GENseng, Asian American Student Theatre Group Explores Korean Adoption at SUNY Geneseo
I received an email from a student at SUNY Geneseo who assisting an Asian American theatre group at the school create a play on the Korean adoptee experience. They are seeking adult adoptees to reflect on their experiences to be used in their play. If you are interested please contact Shea Frazier at: ThreescoreMiles@gmail.com
Here’s a message from Shea. -GS
My name is Shea, and I am a student at SUNY Geneseo. This semester, I have been doing research about Korean adoption to assist in a play our Asian/Asian-American theatre group, GENseng, will be doing at the end of this month. The play, Mask Dance by Rick Shiomi, revolves around the lives of three Korean-adoptees and their relationships with their white, American, adoptive parents. While preparing for this play, I came across your blog, and I was wondering if you could, perhaps, post information about a project I have been working on for this play.
In honor of the play’s subject and message, we are hoping to make a collage to display in the theatre lobby made of real personal accounts of the feelings and experiences of people who have been adopted internationally, have siblings who have been adopted or, perhaps, are in the process of adopting/have adopted internationally themselves.
By taking these accounts, we hope to give everyone a voice. This is not a play with a political or social agenda; these accounts are in no way formal, can be long or short, and, unless people ask me to identify them, they are completely anonymous. They can come in the form of a poem, a story, a memory, a letter, or simply a statement expressing your feelings on the matter: whatever makes you most comfortable.
If you could spread word about this project or if you yourself may be willing to share your experiences,it would be truly appreciated. Please email me at ThreescoreMiles@gmail.com: people can send me their accounts directly there, or, if you or anyone else has questions, either about the display or about the play itself, send me a message, and I’ll respond as quickly as I can.