YOKO'S HUSBAND'S KILLER'S
BRANDY HOANG COLLIER
CLARE FUYUKO BIERMAN
ERIKA JI ERIKA JI ERIKA JI
Did Yoko Ono really break up The Beatles? Was Gloria Abe Chapman somehow responsible for John Lennon’s murder? Why do all these egotistical white guys marry Asian women? That’s weird, right? These are the questions that keep Ruby Okamoto up at night. She needs answers, and she’s gonna find them—even if it means summoning Yoko, Gloria, and the rest of Asian America into her insomniatic fever dream.
In Yoko’s Husband’s Killer’s Japanese Wife, Gloria, five Asian American women are pulled into Ruby’s fantastical dreamscape, where subconscious thoughts manifest as real-life rockstars and movie monsters. They journey, dream, and address the hard-to-define-but-definitely-there connection between Asians in America.
July 2023 cntd.
week-long Performance Lab with The Orchard Project
reading with the Civilians' R&D Group
with additional funding from the 5th Avenue Theatre and NAMT via the Frank Young Fund for New Musicals Project Development Grant
29-hour reading at Playwright's Horizons in New York, NY
sponsored by the 5th Avenue Theatre
joined the Civilians' R&D Group
table reading at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, WA