AMERICAN THEATRE takes a Look at Tim Dang’s Legacy

In 1980, when Tim Dang was getting ready graduate from the University of Southern California,one of his college professors gave him some hard-hitting advice. “He informed me that of all the people in my senior class, I was going to have the toughest time making a living as an actor,” Dang recalled.

Now 55, Dang, a Hawaiian-born Chinese-American, had been used to playing lead roles with multicultural casts at USC. Back in Hawaii, he had been part of the dominant population. But, as his professor told him, the world on the mainland was less inclusive. “He said, ‘East West Players does really great work, I think you’ll find a home there.’”…..


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