.” Contemporary Women Playwrights. Eds. Penny Farfan and Lesley Ferris. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 244-257.

Photo credit: Songs of Dragons Flying to Heaven by Young Jean Lee. 2006. Photo by Carl Skutsch.

 “Patient Zero: Jean Yoon and Korean Canadian Theatre.” Asian Canadian Theatre. Eds. Nina Lee Aquino and Ric Knowles. Toronto: Playwrights Canada, 2011. 62-78.

Photo Credit: Jean Yoon, photo by Tim Leyes

“Avant-Garde Becomes Nationalism: Immortalizing Nam June Paik in South Korea.”  Avant-Garde Performance and Material Exchange: Vectors of the Radical.  Ed. Mike Sell. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 140-166.

“Ommah” by Nam June Paik, National Gallery of Art. 2005. Photo by Esther Kim Lee

“Transnational Legitimization of an Actor: the Life and Career of Soon-Tek Oh.”  Modern Drama 48.2 (Summer 2005): 372-406.

“Between the Personal and the Universal: Asian American Solo Performance from the 1970s to the 1990s.”  Journal of Asian American Studies. 6.3 (Oct 2003): 289-312.

Photo Credit: Winston Tong, Bound Feet. 1977. La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. Photo by Sylvia Plachy