TALA

Thursday-Saturday, January 8-23, 2015 at 8PM

University Settlement
(184 Eldridge St., NY, NY 10002)

Ticket: $18 General/$10 Students & Seniors


The Performance Project @ University Settlement will present the World Premiere of TALA, a multicultural play about the immigrant experience written and directed by Kyoung H. Park. 

Kyoung H. Park is the first Korean playwright from Latin-America (Chile) to be produced and published in the United States. He is a 2010 UNESCO-Aschberg Laureate and currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Performance Project @ University Settlement, where his company Kyoung's Pacific Beat will produce the World Premiere of TALA. Additionally, TALA was his senior thesis project at Columbia University's MFA program in Playwriting. 

TALA blends the semi-autobiographical story of a Korean-Chilean playwright living in America with the tale of Pepe and Lupe, two lovers inspired by Chilean poets Pablo Neruda and Gabriela Mistral. This surreal tragicomedy delves deep into the absurdities of being an artist while trying to write within the margins of so many broken systems. 

TALA stars Daniel K. Isaac (Anna Nicole: the Opera, at BAM), Flor de Liz Perez (Pericles at The Public Theater) and Rafael Benoit (Magic Kingdom at The Connelly Theater). The production features original music by Svetlana Maras (Serbia), choreography by Yin Yue (China), video by John Knowles (USA), and installation art by Jason Krugman (USA). The creative team of TALA includes sound design by Chris Barlow and Lawrence Schober, lighting by Chuan-Chi Chan, costumes by Elizabeth Barrett Groth, dramaturgy by Sarah Rose Leonard, and sets by Marie Yokoyama. 

For more information, please visit www.kyoungspacificbeat.org or to purchase tickets, please call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006. 

Miro Yoon