Presented by Company One1/18/2013 - 2/16/2013
"You for Me for You isn’t really about North Korea. It’s about you and me."-The Boston Globe
“One of the most imaginative young writers of her generation.” - Howard Shalwitz, Woolly Mammoth
“ENDLESSLY CREATIVE!”- The Washingtonian
Two sisters strike a dangerous bargain to flee their homeland. It costs more than money to make the passage, but The Crossing always does. When faced with a world of new shoes, intelligent phones, and forty-two ways to treat your cough, can a sister’s promise bridge the gaps of time and space? Playwright Mia Chung conjures an imaginative, and unexpectedly funny journey about defecting from North Korea to America, and back again.
Video trailer for the Boston premiere of You For Me For You:
Hear what audiences are saying about the New England premiere of You For Me For You by Mia Chung.
WGBH's Jared Bowen speaks with playwright Mia Chung and director M. Bevin O'Gara about bringing this fantastical tale of sisterhood and North Korea to the stage.
How much is a North Korean life worth? What is the cost of a living, breathing North Korean? If the reports and studies of the most isolated and secre- tive country in the world are to be believed: not much.
A program note from playwright Mia Chung.
Playwright Mia Chung chatted with the production's Dramaturg, Tyler Monroe, about the developmental path of the script, questions of existence, and what it means to tell this story now.
Mia Chung is the author of You for Me for You, Exquisite Corpse, Page Not Found, an adaptation of The Orphan of Zhao, and We Spend Our Lives.
M. Bevin O'Gara is the Associate Producer at the Huntington Theatre Company, where she directed Melinda Lopez's Becoming Cuba. She has also directed for SpeakEasy Stage Company, Company One, Central Square Theatre, and Boston Playwrights Theatre, among others, and is the recipient of the Lois Roach Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Boston Theatre Community from Company One. She has a BFA from Boston University in Theatre Studies.
Jordan is very excited to be collaborating with Company One again. She holds a B.A. in Vocal Performance from The University of the Incarnate Word, and has studied at Boston University’s Schol of Theatre.
Giselle Ty first appeared with Company One as Sayoko in After The Quake and is an active member of the company’s programming committee. She has been on the directing staff for productions with Opera Boston, Gotham Chamber Opera, the American Repertory Theatre, and the ART / MXAT Institute for Advanced Theatre Trainin, and is a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Music.
Michael Tow is a Certified Financial Planner by day and a SAG actor by night. He is excited to be back on stage with Company One since he played the Frog in After The Quake.
Anna is thrilled to be making her Company One debut. Anna has performed with the Lyric Stage, The Nora, The Publick Theatre, Whistler in the Dark, Bad Habit Productions, and more.
Johnnie is elated to be returning to Company One this season. He recently received his MFA from Brandeis University and also certified with The Society of American Fight Directors.
Jon has designed for the Huntington Theatre Company, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Village Theatre Project, U.S. Army Community Theatre (Hawaii), and Old Lyric Repertory Theatre (Logan, Utah), among many others. He is a member of United Scenic Artists.
Brendan is a sound designer, engineer, and artisan working primarily in live performance applications: theatrical sound design, live music, and bespoke audio objects. He holds a MSc in Sound Design from the University of Edinburgh, and a BFA in Theatre Design and Technology from Emerson College.
Annie Wiegand holds an MFA in Lighting Design from Boston University. She has worked with Company One, The Acting Company, Hangar Theatre, Gallery Players, and many others.
Adrienne has recent design credits that include Chesapeake, Fully Committed, and The Kite Runner at New Repertory Theater, Fred! at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, and more. She currently works as James Noone’s scenic design assistant, with numerous off-Broadway and regional theater credits, as well as the resident costume designer for Cambridge Historical Tours.
Alexander Grover is finishing up his final semester at Boston University and is excited to be part of the You For Me For You team. Recent credits include The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds (Boston Center for American Performance) and Assassins (Boston University).
*Student Rush tickets are available in person at the Box Office window 1 hour before curtain. Valid for Full Time students Age 25 or under with valid ID. Cash only.
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