METRO presented by JM Physical Theatre
Thursday, May 10, 2018, 7:30PM
Dixon Place Main Stage
161 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10019
Ticket: $15 in advance, $18 at the door
Connect the Dots on the Subway in NYC
No one’s from New York. We all are small dots in this city. We can feel this especially when we’re on the subway. Different people are going to different stops. It seems that we have nothing in common. However, there are some magical moments when we feel we’re connected, when small dots are connected. METRO will tell you about these moments to tell you ‘you’re not alone’ in this city.
Actors: Joglar Felipe, Déziel Laurie, Olszewski Albert, David Smith Nathan, Garcia Gabbie
Director : Jeongyun Lee
Producer: Minji Kim
Book Writer: Hansol Kim
Music composer: Boram Han
Choreographer: Eunyoung Bona Jung
Scenic Designer: Kyu Shin
Lighting Designer: Byungchul Lee
Projection Designer: Suryeon Choi
Graphic Designer: Seonyoung Song
Jeongyun Lee (director) is excited and grateful for the opportunity to present her new piece METRO at Dixon Place. Jeongyun is a performance director and puppeteer based in New York City. Passionate about the staged performing arts, experimental works, and puppetry world. In 2017, She has an MA in Performance Studies, focusing on puppetry, at Tisch School of Arts, NYU. She got a BFA in Stage Performing Arts from the Université Paris VIII, France. She has served as director, assistant director, and puppeteer for several theaters and musical productions in NYC and Seoul. She developed several experimental puppet projects with various materials ; incorporating different languages, modern dance, and Korean traditional music. She performed and directed her puppet pieces, Stranger (2017) and (beat) (2017) at La MaMa Puppet Slam and Dixon Place’s Puppet BloK. She is a co-founder of NY based theater troupe JM Physical Theatre with producer Minji Kim.
Minji Kim (producer) is originally from South Korea where she received a BA in Art Management. She studied Visual Arts Administration at NYU Steinhardt. Kim has managed several exhibitions during her academic years in Korea and Hong Kong and her professional work experiences include working with an Art Fair Committee, galleries, and Biennale. Her primary interest is managing a wide range of different art projects in both visual and performing arts as well as collaborating with emerging artists in the world of Fine Arts. She is always intrigued by cultural dynamics existing all over the world and willing to take on any challenge to advance her artistic sensitivity and creativity.
Hansol Kim (bookwriter/lyricist) was born in South Korea, and studied Mass Communication at Sogang University in South Korea. After graduating, she set off for Leeds, England and received a Master of Arts in Writing for Performance and Publication at the University of Leeds. She had her debut with the play “Life, You Don’t Know” at the Alec Clegg Studio in Leeds. She continued her journey to New York City and graduated with an MFA from the Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program at New York University. Her opera and musical, “Loitering”, “My First One Night Stand” and “Your, Our Story” premiered at Manhattan Rep Theatre and her play ‘It’s Up To You’ has been chosen as a finalist in the MRT play contest. Recently, her experimental play ‘Stranger’ was showcased at La MaMa.
Boram Han (music composer) is a NYC-based composer, arranger and musician. Originally from Korea, she has a Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston and a Master of Fine Arts from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Boram has written numerous heartwarming pieces for her Jazz Orchestra Boram & Friends. After she came into the musical theatre world, she wrote both the 20 minute musical Everything For You and the full-length musical Cora and The Great Beyond with librettist Mark Burns. In addition, she has written the 15 minute opera President Joan with librettist Cal Silberstein and a full-length musical in Korean with librettist Hansol Kim. Boram thanks her family for all of their support and belief in her.
Eunyoung Bona Jung holds an MFA in Theatre Arts from Columbia University. Theater credits include The weird Tree (NYC Fringe Festival), Lost in Place (NYC Planet Connections Festivity), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Classic Stage Company), Light (CSC), God of Carnage (Columbia), A Lie of the Mind (Columbia), White Lies (France Avignon Festival) Oresteia Trilogy ver.2.0 (KunstaHale Theater, Korea), CollaboLab: Film, shot, and consciousness (England Trinity Laban Conservatoire + Arts&Co.)
To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit (http://dixonplace.org/performances/metro/)