An Interview with David Henry Hwang on Writing for Showtime's "The Affair"
This November, Playwriting Concentration Head David Henry Hwang’s television writing talents will be showcased with the release of season three of The Affair. As a writer and producer for the show, Hwang is part of the six person writing team who collaboratively developed the storylines for season three.
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