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Seoul Player’s presented two successful evenings of The Ravagers’ public partially-blocked read-through on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Bar Carmen. After both performances the playwright, Blake E. Bolan, asked the audience if any images from the show stood out to them. There were many excellent responses and Blake frequently and emphatically nodded her head and said, “Yes, I agree!”
After the performance on March 5 Seoul Players celebrated its tenth anniversary, as well as Blake E. Bolan’s birthday, and much revelry was made by all. Everyone who helped create the performance would like to thank our audience members, Bar Carmen and The House of Sharing. Fifty percent of ticket sales was donated to The House of Sharing.
The House of Sharing is a home and museum dedicated to educate and inform about sexual slavery that occurred in Korea during the Japanese occupation from 1932-1945. Please visit their website to learn more about The House of Sharing; including how to reserve tours, volunteer opportunities, and about the weekly Wednesday protest that takes place outside of the Japanese embassy.
Thank you again to all who attended and for starting off Seoul Player’s tenth season in great form!
Beep Beep! Bump. Honk! Koreantalkingmostlydontunderstand. Bump. Beep. Stairs. 45 minutes of Novel or 2 games of Scrabble? Stairs. Beep. Walk up hill. There. Rehearse. Reverse. Wake up, Work. Repeat.
Living outside of your home turf is generally harder than living at home. Everything takes just a little more effort. Buying toothpaste. Ordering pizza. Renting Rehearsal Space. General Communication. Not only are you straddling two different cultures but the language barrier can kick your ass when you least expect it. For example, I now know to always let an Adjuma (Older Korean Woman) have the right of way, they may look frail but they will knock you out of their way with the grace of a linebacker. Or how about that one time I found out that one misspoken vowel sound can mean the difference between a $2 cab ride and a $40 adventure. True Story.
Blake E. Bolan and Laura Leffler-McCabe began a theater company in the United States and though distance now separates them, their desire to create new plays has proved without expanse. Blake explains how The Ravagers arose at Savage Umbrella’s blog.
Laura Leffler-McCabe continues by documenting her experiences collaborating with her cohort halfway around the globe at Savage Umbrella’s blog.
Follow the link for more information about the Seoul Players performance of The Ravagers.