Conrad Ricamora and the company of Soft Power. Photo credit: Joan Marcus. Courtesy of the Public Theater.

A Celebration of 'Soft Power' | Fall 2019

Dec. 3rd, 2019 4:00pm & 6:00 pm


A panel with David Henry Hwang, Jean Howard, Denise Cruz, and Ana Paulina Lee


This panel celebrated the importance of Soft Power (David Henry Hwang, Jeanine Tesori, Leigh Silverman at the Public Theater) as a cultural and theatrical event. Scholars of theater history, gender and sexuality studies, Asian and Asian American Studies, and race and performance studies offered commentary on the play, followed by comments from David Henry Hwang and audience Q&A.


David Henry Hwang is a Tony Award winning playwright, and Head of Playwriting at Columbia University School of the Arts.


Jean Howard is the George Delacorte Professor in the Humanities in the Department of English and Comparative Literature.


Denise Cruz is an Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature and a scholar of gender and sexuality in national and transnational cultures.


Ana Paulina Lee is an Assistant Professor of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, and a scholar of race and performance in the hemispheric Americas.


Co-sponsored by: Columbia University School of the Arts, Columbia Department Latin American and Iberian Cultures, and Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures. 

Event Time & Date

Date: Past Event
Location: 403 Kent Hall
Columbia University