A Play Reading, CLARITY, and Post-Dialogue with Korean-American Playwright, Jason Kim (author of Off-Broadway’s KPOP)
Co-presented by Ma-Yi Theatre Company and Korean Cultural Center New York
Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:00 pm
Korean Cultural Center New York
(460 Park Ave., 6th Fl., New York, NY)
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In this special presentation with Ma-Yi Theater Company, Korean Cultural Center New York hosts an evening with renowned playwright Jason Kim, featuring a reading his most recent work, CLARITY with a post-play discussion offering attendees the opportunity to speak with Jason and the cast and directors.
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A light. A ball. An organ. When his sister resurfaces after a decade of silence, Danny must decide if he should put his faith in God or risk his life for family. A play about faith in contemporary life, Clarity examines what it means to deal with a higher power.
About Jason Kim
Jason Kim is a Korean-born dramatist based in New York City. His immersive musical KPOP (Ma-Yi Theater, Ars Nova and Woodshed Collective) recently had a critically acclaimed sold-out run at A.R.T New York Theater. His play The Model American opened the Nikos Stage at the 2017 Williamstown Theatre Festival. His work has been presented at Ma-Yi Theater, Keen Company, Naked Angels, The Flea, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington National Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Manhattan School of Music, Spoleto Festival, Opera America, and others. He is an IFP—Marcie Bloom Fellow in Film, a Screenwriters Colony Fellow, a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow for New Americans, and a Librettist Fellow in American Opera Project’s Composers & The Voice. He is currently LCT3’s Resident Writer. In television, he has written for HBO’s Girls and Fox’s Gracepoint and has adapted The Middlesteins for Showtime. He is also a Consulting Producer for Love on Netflix. He recently supervised the pilot Education for Amazon. BA Columbia University, MFA New School for Drama. Acclaimed Beyonce historian.
Jason Kim is a member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab and Ars Nova’s Uncharted.
About Danny Sharon
Danny Sharron is a NYC-based director with a focus on developing new work. He is founding artistic director of Ugly Rhino Productions. He most recently directed the world premiere of Jason Kim's The Model American at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and an environmental production of Taylor Mac’s Okay with Ugly Rhino at Bushwick’s New Central Arts. He has developed work with The Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Ars Nova, Labyrinth Theater Company, Ma-Yi, and The Lark. Other directing credits: Ana Gasteyer: Swing With a Handsome Woman, Jason & Julia by Jenny Rachel Weiner (Williamstown Theatre Fstival); The Forest of Without by Bradley Cherna (Drama League); Student Body by Frank Sinters (NYU/Strasberg); What It Means to Disappear Here by Jeremy J. Kamps, #NYC by Kyle Warren, Glamdromeda by Bryce Norbitz & Ben Bonnema, and Ionesco's Rhinoceros (Ugly Rhino). Danny is an alumnus of the ARS Nova director's troupe, and is a recipient of New York Theatre Workshop's 2050 Fellowship, Williamstown's Bill Foeller Fellowship, and the Drama League's New York Directing Fellowship.
About Ma-Yi Theater Company
MA-YI THEATER COMPANY is a Drama Desk and OBIE Award-winning, Off-Broadway not-for-profit organization whose primary mission is to develop and produce new and innovative plays by Asian American writers. The Ma-Yi Writers Lab houses the largest group of Asian American playwrights ever assembled. Ma-Yi recently enjoyed great critical and popular success with Jason Kim’s KPOP, Michi Barall’s Peer Gynt and The Norwegian Hapa Band, Hansol Jung’s Among The Dead, A. Rey Pamatmat’s House Rules, and Nandita Shenoy’s Washer /Dryer. The company recently won the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for its production of Lloyd Suh’s The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go! Now entering its 30th season, Ma-Yi Theater is under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Ralph B. Peña.