Traveling Masters program comes to Portland

Playwright Philip Kan Gotanda is giving a speech June 3 at the Portland Center Stage

Philip Kan Gotanda is most well-known for bringing stories of Asians and Asian Americans in the United State to mainstream theater. (Courtesy DGF)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Prolific American Theater playwright Philip Kan Gotanda is giving a speech in Portland on Friday, June 3.

Through the Dramatists Guild Fund’s “Traveling Masters” program in partnership with MediaRites Theatre Diaspora, Gotanda will be speaking at the Portland Center Stage starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

Gotanda is most well-known for bringing stories of Asians and Asian Americans in the United States to mainstream theater.

DGF’s Traveling Masters Program goes around the country bringing famous dramatists in communities for writing workshops, master classes and talkbacks. It’s an opportunity for people to have exposure to successful playwrights, that they otherwise would not have had.

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