2004, in a small, suburban town in Long Island, New York, five Asian American teenage friends battle through high school—where they’re marked as Asians—and their ethnic home fronts—where they’re too American. Finding solace only amongst each other, they attempt to define for themselves what it means to be an Asian in America… For better or for worse.
From playwright Ray Yamanouchi: “This is my most personal play, inspired largely on my own adolescence. It is a coming-of-age story that explores the diasporic experience of Asian America, the elements that unite us and divide us, while figuring out where we fit in the larger American story. Every time I return to this play, I remember myself as a kid feeling lost and isolated, trying to find my voice wondering if anybody even cared. Well, at least now I know what it sounds like.”
Part of the Ruth Easton New Play Series