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Token Theatre Friends: Celine Song’s Deep Dive

Jose talks to the playwright about her (now closed) show ‘Endlings’ and to Wai Ching Ho, who starred in it.

Twice a month on the Token Theatre Friends video series and podcasts, theatre critic Jose Solís and guests bring a POC perspective to the performing arts.

This week Jose talks to Endlingsplaywright Celine Song, and one of the show’s stars, Wai Ching Ho. The play, which ended its run at New York Theatre Workshop last week, focuses on the lives of three elderly haenyeos, Korean female divers who are fast becoming the last of their kind. Combining humor, autobiographical elements, and poetry, Song crafts a tale of migration and figuring out the place where we belong. The playwright speaks about how she almost quit theatre, while Wai Ching Ho—who you might know from her work in Hustlers and Netflix’s Daredevil—shares insight about how, as an Asian American actor of a certain age, she’s an endling in her own way. 

The audio of the interview is also available on the podcast.

The episode can be downloaded here.

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