Book Wings China

Mar 12 2013 - 9:00pm
Theatre B, UI Theatre Building, Iowa City, Iowa/ Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre, Shanghai, China/ Around the Globe via Streaming Video


On Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. CST (10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 Shanghai time), the International Writing Program (IWP), in association with the University of Iowa's Theatre Arts Department and the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre, will present Book Wings China, a bilingual collaborative theatre production featuring six short plays (three Chinese, three American) commissioned on the theme of "migration." Using high-definition videoconferencing technologies, the theatre companies will virtually connect their stages for the performance, creating a single dramatic space in which American and Chinese actors work side by side to present the commissioned scripts. The production will be open to the public in China and in the U.S. and will be viewable via a live streaming website. Book Wings China is modeled off the groundbreaking 2012 Book Wings collaboration between the IWP, the University of Iowa Theatre Arts Department, and the Moscow Art Theatre.

Happening Now

  • Behind the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature, shared by novelists Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke, are translators--one key among them Jennifer CROFT, translator from the Polish, the Ukrainian, and the Spanish. Congratulations!

  • "Resisting English": at NYRB, Adam Kirsch reviews three decades of the translated work of the Japanese novelist and essayist Minae MIZUMURA (IWP '03).

  • Just out in Beirut, the intriguingly titled ['Laughter as Destructive History'] by the Iraqi poet, translator, and editor Soheil NAJM (IWP '07).

  • Death is Hard Work, the fifth title of the Syrian novelist Khaled KHALIFA (IWP '07), published by FSG in Leri Price's translation, is on the long list of the 2019 National Book Awards, in the Translated Literature category.

  • In the travel journal Off Assignment,  journalist and novelist Milagros SOCORRO (Venezuela, IWP '12) recalls a snowy day in Iowa City, and one woman's special gesture.

Find Us Online