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BRIClab Residencies /

Kyoung Park PILLOWTALK (work-in-progress)

Residency: September 21 – 26

Date

Sep 26, 2015 • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Cost

$10 Adv | $14 Door

Location

BRIC House Artist Studio
647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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Pillowtalk, produced by Kyoung's Pacific Beat, is an intimate two-character drama centered around Sam and Buck, a newlywed interracial gay couple. Using inventive staging incorporating elements of ballet’s pas de deux, the play looks at the evolving values of gay marriage through the shifting priorities of a young couple.

Performed by Daniel K. Isaac and Raja Feather Kelly.

A post-showing artist and audience dialogue will be joined by Katy Pyle, Artistic Director of Ballez. Read an interview with Katy by Kyoung on Culturebot.

Artist Bio:

Kyoung H. Park was born in Santiago, Chile and is the first Korean playwright from Latin America to be produced and published in the United States. He is author of Sex and Hunger, disOriented, Walkabout Yeolha, Tala and many short plays including Mina, which is published in Seven Contemporary Plays from the Korean Diaspora in the Americas by Duke University Press. For over a decade, Park has worked internationally in Brazil, Chile, England, India, and South Korea in search of contemporary theatrical models that integrate his passion for peace studies and playwriting. Park currently writes and directs his own work as Artistic Director of Kyoung’s Pacific Beat, a peacemaking theater company. He is recipient of an Edward Albee playwriting fellowship, Theater of the Oppressed International Exchange Fellowship, Target Margin Theater’s Institute for Collaborative Theater-Making fellowship, grants from the Arvon Foundation, GK Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, TCG Global Connections Grant, Princess Grace Foundation Special Projects grant (via Theater C), and was named a 2010 UNESCO-Aschberg Laureate. He is currently under commission by Mixed Blood Theater Company in Minneapolis, a proud member of the Ma-Yi Theater Writer’s Lab, Soho Theatre’s Writer’s Hub (London), and received his BFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, MA in Peace and Global Governance from Kyung Hee University’s Graduate Institute of Peace Studies, and MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University, where he was a Dean’s Fellow.

BRIClab is a commissioning and residency development program for both emerging and established local artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work in music, dance, theater and multi-disciplinary performance.

 

Venue Information:

The intimate, flexible studio space within BRIC House is dedicated to emerging and mid-career artists, with an audience capacity of 50-75 for rehearsals and performances in a workshop setting.

For ticketed events, the Box Office opens one hour prior to show time. Advanced tickets can be purchased online.