Asian Heritage Month-CFACI | Virtual Museum of Asian Canadian Cultural Heritage (VMACCH)

All the World’s a Stage: Asian Canadian Theatre

Spoiler: Many of these pages are linked to video excerpts. Enjoy!

Marjorie Chan is the recipient of a Dora Mavor Moore Award in performance as well as the prestigious K.M. Hunter Artists’ Award. Her acclaimed dramas include China Doll, nominated for several Doras, including Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Production as well as the Governor General’s Literary Award. She is also a librettist and provides text for multidisciplinary dance pieces.

Louise Noguchi challenges her audience with themes that pose psychological questions. Using photography, sculpture, video and other media, Noguchi’s concepts confront the spectator’s notions of identity, perception and reality.

Mamma Mia!, Wicked, The King and I, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat—Kevin Samuel Yee has been in all of them, and in many others, including a music video that was a top five hit on the Disney Channel and The Box .

And don’t miss Professor Robert Fothergill’s Dragonfly! The play-reading was presented after the Asian Heritage Month Lecture in 2008 by York University Professor Emeritus Stephen Endicott. This lecture, entitled “When China Stood Up: The Experience of Dr. James Gareth Endicott” was about the life of his father.

The videos of the play-reading: Part I, Part II, Part III

The lecture was followed by a premiere reading of the play “Dragonfly: Scenes from a Screenplay on Dr. James Endicott”, by the late York University Professor Emeritus Robert Fothergill , winner of a Chalmers Award and a Dora Award nominee.

The videos for the premiere reading: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV

York University YFile Story on the event.

The Virtual Museum of Asian Canadian Cultural Heritage (VMAACH) was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.