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Our Perspective: Asian American Plays: Fragmented
November 16, 2020 - November 26, 2020$11 – $26
The AA Arts Incubator Program of Asian Improv Arts Midwest (AIRMW) is pleased to announce that its historic series “Our Perspective: Asian American Plays” continues in 2020 with Fragmented, written by Karissa Murrell Myers, directed by Spencer Ryan Diedrick and assistant directed by Daniella Wheelock, Monday, November 16. The running time is 60 minutes with no intermission.
Fragmented will be available to watch online for free via Vimeo Monday, Nov. 16 with the link shared at Our-Perspective.com. and Facebook (Facebook.com/ourperspectivechicago) until midnight CST. Starting, Tuesday, Nov. 17, the video may be accessed by purchasing online with a donation through Our-Perspective.com through midnight Thursday, Nov. 26. The suggested ticket donation is $15, minimum of $5.
Fragmented tells the story of K, a hapa (half Asian) girl growing up in Idaho who is following the rules of her conservative community: marriage, house, planning for kids. But her desire to be an actor burns in her heart, against her husband’s wishes. She decides to leave her hometown and her toxic marriage and moves to Hawaii to get her masters in performance. After that, her entire life changes as she seeks to find out her true identity. Told in a series of explosive vignettes, Fragmented, presented as a full production, explores family, politics, and the challenges and joys of being multicultural in America.
The Fragmented cast includes Playwright/Casting Director Murrell Myers, Emily Marso and Brennan Urbi. The Our Perspective team is Executive Producer Mia Park and Producers Murrell Myers, Sydney Mercado and Stephen George.