a full-length play
In a nail salon on the outskirts of New York City, immigrant ladies spend their days toiling like servants over the fingers and toes of obnoxious customers. This modest shop is the livelihood of a Korean-American family, who dream of making it big in America—or, really, just scraping by, especially now that the new salon next to the Whole Foods down the street is siphoning off their customers. As word spreads of labor department crackdowns, the salon owners’ daughter fights to modernize this tired establishment, all while growing captivated by a new customer who is not like the others, forcing her to examine the value of identity, government regulations, and Disney movies.
5 women, 1 trans man, 1 man [7 total]
University, 2018: Indiana University, dir. Jonathan Michaelsen
Reading, 2017: NYC, dir. Seonjae Kim
Click here to read some words from me about the play.