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Campus Connections: Playwright/Director Stan Lai

January 31, 2013 - January 31, 2013


Stan Lai, who received his Ph.D. in dramatic art from UC Berkeley in 1983, is Taiwan’s leading theater playwright/director. He returns to Berkeley in January as an Avenali Resident Fellow at the Arts Research Center and we are pleased to welcome him to the PFA Theater for a screening of his film The Peach Blossom Land. Lai will also deliver the closing keynote at a symposium on contemporary art practices in China and Taiwan on February 1 and will appear in conversation with playwright Philip Kan Gotanda on February 6. Check arts.berkeley.edu for more details.

Thursday, January 31, 2013
7:00 p.m. The Peach Blossom Land
Stan Lai (Taiwan, 1992). Stan Lai in person. Introduced by Sophie Volpp. Playwright/director Stan Lai adopted his own theater piece Secret Love for the Peach Blossom Spring to the screen for this delightful tale of two acting groups double-booked for a rehearsal space. Starring Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia, with cinematography by Christopher Doyle. (105 mins)