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Okay I’ll Tell You + Bi(?!)Lingual – Theater Performances
November 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
As part of our ongoing commitment to the community, PAAFF’16 will include a series of FREE screenings and live theater performances November 16-17 at Fleisher Art Memorial in South Philadelphia.
Okay I’ll Tell You
Four adults, who were adopted when they were young, gather to share their stories of family, loss, love, pride, and identity.
Here, they challenge us to face their own questions, stare down narratives that keep being thrown at them, and wonder how, and
sometimes even if, this part of their stories matters.
Together, they mourn the closures they cannot have, embrace a future that has always been wide open, and celebrate the people with whom they have grown.
Please note: this piece is not specifically created for children and does contain cursing, sexual references, and racial anxiety.
The original creation of OK, I’ll Tell You received support from a 2015 Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant.
Approximately 55 minutes with audience talk back afterwards.
Rae Bradley – Creator/Performer
Noah Breymeier – Creator/Performer
Siona Stone – Creator/Performer
Sarah Mitteldorf – Creator/Director
Asaki Kuruma’s first solo show that is incubated by Simpatico Theatre Project as a part of 2014 SoLow Festival. The show is inspired by Asaki’s life-time experience as a foreigner- Born in Japan, learned English, came to America to pursue her dream- only life just doesn’t work the way movies do.
10 min excerpt of the 55 minute original will be performed by Asaki in advance of the main event theater performance.
Asaki Kuruma – Creator/Performer