My first play production of grad school Jar of Fat will premiere at Writing is Live 2020!
Jar of Fat by Seayoung Yim
Saturday, Feb 8, 4pm
Sunday, Feb 9, 8pm
Synopsis: In a fantastical fairytale world, two Korean American sisters are deemed too fat to fit in their family grave. With undesirability fastened upon their bodies, how will their souls endure? Will the sisters’ close bond survive under the pressure of their fretful parents, who will spare no effort to get them tinier? Jar of Fat is an absurdist comedy that celebrates and explodes notions of desire, ugliness, and beauty through the eyes of a family who hides from and in the stuff of fat. Crossing intersections between Korean American identity and fatphobia, this play probes a beauty culture that can sometimes look foreign to mainstream American notions of what’s desirable or ugly to behold.
Writing is Live 2019
A Festival of New Theater
February 7 – 9
Writing is Live is a festival of new plays in progress written by MFA playwriting students and directed and performed by students in the Brown/Trinity MFA Program. The festival celebrates the diversity and strength of new theatrical voices while providing the Brown community with a glimpse into the vibrant process of creating new work for theater.
Writing Is Live (formerly the New Plays Festival) is made possible through support from an endowed fund for the Adele Kellenberg Seaver ’49 Professorship in Literary Arts.
Photo by Michael Rosas
2020 Performance Schedule
Friday, February 7, 2020
5:00 PM On The Y-Axis by Lucas Baisch ’20 MFA
8:00 PM The Executrix by Emma Horwitz ’20 MFA
Saturday, February 8, 2020
1:00 PM good god by Nkenna Akunna MFA ’22
4:00 PM Jar of Fat by Seayoung Yim ’22 MFA
8:00 PM On The Y-Axis by Lucas Baisch ’20 MFA
Sunday, February 9, 2020
1:00 PM The Executrix by Emma Horwitz ’20 MFA
4:00 PM good god by Nkenna Akunna MFA ’22
8:00 PM Jar of Fat by Seayoung Yim ’22 MFA
Accessibility info for Leeds Theatre:
– The studio has an accessible entrance off of Waterman Street between Stuart Theatre and the Building for Environmental Research and Teaching. When entering the building via this entrance there are no steps to enter the theatre
– Leeds Theatre can accommodate up to 5 wheelchair accessible seating locations.
– The theatre has 22 transfer seats .
– Leeds Theatre is General Admissions. Accommodations for patrons with low vision or blindness can be made by contacting Brianne Shaw, Brianne_shaw@brown.edu, 401-863-2730.
– Assistive Listening Devices are available upon request. Please inquire with a House Manager upon arrival.
– A Wheelchair Accessible and Gender Neutral restroom is available on the same level as the theatre.
– Large Print programs are available upon request. Please inquire with a House Manager upon arrival.
– Trained Service Animals are welcome in the studio. At this time we are unable to accommodate Emotional Support Animals.
If there is anything we can do to make your visit to Leeds Theatre more comfortable please reach out to Brianne Shaw at Brianne_shaw@brown.edu, 401-863-2730.