An interview with Playwright, Performer, Multi-Hyphenate Artist: Haruna Lee

Released Thursday, 19th March 2020
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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!

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Intro/outro music: David Hilowitz
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