The Cold Record ~PLUS~ MLCG (My Little China Girl) Kirk Lynn ~PLUS~ Soomi Kim

About This Show

Luke Landric Leonard is the 12 year old boy in a Workshop Performance of Kirk Lynn’s new one-person play. The Cold Record, the story of a boy who left school with a fever more days than anyone else ever in the history of fevers, and the trouble he got into for loving the school nurse. Co-Directed by Leonard’s 13 year old daughter, Gates.

When David Bowie died, performing artist Soomi Kim was suddenly reminded of her own coming of age as a Korean American in the MTV generation and her adolescent desire to be the exotic Asian woman in Bowie’s China Girl video. MLCG (My Little China Girl), created by Kim in collaboration with director Suli Holum (Pig Iron Theatre, Stein| Holum Projects) and video artist Kevan Loney, is a high octane solo performance that traverses Kim’s experiences as a first generation Korean American navigating the tyranny of Western perceptions of beauty; the absence of Asians in mainstream American media while coping with profound loss.

about the artists (The cold record)

KIRK LYNN writes plays, often with the Rude Mechs theatre collective, of which he is one of six artistic directors, and is head of Playwriting and Directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin. Lynn lives in Austin with his wife, the poet Carrie Fountain, and their children. http://www.kirkkirkkirk.com @ListofBeliefs

LUKE LANDRIC LEONARD directs and designs theatre and opera, writes experimental plays, and is Co-Artistic Director of Monk Parrots. His work has been described as “taking creditable gambles…outstanding” by The New York Times, and having an “edgy choreographed directorial style” by OperaChaser. Credits include: The Scottish Opera, a world premiere 80 minute reimagining of Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth, David Lang/Mac Wellman’s The Difficulty of Crossing a Field, and Peter Stopschinski/Kirk Lynn’s Bum Phillips: All-American Opera. Luke holds a MFA in Directing from The University of Texas at Austin and a BFA in Acting from Brooklyn College. http://www.lukeleonard.com @LukeLandric

GATES LOREN LEONARD is an actress, singer, and visual artist, and attends Professional Performing Arts School. She has performed Off-Broadway: Here I Go (59E59 Theaters), and other NYC: Bum Phillips (La MaMa), Seussical (PPAS), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (PPAS), Urinetown (PPAS), Romeo and Juliet (PPAS), A Nightmare Before Christmas (PS9), and Beauty and the Beast (PS9).

about the artists (MLCG)

SOOMI KIM (lead artist) is a NYC based actor/performing artist /theater maker. Co-devised projects with director Suzi Takahashi: Chang(e) 2015- HERE Arts Center (HARP artist),dictee: bells fall a peal to sky 2013- Women Center Stage (Culture Project), Lee/gendary 2008- HERE Arts Center and winner of the NYITAward for Outstanding Production. Other residencies: Mabou Mines (2014), Hemispheric Institute (2013) and Asian Arts Initiative. She is an NPN Creation and Forth Fund artist for Chang(e). Guest artist appearances: Oregon State University, NYC Asian American Student Conference and upcoming: Harvard. MLCG is commissioned by Dixon Place and will premiere November 2017. www.soomikim.com @soomdawg 

SULI HOLUM (director, collaborator) is a performer, playwright, director, and choreographer. She is a founder and former Co-Artistic Director of Pig Iron Theatre Company. Collaboration credits with Deborah Stein: Chimera (Under the Radar Festival in partnership with HERE), The Whole Hearted and Movers + Shakers. She wrote and co-directedWandering Alice with Nichole Canuso Dance Company, and adapted Oedipus at Colonus for Emmanuelle Delpech’s skate park site-specific OEDIPUS AT FDR. She is an alumna of the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) and a recipient of a 2010 TCG Fox Resident Actor Fellowship.

Kevan Loney (video designer) has a background in interactive computing, 3D animation, and live performance. Recently, he has worked as a Video/Media Designer for: The Nina Variations, The Wiz (CMU), Gertrude Stein SAINTS! (Abrons Arts Center), Emily Dickinson OUTER SPACE! (The Bushwick Starr), the Regional Premier of Pete ’N’ Keely and Mack and Mabel (Stages Repertory Theatre), Chang(e) (HERE Arts Center), and was the Augmented Reality consultant for the World Premier of The Builders Association’s Elements of Oz (Peak Performances).

Thursday, February 9 at 7:30pm

General Admission

$15 in advance

$18 at the door

Stu./Sen./idNYC

$12

Estimated Runtime
50 minutes

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Credits

Playwright

Kirk Lynn

Performer/Co-Director

Luke Landric Leonard

Co-Director

Gates Loren Leonard

Voice of The Nurse

Jessica Dean

Voice of Connie

John Harlacher

Photo credit:

Gates Leonard

~PLUS~

Co-Created and Performed by

Soomi Kim

Co-Created and Directed by

Suli Holum

Video Designed by

Kevan Loney

Photo credit:

Peter Yesley

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