In the lounge Kumiho Seonjae Kim
About This Show
A figure from Korean mythology, Kumiho is a nine tailed fox with shape-shifting abilities. She is often portrayed as a malicious seductress who eats human men. But one version is a love story: a god promises that if Kumiho can live a hundred days as a man’s wife without revealing her animal nature, she will be human forever. Act One uses traditional Korean music, movement and interactive theatre techniques to tell the myth. As for Act Two, well… let’s just say liberal America can be a super confusing place for a girl from Seoul, maybe even more than a human with nine tails.
about the artist
Seonjae Kim is a director from Seoul, South Korea. Riot Antigone, her original Riot Grrrl musical, premiered at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa and Ars Nova’s ANT Fest in 2017. Her work has also been seen at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Dixon Place, PEN/World Voices Festival, Chicago Fringe Festival and more. Kim has worked with Pam MacKinnon, Bill Rauch and Stafford Arima and is an alumna of Directors’ Lab West, SITI Company Summer Workshop, Powerhouse, Williamstown Directing Corps and La MaMa Umbria. 2016 Van Lier Fellowship for Directing from the Asian American Arts Alliance & SCDF Mike Ockrent Fellowship. Upcoming: Associate Director, KPOP (Ars Nova/Ma-Yi/Woodshed Collective, dir. Teddy Bergman) BA: Northwestern.