On this episode we talk to Daniel K. Isaac, whose professional premiere as a playwright is the ambitious Once Upon a (Korean) Time, a Ma-Yi Theatre production now playing at La MaMa. Best known as an actor for Lloyd Suh play The Chinese Lady and the Showtime series Billions, Isaac talks about how his often frustrating, fascinating dialogues with his mother about both Korean history and his own queer identity led him to writing in the first place, and how his ambition to tell untold stories, interwoven with folk tales, led him to his new play, which was commissioned by Ma-Yi.
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