Director Patrick Wang lecture at IU Cinema on Mar. 28

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Actor and filmmaker Patrick Wang will present a lecture on Fri., Mar. 28, at 3pm at the IU Cinema.  Wang's appearance is in association with Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month activities.

Patrick Wang graduated MIT with a degree in Economics and a concentration in Music and Theatre Arts. As an economist, he has studied energy policy, game theory, and income inequality at the Federal Reserve Bank, the Harvard School for Public Health and other organizations. As a theater director, he has specialized in classical verse drama (world premiere of Diane Arnson Svarlien’s translation of Medea) and new works (Surviving the Nian, Jonathan Larson Award). He has taught and directed productions at the Stella Adler Studio and The Neighborhood Playhouse. A collection of his short drama was published as The Monologue Plays. His performance in M. Butterfly was the subject of Leah Hager Cohen’s book, The Stuff of Dreams. His film credits include Surveillances (Panavision Prize) and Little Mary. His television credits include Saturday Night Live and One Life to Live. In the Family is his first feature film.