The Last Emperor of Flushing's
Final Manifesto

by Alvin Eng

[October 17, 2008]


Alvin Eng is playwright, performer and adjunct Professor of Creative Writing on the English Department faculties of John Jay, BMCC and Fordham. He will be reading from “THE LAST EMPEROR of FLUSHING'S FINAL MANIFESTO––An Imperial Memoir in Queens English”––the prose adaptation of his acclaimed memoir monologues, The Flushing Cycle and The Last Emperor of Flushing.

The Flushing Cycle was featured in a Museum of The Chinese in the Americas exhibition and excerpts were published in Performing Arts Journal (MIT Press). The Last Emperor of Flushing was honored with a grant from the Urban Artists Initiative, and the title character persona inspired a commentary on NPR’s All Things Considered. Eng has performed these pieces at NYC venues such as Urban Stages, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Dixon Place, Immigrants Theatre Project and Queens Theatre in the Park’s 1st Annual NYC Asian Cultural Festival.






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