Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro  

Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro is a Huntington Theatre Company Playwriting Fellow and a 2011 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow in Playwriting. Seven of her short plays have been in the Boston Theater Marathon, and eight were finalists in the National Ten-Minute Play Contest. Alfaro has also been involved in filmmaking as the writer and narrator of the documentary, Japanese American Women: A Sense of Place. The piece was directed by Leita Hagemann Luchetti and included as part of a Smithsonian Institution exhibit and aired by PBS in Seattle. (01/20)

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Japanese American Women A Sense of Place

A film by Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro, 1992, 28 min, Color

The stereotype of the polite, docile, exotic Asian woman is shattered in this documentary in which a dozen women speak about their experiences as part of the "model minority." JAPANESE AMERICAN WOMEN explores the ambivalent feelings the women have both towards Japan and the United States. The underlying theme is the burden of being different,…

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