LOCAL Lab 2015- “Hannah and the Dread Gazebo” by Jiehae Park (LOCAL Lab concert reading + afterparty)

  • When: March 14, 2015 Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Where: eTOWN HALL / 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Cost: $12-$25 See Link for Ticket Options
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 This event is part of the LOCAL Lab 2015 Festival.

LOCAL Lab Festival Passes include all Lab events except the master class,
plus reserved seating.

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"Hannah and the Dread Gazebo" by Jiehae Park (LOCAL Lab concert reading + afterparty) 

Doors Time: 5:30 p.m.
Event Start Time: 6:00 p.m.
Event End Time: 10:00 p.m.

“A new understanding. A new memory. In the end it always makes sense. And you cannot remember how you ever could have not seen that it was so."

When Dr. Hannah Lee receives her grandma's suicide note and a "wish" in a bottle, her trip home from Brooklyn to Seoul brings the family together for the first time in twenty years. As they reunite, Hannah, her brother, and her parents grapple with the complexities of living and dying, East and West, and how to retrieve Grandma’s body from the wrong side of the DMZ. In this fresh and magical play, dreams hide in gazebos, tigers roam among us, and "sometimes logic is bullshit."

Pre-show music by DJ Savior Breath. Post-show discussion led by Jill Rafson (Literary Manager of the renowned Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City).

Followed by a party in eTown Hall’s beautiful cafe with complimentary food and wine.


About Jiehae Park:

Jiehae Park is a writer and actor in NYC. Her play HANNAH AND THE DREAD GAZEBO won the 2013 Princess Grace Award and 2013 Leah Ryan Prize; her work has been developed at the Ojai Playwrights Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Soho Rep Writer-Director Lab, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, 2015 Emerging Writers Group at the Public, and the Ma-Yi Writers Lab (where she is a proud ongoing member). She is a recent Dramatists Guild fellow and MacDowell fellow, as well as the summer 2014 facilitator for NYTW’s Mind the Gap intergenerational playwriting workshop. As a performer: NYTW, La Jolla Playhouse, Collection of Shiny Objects, Studio Theatre, Young Playwrights Theatre, REDCAT. BA (theater), Amherst College; MFA (acting), UCSD.


In 2011, LOCAL Theater Company launched in Boulder, Colo. with a sold-out production at Chautauqua Auditorium of “Stories by Heart” featuring John Lithgow.  Specializing in original works of exceptional quality, LOCAL engages audiences through innovative performances that spark camaraderie, learning, and contemplation, and provide a resourceful environment for theater artists to take creative risks, and develop their work.

For current artist bios, see www.LOCALTheaterCompany.org.