walkabout yeolha

Written by Samshik Pai
Translated by Walter Byonsok Chon
Adapted by Kyoung H. Park
Directed by Kon Yi
Performed by Itohan Aghayere, Joel Azerrad, Charles Baran, Rafael Benoit, Donovan Christie, Jr., Sarah Eismann, Greg Engbrecht, Tara Gadomski*, Natalia Guzman, Gatlin Hardy, Douglas Harvey, Rachael Hunt, Paul Krazner, Vin Kridakorn, Adam Lubitz, Adam Roper, Ronald A. Salat, Coco Schneider, Susan Wallack*

Set in a distant future, Walkabout Yeolha is a biting satire about a village's struggle to retain its identity in the face of cultural intrusion from a powerful empire. The play is an adaptation of Samshik Pai's award-winning Inching Towards Yeolha (2007), translated by Walter Byonsok Chon, and questions the life of a post-industrial society in crisis.

Creative Team
Set Design: Jian Jun
Lighting Design: Marie Yokoyama
Composer and Sound Design: Junghoon Pi
Costume Design: Katja Andreiev
Choreographer: Clare Cook

Production History
North American Premiere: Columbia Stages, Riverside Theatre. October 20-23, 2010

Read more about the play in the Korea Daily (중앙일보) and the Columbia Spectator, or in this interview posted in the Columbia University Arts Blog and an online response to the interview.

Production Stills by Carol Rosseg

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