Dramatic Lessons : Playwright Uses Humor to Teach Racial Understanding and Inner-City Hope DAVID H. DORION, Amy Hill, 40, is an actor, writer and comic improviser whose work highlights cultural diversity. Her first play, "Tokyo Bound," was performed in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Canada, and was featured in the "Festival of New Voices" in New York's Public Theater. Hill has appeared at the Improv, in several television shows and is a member of the Mark Taper Mentor Playwright's Project. She is also a writer for "The Puzzle Factory," a PBS children's show, and host of "Get Real," a monthly Asian American teen talk show on KSCI-TV. She was interviewed by David H. Dorion. and
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