PLAYS

Seayoung Yim writes plays about the Korean American experience, family, magic, and love.

golf girl

SYNOPSIS

Blackwolf Run Golf Course, Wisconsin. Rising star, Golf Girl retraces the path of legendary golfer, Park SeRi’s historic 1998 US Women’s Open win. She and her dedicated father, Golf Dad, have toiled her whole life for this moment, maybe even killed. But bizarre encounters on the course tempt her to consider a life outside the only game she knows. Golf Girl is a quirky contemporary fairy tale that asks, what happens after the big win and is ruthless sacrifice a worthy price to pay for it?

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Brown University’s Writing Is Live festival 2021 and 2022

Jar of Fat

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?

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PUBLICATION HISTORY

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Staged Reading at New Works Now Festival at Northern Stage 2022


Brown University’s Writing Is Live festival 2020


Do It For Umma 

SYNOPSIS

In this surreal comedic detective story, the ghost of Hannah’s recently deceased mother returns to haunt the Korean convenience store she once ran with an iron fist, shaming, cajoling, and needling her daughter into avenging her extremely suspicious death. While Hannah’s older brother shirks off familial duties in favor of a romantic tryst with the local dry-cleaning maven, Hannah embarks on an epic mission to piece together the clues that will lead her to Umma’s killer. Featuring a chorus of ajummas and a healthy dose of revenge, Do It for Umma is an absurd tragicomedy about a young woman trying to gain her mother’s approval and protect her family’s honor in the strangest of circumstances.

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PRODUCTION HISTORY

Annex Theatre 2016

Theatre Off Jackson 2016

Persimmon Nights

SYNOPSIS

Set during the first large scale wave of Asian American Immigration in The Persimmon Grove, a lurid nightclub, a brash young Korean immigrant rises to great heights in his ethnic enclave while balancing two lovers and many debts in the 1960s/70s. At the top of his game, he risks it all.

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PRODUCTION HISTORY

Cafe Nordo

Staged Reading by Pork Filled Productions' Unleashed 2017