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Suitcase Stories by Maki Yi
With only her tiny suitcase in tow, Maki leaves her home in South Korea and takes off for Canada, simply because her brother had a map of Toronto. A cross-country tale of survival and self-discovery that began as a series of pre-show monologues in the Pacific Theatre lobby, this wonderful one-woman show is filled with winsome vulnerability and plucky humour.
Photo Credit: Yvonne Kong
Maki Yi (Performer, Playwright, Producer)
Born and raised in South Korea, she received a BFA in Theatre Performance at University of Regina and a MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies at Simon Fraser University. She was one of the creative members in the making of Saskatchewan New Drama Series: Redemption, which premiered at Saskatchewan Centennial Network. She wrote and performed her autobiographic solo plays, Home of My Soul, Gramma, and Suitcase Stories for theatres, festivals, and conferences. Maki has also enjoyed translation and dramaturgy work for Korean language and culture both in her own work and in collaboration with multicultural artists. She played Umma in Kim’s Convenience at Pacific Theatre in 2018, which went on tour with Arts Club in February/March 2020 until the abrupt cancellation due to COVID 19. Maki is thrilled to welcome the live theatre back, and grateful for the opportunity to share Suitcase Stories at the festival.
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