Hero Theatre Announces Two New Play Commissions

Hero Theatre Announces Two New Play CommissionsHero Theatre announced two new play commissions today as part of their program, Our Stories Through The Classics.

Korean-American actor Steve Park will write a one-person autobiographical show chronicling his journey from Hollywood to the stage.

Mr. Park, formerly a cast member on In Living Color, has appeared in many films, including two by the Coen Brothers and Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing.

After being witness to a racist incident while appearing as a guest star on Friends, Park called on Hollywood to reframe its portrayal of people of Asian descent in his well known 1997 Mission Statement. He is currently a member of Hero Theatre's acting ensemble.

The inspiration for his play came from a recent series of documentary shorts sponsored by GoPro and produced by Hero Theatre.

Playwright and Hero Theatre member Amina Henry is currently working on a modern day retelling of a Greek tragedy. Set in Brooklyn, NY the play features original songs.

Ms. Henry's play Ducklings recently received a world-premiere. Her plays Bully and Burned were both selected to be on the Kilroys list.

For more information about Hero Theatre, visit herotheatre.org.

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