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This Exquisite Corpse

By Mia Chung • Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll

This Exquisite Corpse pieces together the puzzle of Jungja and her country in the aftermath of the Korean War. She works to rebuild her life and make friends — as well as learn English — but finds herself literally split into pieces. A surreal “chorus” of Jungjas struggle to express themselves through layers of misinterpretation and cultural appropriation.

Mia Chung is the author of You for Me for You, Catch as Catch Can, and Skin in the Game. You for Me for You premiered at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (in association with Ma-Yi, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts), has been produced by Company One Theatre, Portland Playhouse, and Mu Performing Arts/Guthrie Theater, and had its UK premiere at The Royal Court Theatre in London. Ms. Chung’s work has been supported by awards, fellowships, and workshops, including the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Civilians’ R&D Group, Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival, Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, Inkwell, LAByrinth, Playwrights Realm, RISCA, Southern Rep, the Stella Adler Studio, and TCG. She is a member of New Dramatists, a Huntington Playwriting Fellow, and an emeritus member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab.

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