1. Please read the following play THE OFFICE HOUR by Julia Cho
Synopsis: Gina was warned that one of her students would be a problem. Eighteen years old and strikingly odd, Dennis writes violently obscene work clearly intended to unsettle those around him. Determined to know whether heâ€™s a real threat, Gina compels Dennis to attend her office hours. But as the clock ticks down, Gina realizes that â€œgoodâ€ versus â€œbadâ€ is nothing more than a convenient illusion, and that the isolated young student in her office has learned one thing above all else: For the powerless, the ability to terrify others is powerful indeed.
2. Read the following article about the play:
3. Watch the following videos based on the production of the play at Berkeley Rep:
4. Answer the following questions: (1000 words minimum)
What is The Office Hour about? What is this play trying to say about the ‘Asian American’ experience? How does it speak to issues beyond the Asian American experience?