All Kinds of Awesome Story Night
Location: The Loft at Open Book (Performance Hall)
Day of the Week: Friday
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
• Regular: $10.00
• Member: $5.00
6:30–7 p.m. | Refreshments and conversation
7–9 p.m. | Storytellers
Living and working in Korea. Birth family searches. Dating with a capital adopt-D. Minnesota’s own NPA (Network of Politicized Adoptees) and curator Eric Sharp present ALL KINDS of AWESOME: Untold True Stories from the Korean Adoptee Community. As part of the Loft's To Be Honest theme, Storytellers from many walks of Korean Adoptee life will celebrate adoptee culture and oral tradition in order to reflect on the varied truths (and sometimes false misunderstandings) of their experiences.
Eric Sharp is a Korean adoptee actor, playwright, producer, and teaching artist. He has appeared onstage at the Guthrie Theater, Ten Thousand Things, Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, and starred as Mowgli in Children's Theatre Company's new adaptation of The Jungle Book. A regular performer at Mu Performing Arts, Eric wrote and starred in the 2014 world premiere of Middle Brother. He teaches workshops and residencies for Mu Stories, Penumbra Theatre, and COMPAS. worksharp.org
Network of Politicized Adoptees (NPA) exists to strengthen, cultivate, and improve the lives of Korean adoptees by supporting critical discourse. Through solution-focused action, we promote adoptee justice by telling our own stories and collectively working towards systemic change within adoption. NPA’s vision is for all adoptees to feel empowered & have access to history, knowledge, fair policy, records, and positive health & relationships. npa-mn.org
Advanced tickets guarantee a general admission seat and help cover the Loft's costs to host the event. Advanced tickets are non-refundable. Pay-what-you-can tickets are available at the door 30 minutes prior to the event on a first-come, first-served basis. No one turned away for lack of funds. Doors open 30 minutes before the event. Seating is general admission (not assigned).