A PlayCo commission now running at 122CC, 9 Kinds of Silence by Indian theatermaker Abhishek Majumdar posits that nationalism may be just as haunting as battlefield scars post-conscription.
As we have moved through the extreme communal and personal losses of the last few years, Josiah and I have worked toward creating pockets of joy and laughter, while excavating the mystery of coming to know oneself. What follows is an excerpted conversation between the two of us.
A few years after moving to the United States, Hansol Jung started writing a play about a lonely man in Seoul.
The Brooklyn Rail spoke over Zoom with Victoria Detres (the project coordinator at RISE) and Helen Park (a member of its community of advocates and a Tony Award nominee for her KPOP score) to discuss its service, mosaic of diverse supporters, and subsequent sea change they hope to witness in the years to come.