Origin(s) Project gives adult adoptees’ perspective

The Resource Committee of Adopted Adults will present a screening of the recent hit theater production The Origin(s) Project: Memoirs in Motion on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m., at Children’s Home and Lutheran Social Service, 1605 Eustis St.

A question-and-answer session with the film’s producers, writers and performers, Sun Mee Chomet and Katie Hae Leo, will follow.

The film pairs shows by actors/playwrights and Korean adoptees Chomet and Leo that tell their own personal stories. Each uses innovative, performance-based art to share an adopted adult’s perspective on search for identity, birth family and belonging.

Chomet’s How to Be a Korean Woman recounts her reunion with her birth family using text, music and movement to explore how this affected her sense of what it means to be a woman. Her search journey ultimately led her to participate in a popular Korean reality TV show about people looking for their relatives. Leo’s N/A uses narrative storytelling and speculative mythmaking to explore her body and personal health, reconciling her present with an unknown genetic past. The play’s title refers to her answer on numerous medical forms, because her family health history is unknown.

 

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