Thai Ghost Stories on the Stage and Screen
Thai Ghost Stories on the Stage and Screen
WhenMonday, Oct 28, 2019, 5 – 7 p.m.
Campus locationThomson Hall (THO)
Campus room101
Event typesLectures/Seminars, Screenings, Special Events
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Description

Prince Gomolvilas self-identifies as the world's only Thai-American playwright.  His most  recent play, The Brothers Paranormal, is a critically acclaimed comedy/horror/drama about Thai-American ghost hunters now being staged in Seattle by Pork Filled Productions.

Gomolvilas frequently writes comedies with a supernatural twist. Recurring themes include the contemporary Asian-American experience, the tension between immigrants and their offspring, the intersection of ethnicity and sexual identity, race relations in the United States, the trauma of displacement, the nature of loss and grief, and, in the words of Erasure, "the infinite complexities of love."

He will discuss The Brothers Paranormal, his award-winning body of work (including The Theory of Everything, called one of the “32 plays you need to read before you die” by BuzzFeed), finding identity, and answer audience questions.

Act Two of the evening will feature the screening of a scary short film by independent Thai filmmaker Jakkrapan Sriwichai.

Popcorn and refreshments provided!

Printed: Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 10:36 PM PST