After Mainstage, Itaewon
Run Dates: April 8-17, 2011
Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm
Sundays at 4pm and 6pm
Tickets: 15,000 KRW. All proceeds will go to Miss Mama Mia
booking: [email protected]
There will be a talk-back session after the 4 pm shows on Saturdays.
"Dear....mother." How do you write a letter to the woman who gave you away 20 years ago? Combining adapted work by Asian and adoptee writers and Amy Mihyang's original writing, "between" encapsulates her experiences as an Korean American woman, a New Yorker, and most of all, a transracial adoptee. Bringing the audience with her on the plane en route from NYC to Korea, the author contrasts her journey with the echoes of other adoptees and those touched by the act of adoption. Mihyang makes us ask ourselves, “Do we need to know where we came from in order to know where we're going?”
This production will be fully translated into Korean and English with the use of projected supertitles.
"between" was originally workshopped at Hofstra University. In 2006, it had its World Premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe. This production is directed by Song Kim, a Korean-American who was raised in Portland, OR and has acted in and directed theater in Portland, Los Angeles and now Seoul. He is a founding member of The Workshop Division, a Portland based company that explores original work, which now has a Seoul Division.
Amy Mihyang was last seen as Marcy Park in Seoul Players’ production of “The 26th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” in 2010. She reunited with her birthfamily 6 years ago. She has lived in Seoul for two years as an English teacher, performer, and voice coach.
All proceeds will go to Miss Mama Mia, the only Korean group and network solely created and run by unwed mothers. It provides financial assistance, guidance, and resources for unwed mothers and their families.