F205. Stage to Page: The Challenges and Serendipities of Publishing Performative Texts

Room 3A, Washington State Convention Center, Level 3
Friday, February 28, 2014
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


How do you capture the intricacies of emotion and gesture in live performance within the two-dimensional constraints of a book? This panel will showcase performers and writers who have taken the leap from Stage to Page and created innovative book projects that can be viewed as script, literary experience, artistic documentation, or poetry. Join us for dynamic performance excerpts and a discussion about how artists and publishers can collaborate to translate an experience into printed matter.



Sunyoung Lee is the publisher and editor of Kaya Press, an independent, award-winning, nonprofit publisher of cutting-edge literature from the Asian and Pacific Islander diasporas. She has been with Kaya Press since 1994.

Samantha Chanse is a writer and performer based in New York and California. A member playwright of Ma-Yi Theater Company, her solo play, Lydia's Funeral Consultant, was published in Fall 2013.

Denise Uyehara is an internationally presented performance artist, writer, and playwright based in Tucson and Los Angeles. For the past two decades she has investigated themes of memory and what marks the body as it travels across borders of identity. Her recent book is Maps of City and Body.

Karen Tei Yamashita is the author of Through the Arc of the Rain Forest, Brazil-Maru, Tropic of Orange, Circle K Cycles, and I Hotel, which was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award and awarded the California Book Award.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Washington State Convention Center