Got an email from Wi-Moto Nyoka, a NYC-based playwright who is creating a concert reading of her web-based comic series “Dusky Diana” at the Brick Theatre Comic Book Festival in June. She is looking for an NYC-based Asian American male actor/musician/spoken word artist for the role of the male protagonist and love interest for her production.
Since the start of the Korean War in 1953, over 200,000 children of Korean ethnic descent have been put up for adoption in America and globally. The ways in which this experience has uniquely shaped the racial, cultural, and ethnic identities of Korean adoptees is rarely explored, and deserves greater voice.
Laura Elizabeth Hyo Jin Wachs is a spoken word artist who was adopted into a family in Seattle, Washington. She has set up a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a series of poetry and spoken word workshops and showcases, as well as two books, to help international Korean adoptees and Korean American adoptees find a voice in the poetry medium.