Dream Up Festival 2010

Wabi Sabi! Not Wasabi Title Image

– World Premiere

Written by Ming Peiffer.
Directed by Kat Yen.
Lighting Design byAustin Smith

Feeling like outsiders since childhood, best friends Hailey Chen and Lillian Chin, have been planning their escape from their hometown in whitewashed suburbia to pursue lives of fame and fortune in the giant melting pot of New York City. But their plans for "living the high life" quickly disintegrate when their dream loft in Soho turns out to be a one bedroom in Flushing, and Lillian's native Chinese cousin unexpectedly tags along. As the girls attempt to fulfill their juvenile plans for success, their own differences become evident as they are forced to confront the dysphoria attached to their ethnic roots and explore their own prejudices concerning sexuality, self-identity, and issues of race and society as first generation Asian-Americans.


The Cino
Saturday- August 28 - 8:30pm
Sunday- August 29 - 2pm
The Community
Thursday- September 2 - 9pm
Friday September 3 - 9pm
Saturday- Sept 4 - 7pm

Running time: 90 minutes. $12.

Wabi Sabi Not Wasabi image
Photo Credit- Kat Yen


Artist website: www.spookfishtheatre.com


Lillian-Janice Amano
Hailey-Ming Peiffer
Chen- Steve Lin
Peter- Tony Mui

Ensemble- Alton Alburo, Rachel Lin, Natsuko Aoike.

Ming Peiffer (Playwright)Ming Peiffer studied Theater, Chinese, and Japanese at Colgate University where she acted in numerous productions, wrote and directed plays, and performed in the school's female acapella group. She has training from both the Stella Adler School of Acting and the Shanghai Theatre Academy where she lived abroad studying Traditional Peking Opera. She writes poetry and is the author of Spookfish Theatre's upcoming production: "WABI SABI! Not Wasabi".

Kat Yen (Director) Kat Yen has a BA in theater from Colgate University. She has also had the opportunity to study theater at St. Andrews University for a semester and has worked on over twenty productions cumulatively during her university years. Since then she has had the pleasure of working with the Public Theater, the McCarter Theater, TeatroStageFest LITFNY, Juneteenth Legacy Theatre, Ripe Time, and Red Bull Theater.

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