Pull No Punches


East Asian Voices Play readings
4-6pm Sat 23rd June 2018
Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG

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A rare opportunity to hear unusual, exciting stories by East Asians. Presented here are riveting extracts drawn from their plays and writings.

There is also a chance to meet the writers and actors and to chat to them about the challenges they have had to face in getting their work produced and read.

The programme will consist of captivating selections from the following works.

The Fu Manchu Complex
by Daniel York Loh
A pastiche examining prejudices in Western stereotyping by subverting Sax Rohmer’s pernicious, orientalised super-villain, Fu Manchu
(from British East Asian Plays published by Aurora Metro)

Special Occasions
by Amy Ng
Mother and daughter – set against the background of the international settlement in pre-Communist Shanghai
(from British East Asian Plays published by Aurora Metro)

Jamaica Boy
by Stephen Hoo
Intriguing chap – British Chinese, Jamaican Chinese, disaporic, outside, under represented, hapa, hooded and homo – all rolled into ONE
(from British East Asian Plays published by Aurora Metro)

Women of Asia
by Asa Palomera
Women verses Women (a Filipino maid kills her employer in Cairo)
The dowry of Indian bride (the in-laws sell her body parts after benefiting from her dowry)
The Virgin Sale at the Chinese Tea House (3 young prostitutes return home as ghosts to see their parents’ riches built out of their earnings)
Monologue by a Japanese Medea
(from Women of Asia published by Aurora Metro)

by Joel Tan
Based loosely on a LGBTQ experience in Singapore where the government remains horribly silent in a pressing socio-political crisis.
(from British East Asian Plays published by Aurora Metro)

A Hero Born
by Jin Yong
From the most popular series by the most successful Chinese author – a cultural monument translated into English for the first time
(published by Quercus Books)

Produced by Break Point Theatre in association with AAAHA