Sun Mee Chomet is a St. Paul-based actor and playwright. She has worked with Mu Performing Arts Arts (WTF, Cowboy vs. Samurai, Asiamnesia, Circle Around the Island, Mask Dance); Guthrie Theater (Macbeth, Tony Kushner’s world premiere: The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Naomi Iizuka’s world premiere: After 100 Years); History Theater (Jeany Park’s 100 Men’s Wife); Penumbra Theater (for colored girls…) and many other theaters locally and nationally. Upcoming, Sun Mee will be in Seamus Heaney’s Burial at Thebes at the Guthrie Theater in October 2011.
This piece is a work-in-progess. It’s a piece about my recent reunion with my Korean birth family and the shake-up it has caused in my own identity formation. What was expected to be a fulfilling moment of completion ended up destabilizing me to the core. I hope to explore identity, deconstruct the idea of self-actualization and examine the human desire for love and acceptance within one’s own family, adopted and biological; all told, of course, with lots of humor.