JJ Lee’s The Measure of A Man – A Play, Staged Reading, June 28, New Westminster

I heard a tantalizing reading of a chapter of J. J. Lee’s memoir a year or so ago, and it was riveting. I can hardly wait to see this staged reading of the play derived from it.

Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre presents a staged reading of:

 JJ Lee’s The Measure of A Man – A Play 

 VANCOUVER, BC – The award award-winning memoir The Measure Of A Man by Vancouver Fashion columnist and author, JJ Lee, is set to make its stage debut. Lee is currently adapting his novel as a play and this work-in-progress will be showcased at a staged reading presented by Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (VACT) at New Westminster Public Library Auditorium on Friday, June 28 at 7:00 pm.

This reading is the latest of VACT’s play reading series focusing on local Asian-Canadian voices. The one-man play will be performed by Vancouver actor Raugi Yu, best known for his current role as Dang in the YTV and Disney hit tween comedy Mr. Young. He also recently directed Mnemonic Theatre’s production of Proof at the Cultch.

 

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT – JJ Lee grew up in Montreal and studied fine arts at Concordia University and holds a Master of Architecture degree from UBC. The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit was shortlisted for the Governor-General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction, the Charles Taylor Prize, and the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize (BC Book Prizes). He writes about menswear for The Vancouver Sun and contributes essays to ELLE Canada. He lives in New Westminster. 

 

“A deftly crafted memoir. . . .” – Montreal Gazette 

 EVENT DETAILS

The Measure of a Man – A Staged Reading

Friday, June 28 at 7:00 pm, New Westminster Public Library Auditorium, 716 6th Ave, New Westminster.

 TICKETS 

FREE, but space is limited. Email tickets@vact.ca to reserve tickets and ensure you don’t miss out.

MORE INFORMATION: www.vact.ca    |   http://jj-lee.com

Funding provided by Citizenship & Immigration Canada and the City of Vancouver

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