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.
Currently in development. Additional materials available on request.
A few memories from our November 2022 reading below. Images by Eric Fernandez.
Cast: Ashley Chiu, Brooke Ishibashi, Emy Coligado, Lydia Gaston,
Minji Kim, Rheanna Atendido, U.J. Mangune.
Director: Sara Porkalob, Music Director: Steven Tran, Guitarist: Tonie Nguyen,
Stage Manager: Malie Fujii, Production Assistant: Non Kuramoto,
Associate Director of New Works: Neen Williams-Teramachi.
Lead Vocals by Rheanna Atendido, Emy Coligado, and Sara Porkalob.