Featuring Piano by Hope Kim, directed by Wai Yim, performed by Hope Kim and Dan Lin
THU NOV 9 | SAT NOV 11
Hope Kim is a company member and board member of A-Squared Theatre for which she has performed in all three incarnations of the My Asian Mom series, including Piano, her one-person short play. She also co-curated the A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival (co-presented with Links Hall) and produced Cowboy vs. Samurai, Ching Chong Chinaman, and the three editions of My Asian Mom. Hope also runs a playwriting workshop for Asian American writers based in Chicago. She thanks God for all the wonderful, exciting, and challenging opportunities to create art and also thanks her husband for the endless support and understanding of the late nights and meetings.
Excited to be able to co-curate the second year of A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival.
DAN LIN is happy to be working with both old friends and new at the A-Squared Festival. He holds a BFA in Acting from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. Chicago credits include King of the Yees, Support Group for Men, The White Snake, The World of Extreme Happiness (Goodman), United Flight 232 (The House Theatre), Chimerica (Timeline), Saint Joan (Writers), Miss Saigon (Paramount), and Julius Caesar (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre) Regional credits include The White Snake (The Old Globe). Film and TV credits include Flora (where he also served as Ex. Producer) and Chicago PD.
Wai Yim. A proud member of Actors’ Equity, his Chicago credit includes: Postnation, King of the Yees, The King of Hell’s Palace (Goodman Theatre), Chimerica (TimeLine Theatre). Regional credit includes: The White Snake directed by Mary Zimmerman (Goodman Theatre, Old Globe Theatre, McCarter Theatre, WuZhen Theatre Festival in China), The Oldest Boy (Unicorn Theatre), Taming of the Shrew, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Antony and Cleopatra (Nebraska Shakespeare Festival), A Christmas Carol (Nebraska Theatre Caravan). His TV credit includes: Patriot (Amazon) and The Chi (Showtime). He is the Artistic Director of ætherplough, a performance arts group in Omaha.