I am a transnational Korean playwright/physical theater artist, currently based in the US. My work expresses the joys and agonies of the human condition through the breathing, moving body. I am currently the Playwriting Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop, Ingram New Works Playwright at Nashville Rep, Resident at Soho Rep. Writer/Director Lab, and a Youngblood member at Ensemble Studio Theatre.
My play THE SEEKERS is the 2019 Bay Area Playwrights Festival Winner, semifinalist for 2019 O'Neill Center's National Playwrights Conference, was presented at the 2018-19 Bushwick Starr Reading Series and was developed at Fresh Ground Pepper's BRB Artist Retreat. DAHLIA received a staged reading at Dell'Arte International and was the finalist for the 2018 Lark's New Voices Fellowship. I was 2013 Works-In-Progress Artist at Red Eye Theater in Minnesota to create CECILIES, which was also produced at the Minnesota Fringe Festival. I am currently writing LOST COAST, a play about a demimonde facing change and wildfires in Northern California, which will be presented at 2020 Nashville Rep’s New Works Festival.
With my theater collective Creative Traffic Flow, as the Artists In Residence at the Performance Project at the University Settlement, we created DUETS OF DIFFERENCE. We also presented it at Women Center Stage Festival (Culture Project). Commissioned by Clean Valley Council and supported by Works On Water’s Governors Island Artist Residency, we made VOICES FROM THE ROANOKE RIVER It was presented at Governors Island and Earth Summit 2018.
As a director, I directed Spaceheater's SAINT EX for the 2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival and MR DONDICKREALIS & Munroe Lilly’s LET’S PRETEND WE’RE MARRIED for 2018 New York Burlesque Festival and Beef Show at BIZARRE Bushwick. I was chosen as 2017 Pangea World Theatre and Art2Action's Emerging Artist for National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation. From 2014 to 2017, I have created 11 new, original works at Dell’Arte International through an ensemble-based devising process.
BA English (Creative Writing), Macalester College; MFA Ensemble-Based Physical Theatre, Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre.