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Norman Yeung

Norman Yeung (Norman Lup Man Yeung) was born in Guangzhou, China and immigrated to Canada with his siblings and parents in 1979. East Vancouver was his first Canadian home. Yeung is an actor, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker and visual artist. He earned a BFA (Honours) in Film from Toronto Metropolitan University and a BFA in Theatre/Acting from the University of British Columbia. Yeung divides his time between Los Angeles and Toronto. Three of his plays are available for purchase as digital scripts from the Playwright Guild of Canada’s Canadian Play Outlet: Mrs. Desjardins, Pu-erh, and You Can Ask Me How I’m Doing.

Drama

Theory

Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2021.
Forthcoming in February 2021.

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

Is there a limit to free speech? Who gets to decide? 

Isabelle’s film theory students are stunned that she would open an unmoderated online discussion group to complement a controversial syllabus. Her intention was for them to learn from each other, but when an anonymous student starts to post racist comments and offensive videos on the forum and others challenge Isabelle’s methods, she is forced to decide whether to intervene or to let the social experiment play out. But the posts soon turn abusive and threatening to Isabelle’s relationship with her wife, Lee, causing her to take matters into her own hands.  

In this thrilling exploration of the intersections and divisions within liberalism, a young tenure-track professor finds herself in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse that has her questioning her beliefs and fighting back for her life.

Selected Criticism and Interpretation

Yeung, Norman Lup Man. “Norman Lup Man Yeung.” By Xiaoping Li In Voices Rising: Asian Canadian Activism. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007, 256-264.
FC106.A75 L4 2007 Also available as an e-book.

Links

Norman Yeung personal website

Publisher Playwrights Canada Press