Wong's passion for his subject matter abounds: he's incredibly knowledgeable and widely read . . . Through the art of reinterpretation, Wong manages to present a bold, inventive new model of theatre through the lens of risk.
“Fascinating side topics, including the invention of the concept of money and how it led to tragedies being boiled down to the price of life itself, are covered . . . Making the case for risk theory as a new definition for tragic theater, The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy is a piquant, far-reaching study of tragedy as an art form.”
If you love literature--theater, film, novels, history, biography, opera, whatever--you need to read this extraordinary work . . . Read it--twice. You will never read another work of literature the same way. Charlie Euchner, Columbia University
The idea of 'tragedy' was wrapped in the mystique of motivations and nobility and flaws that put it out of reach for me as a playwright. This book strips away the mystique and makes the form available to me. Donald Connolly, playwright and two-time Academy Award nominee
“The author’s passion for his subject comes across in nearly every statement . . . An ambitious, thought-provoking critique of tragedy in the 21st century."
It is our great pleasure to inform you that you are a Winner in the 13th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards. Your book, The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected, truly embodies the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you and your fine work.
The CIPA EVVYs is one of the longest-running book award competitions on the Indie publishing scene, running for nearly 26 years. The annual contest is sponsored by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA), along with the CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation (ELF).