In celebration of AAPI Heritage Month, Ma-Yi Theater Company presents a benefit reading of Daniel K. Isaac’s ONCE UPON A (korean) TIME. Mixing traditional Korean fables with the horrors of the Korean War, Isaac’s new play is a funny and deeply moving analog for the experiences of the Korean American diaspora. Isaac deftly moves his characters through time, tracing the legacies of trauma that are passed from one generation to the next, and the various coping mechanisms each one uses to soldier on.
Made possible by the generous support of The National Endowment for the Arts, The Howard Gilman Foundation, The Doris Duke Charitable Trust, and New York University.
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Daniel K. Isaac | Narrator
Diana Oh | Performer
Jon Norman Schneider | Performer
James Seol | Performer
David Shih | Performer
Shannon Tyo | Performer
Jeena Yi | Performer
Daniel K. Isaac | Playwright
Ralph B. Peña | Director
Cha See | Lighting Design
Yee Eun Nam | Projection Design
Melanie Chen | Sound Design
Isabella Tan | Director of Photography
Shane Lian | Director of Photography
Zack Lobel | Editor
Alex Kesner | Stage Manager
Giles Indic | Studio Coordinator
Gabe Disic | Studio Assistant
Jorge Z. Ortoll | Executive Producer
Sarah Hanlon | Producer
Graphics | Jesse Jae Hoon