Northeastern Africa on the eve of the millennium. The daughter of American missionaries
and a local teenage girl steal into a darkened church to seal their love in a secret,
makeshift wedding ceremony. But when the civil war encroaches on their union, they
cannot escape its reach. Confronting the religious and cultural roots of intolerance, Cardboard
Piano explores the human capacity for hatred, forgiveness, and love.
Hansol Jung is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School
of Drama originally from South Korea. Her work has been developed at The Bushwick
Starr, Asia Society New York, Lark Play Development Center, OD Musical Theater Company
(Seoul), Cultural Conversations New Play Festival, and Yale Cabaret. Her works include
Dis/Oriented: Antonioni in China (with Yin Mei and Bora Yoon), Among
the Dead, Still Murky, No More Sad Things, and Cardboard
Piano. She has translated over thirty American musicals into Korean, including
Evita, Evil Dead The Musical, and The 25th Annual Putnam County
Spelling Bee, while working on several award winning musical theatre
productions as director, lyricist, and translator in Seoul, South Korea. She is the
recipient of Playwrights’ Center Core Apprenticeship, the Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting
Award, the Pierre-Andre Salim Memorial Scholarship at Yale School of Drama, and was
a 2014 finalist for The Ruby Prize.
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