BOOK WINGS – Short Plays from the US and China
A project of the University of Iowa International Writing Program
Book Wings is a literary exchange and performance project bringing together American and Chinese writers, actors, directors, and new media professionals in a virtual environment to foster a cross-cultural conversation, spark new literary and dramatic ideas, and create an enduring body of work. Book Wings China features young American and Chinese playwrights addressing the central theme of Migration.
Six 8-10 minute commissioned plays will be staged in Iowa City and Shanghai simultaneously with 7,000 miles between the performance sites. Using high definition videoconferencing technologies, the stages will be digitally connected, allowing viewers around the globe to the performance via a live stream and comment and ask questions in real time via the embedded Twitter feed.