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Elizabeth Liang

PUBLISHED WRITING

“Checked Baggage: Writing Unpacked” in
Writing Out of Limbo: International Childhoods, Global Nomads and
Third Culture Kids

“Transforming Three Sisters:
A Hapa Family in Chekhov’s Modern Classic” in
Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

Checked Baggage: Writing Unpacked
Elizabeth’s essay about the process of creating her solo show Alien Citizen — originally named Unpacked — was published in the anthology Writing Out of Limbo: International Childhoods, Global Nomads and Third Culture Kids, eds. Gene Bell-Villada and Nina Sichel. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2011.
In this groundbreaking collection, writers from around the world address issues of language acquisition and identity formation, childhood mobility and adaptation, memory and grief, and the artist’s struggle to articulate the experience of growing up global. And, woven like a thread through the entire collection, runs the individual’s search for belonging and a place called “home.”
Transforming Three Sisters: A Hapa Family in Chekhov's Modern Classic
This essay about producing and acting in one of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov’s most famous works, with mixed-race actors playing the siblings and a diverse cast rounding out the ensemble, was published in a special issue of the peer-reviewed scholarly journal Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies 3 (2012): 130-146.
In this special issue focused on mixed heritage Asian American literature, the essay describes the attempt to interpret Three Sisters through a multi-ethnic lens while working with a monoracial director, and the challenges this posed, both on the stage and off. 



     
Excerpt of “Checked Baggage: Writing Unpacked” in Resonance magazine

Excerpt of Checked Baggage: Writing Unpacked
Elizabeth’s essay about the process of creating her solo show Alien Citizen was reprinted in Wesleyan University's Resonance magazine
in Spring 2012.

“Who Are You?” for Wesleyan Magazine

Who Are You?
Elizabeth's essay about growing up as a Cross-Cultural Kid (CCK) and creating Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey was published in Wesleyan Magazine in May 2018.



Elizabeth's blog on creating and touring a solo show can be found at Suitcase Factory.

Information on Elizabeth’s solo show, Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey, can be found here.

From August 2013 to July 2016, Elizabeth wrote the column "TCK Talent" in the online magazine The Displaced Nation, in which she interviewed Adult Third Culture Kids (ATCKs) in creative fields.


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