Inspired by the true stories of North Korean defectors, Sora Baek's solo performance weaves relatable young naïveté, the harsh realities of life inside a brutal regime, and the unforgiving struggle of life as an undocumented refugee.
North Koreans and their stories deserve to be examined as the world grapples with its response to refugees, humanitarian crises, and the human cost of the rise and perpetuity of dictatorial regimes.
In Sell Me, Sora examines the hardships North Koreans endure, and the continuing obstacles, stigmas, and prejudices defectors face once they arrive on 'safer' shores.
FEATURNG SORA BAEK Sora Baek has an MFA in acting from Academy of Art University in SF. She has been an actress with Only Make Believe for eight years and is an associate member of Blessed Unrest. With Blessed Unrest: The Storm, A Christmas Carol, and Sworn Virgin (NY and International Tour). Selectied Credits: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Calaveras Repertory Theatre), Odd Couple (Machoola Productions), and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Curious Frog). She has worked with Emmy Award-winning directors Joseph Sargent and Robert Butler. Sora received the Best Actress Award at the Epidemic Film Festival in San Francisco and Best Actress at the National College Theater Festival in Korea.
DIRECTED BY AMANDA KATE JOSHI Amanda Kate Joshiis a NYC-based director and producer, and has spent the last 15 years working on new and developing plays and musicals. She has worked with theatre companies including Goodspeed Musicals, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Abingdon Theatre Company, New Dramatists, and New Georges (whose production of A Beautiful Day in November...Great Lakes won an OBIE in 2015). Additionally, she has been a reader for the Lark’s Literary Wing, the Princess Grace Award in Playwriting and has been an SDC Observership Evaluator. www.amandakatejoshi.net