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by Charlie Oh
directed by Chay Yew
Julianne Argyros Stage
World Premiere
Part of the Pacific Playwrights Festival

APRIL 23 - MAY 14, 2023

The Playwrights Circle

PBS So Cal

Radio Seoul

Coleman '72

Jenn, Michelle and Joey look back at the summer of 1972, when their Korean American family piled into the Buick for an All-American road trip—spontaneously orchestrated by their father. From Milwaukee to Los Angeles and back again, they hit the open plains, stocked with kimchi, banchan and lemon drops, rickety Coleman camper in tow. But Korean parents and American kids hold conflicting ideas of what they’re looking for and the real purpose of their journey comes to light. A funny and touching world premiere by an exciting new voice.

Previews: April 23-27, 2023
First Night: April 28, 2023
Regular Performances: April 29 - May 14, 2023

Recommendation: Ages 14+

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About the Creative Team

Charlie Oh is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School’s Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program. His work has been developed at Manhattan Theatre Club, South Coast Repertory, The Lark, Second Stage, The Goodman, the BMI Lehmen Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, NYC Songspace, the American Music Theater Project, The Brooklyn Generator, and Catwalk Writer’s Residency. His play LONG won the Kennedy Center’s Paula Vogel Award in Playwriting, placed second for the Mark Twain Prize for Comedic Playwriting, and was a 2019 Honorable Mention for The American Playwriting Foundation's Relentless Award. His play Coleman ‘72 won the Kennedy Center’s Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award. He is a winner of the Disney/NMI New Voices Project, and The Craig Carnelia Songwriting Award. He currently holds a commission from Manhattan Theater Club and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. A graduate of Northwestern University, where he studied playwriting under Laura Schellhardt. Acting: The King and I directed by Bartlett Sher, All These Small Moments (Tribeca Film Festival).


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