Stanford’s Asian American Theater Project this weekend will perform an Asian American version of the iconic play, Death of a Salesman, reports the Stanford Daily.
Co-producer Ken Savage says the play resonated with the group because it sees some of the show’s themes in the Asian American experience.
“Part of AATP’s mission is to look at all plays through an Asian and Asian American lens and see how each of these plays speak to our culture, our family values, the ideas and themes that matter most to us,” Savage said. “What does the American dream mean to an immigrant family?”
In the words of director Dina Hassan, “It’s a classic American play, not a classic white American play.”
You can read more about the inspiration for this production in the Stanford Daily.