Call for Performance Reviews

deadline for submissions: 
December 5, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
David Henry Hwang Society
contact email: 

Call for Performance Reviews by the David Henry Hwang Society


The David Henry Hwang Society was founded in 2016 at the Comparative Drama Conference with the goal of promoting scholarly examination of Hwang’s theatrical works. Since his first breakout play, FOB, in 1980, David Henry Hwang has proven the most significant and prolific Asian American playwright to date.  From the global phenomenon of M. Butterfly and more recent successes with Yellow Face and Chinglish, Hwang has staged stories of the Asian American experience and explored questions of race, culture, and identity.


On the David Henry Hwang Society webpage, we will be publishing performance reviews of all Hwang related material (plays, musicals, operas, television episodes, etc.).  This call applies not only to premieres, such as Dream of the Red Chamber which opens in San Francisco next month, but also revivals and regional productions of Hwang’s works.


Performance reviews should be 800-1200 words long.  Please begin your review with the following format:


M. Butterfly

Eugene O’Neill Theatre

March 17, 1988  (Performance Date)

Director: John Dexter

Scenic Designer:  Eiko Ishioka

Costume Designer: Eiko Ishioka

Performers: John Lithgow, B.D. Wong


Photographs are encouraged to accompany the review.


Please submit your reviews in Word format to


This is an open ended call.