FemFest Houston: Voices of Asia | PeachesVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Presented in partnership with Mildred's Umbrella
Join Mildred's Umbrella and Asia Society Texas Center in a celebration of women's voices as we stage three readings of Houston premiere plays over two days. Featuring works written by Asian and Asian American women, the series highlights the talents and accomplishments of women playwrights across the globe.
Date: Saturday, May 16, 2:30 p.m.
Writer: Soo-Jin Lee
Director: Peter Ton
Synopsis: In northern Virginia, two Korean American best friends, Ji Hae and Robert, discover secrets about each other. Their last day of summer begins at a wedding and ends in a peach orchard.
Featuring: Alan Kim, Hannah Lee, and Gabriel Regojo
FemFest Houston: Voices of Asia at a Glance
Per Show: $15 Members, $25 Nonmembers
Three Shows: $40 Members, $65 Nonmembers
About Soo-Jin Lee
Soo-Jin Lee is a playwright and an English teacher. Her plays include The Men My Mother Loved, Why Koreans Don't Hug, Peaches, and Tigers, Dragons, and Other Wise "Tails”. Her work has been produced at the Discovery Theater, George Mason University, the University of Houston, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Born in South Korea, Ms. Lee was raised in Virginia. She holds a BA from George Mason University and an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild.
About Peter Ton
Peter Ton is a local freelance director. His theatre credits include Stages: Marie Antoinette (Assistant Director), Mack & Mabel (Assistant Projection Designer), Songs I Was Born to Sing (Projection Designer/Co-Director),The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Video/Graphics Designer). Main Street Theater: Silent Sky (Projection Assistant), Shrek (Projection Engineer). The Kinkaid School: Elf: The Musical (Projection Assistant), Hairspray (Projection Assistant). Mildred’s Umbrella: Museum of Dysfunction (director). SROProductions: The Who’s Tommy (Projection Designer). Sam Houston State University: The Language Archive (Director), HAIR! (Ensemble); We Are Proud to Present a Presentation... (A/V Man, Projection Designer, Drummer); Dying For It (Oleg, Assistant Stage Manager).
Peter holds a BFA in Theatre, Acting and Directing, from Sam Houston State University. He is also a photographer and filmmaker, and his first short film, eumenides, was accepted into the Short Film Corner at the 66th Cannes Film Festival.
About Mildred's Umbrella
Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company seeks to challenge audiences and theatre artists by creating and performing bold, innovative, and fresh theatrical works grounded in the best traditions of the dramatic arts. With a strong feminine presence in our artistic vision, we strive to feature the work of female playwrights, actors, and directors, which promotes the empowerment of women through the performing arts.
Performing Arts and Culture programs are presented by Wells Fargo. Major support for Performing Arts programs comes from Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, Ellen Gritz and Milton Rosenau, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Endowment, The Hearst Foundation Inc., The Brown Foundation Inc., Mary Lawrence Porter, and the Anchorage Foundation of Texas. Generous funding also provided by AARP, The Clayton Fund, The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, Miller Theatre Advisory Board. Additional support provided by the Wortham Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, United Airlines, The Southmore, and through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center. This program is presented in collaboration with the Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company.
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