How to Be a Korean Woman is a hilarious and poignant award-winning one-woman show about one adoptee’s reunion with her birth family and how this affected her sense of what it means to be a woman. Using text, music, and movement, Chomet explores the questions: “What happens after reunion? What needs are met and left unmet?” Specifically, Chomet shares her own reunion story. Universally, the play is about human longing to know one’s past.
How to Be a Korean Woman was created under the guidance of Twin Cities’ artist, Zaraawar Mistry, who served as the director & dramaturg. This groundbreaking play was first presented at Dreamland Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota as part of The Origin(s) Project, an evening-length pairing of two one-woman shows told from the adult adoptee perspective. The Origin(s) Project was recently recognized among the “Top Ten Shows of 2012” by Minneapolis’ Star Tribune and How to Be a Korean Woman was voted “Best Solo Performance of 2012” by Lavender Magazine.
Run time: 75 minutes
“Swimming to Korea,” Minneapolis Star Tribune (read)
“The Origin(s) Project by Dreamland Arts,” John Olive / How Was The Show (read)
“Small theaters made big impression,” listed under top 10 shows of 2012, Minneapolis Star Tribune (read)
“Arts Spotlight: Year in Review 2012,” voted “Best Solo Performance”, Lavender Magazine (read)
“The Origin(s) Project explores human longing for connection,” MPR News (read)
“Theater artists find depth in search for families,” Minneapolis Star Tribune (read)
“Korean adoptees create shows about their experiences,” Pioneer Press (read)
“Arts Spotlight: 443,” Lavender Magazine (read)
“‘Origin(s) Project’ explores the search for birth families,” City Pages (read)
Now booking for 2013-2014
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to secure dates and venues.
Seeking presenting theaters, producers, and funders for a national and international tour. Specifically interested in presenting the show in cities and countries with large concentrations of Korean adoptees and at adoption conferences:
In the USA: Austin, Boston, Chicago, Colorado, Los Angeles, Michigan, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington D.C.
Abroad: Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, London, the Netherlands, Sweden, South Korea