Curated by Interim Artistic Director Bobby Kennedy, Community Engagement Manager Kristin Hammargren,Tiger Style! Cultural Consultant Michelle N. Huang, Artistic Producer Katie Galetti, & Tiger Style! Engagement & Dramaturgy Assistant Jeremy Pesigan.
Show Your Stripes: An evening with some of Chicagoland’s best storytellers on October 11 at 7pm
Youth Matinee Workshop: Around the World in 80 Games on October 15 at 3pm
The Asian American Dream: A discussion of the Asian American experience in the United States on October 18 at 7pm
MORE TO READ - Fiction
Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu – winner of the 2020 National Book Award, telling the story of Willis Wu who appears as Generic Asian Man on a TV show but longs for a leading role.
Native Speaker by Chang-Rae Lee – Lee’s 1995 debut novel which won the PEN/Hemingway Award for its story of a Korean-American man and his attempts to connect with American society.
Severance by Ling Ma – a 2018 satirical novel about the end of the world as seen through the eyes of a first generation Chinese American woman
Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang – a 2017 collection of stories narrated by the daughters of Chinese immigrants, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua – the 2011 memoir that popularized the term tiger parenting, sparked controversy, and inspired Mike Lew to write Tiger Style!
The Woman Warrior and China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston – two award-winning books from 1976 and 1980 that combine personal memoir, family stories and Chinese myths to paint a portrait of generations of Chinese Americans.
Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong – a 2020 autobiographical essay collection that won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Straight A’s: Asian American College Students in Their Own Words– a 2018 collection of reflections from current students at Harvard University on their experiences.
The Making of Asian America: A History by Erika Lee – a 2015 history of Asian Americans in the United States, written by a third generation Chinese American.
Mike Lew's Plays
Microcrisis – a 2010 comedy about a global economic meltdown.
Bike America – a 2013 comedy about a cross-country bike trip.
Tiger Style! – a 2015 comedy about tiger parenting and Asian American identity.
Teenage Dick – a 2018 comic retelling of Shakespeare’s Richard III set in a high school.