Three wars of three eras folded into one hotel room.
Ana is a Korean American who travels to Seoul in 1975 to retrieve her recently deceased father’s ashes. Luke is a young American soldier fighting in the jungles of Myanmar in 1944. Number Four is the name of a Korean comfort woman camping out on a bridge in Seoul in 1950, waiting for the return of the young American soldier who fathered her daughter. Three separate time periods collide in a small hotel room in Korea, mediated by a shape-shifting Jesus who first shows up as a bellboy. Among the Dead is a dark comedy about a family broken apart by betrayed promises, and finding each other through SPAM, journals, and Jesus. Mostly Jesus.
This production is a part of SubletSeries@HERE: Co-op, HERE’s curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.
(Enter on Dominick, 1 Block South of Spring)
SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES
NOVEMBER 06 – 26, 2016
Tuesday – Saturday @ 8:30pm | Saturday – Sunday @ 4pm
No performance on Tuesday, Nov. 08, Wednesday, Nov. 10 & Thursday, Nov.24
Added performance on Monday, Nov. 07 @ 7pm
For Tickets & Information:
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ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
HANSOL JUNG is a playwright and director from South Korea. Plays include Cardboard Piano (Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville), No More Sad Things (co-world premiere at Sideshow Theatre, Chicago and Boise Contemporary Theatre), Wolf Play, and Wild Goose Dreams. Commissions from Playwrights Horizons, the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation grant with Ma-Yi Theatre and a translation of Romeo and Juliet for Play On! at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Her work has been developed at the Royal Court (London), New York Theatre Workshop, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, O’Neill Conference, Sundance Theatre Lab, Lark Play Development Center, Salt Lake Acting Company, Boston Court Theatre, Bushwick Starr, Asia Society New York, and Seven Devils Playwright Conference. She is the recipient of the P73 Playwright Fellowship at Page 73 Productions, Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop Fellowship at the Lark, 2050 Fellowship at New York Theater Workshop, MacDowell Colony Artist Residency, and International Playwrights Residency at Royal Court (London). Her plays have received the Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award (Among the Dead), Honorable Mention from the 2014 Arch and Bruce Brown Playwriting Competition (Cardboard Piano), and was named 2014 finalist for the Ruby Prize (No More Sad Things). She has translated over thirty English musicals into Korean, including Evita, Dracula, Spamalot, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, while working on several award winning musical theatre productions as director, lyricist and translator in Seoul, South Korea. Jung holds a Playwriting MFA from Yale School of Drama, and is a proud member of the Ma-Yi Theatre Writers Lab.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
RALPH B. PEÑA is a founder and the Producing Artistic Director of Ma-Yi Theatre Company. Recent directing credits include House Rules (Ma-Yi), The Orphan of Zhao (Fordham Theatre), Macho Dancer: A Musicale (Cultural Center of the Philippines), Livin’ La Vida Imelda (Ma-Yi), Lloyd Suh’s The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra GO! (Cultural Center of the Philippines, Children’s Theater Co. and Ma-Yi, Off Broadway Alliance Award), Joshua Conkel’s Curmudgeons in Love (EST Marathon), Mike Lew’s microcrisis (Youngblood, Ma-Yi), and House/Boy (Dublin and Singapore Theater Festivals). His theater work has been seen at The NYSF/Public Theater, Long Wharf Theater, Laguna Playhouse, NAATCO, Second Generation, Victory Gardens, and LaMama ETC, among others. He received an Obie Award for his work on The Romance of Magno Rubio. He is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theater. This is for Damien, always and forever.
CAST AND DESIGN TEAM
Julienne Hanzelka Kim
Production Stage Manager: Jennifer Delac
Assistant Stage Manager: Sarah Devon Ford
Dramaturg: John M. Baker
Fight Director: Galway McCullough
Scenic Designer: Reid Thompson
Costume Designer: Becky Bodurtha
Lighting Designer: Oliver Wason
Sound Designer: Kenneth Goodwin
Props Master: Alberto Ruiz
Production Manager: Libby Jensen
Public Relations: Sam Rudy Media Relations
Producer: John Kurzynowski