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A Beautiful Country
For its spring production, Columbia Blue Glaze Theatre is proud to present A Beautiful Country, a play written by the Singaporean American playwright Chay Yew. Incorporating tragicomic scenes, video, dance, and first-person testimonials, the play chronicles the turbulent history of Asian America, drifting from the aching memories of Angel Island to the loss and melancholy experienced by the Asian diaspora in the present day. Through the eyes of Miss Visa Denied, a transgender performer who struggles to come to terms with their non-binary identity, Yew dramatizes America’s contradictory messages regarding race, gender, and orientalism. At its core, the play seeks to examine the fundamental questions regarding the immigrant experience—what does it mean to be an American, and what would it take to finally become one?
Watch the show's trailer here.
Supported in part by the Arts Initiative