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Yankee Princess

Based on the horrific rape and murder of Yun Keum-Yi in 1992. Enter the complex world of gijichon (U.S. army base towns) and learn to navigate its rules charged with tradition, lust, money, and eroticization.

More than one million Korean women were caught up in prostitution for the American military after the Korean War. These women walked the thin line between duty and shame, a necessary sacrifice for political relations but disregarded by the very same government and Korean society. It is the perfect backdrop to examine the interplay between the fetishization of Asian women and toxic male masculinity.

HISTORY

2020 - Digital stage reading by Teesri Dunriya Theatre

2020 - Development support from the Fireworks Playwrights Program of Teesri Duniya Theatre  (Montreal, Canada)

Baby Dreams in the Mushroom Cloud

This play takes place in the 1.75 seconds of a bomb's blast and the death of a Korean comfort woman. In this suspended time, she faces her past, present, and future. How does she clutch on to a life so outside of her control?

My tribute to the Korean comfort women of WWII. As I write this, there are twenty surviving comfort women left. The conversation between the women and the Japanese government is at a standstill. It is my earnest hope that this play can start the conversation again and start the healing process.

HISTORY

2020 - Workshop by Playwrights' Workshop Montreal (Montreal, Canada)

2019 - Workshop by the M-A-I Theatre (Alliance Program) (Montreal, Canada)

2017 - Stage reading by Revolution They Wrote: Feminist Festival (Montreal, Canada)

V Variations on a Theme

The rippling effects of the most famous melody in classical music: the first four notes of Beethoven's V Symphony. Variations intertwines time and place: 1800 Washington and Vienna, 1945 Germany and America, to today.

As artists, we wonder for whom or what do we toil away for? Will we ever make an impact in the world? I've written this play as a love letter to all artists. Continue your work because yes, you will affect the world--for the world is not in the universe but in the universality of a single soul.

HISTORY

2019 - Produced by Spazio DiLà (Milan, Italy)

2017 - Semi-finalist at the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference

2016 - Stage reading by Theatre Encounter (Calgary, Canada)

© Kyungseo Min, 2020

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