Yellow Face premieres on The YOMYOMF Network, June 8-9

Check out the official trailer for Yellow Face, a screen adaptation of David Henry Hwang's award-winning play, premiering exclusively on the YOMYOMF Network on June 8 and 9. Ryun Yu stars as an Asian American playwright named DHH who leads the protest against the yellow face casting in the Broadway production of Miss Saigon, only to mistakenly cast a Caucasian actor in an Asian role in his own play:

Directed by Jeff Liu, the cast also includes Christopher Gorham, Linda Park, Sab Shimono, Emily Kuroda, Ki Hong Lee and Justin James Hughes. This is kind of a bold experiment: a feature-length filmed staging of a play for YouTube, presented in two parts over two nights. How's that going to go over? I guess we'll see.

I saw a screening of Yellow Face last month at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, and it played really well to a packed theater -- kind of like live theater! It's a fantastic play, and they've done a really wonderful job of adapting it. But I do wonder if it'll lose something when viewed solo on a handheld device. Maybe folks should organize screening parties or something.

So tell a friend. Yellow Face premieres this weekend on YOMYOMF.

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