Interview with Philip Kan Gotanda: How the Asian American movement began at Berkeley, sparked creativity and unity
In the second part of a three-part series with Berkeley News podcast Fiat Vox, playwright and UC Berkeley professor Philip Kan Gotanda discusses how he began to write music during the emerging Asian American movement, which began at Berkeley in the late 1960s. And how, after his music career didn’t take off as he’d hoped, he went to law school, where he wrote his first play. Now, he’s one of the most prolific playwrights of Asian American-themed work in the United States.
Listen to the episode and read a transcript of Fiat Vox episode #76: “How the Asian American movement began at Berkeley, sparked creativity and unity” here: https://news.berkeley.edu/2021/05/14/podcast-philip-kan-gotanda-part-2/