Regular readers of this blog already know that the YOMYOMF Network is producing the first-ever play to YouTube adaptation of a major theatrical work—our fellow Offender David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face.
David is a Tony Award-winning writer (for M. Butterfly) and Yellow Face brought him a prestigious Obie Award and was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play follows an Asian American playwright, conveniently named DHH (Ryun Yu), who casts Marcus (Covert Affairs’ Christopher Gorham), a Caucasian actor, in his new show mistakenly believing that Marcus is part Asian and tries to cover up his mistake once he learns the truth.
Our friends at Visual Communications will be hosting a work-in-progress screening of Yellow Face during this year’s Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on Sunday, May 5 at 5PM. The screening will be introduced by YouTube’s Bing Chen and will be followed by a discussion with YOMYOMF Creative Director Philip W. Chung, director Jeff Liu and cast members Ryun Yu, Linda Park and Sab Shimono. If you want to be the first to get a sneak peek of this unique project before it’s released on YouTube in late May, purchase tickets here before they’re all gone. You can also enter for a chance to win a FREE pair of tickets from YOMYOMF by simply sending us a tweet. Here’s what you need to do:
Follow us on the brand new twitter account for the film: @yellowfacefilm
Send us a tweet (@yellowfacefilm) telling us in 140 characters or less explaining why you want to attend the screening. We’ll pick the winners based on how “interesting” your reason is. Only one entry/tweet per person. Make sure to use the following hashtags somewhere in your tweet: #yomyomf #AsianFilmFestLA
You must live in the Los Angeles area and/or be able to provide your own transportation to the event. You also have to be 18 or older to enter. Deadline for entries is 11:59 PM PST on April 30, 2013.
We’ll pick the winner and contact you through your twitter account by May 2. The winner can pick up their tickets at DGA on the day of the screening.
For complete rules, click here.
More details about this special event to come so keep reading (and follow YF on Twitter for the quickest updates) and check out LAAPFF’s website for all the latest on the fest which runs from May 2-12, 2013. If you’re in L.A., come out and support Asian American film!