OCTOBER 27: Reading; 49 words I wish I could write in my family's language @ Hugo House [ticket link incoming]
to Brian, writing is...
envisioning a future communing, of ideas and people in shared creation (art, community, etc.)
obliteration of (my)self into something more whole
an opportunity to freeze time as we know it
an acknowledgement of suffering, a breath, a reaching for joy
Brian Dang (they/them) is a Vietnamese/Chinese playwright, poet, and teaching artist based in Seattle. They are a proud resident playwright at Parley and were a 2020-21 Hugo House Fellow.
Their plays include This time (NPC Finalist 2022, Many Voices Fellowship Semi-Finalist 2022) and a white haunting (Princess Grace Fellowship Finalist, Upcoming production with MAP Theatre).
Their writing has additionally been supported by 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Centrum Foundation, and workshopped with Seattle Opera, Pork Filled Productions, Mirror Stage, Sound Theatre, Theatre Battery, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. They teach poetry/theatre with Writers in the Schools, Arts Corps, and more. They really like bread.
Their current works in progress include "49 words I wish I could write in my family’s language," a poetry/letter collection supported through 4Culture and the 2022 Seattle CityArtist program.