coming out asian american
NOVEMBER 6th. 12PM (EST).
BY JONATHAN HSU
Jonathan Hsu’s solo show receives an ensemble production directed by Francis Tanglao Aguas. From vampires to Bruce Lee to competitive swimming, Hsu explores the complications of Asian America male identity in this poetic monodrama rooted in critical race and gender discourse. This is a special performance for the William & Mary's program in Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies.
Jonathon Hsu wrote Coming Out Asian American as an Honors Thesis at William and Mary in 2015, when it received the Highest Honors in the program. He is looking forward to acting in a reading of the piece for the first time after spending many years working for both the private and public sector in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Currently, Jonathon is a MA candidate at Georgetown's School of Foreign Service.
Quan Chau is honored to be a part of this special ensemble version of Coming Out Asian American. His first show with Aguas Arts Ink was R. Zamora Linmark's Rolling the R's. Currently a theatre major at William & Mary, he has recently played Robin Oakapple in Ruddigore and Mike Costa in A Chorus Line, as well as Sky Square in Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical with Virginia Repertory Theatre in Richmond. In his free time, Quan likes to watch movies with his parents, write music, and anything else he can find to do while indoors.
Edward Hong is an actor who constantly obsesses over Cinnabons, to the point that he advertises himself with the fat pastry product. He's been on a gaggle of primetime TV shows, indie films, commercials, has dubbed over other people in a variety of Netflix shows, and other miscellaneous things that help pay for his gluttonous addiction. He is also the proud father of three cats and currently repped by Anthony Boyer at DDO Artists Agency and Chris Lee at Authentic Talent & Literary Management.