How to Be a Korean Woman

Performance Dates
Opening Performance

How to Be a Korean Woman is a hilarious, heartfelt, and personal telling of Korean-American adoptee Sun Mee Chomet‘s search for her birth family in Seoul, South Korea. This poignant one-woman show — told from the perspective of an adult Jewish adoptee — uses text, music, and movement to explore themes of family, love, adulthood, and the universal longing to know one’s past. “As an actor, I often use my own history to strengthen or inform my characters,” says Chomet. “Now, I’m doing this daunting thing of giving my whole life over. It’s daunting but rewarding to be so bare.” Chomet’s award-winning play has been presented to sold-out audiences in the United States and Seoul, South Korea. Theater J’s production marks the regional premiere of the piece.

Production Information

Show Type
Approximate Running Time
85 minutes



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