Q&A with Irwin Tang, creator of “Cheese”

By Yvonne Lim Wilson Local writer and liscensed professional counselor Irwin Tang drew from his own experiences to create “Cheese,” his new play about the generational conflicts within one Chinese American family. The play is based on a short story he wrote of the same name and makes its debut this weekend in a production…

Dealing with racism in schools

By Yvonne Lim Wilson Mark Singh,* 12, had been dealing with name calling at school: “Buddha,” “Ghandi,” and had been told “go back to Al Qaeda.” After one particularly bad harassment after school, his mother Amala* reported it to school authorities. The assistant principal asked Mark to stay after school to identify the harassers. Every…

Interview with Filmmaker Arthur Dong

By Yvonne Lim Wilson Arthur Dong is a veteran filmmaker producing, writing, directing and editing independent social issue documentaries for more than 30 years. His latest film, “The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor,” is based on the autobiography of Dr. Haing S. Ngor, a survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia who…