Houston, Velina Hasu
HOUSTON, Velina Hasu
HOUSTON, Velina Hasu. American, b. 1958. Genres: Plays/Screenplays, Poetry, Children's fiction, Novels, Cultural/Ethnic topics, Essays. Career: Playwright, screenwriter, essayist, and poet, 1979-; University of Southern California, Los Angeles, School of Theater, visiting professor, 1990-91, associate professor and director of playwriting program, 1991-. Visiting professor at University of California at Los Angeles School of Theater, Film, and Television, 1993. Guest lecturer and poet at several universities and conferences. Publications: PLAYS: Asa Ga Kimashita, 1981; American Dreams, 1984; Tea 1987; Thirst, 1986; The Legend of Bobbi Chicago, 1987; Amerasian Girls, 1987; My Life a Loaded Gun, 1988; Albatross, 1988; Necessities, 1991; Broken English, 1991; The Confusion of Tongues, 1991; Christmas Cake, 1992; Tokyo Valentine, 1992; The Matsuyama Mirror, 1993; Rain, 1993; Kumo Kumo, 1993; Kapi'olani's Faith, 1994; Kokoro, 1994; As Sometimes in a Dead Man's Face, 1994; Cultivated Lives, 1994; Zyanya; The Revenant; There Ought to Be Magnolias. SCREENPLAYS: War Brides, 1984; Journey Home, 1984; Kalito, 1991; Hishoku (title means: Not Color; adapted from Sawako Ariyoshi's novel of the same name), 1992; Golden Opportunity, 1993; The Rest Test, 1993; Pretty Perfect, 1993; Leon for President, 1993; Hothouse Flowers, 1994; Summer Knowledge. OTHER: Green Tea Girl in Orange Pekoe Country (poetry), 1993; (contrib. and ed.) The Politics of Life, 1993; But Still, Like Air, I'll Rise, 1997; No Passing Zone, 1997. Contributor to anthologies and periodicals. Address: University of Southern California, DRC-0791, University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0791, U.S.A.