In the midst of this crazy time, we're excited to come back on air with this episode recorded with Haruna Lee before the shut-down of theaters city & nationwide. We hope you're staying safe and indoors at this time. May this episode offer some inspiration and reprieve in this time of isolation.
Haruna Lee is a multi-hyphenate artist, included between hyphens are the titles: playwright, performer, activist, and more. Their play Suicide Forest, which they wrote and starred in, was remounted this year at the ART/NY Theater as a co-production between Ma-Yi Theater and the Bushwick Starr. In 2019, Suicide Forest was listed in Vulture's Top 10 Theater of 2019.
In this episode, Rachel & Haruna talk about immigrating from Tokyo to Mercer Island, Washington, performing in a play with their mom (a hauntingly beautiful Butoh performer), and the Asian/Asian-American relationship to sex and sexuality.
More info about Haruna at: http://www.harunalee.com/
Thank you for listening. Sending well-wishes to all the artists and performers out there. May your work grace our stages again in the near future!
Intro/outro music: David Hilowitz