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AATP bites off more than it can chew with staged reading

The first thing out of the award-winning playwright Philip Kan Gotanda’s mouth in the post-performance Q&A session was this: “Well, it’s hard to shorten a play while still preserving the narrative.” Plot preservation was about all that the Stanford Asian American Theater Project (AATP) achieved in producing a staged reading of Gotanda’s newest play, “I Dream…

AATP’s ‘Stanford Monologues: Beyond the Bubble’ tries to fight against Stanford Duck Syndrome

“Stanford Monologues: Behind the Bubble,” which played last week at the Elliot Programming Center, features nine actors reading compelling stories by real Stanford students — about issues such as race, gender, sexuality, religion and disability — compiled by playwright Joseph Lee ’17 into a piece of theater that tries to make us understand the diverse perspectives of Stanford students.