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R.A.W. ‘Cause I’m a Woman (1996) Photo/Foto: Jon Crispin
  • Title: R.A.W. (‘Cause I’m a Woman)
  • Holdings: photo gallery, video (HIDVL)
  • Language: English
  • Date: 1996
  • Type-Format: play
  • Cast: Raunchy Asian Woman #1: Ji Sook Lee, Raunchy Asian Woman #2: Dianne Suh, Raunchy Asian Woman #3: Linda Louise Blewitt, Raunchy Asian Woman #4: Lisa Hori-Garcia
  • Credits: Director: Roberta Uno, Set Designer: Phillip Baldwin, Lighting Designer: Justin Townsend, Costume Design: Jenny Craig,

R.A.W. ‘Cause I’m a Woman (1996)

‘R.A.W. (‘Cause I’m a Woman) is a short play written by Diana Son and directed by Roberta Uno. R.A.W. stands for ‘Raunchy Asian Woman,’ as the play intends to explore stereotypes about Asian woman, such as that of the geisha, the exotic virgin, or the suicidal Miss Saigon.  An all Asian American women cast perform dance, music, and spoken word. Their voices address the politics between mixed raced relationships, specifically between Asian American women and white men; quotidian and apparently minimal things like Asian hair in relation to a White woman’s hair; the experience of being a queer Asian woman; dating a Korean man from the perspective of a Korean woman, etc. All the characters come on stage and share their experiences of being Asian women in multiple shapes, forms, and identities.

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