Sun Mee Chomet is a St. Paul-based actor, dancer and playwright.
As an actor, Sun Mee has worked with the Guthrie Theater (Othello, Burial at Thebes, Macbeth, Tony Kushner’s world premiere: The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Naomi Iizuka’s world premiere: After One Hundred Years); Cincinnati Playhouse/Hartford Stage/Kansas City Repertory/Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (Broadway Tour of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses); Syracuse Stage/Charlotte Repertory (M. Butterfly); New York’s Lincoln Center (Directors’ Lab); Mu Performing Arts (Cowboy vs. Samurai, WTF, Asiamnesia, Circle Around the Island, Mask Dance); Ten Thousand Things Theater (A Midsummer Night’s Dream); History Theatre (100 Men’s Wife); Penumbra Theatre (for colored girls…) and many other theaters locally and nationally.
As a playwright, Sun Mee’s first play, Asiamnesia, was voted Best New Script of 2008 by Minneapolis Star Tribune. Her most recent one-woman show, How to Be a Korean Woman, was named Best Solo Performance of 2012 by Lavender Magazine and voted in the Top Ten Shows of 2012 by the Star Tribune as part of “The Origin(s) Project” presented with Katie Hae Leo’s N/A.
Sun Mee is a Playwrights’ Center 2013-14 McKnight Theater Artist Fellow and TCG 2013-15 Fox Fellow. She is grateful for generous support towards the development of her work from the Jerome Foundation, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Rimon Foundation.
Up next, Sun Mee is in the midst of multiple projects including:
* As a recipient of the Jerome Foundation’s Travel/Study Grant, she will travel to the DPRK in 2015 to research the impact of the division of the Korean peninsula on the preservation of oral histories
* Working on a new play about her Jewish grandfather
* As part of her Fox Fellowship, she will study movement/theater in Germany and S. Korea in 2015-16
* Fundraising for an American and European tour of her show, How to Be a Korean Woman (feel free to donate! Email Sun Mee if you are interested in becoming a donor by making a tax-deductible donation)
Sun Mee received her M.F.A. in Acting from New York Univeristy’s Tisch School of the Arts and her B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Earlham College.
— John Olive, playwright, novelist, screenwriter and teacher
“A talented (and successful) actor, Chomet bristles with power, both physical and emotional.”