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Kim's Convenience
July 5 – 17
JULY 5 – 17

by INS CHOI
directed  by NELSON T. EUSEBIO III


CAST
(in order of appearance)

APPA
David Shih*

JANET
Cindy Im*

JUNG
Hyunmin Rhee*

ALEX + OTHERS
Eric R. Williams*

UMMA
Chuja Seo*


CREATIVE TEAM

SCENIC DESIGN
You-Shin Chen

COSTUME DESIGN
Lux Haac

LIGHTING DESIGN
Marie Yokoyama

SOUND DESIGN
Twi McCullum

DIALECT COACHES
Zoë Kim
Bibi Mama

FIGHT DIRECTOR / INTIMACY COACH
Michael Rossmy

PROPS SUPERVISOR
Sean Sanford

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER
Megan Smith*

CASTING
Tara Rubin Casting, CSA
Claire Burke, CSA

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association


RUNNING TIME
~80 minutes, no intermission 


PRODUCTION SPONSOR

Adam G. Clemens

PRODUCTION PARTNERS

Allen & Lorraine Noveck


KIM’S CONVENIENCE was originally produced as part of the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival. The premiere production of KIM’S CONVENIENCE was produced by Soulpepper Theatre Company, Toronto, Ontario.

KIM’S CONVENIENCE is presented by arrangement with United Talent Agency and Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com.

Artistic Notes

 

From the Playwright
Ins Choi

Ins Choi photo from the shoulders up

It’s a bigger decision now to be here. Unless this note is also published online, you’re only reading this cuz you’re in a theater safely gathered as a group to hear a story. In this case, it’s a story about an Asian family. I had a conversation with a colleague at the beginning of the pandemic about how to combat the rise of Asian hate crimes. We concluded that in tandem with gathering as large groups to condemn such abhorrent behaviors and engaging in other political activism, the proactive part was continuing to write stories and mentoring younger Asian Canadian/American story-tellers. Stories? Really? It was a surprising conclusion to us too. There's a quiet strength in stories as it allows us to see into the lives of others wholly different from ourselves only to realize how similar we all are. Through stories we're entertained as a group and comforted to know we’re not alone both in our struggles and what we find funny. Stories are disarming, engaging our imaginations and viscerally reminding us of when we were all a little more supple. Thank you for being here to hear this story.

(photo:  Stephen Scott)

Meet the Playwright
Playhouse Production Team

Associate Producer / Director of Production
David Dreyfoos

Technical Director / Associate Director of Production
RJ Romeo

Company Manager
Bruce Miller

Company Manager
Max Hunt

Head Shop Carpenter
Jason Thompson

Shop Carpenter
Scott A. Trichka

Wardrobe Supervisor
Jessica Camarero

 

For this Production

Assistant Stage Manager/ Fight Captain
Kevin Jinghong Zhu*

Head Sound
Jon Damast

Head Electrician
Charlestone Gourdet

Wig + Hair Designer
Younghawk Bautista

Scenic Painter
Nick Shons

Directing Fellow
Kelleen Moriarty

Stage Management Intern
Abigail Wilson

Wardrobe Intern
Kathryn Duffner

Props Intern
Nick Schons

 

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association


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This Theatre operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

 

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The Director is a member of the Society of  Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent  national labor union.

 

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Westport Country Playhouse employs members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 74.


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The scenic, costume, lighting and sound designers in LORT Theatres  are represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA-829 of the IATSE.