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Homeland – A new play by HeeJin Kim

Date: Tuesday 2 August - Saturday 6 August 2022, 7:30pm
Venue:
White Bear Theatre | 138 Kennington Park Road | London SE11 4DJ |

Tickets: £13 | Buy tickets here
This performance runs for approx 90 mins without an interval
Post-show Talk Thursday 4 August

Homeland poster

“I just want to start a new life in this country. I worked so hard you know, to f*cking survive.”

Theatre Company Knee presents the world premiere of Homeland, a comedy-drama that explores the idea of home from the perspective of recent migrants to the UK.

Written by award-winning Korean Playwright HeeJin Kim and featuring an all-female, all migrant cast, this intimate but hilarious play provides a unique insight into the struggles and the persistence of immigrants trying to build a new life in the UK. Inspired by conversations with real immigrant females and partly multi-lingual with English subtitles, this play aims to depict the multi-layered complexity of the migrant experience.

Theatre Company Knee is an international theatre company with previous production credits in Japan. Credits include: BOT(2019), THERE IS A DOG IN MY HOUSE(2019), HOME SWEET HOME(2020). This production is led by an all-East Asian team composed of members from Japan, Korea, and China.

Cast

Woori Han | Mia Sumida | Li Xu | Shannon Kurlander

Creatives

HeeJin Kim: Writer and Director
Xinming Han: Assistant Director
Lasse Bohnsack: Production Manager
Moé Saito: Producer

HeeJin Kim is a Korean director, playwright, theatre-maker, mover who explores experimental curiosity through international interdisciplinary collaboration. She is interested in multi-cultural, multilingual perspectives from different background. Her first work Bot won 1st place in the youth playwriting competition of Korea National University of Arts in 2015.

Woori Han plays K, a migrant from Incheon, South Korea. Her passion is fashion and art and hopes to pursue her dream by enrolling in a fashion degree in the UK.

Mia Sumida plays J, a migrant from Kōbe, Japan. A bit obsessed with tidying the flat (“because everyone else is so sloppy!”). She’s definitely not the loudest in the flat but J is a character with a fierce sense of loyalty to her friends and the people around her!

Li Xu plays Chi, an Art History student from Gwangjau, China. She’s been in the UK for 10 months and loves cozying up with a good documentary

Shannon Kurlander plays Soya, a mysterious visitor that arrives at the flat one day, unannounced. She claims to be old friends with K but…

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