Over 30 multi-ethnic artists will be featured on Second Generation’s “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” reports Broadway World.
The event tonight at Joe’s Pub in New York celebrates Second Generations 2012-2013 season and will introduce 2G’s commissioned writers.
Among those featured will be composer/writer Adam Gwon (pictured here) who was named one of 50 to watch by Dramatist Magazine.
“Both sides of my family’s heritage are defined by flight: my mom’s father, a German Jew, fled his homeland during World War II; my dad’s mother, the daughter of a political figure in Hong Kong, was forced to flee her home in the wake of the Communist revolution. Growing up, I heard these stories in pieces, trying my best to stitch together the narrative that led, somehow, from these epic journeys to a musical theater kid in the suburbs of Baltimore.”
Second Generation describes itself as bringing Asian American stories on the world stage.
You can read about some of the others featured in Broadway World.