THE PERFECT ROM-COM FOR BOTH HOPELESS ROMANTICS & CYNICS
Emi, a twenty-something biracial woman, begins to urgently question her own legacy. Afraid that she is whitewashing her Asian culture, she dumps her perfect white boyfriend of three years in pursuit of a hot Asian doctor husband. But nobody is what they seem to be in this highly theatrical romantic comedy that asks the question: is love truly blind? Or are our relationships just a carefully curated conglomeration of our own racial bias?
August 16 - September 1, 2019
We strive to voice the stories of the Asian American community, and in order to bring performances to those communities whose stories they tell, we are committed to make them as accessible as possible. PAY AS YOU ARE pricing asks those who routinely pay $35 for theater tickets to choose to pay that amount; it is the actual fair market value of the ticket. If an audience member needs to pay less, they can choose to pay less – as little as $5 per ticket.
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HOT ASIAN DOCTOR HUSBAND will take place at Mixed Blood Theatre, located at 1501 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55454
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Follow this link for an extended version of our program with full bios of the cast, designers, director, and playwright.
This performance is recommended for ages 16+.
Content warning: adult situations and language, themes of death, suicide, and self-harm
Sunday, August 25: Audio Described and ASL-Interpreted Performance
Thursday, August 22: (Topic TBD)
Thursday, August 29: (Topic TBD)
*DENOTES MEMBERS OF ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION
PHOTOS BY RICH RYAN
IN THE NEWS
“a fantastic new play, and it's exciting to see it debut right here in #TCTheater. I can't remember the last time I laughed so much at the theater.”
“Winkler spins the audience through a kaleidoscopic tour of love, sex and racial identity from a variety of perspectives.”
“so rollickingly funny and sharply satirical”
“All this gorgeous madness is staged with razor’s edge precision by director Seonjae Kim. She makes the play work.”
“It is a must see for those who are excited by new works and also enjoy laughing.”
“You don’t have to choose between a contemporary rom-com and a touching drama.”
“one of the sharpest and funniest rom-coms to hit Twin Cities stages in years”
“One of the shows I was most excited for this year, and it doesn’t disappoint.”
“given the audience’s reception to her plays, it’s more than likely she will be back again.”
“Winkler's dialogue is extremely smart and funny, turning out one-liners at a rapid clip”
“This funny, smart, witty, and heart-wrenching new play is not one to miss.”
MEET THE DIRECTOR
SEONJAE KIM is a NYC based director and writer from Seoul, South Korea. Riot Antigone, her original Riot Grrrl musical adaptation of Sophocles’ tragedy, premiered at La MaMa, was seen at Ars Nova’s ANT Fest, Prelude Festival, Bryn Mawr College and will be published in a Routledge anthology of Greek adaptations as well as be released as an independent record. Recent projects: First Love by Charles Mee (Drama League DirectorFest) and Trojan Women by Euripides translated by Emily Wilson (The University of the Arts). Her work has been seen at Atlantic Theatre Company, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Joe’s Pub, Playwrights’ Realm, Bushwick Starr, Dixon Place, Williamstown, PEN/World Voices Festival, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. 2050 Fellowship (New York Theatre Workshop) New York Fellowship (The Drama League), Van Lier Fellowship (Asian American Arts Alliance), Mike Ockrent Fellowship (SCDF), Robert Moss Directing Fellowship (Playwrights Horizons), New Georges Affiliated Artist. Associate Director of the musical KPOP. BA: Northwestern. www.jae-k.com
MEET THE PLAYWRIGHT
LEAH NANAKO WINKLER is a Japanese-American playwright from Kamakura, Japan and Lexington Kentucky. Her play God Said This won the Yale Drama Series Prize, and was produced at Primary Stages and at the 2018 Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. Other plays: Nevada Tan (upcoming from Audible), Kentucky (2015 Kilroys List, World Premiere: Ensemble Studio Theatre co-production with Page 73 and the Radio Drama Network) Two Mile Hollow (2017 Kilroys List, 2017-2018 Simultaneous World Premiere at First Floor Theater, Mixed Blood/Theater Mu, Artists At Play and Ferocious Lotus), Linus and Murray (EST/ Marathon 2017) and more. She is the 2018-2019 Jerome Fellow at the Lark, an alumna of Youngblood, a 2016-2018 Time Warner Fellow at WP Theater, a member of the Ma-Yi Lab, and an alumna of the Dorothy Streslin New American Writer’s Group at Primary Stages. She was awarded the first-ever Mark O’Donnell Prize from The Actors Fund and Playwrights Horizons in 2017 and very recently won the Francesca Primus Prize for Two Mile Hollow — which she dedicates to Mu. Currently Leah is a story editor on New Amsterdam, and she previously worked as a staff writer on Ramy and Michael Moore’s TV NATION.